EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 79, 2014E2C 2013 – 3rd European Energy Conference
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||T4 – Economical and Social Aspects|
|Published online||10 December 2014|
How to engage end-users in smart energy behaviour?
1 VITO, Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium
2 ECN, Postbus 1, 1755 ZG Petten, The Netherlands
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 10 December 2014
End users will play a crucial role in up-coming smart grids that aim to link end-users and energy providers in a better balanced and more efficient electricity system. Within this context, this paper aims to deliver a coherent view on current good practice in end-user engagement in smart grid projects. It draws from a recent review of theoretical insights from sustainable consumption behaviour, social marketing and innovation systems and empirical insights from recent smart grid projects to create an inventory of common motivators, enablers and barriers of behavioural change, and the end-user engagement principles that can be derived from that. We conclude with identifying current research challenges as input for a research agenda on end-user engagement in smart grids.
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