In June 2011, Oncor and other entities launched the Biggest Energy Saver Contest – an opportunity for customers to experience the benefits of advanced meters in their own homes, and in the ways that best fit their real lives.
The contest encouraged customers to use information from their advanced meters to reduce their electric bills during the months of August and September. The customers achieving the largest sustainable savings won prizes including an electric vehicle and smart appliances.
Some of the achievements from contest participants included:
- Average savings of 26 percent for the top 10 percent of all contestants
- A total savings* of $3,350 in two months for Oncor’s top 20 contestants
* Assuming a typical retail plan charging $0.10/kWh