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Increase your industry knowledge: Bookmark today for all the news that counts News News from around the globe updated daily top-stories/ Opinions Analysis and comments from columnists opinion-pieces/ White papers Reviews and position papers in metering white-papers/ Webinars on demand View our latest videos and webinars webinars-on-demand/ Subscribe subscribe-to-newsletter To sumbit content Digital magazine Metering.International @metering 22 Featured opinion piece Featured blog Emerging innovations for the electric utility industry – highlights from International CES 2014 Customer switching process: How to find the right model By Matt Wakefield, Director Information & Communication Technology, Electric Power Research Institute CES1I finally had an opportunity to attend the International CES show, which this year was held in Las Vegas January 7-10 – a long-time goal of mine. My primary goal was to explore emerging innovations that may be applicable to the electric utility industry. innovations-for-the-electric-utility-industry- highlights-from-international-ces-2014/ Cutting time off the energy supplier switching process, reducing the complexity of the market & choosing the “right” model for your market are the subjects of this blog post, says Dr Philip Lewis, CEO and founder of global energy think-tank VaasaETT. There are two main models for switching; the centralised model and the bilateral model. switching-process-how-to-find-the-right- model/ Featured white paper In-home displays: Assessing the use and value of energy monitors in Great Britain Electricity consumption is typically an invisible by-product of low-attention habitual activi- ties. “Most people have only a vague idea of how much energy they are using for different purposes and what sort of difference they could make by changing day-to-day behaviour or investing in efficiency measures” (Darby 2006). And this is not just a British phenomenon. The European Commission (2010) found that less than half of European households know how much electricity they consume. Numerous other studies have led to widely accepted conclusions that households are scarcely knowledgeable about how much energy they consume, how much they actually pay for their energy or why and how they should save energy. But what if consumers received information about these things? And what if they also received information about how much energy they are using right now; where and how it is being used; how their consumption relates to their energy costs; and how, through their behaviour, they might reduce or control their consumption, energy bills and impact on the environment? Well, then they would be receiving consumption feedback information. effective-deployment/ METERING INTERNATIONAL ISSUE - 2 | 2014