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  1. 1. http://burbankaction.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/stop-smart-meters-now-posterized-photo1.jpg Smart MeterImplementation& getting LA on board URP 523 Policy Analysis Fall 2011 Linda Yu, Christian Vasquez, Ron Neumond
  2. 2. Defining the ProblemThere is a lack of unanimous cooperation among LADWP’sresidential customers in accepting smart meter upgradesinto their homes due to uncertainties about the technology. To provide LADWP with an equitable solution forthe Goal implementing upgrades incorporating smart meter technology while maintaining transparency and efficiency to maintain customer satisfaction and reduce anxiety. Smart LA / 2 of 9
  3. 3. The Client & Stakeholders Customers Third Party Policymakers Service Providers Los Angeles Department of SmartWater and Power Meter Program Smart LA / 3 of 9
  4. 4. Key challenges to the Smart Meter •  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx •  California = about 37 million people •  14.8 million retail energy customers consuming 91TWh of electricity in 2008 •  Household consumption is one of the lowest in the country = 6,150 kWh / yr. •  California is the largest importer of electricity in the USA Smart LA / 4 of 9
  5. 5. Alternatives matrixEducation & Incentives Installation MethodsPublic Relations •  BMP / Training /•  Workshops •  Free Monitoring Devices Certification / Background Checks•  PSA’s •  Dynamic Pricing •  Seasonal Installation•  Intercepts / Face 2 Face •  Substantial Notification & •  Rebates Solicitation Staged Messaging •  Smart Meter Taskforce / •  On-Line Monitoring•  Billboards & Door Hangers Helpline & Online Systems Assistance •  “Reduce Energy Use”•  Direct Mail & Bill Inserts •  Alerts via Text & Phone Competition Smart LA / 5 of 9
  6. 6. Alternatives & Evaluation matrix Education & Incentives Installation Methods Public Relations Address & Reduce 4.4 4 3.2 Anxiety Equity 3.3 3.6 2.1 Effectiveness 2 2.4 1.6Administrative Feasibility 1.2 0.8 0.9 Total 10.9 10.8 7.8 Smart LA / 6 of 9
  7. 7. Recommendation & Implementation Education & Incentives Installation Methods Public Relations 1st Place 2nd Place 1st Place 2nd Place 1st Place 2nd Place Free Dynamic BMP Substantial Workshops Intercepts Devices Pricing Training & Staged Messaging $ 2.7 $ 0.5 $ 88 $ 117 $ 1.7 $ 18.3Cost Million Million Million Million Million Million implementation •  Pre-deployment Education •  Free Devices •  30-60-90 Staged Messaging •  BMP / Contractors Smart LA / 7 of 9
  8. 8. Smart  Meter  /  AMD     http://emrabc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/meter1.jpg Toys & Materials Smart  Meter  Framed  Monitor   Smart  Meter  Door  Hangers   http://www.glendalenewspress.com/media/photo/ http://asset.sce.com/Images/ 2011-09/246595220-02171051.jpg Shared/door_hanger.jpgSmart LA / 8 of 9
  9. 9. Questions?…& Thank You! http://gigaom2.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/cloud_powerlines_streetlamps.jpg

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