How to engage end-users in smart energy behaviour?

Pieter Valkering, Erik Laes, Kris Kessels, Matthijs Uyterlinde, Koen Straver

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04003
Number of pages8
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd European Energy Conference (E2C 2013) - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 27 Oct 201330 Oct 2013


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