Forecasting Super-Efficient Dryers Adoption in the Pacific Northwest

  • Joao Lavoie
  • Husam Barham
  • Apeksha Gupta
  • Tania Lilja
  • Tin Nguyen
  • Jisun Kim
  • Tugrul U. Daim
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 149)


Energy efficiency (EE) is an important source of electricity in the USA, by ways of saving electricity and curbing demand growth through the use of more efficient products, and the Pacific NW is a leading region in the EE efforts in America. Some of these efforts include studies and policies aiming to introduce energy efficient home appliances into the market and boosting its adoption, and organizations such as the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) are focused on the development of those studies and policies. As a way to assist and inform NEEA, the present chapter uses the Bass Model as a methodology to predict the adoption of Super-Efficient Clothes Dryers (SED) in the Pacific NW. A literature review is conducted to better understand the role of NEEA and clothes dryers in the EE realm, the model inputs and assumptions are explained and its results are discussed. Conclusions, for both NEEA and for the general EE community are drawn, and future work opportunities are identified.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joao Lavoie
    • 1
  • Husam Barham
    • 1
  • Apeksha Gupta
    • 1
  • Tania Lilja
    • 1
  • Tin Nguyen
    • 1
  • Jisun Kim
    • 1
  • Tugrul U. Daim
    • 1
  1. 1.Portland State UniversityPortlandUSA

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