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Improving Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid Program Analysis with Agent-Based End-Use Forecasting Models

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Jerry Jackson
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This report discusses how to use an agent-based end-use modelling approach to evaluate energy efficiency and smart-grid programs to avoid many of the problems of other modelling methods. Data for a representative sample of utility customers in a Midwestern U.S. utility are used to evaluate energy efficiency and smart grid program targets over a fifteen-year horizon.