Vorträge und Posterpräsentationen (mit Tagungsband-Eintrag):

S. Döbelt, F. Judex, T. Leber, M. Tscheligi:
"Consumer 2 Grid - a long-term field trial comparing energy consumption feedback approaches";
Vortrag: Dritte Fachkonferenz Kommunikation für Energienetze der Zukunft - Smart Grids werden Realität! (ComForEn 2012), Wels; 05.09.2012 - 06.09.2012; in: "Tagungsband ComForEn 2012", (2012), ISBN: 978-3-85133-072-4; S. 81 - 89.

Energy-related feedback is a popular method to inform consumers about their domestic
energy consumption [1]. There are various ways and mediums to provide energy consumption
feedback and reported energy savings differs between zero and 20% [2]. Within the present paper,
we introduce preliminary findings of a one year lasting field trial (N = 248) in Austria. Within this
trial we compare different energy consumption feedback approaches including real-time, ambient
and paper pencil approaches. Evaluation was conducted using both qualitative and quantitative
methods. Results indicate that in general energy consumption feedback is highly valued and a
useful information for consumers which raise participants awareness of their energy consumption.
The compared approaches did not differ with regard to quantitative energy consumption data. On a
long-term perspective interest and attention in the respective feedback approach declined. We think
this is caused by the fact that in a stable context situation like a private household the investigated
feedback approaches lack to provide consumers with added benefit. Final results and conclusions
will be available after completion of the trial by the end of this year.

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