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High Level Summary of Learning: Domestic Smart Meter Customers

Bulkeley, H.A.; Whitaker, G.; Matthews, P.C.; Bell, S.; Lyon, S.; Powells, G.

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H.A. Bulkeley

G. Whitaker

S. Bell

S. Lyon

G. Powells


This summary presents the key messages from the final analysis of the baseline domestic profile control group in the Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) monitoring trials. It presents outputs from the largest study of household electricity use in the UK and provides integrated socio-technical analysis of domestic customer loads and electrical consumption on the basis of interdisciplinary multi-method research. We present analysis of the baseline control group test cell 1a (TC1a) that collected smart meter data for ca. 9000 customers across a two year period May 2011 to April 2013. This dataset has been used as a comparison against the impacts of technology and load-shifting interventions trialled in the CLNR project. These interventions are designed to modify how customers place demand on the electrical distribution network, e.g. by shifting demand out of peak periods, automatically pausing certain electrical goods, etc. Using a socio-technical approach we take account of the ways in which electricity use and its flexibility are shaped by social and material factors.


Bulkeley, H., Whitaker, G., Matthews, P., Bell, S., Lyon, S., & Powells, G. (2015). High Level Summary of Learning: Domestic Smart Meter Customers. Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Limited, Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire) Plc, British Gas Trading Limited, EA Technology Limited and the University of Durham

Report Type Technical Report
Acceptance Date Jan 23, 2015
Publication Date Jan 23, 2015
Deposit Date Sep 29, 2015
Publicly Available Date Oct 28, 2015
Pages 1-14
Series Title Customer-Led Network Revolution
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Additional Information Publisher: Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Limited
Type: monograph
Subtype: technical_report


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