‘Engaging People in Domestic Demand Response’ Workshop
RealValue researchers from the University of Oxford attended the ECEEE (European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) Summer Study on energy efficiency on 29th May-3rd June. With over 400 attendees from across the world, this was an unrivalled opportunity to meet delegates on the cutting edge of energy research and policy implementation.
Sarah Higginson and Marina Topouzi ran an interactive workshop on ‘Engaging People in Domestic Demand Response’. They shared insight and learnings from RealValue, and were able to draw on a wide range of practical and policy experience from other participants with examples of engagement in Portugal, Canada, USA, Australia, Switzerland and UK.
The RealValue team hopes to use the discussion to derive principles for good consumer engagement and to develop an ‘engagement decision matrix’. The session also revealed an interest in non-financial incentives, an emerging area which Oxford will be following closely.