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Smart Consumer - Smart Customer – Smart Citizen

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308765

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 621 123

  • EU contribution

    € 2 075 695,25

Coordinated by:

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

Objective

The overall objective of the S3C project is to foster ‘smart’ energy behaviour of households and SMEs in Europe via active user participation. Strongly linked to European large-scale demonstration projects, the small and flexible consortium follows a human centric approach from social and behavioural sciences. It includes insights from other fields such as telecommunications, and tests different technical and non-technical user interaction solutions in a family of projects. Recommendations for decision makers and developers of future research programmes will be produced as well as guidelines and a ‘best-practice’ toolkit to better involve customers in smart grid projects and roll-outs. In a first step, a theoretical framework will be developed. Innovative smart grid pilot projects, already implemented and on-going ones, as well as approaches in related fields will be analysed. The focus will be on end users while validating design, implementation, use and evaluation of interaction schemes. In a second step, best practices will be identified, which most efficiently impact the behaviour of users and can give guidance to the design of novel technical and social user-interaction schemes. A set of guidelines and a toolkit will be developed. Finally, the guidelines and tools will be validated through pilots within a ‘family of projects’ made available by project partners or identified in the course of the project. S3C researchers will assist ‘the family’ in applying them to their existing test cases. The test results improve the guidelines and toolkit and will be published on a website that will be accessible for at least 5 years after the project end and through other dissemination activities. A board of 25 experts gives advice and helps disseminate the results. The wide spread network of the consortium together with sound communication activities will guarantee visibility and exploitation of the project results. Thus the S3C family will help strengthen the EEGI.

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Address

Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

Belgium

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 370 248

Administrative Contact

Erik Laes (Dr.)

Participants (6)

B.A.U.M. CONSULT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 461 882,50

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 328 509,75

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 228 831,50

INEA INFORMATIZACIJA ENERGETIKA AVTOMATIZACIJA DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 178 940

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 289 003,50

EDP DISTRIBUICAO ENERGIA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 218 280

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308765

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 621 123

  • EU contribution

    € 2 075 695,25

Coordinated by:

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium