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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Designing and experimenting nudge signals to act on the energy signature of households for implementing indirect energy flexibility

Muhammad Salman Shahid 1, Benoît Delinchant 1, Béatrice Roussillon 2, Frédéric Wurtz 1, Daniel Llerena 2, Adélaïde Fadhuile 2
1 G2Elab, 21 Rue des Martyrs, CS 90624, 38031 Grenoble CEDEX 1, France
2 GAEL, 1241 Rue des Résidences, 38400 Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France

Abstract: To maintain energy balance in the grid, energy flexibility is entailed at consumer side. Generally, the participants of demand response experiments are offered economic incentive with historic or normative feedback on their energy consumption. In this article, we present an energy flexibility experiment concerning residential sector, which is based on nudge signals with indirect feedback and no monetary incentive. The results show that nudge signal can serve as an important tool to implement energy flexibility without hindering consumer’s comfort. This study is effective to implement energy flexibility on local energy communities while offering no direct economic incentive.
Keywords: Indirect Energy Flexibility, Nudge, Residential Sector, Feedback, Positive Reinforcement
Pages: 3678 - 3685