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Challenge: getting residential users to shift their electricity usage patterns

Brewer, Robert S., Verdezoto, Nervo ORCID:, Rasmussen, Mia Kruse, Entwistle, Johanne Mose, Grønbæk, Kaj, Blunck, Henrik and Holst, Thomas 2015. Challenge: getting residential users to shift their electricity usage patterns. Presented at: 6th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-Energy 2015), Bangalore, India, 14-17 July 2015. e-Energy '15: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Sixth International Conference on Future Energy Systems. ACM, pp. 83-88. 10.1145/2768510.2770934

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ncreased renewable electricity production, coupled with emerging sectors of electricity consumption such as electric vehicles, has led to the desire to shift the times of the day electricity is consumed to better match generation. Different methods have been proposed to shift residential electricity use from the less desirable times to more desirable times, including: feedback technology, pricing incentives, smart appliances, and energy storage. Based on our experience in this area, we present three challenges for residential shifting: getting users to understand the concept of shifting, determining when to shift and communicating that to users, and accounting for the dynamic nature of shifting. We argue that encouraging residential electricity shifting is much more challenging than electricity curtailment, and suggest an increased focus on understanding the everyday practices of users, which are crucial in order to shift electricity use.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: ACM
ISBN: 9781450336093
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2022 10:50

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