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dc.contributor.authorSnape, J. Richarden
dc.contributor.authorBoait, Peter Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-10T10:43:09Z
dc.date.available2016-05-10T10:43:09Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.citationSnape, J.R., Boait, P. (2013) Enhancing efficiency through smart control: paths and policies for deployment. In: Energy efficiency first: The foundation of a low-carbon society - Proceeding of eceee 2013 Summer Study. eceee 2013 summer study. Belambra Presqu’île de Giens, France: ECEEE, pp. 1173–1182en
dc.identifier.urihttp://proceedings.eceee.org/visabstrakt.php?event=3&doc=5A-162-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12054
dc.description.abstractSmart devices and controllers are often proposed as an effective way to both minimise and optimise the timing of energy consumption in order to minimise the peaks in demand. A key component of the Smart Grid vision is the widespread use of such devices, advanced as a way to mitigate the intermittency of renewable energy generation which in turn is crucial to the decarbonisation of electricity supply. In this paper, we focus on the use of smart controllers and the adoption of distributed renewable generation at household level as part of the transition from a conventional electricity grid to a Smart Grid. We utilise an Agent Based Model to investigate the effectiveness of both smart controllers and distributed generation in reducing household energy consumption, alone and in combination. We also investigate the possible paths to adoption of such devices and the interdependence of the case to adopt one on the other. Electricity consumption patterns for households in the model are heterogeneous and generated in accordance with data for the UK and initial adoption rates for distributed generation are calibrated from UK National data. We illustrate the potential for smart controllers to alter demand patterns over time both with and without distributed generation. We show the effect of order of adoption of devices at the householder level on the energy consumption of their building, but also on consumption at a larger scale and highlight issues for policy makers designing policies intended to incentivise a transition towards smart control of energy demand.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherECEEEen
dc.subjectsmart griden
dc.subjectcontrol and monitoring devicesen
dc.subjectsocio-technicalen
dc.subjectmicrogenerationen
dc.subjectbehaviouren
dc.subjectpatterns of energy useen
dc.titleEnhancing energy efficiency through smart control: paths and policies for deploymenten
dc.typeConferenceen
dc.researchgroupInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Developmenten
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)en
dc.projectidEP/GO59969/1en
dc.projectidEP/K033492/1en
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)en


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