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    • ISSN: 1793-821X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: J. Clean Energy Technol.
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/JOCET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Haider F. Abdul Amir
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Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.
I would like to express my appreciation to all the reviewers and editors, who have been working
very hard to ensure the quality of the journal. It's my honor to work with such a wonderful team.

JOCET 2015 Vol.3(1): 78-82 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2015.V3.173

Residential Utility Management

Angela Liu
Abstract—The price of residential electricity is soaring. We must find an effective way to cut down the energy usage. I developed an effective procedure to measure the real-time power usage pattern and the annual utility cost to charge my electronic gadgets. After understanding the electric usage pattern, I developed actionable energy-saving steps to lower my household electricity consumption and utility bills. This project was based on a real-life experiment; not on the wattage or electricity usage specifications from device manufactures’ catalog. We found that most manufactory electrical usage specifications are over-optimistic and very conservative. For example, HP claimed that their LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn only use 570 watts while printing; actually it used 30% more, i.e., 750 watts. By changing our family behaviors and life style, we can reduce our electric consumption up to 40%, i.e. over $1,200, per year.

Index Terms—Measure utility, utility management, utility saving.

Angela Liu is with Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA 91106 USA (e-mail:


Cite:Angela Liu, "Residential Utility Management," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 78-82, 2015.

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