The goal is to alleviate the state's power crunch by giving customers a financial reward for running their dishwashers at night - or dinging them for jacking up the air conditioning on hot afternoons. Data provided by the meters enable utilities to offer voluntary 'variable pricing' plans. Under the plans, customers are charged more for power used during peak periods such as weekday afternoons when electricity supplies are tight and prices are high, and less at night and on weekends, when demand and prices are lower. 

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1,004 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by KikiPeepers

Would you like an advanced power meter at your home, so you can see how much energy you use at different times of the day?
The goal is to alleviate the state`s power crunch by giving customers a financial reward for running their dishwashers at night - or dinging them for jacking up the air conditioning on hot afternoons. Data provided by the meters enable utilities to offer voluntary `variable pricing` plans. Under the plans, customers are charged more for power used during peak periods such as weekday afternoons when electricity supplies are tight and prices are high, and less at night and on weekends, when demand and prices are lower.

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16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 2/8/06 - 8:30:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I think it would help us save money.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 3/24/06 - 1:51:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
There is an energy company in Texas that does this. We switched to them for one month and our bill was almost double than what it had been with the original company.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Saturday 4/15/06 - 2:50:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
i really dont care. just as long as it's not going aorund really fast.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 4/16/06 - 1:07:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would, yes. That way I can monitor exactly when I use the most energy and try to cut down if it's at all possible.
16 yrs ago - Sunday 9/3/06 - 10:01:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
sounds good, but no I would not like one. Thanks anyway.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 10/8/06 - 9:15:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm sure I have better things to do.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 11/13/06 - 7:31:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
It would help save money.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 4/9/07 - 12:51:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
If it didn't cost anything.



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