Can Smart Electric Thermal Storage Work for Both Customers and Grids?
RealValue researchers from the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford have just released an in-depth ‘consumer impact study’ entitled ‘Getting the Balance Right: Can Smart Electric Thermal Storage Work for Both Customers and Grids?’
This report, which is one of the key public deliverables produced within RealValue, reveals the project’s main findings in terms of participant engagement with Smart Electric Thermal Storage technology and the concept of Demand Side Management. The report presents an overall picture of consumer engagement across the RealValue demonstration sites, drawing on data collected during surveys and interviews with participants in Ireland, Germany and Latvia at various stages of the project, as well as with other key actors including housing association and council representatives, installers, project partners etc.
The report is available for download here.
Diagram outlining the sub-system integration and data flows behind the RealValue user interface application. (WAN=Wireless Area Network) (Source: GDHV)