[Greenbuilding] Low powered (wattage) water heaters availablethrough Hydro Quebec

Peter Kidd peterkidd at shaw.ca
Fri Dec 30 05:47:44 PST 2011

I should have put a paragraph break there.  Off Peak involves meters and 
brochures and billing software and public regulatory hearings and so on 
and so forth.  There have been a lot of broad assertions about what 
matters to A utility, but there is no single utility reality, different 
utilities face different issues and off peak is not a universally useful 
option, nor are its costs and benefits identical in each utility's 
situation -- not unlike most things.  I think public utilities have 
other cultural problems, and of course a couple of years is nothing in 
the geological time scale ....

> That just leaves me breathless. How much research funding do they need 
> to work that out?
> Maybe this is just a cultural "not invented here" problem. I don't 
> know when off-peak was invented but the first time I saw it was in New 
> Zealand in 1946.
> Nick Pyner
> Dee Why   NSW
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>     have a big research fund.  They studied time of use or off-peak a
>     couple of years ago (2000 customer pilot) but no residential
>     off-peak is yet available.
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