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How the Internet can motivate you to switch off the lights

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This presentation, entitled "How the Internet can motivate you to switch off the lights" explains how citizens can perform personal energy management by means of an online Web application called Social Electricity.

It was presented by Dr. Andreas Kamilaris to the Podium for New Scientists series of events, organized by the Youth Board of Cyprus, at Melina Merkouri house, Old Nicosia, Cyprus on 3rd March 2015. The event was attended by the Major of Nicosia and the Minister of Education of Cyprus.

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How the Internet can motivate you to switch off the lights

  1. 1. Can you become motivated to switch off the lights through the Internet? Andreas Kamilaris Postdoc Researcher Dept. of Computer Science, University of Cyprus 3rd March, 2015
  2. 2. Residential & Commercial Electricity Consumption: 39%
  3. 3. Engagement is reduced after a month!
  4. 4. Comparisons between users!
  5. 5. Social Electricity
  6. 6. 300,000 domestic premises 2-month periods 3-year historical information 10.900,000 electricity measurements
  7. 7. Better engagement! Energy Savings! Understanding about Consumption! 0 10 20 30 40 50 1 11 21 31 41 51 61 71 Visits(x100) Day TOTAL VISITS
  8. 8. Engagement still diminishes with time... Already energy- aware users... Many citizens do not care about the small potential of savings Why do other people know about my consumption? I do not like this “one size fits all” approach... Comparisons are not fair!
  9. 9. Competitions! Fair comparisons! Simple info on how to save energy! Personalized advice! Different user groups engaged with different features Different user groups have different incentives and motivations Privacy! More details on my energy consumption! Comparisons among people from different cultures! Commitment!
  10. 10. Social Electricity Online Platform (SEOP)
  11. 11. Competitions!
  12. 12. Fair comparisons!
  13. 13. Simple info on how to save energy!
  14. 14. Privacy!
  15. 15. More details on my energy consumption!
  16. 16. Commitment!
  17. 17. Comparisons among people from different cultures!
  18. 18. Envisioning the Future Smart Metering Renewables Collaborative Consumption Collaborative Production Personalization
  19. 19. Thank you! For comments/suggestions/feedback you can email me on kami@cs.ucy.ac.cy. Social Electricity App: http://www.social-electricity.com/ SEOP EU Project: http://www.seop-project.eu/

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