The Experiment Has Shown - Set Your Own Goal and save Electricity!

Jurek Pyrko, Magdalena Uggmark

Abstract

This study describes the final results from so-called “The Experiment - Swedish largest energy saving experiment” carried out by E.ON Sweden. The purpose of the Experiment was to investigate whether visualization of electricity consumption in real time would lead to a reduced electricity use. Almost 10,000 customers participated in the project and received displays where they could observe their electricity use. Over 50% of the participants made an actual electricity saving; for these customers the mean electricity saving became 8%. At the beginning of the Experiment, participants could set a saving goal and about 22% of the customers managed to achieve the target. This group saved about 15% of electricity. All the participants in total had made a saving of 0.7% compared to a control group that had increased their use by 1.5% during the same period. The impact of different factors on the final result was investigated in four segmentations after space heating type, family composition, level of education and bidding area. Four surveys were sent out to all participants to investigate their opinions and views on the Experiment. The interest for possible changes in the service and the willingness to pay for it was also investigated.

References

  1. Andersson, J., Larsson, P., 2012. Energy use and energy feedback - Evaluation of the largest energy-saving experiment at E.ON - Phase 1. Report LUTMDN/ /TMHP--12/5255--SE, Lund University, Lund. (in Swedish)
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in Harvard Style

Pyrko J. and Uggmark M. (2014). The Experiment Has Shown - Set Your Own Goal and save Electricity! . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-758-025-3, pages 179-184. DOI: 10.5220/0004861401790184


in Bibtex Style

@conference{smartgreens14,
author={Jurek Pyrko and Magdalena Uggmark},
title={The Experiment Has Shown - Set Your Own Goal and save Electricity!},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,},
year={2014},
pages={179-184},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004861401790184},
isbn={978-989-758-025-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,
TI - The Experiment Has Shown - Set Your Own Goal and save Electricity!
SN - 978-989-758-025-3
AU - Pyrko J.
AU - Uggmark M.
PY - 2014
SP - 179
EP - 184
DO - 10.5220/0004861401790184