CEA: Device Numbers Up, Power Use Down

June 23, 2014
According to a study from the Consumer Electronics Association, despite higher market penetration in U.S. homes, consumer electronics ...
According to a study from the Consumer Electronics Association, despite higher market penetration in U.S. homes, consumer electronics (CE) devices now account for a lower percentage of electricity usage per household than they did three years ago. The study indicates that CE devices accounted for 12% of residential electricity consumption in the United States last year, down from 13.2% in 2010.

According to the study, U.S. households were actively using nearly 3.8 billion CE devices in 2013 spanning 46 discrete technology categories and consuming an estimated 169 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity. The prior study reported 2.9 billion devices were in use in 2010 across 35 discrete technology categories and consumed an estimated 193 TWh.