SmartPricing Options Final Evaluation: The final report on pilot design, implementation, and evaluation of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Consumer Behavior Study

Date Published

September 5, 2014


The Department of Energy’s Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) offered SMUD the opportunity to test the impacts of dynamic pricing and enabling smart grid technology on peak load shaving, energy conservation, and customer satisfaction using rigorous experimental research methods. SMUD implemented the first year of the SmartPricing Options (SPO) pilot in June 2012 and second year of the pilot in June 2013. SMUD is one of eleven utilities conducting a Consumer Behavior Study (CBS), a dynamic pricing trial, funded in part by the SGIG. This report examines the implementation, operations, and load impacts of the SPO pilot after the completion of the second year.


Program Administrator:

Sacramento Municipal Utility District



Author Names:

Potter, Jennifer; Jimenez, Lupe; George, Stephan