Costs associated with frequent billing information

Denmark | July 2015 - October 2015

To comply with the directive on energy efficiency article 10 and 11, Ea Energy Analyses have been commissioned by the Danish Energy Agency to analyse the costs associated with frequent billing information to energy consumers.

The analyse looks at the economic basis for sending out billing information at a quarterly or half-yearly pace, as well as looking at the proportionality between costs and saving associated with more frequent billing information.

The conclusion of the analyses, shows that the costs of more frequent billing, will in most cases be lower than the expected savings, thus giving it a favourable economic basis. The main exception to this being those meters that needs to be read manually by a technician. However, the analyse also shows a large variant in the ways in which consumption data is being collected and billing information processed, consequently there is also a lot of variation in the costs associated with frequent billing information.

The analyse was partly being based on another project done by Ea Energy Analyses, called Energy saving effects of feedback on energy consumption. The project concluded that energy savings of 2-5 pct. Is to be expected, if the consumers are inform