Partner: Itron, Dunsky
Itron is surveying ComEd® customers to understand the current landscape of energy use as well as the energy savings potential for more efficient equipment and behaviors in program design.
This large-scale research project consists of two main components:
- Baseline study: A statistically representative survey of ComEd residential, commercial and industrial customers to determine energy-using equipment stock, efficiency, age and utilization
- Potential study: Determine energy savings potential for more efficient equipment and behaviors and guide ComEd program design
Itron will take a multi-modal data collection approach leveraging web-based surveys that will greatly increase sample size while reducing cost. The research team will work closely with ComEd to identify the highest-priority energy end uses and customer segments of interest – using the previous ComEd potential and baseline studies as initial guideposts. Approximately 5,000 multi-modal surveys will be issued for the residential sector, and a total of 450 on-site nonresidential surveys will be conducted.
For both the baseline and the potential portions of the project, Itron will break out public sector and income eligible customers. In addition to gaining a holistic understanding of energy end uses and energy efficiency at each survey site, the team will also ask to investigate the prevalence of and potential for solar, electric vehicles and related charging infrastructure.