This paper describes a method to design a study in order to understand how feedback affects specific energy behaviour attributes. In social simulation research the use of appropriate theory to establish underlying mechanisms is important and as such the approach in this paper is explained using a theoretical framework. A simulation environment is also developed which takes into account the behavioural framework such that the underlying assumptions in the theory can be tested and expanded. The causal effects of technology on energy consumption behaviour is an important area of smart grid research but has not received any attention in the way of modelling and simulation. The methods described in this paper are being used by a smart home pilot project focusing on domestic energy behaviour.
|Translated title of the contribution||Understanding Causal Effects of Technology on Energy Use Behaviour|
|Title of host publication||8th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA 2012)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2012|
Bibliographical noteConference Proceedings/Title of Journal: Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA 2012)
Conference Organiser: The European Social Simulation Association