Majority of Americans support new technologies for smart grid and improved home energy management


Washington, DC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — December 23, 2009 – The majority of American people support their utilities offering more technologies for home energy management and smart metering which are key parts of creating a national energy smart grid, according to a new poll from TechNet.

“The American people strongly support cutting edge innovations to help them save money on their energy bills and change their electricity consumption,” said Jim Hawley, acting CEO of TechNet. “As the world gathered in Copenhagen over the past few weeks to discuss better ways to manage our energy resources, this data proves that our citizens are willing to embrace technology to become more efficient and on save on energy costs.”

Key findings from the poll were that 74 percent of Americans are likely to change their energy use in order to save money on their utility bills if they were given new technology solutions, and 88 percent would like their utility companies to invest in new technologies, while 77 percent would like their utility to help them reduce energy consumption.

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The survey of more than 2,300 Americans was conducted in November 2009 for TechNet by Zogby International.