Understanding Flexible Electricity Consumption in Domestic Households

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Michael Kvist Nielsen
  • Tue Hald Madsen
  • Dennis Kim Lund
4. term (INF10 - Master Thesis), Informatics, Master (Master Programme)
The focus of this master thesis is on empowering consumers to move their electricity consumption.
We present our work in two articles.
In the first article, we present the design and implementation of FlexiViz, a flexibility-enabling eco-feedback display.
The purpose of this display is to make users reflect on their electricity usage and consider the possibility of moving consumption.
In the second article, we present a study of consumers' understanding, motivation and interests towards moving electricity consumption within domestic households.
We use FlexiViz as a technology probe to facilitate discussions about flexibility and moving usage on appliances.
We conclude this master thesis with proposals of how to engage users to move electricity consumption.
Publication date10 Jun 2014
Number of pages53
ID: 198653557