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This project aims to develop an energy managing system and related user interface that can match demand and supply from various energy sources and that is likely to be adopted and properly employed by (potential) users. Future energy systems will integrate energy from various sources, that can be tailored to user preferences. To secure efficiency of the system, the system requires almost continuous decisions making. We will study the impact of user autonomy versus system automatisation in these decisions, as well as the effects of feedback to encourage energy conservation. We will collaborate with researchers from the faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Groningen, in order to design effective and acceptable user interfaces. The project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Researchers involved: Dr. Kees Keizer, Nieke Lemmen MSc., prof. dr. Linda Steg
In collaboration with: Prof. Dr. Marco Aiello (University of Groningen), Faris Nizamic (University of Groningen), Municipality of Groningen, Province of Groningen, GasTerra