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07/04/2017

Smart appliances will enhance everyday life of consumers whilst reducing their energy bills, says Paolo Falcioni at Smart Energy Summit (#SESummit)

Getting useful advice from your fridge on what to make for lunch, to listing the weekly shopping or even checking your calorie intake: just some of the examples illustrating how consumers will get more out of their fridges highlighted by CECED Director-General Paolo Falcioni at yesterday's (6th April 2017) Smart Energy Summit organised by the Smart Energy Demand Coalition

But the benefits go further, he stressed. Home appliances will increasingly help equip consumers to tap into new electricity pricing models.

Said Mr Falcioni: “Consumers will soon be able to not only cut their energy bills through using energy efficient appliances: they will also be able to cut their bills through the use of smart appliances that will seek to use electricity when its cost is lower, for example shifting a fridge’s defrost cycle to non-peak times of the day”.

The use of smart appliances by consumers will help achieve ever more sustainable lifestyles within European homes, he continued.

The Smart Energy Summit was attended by representatives of many industrial sectors that are currently examining the New Electricity Market Design enshrined within the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package, unveiled last November. CECED believes that the Package can make a significant contribution to improving the way energy is consumed and empower consumers as a significant player in Europe’s future energy system.

The Smart Energy Summit aimed to define the current and future contributions from various energy end-use sectors from industry to residential consumers to a better, more sustainable energy system for Europe. Participants were provided with a snapshot of the Demand Side flexibility landscape in Europe, with future related polices put under the spotlight.

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