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Peer-to-Peer Energy Markets: Understanding the Values of Collective and Community Trading

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Publisher or commissioning bodyAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-6708-0/20/04
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DateAccepted/In press - 9 Dec 2019
Event2020 International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Honolulu, USA, Hawai, United States
Duration: 25 Apr 202030 Apr 2020
https://chi2020.acm.org/

Conference

Conference2020 International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI
CountryUnited States
CityHawai
Period25/04/2030/04/20
Internet address

Abstract

Peer-to-peer energy-trading platforms (P2P) have the potential to transform the current energy system. However, research is presently scarce on how people would like to participate in, and what would they expect to gain from, such platforms. We address this gap by exploring these questions in the context of the UK energy market. Using a qualitative interview study, we examine how 45 people with an interest in renewable energy understand P2P. We find that the prospective users value the collective benefits of P2P, and understand participation as a mechanism to support social, ecological and economic benefits for communities and larger groups. Drawing on the findings from the interview analysis, we explore broad design characteristics that a prospective P2P energy trading platform should provide to meet the expectations and concerns voiced by our study participants.

    Research areas

  • Peer to peer energy trading platforms, thematic analysis, sustainability, semi-structured interview

Event

2020 International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Abbreviated titleCHI
Duration25 Apr 202030 Apr 2020
Location of eventHonolulu, USA
CityHawai
CountryUnited States
Web address (URL)
Degree of recognitionInternational event

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