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Reference Number EP/M507209/1
Title Community energy generation, aggregation and demand shaping (CEGADS)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 25%;
Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 25%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 100%
Principal Investigator Dr SJ (Sarah ) Darby
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Environmental Change Institute
University of Oxford
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 2015
End Date 30 June 2017
Duration 30 months
Total Grant Value £33,551
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South East
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr SJ (Sarah ) Darby , Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (100.000%)
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Objectives NB projects EP/M507209/1 and EP/M507210/1 and InnUK/101999/01 are linked
Abstract The Lower Carbon Futures group at the Environmental Change Institute of the University of Oxford, will conduct surveysand assess the effects on participants taking part in this project. In particular, we will explore through surveys and focusgroups what motivates participants to get involved in local energy initiatives, and which barriers to engagement may exist.We will observe the impact on energy consumption and behavioural changes that result from participation and specificallyown-use/local use of local generation.We will analyse consumption data from before and during the trial with a view to establish any demand reduction, flexibilityand carbon impacts that can be attributed to specific interventions as part of this project. Furthermore, our surveys willexplore public perceptions on the desirability of different measures to better understand which of them have potential to berolled out on a larger scale and where additional incentives or considerations need to be explored to ensure that demandresponse can be provided willingly and to the benefit of participants.We will work closely with other project partners to establish important balances between behavioural demand responses and areas in which flexibility can be provided through other means, such as storage
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