An end-user perspective on smart home energy systems in the PowerMatching City demonstration project

Daphne Geelen, Manon Vos-Vlamings, Faidra Filippidou, Albert van den Noort, Maike van Grootel, Henri C. Moll, Angèle Reinders, David Keyson

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Abstract

In discussions on smart grids, it is often stated that residential end-users will play a more active role in the management of the electric power system. Experience in practice on how to empower end-users for such a role is however limited. This paper presents a field study in the first phase of the PowerMatching City project in which twenty-two households were equipped with demand-response-enabled heating systems and white goods. Although end-users were satisfied with the degree of living comfort afforded by the smart energy system, the user interface did not provide sufficient control and energy feedback to support an active contribution to the balancing of supply and demand. The full potential of demand response was thus not realized. The second phase of the project builds on these findings by design, implementation and evaluation of an improved user interface in combination with two demand response propositions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th IEEE PES innovative smart grid technologies Europe (ISGT Europe) conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-2984-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-2983-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
Event4th IEEE/PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT EUROPE) Conference 2013 - Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 6 Oct 20139 Oct 2013
Conference number: 4th
http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.htm?Conf_ID=30102

Conference

Conference4th IEEE/PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT EUROPE) Conference 2013
Abbreviated titleISGT EUROPE 2013
CountryDenmark
CityLyngby
Period6/10/139/10/13
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Keywords

  • energy
  • households
  • energy balance
  • end-user behavior
  • user interface
  • smart grid
  • demand response

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    Geelen, D., Vos-Vlamings, M., Filippidou, F., van den Noort, A., van Grootel, M., Moll, H. C., Reinders, A., & Keyson, D. (2014). An end-user perspective on smart home energy systems in the PowerMatching City demonstration project. In Proceedings of the 4th IEEE PES innovative smart grid technologies Europe (ISGT Europe) conference IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2013.6695387