Energy behaviour engagement in smart urban environments

Paulo Carreira, Gonçalo Mendes, Bruno Barroca, Vasco Amaral, Samuli Honkapuro, Rui Prada

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    Abstract

    In today’s ubiquitously connected society, citizens are continuously exposed to information energy usage- related. information However, users are not interpreting or taking appropriate action to benefit from the opportunities such information embodies. This concern is particularly relevant when time-dependent and especially real-time pricing of electricity is available. A parallel problem resides in businesses not transferring energy pricing variations onto their customers, in a way that shields them from effectively contributing to demand response. Under such a scenario, for businesses to remain competitive, different levels of services could be offered, according to the time of day at which energy consumption takes place. This paper is grounded on the assumption that energy consumers require assistance for making appropriate energy usage choices in the ever-complex evolving energy market, especially in consuming services and products that optimize overall energy use. A tentative architecture for a community-wide collaborative energy optimization platform is presented, aimed at engaging citizens, business owners, and city authorities into exploring alternative efficient behaviour scenarios. This work also reviews and discusses how developments in fields of cloud-based data acquisition, energy management, and ICT-based engagement platforms can be integrated to realize this vision.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2080-2088
    Number of pages9
    JournalEnergy Procedia
    Volume142
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
    Event9th International Conference on Applied Energy: ICAE2017 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Duration: 21 Aug 201724 Aug 2017

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    Energy utilization
    Electricity

    Keywords

    • Energy Management
    • Demand Response
    • Data Analytics
    • Gamification
    • Smart Cities

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    Carreira, P., Mendes, G., Barroca, B., Amaral, V., Honkapuro, S., & Prada, R. (2017). Energy behaviour engagement in smart urban environments. Energy Procedia, 142, 2080-2088. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.580
    Carreira, Paulo ; Mendes, Gonçalo ; Barroca, Bruno ; Amaral, Vasco ; Honkapuro, Samuli ; Prada, Rui. / Energy behaviour engagement in smart urban environments. In: Energy Procedia. 2017 ; Vol. 142. pp. 2080-2088.
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    Energy behaviour engagement in smart urban environments. / Carreira, Paulo; Mendes, Gonçalo; Barroca, Bruno; Amaral, Vasco; Honkapuro, Samuli; Prada, Rui.

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    Carreira P, Mendes G, Barroca B, Amaral V, Honkapuro S, Prada R. Energy behaviour engagement in smart urban environments. Energy Procedia. 2017 Dec 1;142:2080-2088. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.12.580