Household energy supply and demand data is gathered and used to form the basis of PassivSystems’ demand-side response model. The project is investigating different demand-side triggers – electricity price / grid constraints / carbon intensity – using real world data, including a dynamic tariff where pricing changes throughout the day based on retail electricity prices.
This model has the potential to -
Benefit residents (enabling them to save money on their energy bills)
Benefit the national grid (shifting energy demand away from peak periods)
Benefit the wider low carbon community (shifting energy supply away from coal and gas towards low carbon sources).
It also aims to be a scalable model, which can be applied across a variety of settings.