On 15 March 2018 (11:00 EST), the OECD is holding a webinar on "Green Talks LIVE - Leveraging the smart grid to optimise energy consumption".
Households typically cannot observe the price or the amount of electricity that they consume in real-time, so that they do not have the basis to make well-informed decisions about their electricity consumption.
Can providing information help consumers to reduce their environmental footprint? The roll-out of smart electricity meters, which enable real-time feedback on electricity consumption to residential consumers, can help answer this question.
Join OECD Environment's visiting Senior Economist Nicholas Rivers (Professor, University of Ottawa) to discuss OECD findings on the role of real-time electricity feedback in reducing consumption from the recently published Environment Working Paper "Leveraging the Smart Grid: The Effect of Real-Time Information on Consumer Decisions"