YouPower: An open source platform for community-oriented smart grid user engagement

Yilin Huang, Hanna Hasselqvist, Giacomo Poderi, Sanja Scepanovic, Filip Kis, Cristian Bogdan, Martijn Warnier, Frances Brazier

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Abstract

This paper presents YouPower, an open source platform designed to make people more aware of their energy consumption and encourage sustainable consumption with local communities. The platform is designed iteratively in collaboration with users in the Swedish and Italian test sites of the project to improve the design and increase active user participation. The community-oriented design is composed of parts that link energy data to energy actions, provide comparisons at different levels, generate dynamic time-of-use signals, offer energy conservation suggestions, and support social sharing. The goal is to bridge people's attitude-behavior gap in energy consumption and to facilitate the behavior change process towards sustainable energy consumption that is implementable in people's daily life. Preliminary results show that community-oriented energy intervention has the potential to improve user engagement significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE 14th International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2017
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509044283
ISBN (Print)9781509044290
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control - Calabria, Italy
Duration: 16 May 201718 May 2017
Conference number: 14

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control
Abbreviated titleICNSC
CountryItaly
CityCalabria
Period16/05/201718/05/2017

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