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VISE: Virtual Institute Smart Energy: Development of Digital Business Models Based on the Energy Demand Behavior of Households

Energy providers and energy service providers only have little information regarding the determinants of their customers energy demand behaviour, especially regarding private households. A detailed analysis of expectations and requirements of private energy demand is an important prerequisite for a successfull adoption of new technology and basis for the development of new business models. The project's goal is the analysis private households intention to invest and intention to use and consequently the development of new business models addressing private households.

Project status in progress
Project time 01.07.2017- 30.06.2020
Funding source EC - European Regional Development Fund
Project number EFRE-0800037
Keywords Energy provider, Energy service provider, Energy demand, business models

Psychological, social and financial barriers to energy efficiency

The project aims at improving our understanding on behavioral mechanisms in energy efficiency, following an interdisciplinary and broad behavioral science approach. The project will provide an empirical and numerical assessment of the psychological, social, economic and financial factors that influence energy efficiency in the residential and industry sectors by paring with energy utilities and retailers in different European countries, the project will conduct scientific experiments (A/B testing) which will enhance the design of policies aiming at maximizing energy efficient behaviors. The project will analyze consumers’ behavior related to the consumption of energy, the investment in energy efficient products, as well as the renovation of buildings. Finally, ex ante assessment will be executed using improved energy economy models, which will generate quantitative information with regard to expected impacts of EU and global policies.

Project status in progress
Project time 01.09.2016- 31.08.2019
Funding source EC H2020 - Research and innovation actions
Project number 723791
Keywords Energy Efficiency; Behavioural Sciences; A/B Testing; Impact Assessment

definitely finished


Vorstudie "Virtuelles Institut Smart Energy" zur Digitalisierung der Energiewirtschaft der Forschungsgruppe Smart Energy.NRW

Auf Initiative des Ministeriums für Wirtschaft, Energie, Industrie, Mittelstand und Handwerk in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Netzwerk Energiewirtschaft -Smart Energy, hat sich im März 2016 die Forschungsgruppe SmartEnergy.NRW gegründet. Die Forschungsgruppe "SmartEnergy.NRW" soll künftig als zentrale Forschungsplattform Unternehmen und Forschungsinstitutionen aus Energiewirtschaft, Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Ingenieurswissenschaften, Informatik und Sozialwissenschaften zusammenführen. Gemeinsam analysieren und diskutieren die Partner die ökonomischen und technischen Fragestellungen der Digitalisierung der Energiewirtschaft und von Smart Energy. Die wissenschaftlichen Forschungsfragen sollen durch praxisnahe und anwendungsorientierte Unternehmens- und Forschungskooperationen bearbeitet werden.

Project status definitely finished
Project time 02.03.2016- 28.02.2017
Funding source Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitalisierung und Energie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Keywords Smart Energy; Digitalisierung; Energiewirtschaft; Forschungsplattform

Münster Energy Conference 2016

Project status definitely finished
Project time 18.04.2016- 19.04.2016
Funding source Kyushu University
Keywords Energieökonomik; Energierelevantes Verhalten;