PAUSE Demand

In collaboration with J-PAL South Asia, the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), and local implementation partners such as Jadavpur University and UHBVNL, we are conducting a series of randomized controlled trial on plug adoption and use in India to glean the potential of automated energy demand response to improve grid reliability and accommodate the increasing supply of variable renewable (such as solar) energy on India’s electricity grid. The pilot program – titled “Plug Adoption and Use for Smarter Energy Demand (PAUSE Demand)” – began in Panchkula in the summer of 2022. A study with Jadavpur University is scheduled to start in the fall of 2023.

If you are a program participant, click on user platform to redirect you to a website where you can find rewards page. If you want to log in to our platform to control your device remotely, you can use the device page. Check the manual you received with your smart plug for plug setup information.

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Aman Haider
Aman Haider
Research Manager