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Jul 24, 2012, 08:00 ET

What consumers expect from a smarter grid, in their own words

 What do residential electricity customers want from a smarter grid? A new video produced by the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC)...

Jan 22, 2012, 07:00 ET

Consumers Like Smart Grid for More Than Just Saving Money

 Many non-financial benefits of smart grid upgrades are as compelling as those that can save consumers money, according to second-wave findings...

Jan 13, 2012, 07:30 ET

New Consumer Research to be Released at Smart Grid Symposium

 Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), a nonprofit specializing in research and education on smart grid consumer engagement,...

Dec 13, 2011, 05:15 ET

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative Announces Agenda for Annual Symposium

 Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), a nonprofit specializing in research and education on smart grid consumer engagement,...

Nov 13, 2011, 00:01 ET

New Report Paints Detailed Portrait of U.S. Residential Energy Consumers -- and What Motivates Them

Residential U.S. electric consumers fall into five distinct segments that influence their willingness to participate in energy management programs,...

Oct 24, 2011, 15:01 ET

SGCC Study Finds Improvements in Utility Consumer Engagement

A Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) report examining the deployment and consumer acceptance of Smart Grid programs from more than 20 U.S....

Sep 12, 2011, 16:29 ET
Consumers care about their wallets -- but the good of society, too.  In a new survey, consumers rank both the personal and societal benefits of smart grid technologies as very important to their consideration, support and acceptance. The 2011 Consumer Pulse Survey, a national research project conducted for the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) by Market Strategies International, conducted in-depth analysis of the attitudes of 1,200 residential consumers to home energy management, smart meters, and smart grid technologies in general.  (PRNewsFoto/Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative)

Consumers Reveal the Smart Grid Benefits They Value Most

In a new survey, consumers rank both the personal and societal benefits of smart grid technologies as very important to their consideration,...

Sep 08, 2011, 09:52 ET

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative Grows to 70 Members

The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), an independent non-profit group specializing in research and education on consumer engagement for the...

Jun 13, 2011, 14:03 ET

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative Commends New $250 Million Federal & Private Leadership Initiatives

Executive Director Patty Durand of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) joined several high-level Administration officials and other...

May 03, 2011, 11:32 ET

SGCC Director Patty Durand Will Lead Consumer Smart Grid Communications Panel at Smart Grid RoadShow

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) Executive Director Patty Durand will moderate a panel discussion "Tales from the Trenches: An Industry...

Mar 29, 2011, 12:27 ET

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, the non-profit brainchild of a group of industry and consumer leaders looking to advance the modernization...

Feb 15, 2011, 17:09 ET

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative Head to Address Consumer Benefits at 2011 National Electricity Forum Panel

"How will consumers benefit from smart grid initiatives?" Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) Executive Director Patty Durand will join a...