An interim evaluation report summarizing results from the first year of Lakeland Electric’s two-year 3-Period Time of Use (TOU) program called “Shift-to-Save” (STS) is now available. The study is part of a full system-wide deployment of advanced metering infrastructure funded in part by a grant from the Department of Energy’s Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Program.

The study aims to estimate the amount of peak demand savings, the amount of load shifting from on peak or shoulder periods to off peak periods, and the amount of net overall electric usage savings to customers. Other objectives include assessing customer acceptance and retention, customer volunteer rates compared to assigned rates, and customer dropout rates. Data analysis was conducted to develop 12 different load impact metrics, broken out by the two groups (assigned and voluntary) of participating customers.

The report is now available for downloading.