A report published today by the Finland based VaasaETT Global Energy Think-Tank, predicts that by combining smart meters with smart home automation in existing homes, householders can realistically expect to reduce their electricity consumption by tens of percent, depending on the nature of the technology used and the consumer’s own consumption behaviour. What’s more the report finds that such savings are possible with relatively affordable existing technology. Gas savings are also predicted to be large.
Research by the Helsinki based VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank indicates that between February 2009 and 2010, Bord Gáis Energy, the Irish Utility Company, won nearly 21% of the occupied residential electricity market in the Republic of Ireland. According to VaasaETT, the world’s leading source of global comparative customer switching trend data for the electricity industry, the Bord Gáis Energy campaign has been by far the world’s most successful marketing campaign ever for an electricity retailer, if measured in terms of the percentage of residential customers in the market who were won over a 12 month period.