Wednesday 25 March 2020
LIFE Webinar - Spotlight on New York’s Energy Consumers – What We Can Learn from Current Research
The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) joins the LIFE Webinar series to discuss two recent studies that provide insight into New York’s low-income energy consumers and consumer attitudes about the future of clean energy policy and technologies in New York State. Join this webinar to learn about SECC’s research and what it can teach us about New York’s energy consumers.
Spotlight on Low-Income Consumers: Revisiting their Needs and Wants aims to understand the attitudes and behaviors of energy consumers with incomes less than $50,000/year. These consumers, like all consumers, pay for the energy needed to light, heat, and cool their homes. However, these consumers often report that the energy programs and services currently offered by industry stakeholders do not meet their needs, and they often do not have the financial resources to invest in new energy-related technologies. This research seeks to build a deeper understanding of who these consumers are and how industry stakeholders can reach them more effectively and design programs that better meet their needs.
This New York Consumer Pulse Study aims to better understand the views of New Yorkers on key energy related issues. It examines key measures of consumer awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and perceived benefits and barriers as they relate to Smart Grid-enabled programs, the State’s Reforming the Energy Vision initiative, and advanced energy technologies. Findings specific to New York State are compared to the national results and are analyzed by New York State region.
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020