Event start date: 2021-08-26 13:00:0008/26/2021 01:00 PM CST
Thank you to everyone who joined for this conversation with Pecan Street’s Chief Technology Officer Scott Hinson to learn more about the shifting trends in home energy use during COVID-19.
After a summer spent in quarantine at home, we wanted to update our analysis of home energy use trends under COVID-19. You may have read our blogs or watched our webinar from last spring where we explored just how much our behavior was changing during shelter-in-place. From plummeting EV charging to a not-so-surprising uptick in the number of times the refrigerator door was opened, we took a deep dive into home energy use that only our high fidelity, one-second interval data can provide.
Pecan Street has been monitoring electricity use and generation from hundreds of homes in our research network for nearly a decade. Many of these homes have rooftop solar and electric vehicles, and we’ve been measuring each home’s total energy use as well as use from individual circuits, like heating/cooling, EV charging, refrigerator, etc. With all of the data at our fingertips, we decided to take a look at how our participants’ energy profile has changed since COVID-19 sent everyone home.