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Demand Response with Smart Homes and Electric Scooters : An Experimental Study on User Acceptance

Paetz, Alexandra-Gwyn; Kaschub, Thomas; Jochem, Patrick; Fichtner, Wolf

Abstract:
Smart technologies and electric vehicles are supposed to efficiently use renewable resources by shifting loads and storing surplus electricity. Although several field tests with smart meters, dynamic pricing or electric vehicles are conducted, hardly any consumer has experienced a combination of these components. So far, neither consumer perceptions nor the effectiveness of these demand response options are apparent. Test-residents were selected to move into KIT’s smart home for several weeks. It is equipped with smart appliances and two e-scooters. An energy management system schedules EMS) the operation time of appliances according to external price signals. Everything can be monitored on touch-screen panels provided in every room and on mobile devices. In this experimental setting demand response was tested in four phases: First, test-residents were provided with feedback. Then, different electricity-tariffs were introduced. Finally, the test-residents were able to fully use the EMS to schedule operation times of the smart appliances automatically. Electric scooters were provided for free use during the whole period. In general, the test-residents showed high interest in detailed information on their consumption. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000050664
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI)
Deutsch-Französisches Institut für Umweltforschung (DFIU)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Jahr 2012
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-506649
KITopen-ID: 1000050664
Erschienen in AC2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, California, 12th - 17th August 2012
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