A Trickle Turns into a Flood: Standby Power Loss in China

Abstract Standby power use typically describes the power consumption of appliances when they are switched off or not providing their primary services but connected to the electric main. Such electricity consumption also translates into a significant amount of global carbon emissions. Reducing standby power use has been recognized by a growing community of researchers and international agencies as one of best greenhouse gas mitigation strategies because standby power use can be substantially reduced at relatively low costs. There is almost no information about standby power use in developing countries. Even if the levels of standby power draw for a particular appliance are similar to those found in developed countries, the ownership and usage patterns of those appliances will be different. This paper summarizes the findings from the first survey on standby power use in China.
Date 2002
Author Lin, Jiang
Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report
Link http://china.lbl.gov/sites/china.lbl.gov/files/Report.Standby_Power_Loss_in_China.2002.pdf
7.6 Others, 8.3.5 Air Conditioners and Other Domestic Appliances