Exploring the potential of home energy monitors for transactive energy supply arrangements

Andrea Taylor, Bruce Stephen, Craig Whittet, Stuart Galloway

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Abstract

There has been considerable investment in micro energy generation from both domestic consumers and small-scale providers. However, current metering arrangements and home energy monitoring products are too basic to enable real-time billing and remuneration, limiting the effectiveness of this investment. This paper describes the exploration of home energy monitors as a technical enabler to unlock the local trading potential of the investment in micro energy generation, and the human factors involved in interacting with these products that might pose obstacles to successful uptake. First, a human factors analysis of eight home energy monitors was conducted, which identified a number of usability issues. Next, a range of design concepts were developed to address the key usability problems identified, incorporate the forward-looking facility for alternative energy supply models, and stimulate further investment in energy prosumption. This study contributes an understanding of the potential of home energy monitors for transactive energy supply arrangements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Intelligence, Software and Systems Engineering
EditorsTareq Z. Ahram
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages503-513
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319942285, 9783319942292
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Jun 2018
Event9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics - Loews Sapphire Falls Resort , Orlando, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201825 Jul 2018
http://ahfe2018.org

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
Abbreviated titleAHFE 20018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period21/07/1825/07/18
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Keywords

  • human factors
  • energy transactions
  • interface design
  • product design engineering

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Taylor, A., Stephen, B., Whittet, C., & Galloway, S. (2018). Exploring the potential of home energy monitors for transactive energy supply arrangements. In T. Z. Ahram (Ed.), Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Software and Systems Engineering (pp. 503-513). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94229-2_48