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D1.1

Report of the Workshop I conclusions

This report summarises the main topics addressed during the 1st NATCONSUMERS workshop (3-4th September, 2015, Oslo). The aim of the workshop was to identify factors influencing residential energy patterns in Europe and to categorize these factors in a way that will help the consortium creating a contextualized energy language.

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D1.2

Report of the Workshop II conclusions

This report summarises the main topics addressed during the 2nd NATCONSUMERS workshop (28-29th January, 2016, Madrid). It covered mainly the deployment of smart meters, AMIs and consumer feedback measures in EU, the computational intelligent analysis of load profiles for multiple purposes (consumption patterns, segmentation of energy consumers, …), presentation of current relevant energy feedback products (OPower, Enerbyte, ..) and finally a miscellanea including the synergy of pricing schemes and feedback, privacy issues as well as EU regulations regarding the customer empowerment about energy issues

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D1.3

Report of the Workshop III conclusions

A summary of the 3rd NATCONSUMERS project workshop’s results (25th and 26th May 2016, in Naples). This document presents, on one side, the main objectives, initial assumptions as well as the different sessions and working groups in which the 3rd workshop was broken down, covering several topics and involving both Natconsumers consortium members and external experts from all over Europe, belong to both private organizations and public organizations, such as: Universities; National Energy Authorities; Energy companies; consumer groups; etc..  On the other side, the summary describes the main findings and conclusions of the workshop, identifing the future expectations of both consumers and electricity suppliers with regards to electricity feedback and energy demand reduction and  highlighting the best practices in changing consumer behaviour to reduce residential electricity consumption.

Finally, an overview of the main findings across the three NATCONSUMERS Work Shops – Defining the “Natural Language” is also provided.

A summary of the 3rd NATCONSUMERS project workshop’s results (25th and 26th May 2016, in Naples). This document presents, on one side, the main objectives, initial assumptions as well as the different sessions and working groups in which the 3rd workshop was broken down, covering several topics and involving both Natconsumers consortium members and external experts from all over Europe, belong to both private organizations and public organizations, such as: Universities; National Energy Authorities; Energy companies; consumer groups; etc..  On the other side, the summary describes the main findings and conclusions of the workshop, identifing the future expectations of both consumers and electricity suppliers with regards to electricity feedback and energy demand reduction and  highlighting the best practices in changing consumer behaviour to reduce residential electricity consumption.

Finally, an overview of the main findings across the three NATCONSUMERS Work Shops – Defining the “Natural Language” is also provided.

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D1.4

Report on the results of the acceptance of the proposed framework

This report presents the focus groups carried out in different EU countries (Hungary, Italy, Spain, Norway) and the workshop that took place in UK, order to understand opinions and perceptions of final users concerning the best ways to be engaged towards a more efficient use of energy at home.

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D3.1

Characterising energy consumers: Report on the conclusion about profiling studies

Through an extensive literature review, this report investigates the factors which influence energy consumption in the EU. Such factors are wide-ranging and diverse; we have therefore grouped them into three primary sectors: wider context factors, individual context factors, and knowledge and psychological variables. Wider context refers to the overall socio-technical regime, the broad context within which all behaviours take place and decisions are made. Individual context is the personal and social context within which people act, for example, the home they live in (which influences their energy use) and their socio-demographics (which can constrain their options to change energy use). Knowledge and psychological factors are variables personal to each individual, and refer to people’s awareness of energy use and its consequences, and their attitudes and values. After discussing these factors, the report investigates how this can be used in Natconsumers messaging, focusing on the factors which influence what information it is relevant to tell people, and the factors influencing how that information should be presented.

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D3.3

Results of the implementation of the proposed user profiling methodology

This report provides an initial, exploratory analysis of a survey conducted across four European countries (UK, Denmark, Italy and Hungary). It provides the data for a segmentation model, in which consumers will be classified based on a combination of psychological, socio-demographic and household variables (D4.2). In this report, we will summarise the early results from this survey, looking in particular at any variations in responses between the four countries and across different socio-demographic groups. This report will provide an initial overview of the results, with further in-depth analysis and clustering of the data into individual segments occurring in the next stage of the Natconsumers project.

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D4.1

Load Profile Classification

NATCONSUMERS will develop a methodology to communicate more effectively with consumers by using ‘Natural Language’. With the rollout of smart metering across Europe, the project will look at incorporating smart meter data to provide households with advice. This advice will be designed to raise awareness about how people use energy within their homes and to give them advice about how to use energy in a more sustainable way. In order to achieve this, multiple consumer segmentations are necessary. This report summarizes the first part of the segmentation work, which is the load profile classification based on smart meter data.

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D4.2

EU energy consumer classification

This report presents the place of socio-demographic and attitudinal classification within the NATCONSUMERS segmentation engine. It deals with the ways to effectively and efficiently define the argumentation for changing consumption habits. Last but not least, it presents the golden questions, which help to efficiently reproduce consumer classification.

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D5.1

Report about the creative designers conclusions from the Design Jam

This report presents the NATCONSUMERS Design Jam results that took place on 28 September in London, UK. The goal of the Design Jam was to generate first inputs to build a user engagement framework by exploring different ways of delivering feedback in natural language to users in a variety of situations and cases. What should be the delivering artefacts/media/technology to support the feedback delivery? What solution for what user profile? What solution for that geographical context?

The report includes the Design Jam methodology, the whole process and the main results perceived.

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D5.2

Methodology for the generation of personalized energy recommendations

This document presents a new methodology able to generate customized linguistic descriptions of data. This methodology is supported by a multidisciplinary research that merges a classical approach for natural language generation together with our previous contributions for linguistic descriptions of complex phenomena in the field of Computing with Perceptions. The value of this methodology relies on the previous methodologies described during the project. We include a practical case of use to illustrate the possibilities of the proposed methodology.

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D6.2

Quantifications of the impacts of indirect feedback on national power systems

In NATCONSUMERS we investigate the impacts of feedback mechanisms in terms of energy saving in four different European countries: Hungary, Italy, UK and Denmark. We have defined a set of Key Performance Indicators, at residential consumer and at national power system level. In this report we we provided the results of the impacts of indirect feedback on residential consumers and on national power systems for the four countries analysed.

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D7.2

Project website and social network accounts

This report describes the NATCONSUMERS project website as well as its Social Networks used to reach the targeted stakeholders

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D7.5.1

Exploitation plan

This report describes the NATCONSUMERS project results and their use from project partners

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D7.4 Handbook of the indirect feedback framework  View
D7.5.2 Final dissemination report