Smart energy households' pilot projects in the Netherlands with a design-driven approach

D.V. Geelen, A. Scheepens, C. Kobus, U. Obinna, R. Mugge, J. Schoormans, Angelina H.M.E. Reinders

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Abstract

Residential smart grid projects can be evaluated by a design-driven approach, which focuses on gaining insights for successful product and service development by taking the end-users as a starting point. Because only little experience exists with this design-driven approach, this paper addresses how four pilot projects with smart energy households in the Netherlands - namely (A) Power Matching City, (B) Smart Wash, (C) Your Energy Moment and (D) Nieuwveense landen - are being or will be evaluated. The pilot projects illustrate that by studying end-users' perception of and interaction with technology, insights are created that can be used for development of product and service development, not only from a technical point of view but also in terms of financial and non-financial value creation. A design-driven approach can therefore help to broaden the focus of product and service development from merely technical feasibility to a multidisciplinary exploration of how to create successful products and services for smart grid households.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 4th IEEE/PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT EUROPE)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-2984-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2013
Event2013 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT Europe 2013 - Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 6 Oct 20139 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE/PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT EUROPE)
PublisherIEEE
Volume2014
ISSN (Print)2165-4816
ISSN (Electronic)2165-4824

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT Europe 2013
Abbreviated titleISGT Europe
CountryDenmark
CityLyngby
Period6/10/139/10/13

Keywords

  • End-users
  • Design
  • Pilot project
  • Pricing
  • Smart energy households

Cite this

Geelen, D. V., Scheepens, A., Kobus, C., Obinna, U., Mugge, R., Schoormans, J., & Reinders, A. H. M. E. (2013). Smart energy households' pilot projects in the Netherlands with a design-driven approach. In 2013 4th IEEE/PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT EUROPE) (pp. 1-5). (IEEE/PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT EUROPE); Vol. 2014). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTeurope.2013.6695480