Smart New World?
In progress from 01-03-2010 to 01-07-2011
Project manager: Walter Peissl
Environment, Environmental technology, Ethics, Expert-based, IT & communication, Public participation, Stakeholder involvement, Sustainability
Smart New World – User acceptance as a Key Factor for a Smooth Implementation of Smart Metering
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Aim of this project is to analyse societal needs and requirements concerning the widespread deployment of smart meters. The project will integrate the perspectives of consumers and different groups of stakeholders by a participatory process and develop scenarios for an effective and acceptable integration of smart meters into the energy system. Special emphasis is put on the issues of data security and privacy. Results of the project will be requirements for grid operators and energy suppliers regarding systems design and implementation strategy as well as policy recommendations. In order to implement widely and so to realise the potential benefits of smart meters regarding energy savings and carbon reduction the provision for societal needs and fundamental rights seems crucial.