Study and development of an energy management system and user interface that can match supply and demand of various energy carriers using user preferences while contributing to user acceptability and proper adoption of the system
In the proposed research we will design an automated energy management system with user interface that can match supply and demand of various energy sources and carriers, according to the preferences of the user. We will investigate to what extent decisions should be automatized or left under control of the users. More precisely we will study the number and type of decisions should be left to the user, and the type feedback and how to present this to the user to insure user acceptability and adoption of the systems, and support or even strengthen energy and other pro-environmental goals by users. Most important we propose to study this in a field context, with actual energy data, and users of a number of buildings provided by one of the partners.
This NWO project is together with Dr. K.E. Keizer from the Environmental Psychology group at University of Groningen.