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Reference Number InnUK/102002/01
Title Developing "The GenGame" domestic smart grid platform to endure and thrive over the long term
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 10%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 90%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 50%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Oswald Consultancy Ltd
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 January 2015
End Date 31 December 2018
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £650,022
Industrial Sectors
Region West Midlands
Programme Competition Call: 1401_CRD_SUST_LES - Localised energy systems. Activity Localised energy systems- a cross-sector approach
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Oswald Consultancy Ltd (47.839%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Northern Powergrid Holdings Company (18.453%)
Project Contact , Serious Games International Limited (11.491%)
Project Contact , JarmaCoe Solutions Ltd (17.440%)
Project Contact , Open Energi Limited (4.777%)
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Objectives
Abstract If the UK is to achieve its carbon reduction targets then radical changes are needed to the electricity markets to accommodate the forecast increase in electrical load due to the electrification of heat and transport and the intermittency of supply caused by the closure of traditional power stations and the increase in renewable generation such as wind and solar. One possible solutions to address the issues that this may cause this is to utilise any flexibility that customers have in how they use electricity. This 3 year project will explore the long term opportunity for domestic householders to trade appliance load curtailments in an online game. It will trial gaming options with 2000 customers to test ease of recruitment, the size of load response available and whether this can be reliably sustained to be of use to distribution network operators and other potential users of demand-side reduction services.If the UK is to achieve its carbon reduction targets then radical changes are needed to the electricity markets to accommodate the forecast increase in electrical load due to the electrification of heat and transport and the intermittency of supply caused by the closure of traditional power stations and the increase in renewable generation such as wind and solar. One possible solutions to address the issues that this may cause this is to utilise any flexibility that customers have in how they use electricity. This 3 year project will explore the long term opportunity for domestic householders to trade appliance load curtailments in an online game. It will trial gaming options with 2000 customers to test ease of recruitment, the size of load response available and whether this can be reliably sustained to be of use to distribution network operators and other potential users of demand-side reduction services.If the UK is to achieve its carbon reduction targets then radical changes are needed to the electricity markets to accommodate the forecast increase in electrical load due to the electrification of heat and transport and the intermittency of supply caused by the closure of traditional power stations and the increase in renewable generation such as wind and solar. One possible solutions to address the issues that this may cause this is to utilise any flexibility that customers have in how they use electricity. This 3 year project will explore the long term opportunity for domestic householders to trade appliance load curtailments in an online game. It will trial gaming options with 2000 customers to test ease of recruitment, the size of load response available and whether this can be reliably sustained to be of use to distribution network operators and other potential users of demand-side reduction services.If the UK is to achieve its carbon reduction targets then radical changes are needed to the electricity markets to accommodate the forecast increase in electrical load due to the electrification of heat and transport and the intermittency of supply caused by the closure of traditional power stations and the increase in renewable generation such as wind and solar. One possible solutions to address the issues that this may cause this is to utilise any flexibility that customers have in how they use electricity. This 3 year project will explore the long term opportunity for domestic householders to trade appliance load curtailments in an online game. It will trial gaming options with 2000 customers to test ease of recruitment, the size of load response available and whether this can be reliably sustained to be of use to distribution network operators and other potential users of demand-side reduction services.If the UK is to achieve its carbon reduction targets then radical changes are needed to the electricity markets to accommodate the forecast increase in electrical load due to the electrification of heat and transport and the intermittency of supply caused by the closure of traditional power stations and the increase in renewable generation such as wind and solar. One possible solutions to address the issues that this may cause this is to utilise any flexibility that customers have in how they use electricity. This 3 year project will explore the long term opportunity for domestic householders to trade appliance load curtailments in an online game. It will trial gaming options with 2000 customers to test ease of recruitment, the size of load response available and whether this can be reliably sustained to be of use to distribution network operators and other potential users of demand-side reduction services.
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