Socio-technical system

PhD student: Jochem Douw
Supervisors: Paulien Herder and Zofia Lukszo

Smart grids can be designed in a lot of different ways. Prosumers may behave differently depending on the kind of smart grid they are in. By modelling prosumer behaviour, we try to gain insight into how prosumers interact with the smart grid in these different situations. When for example people's privacy concerns are not taken into account when designing smart meters, adoption of the entire system can be very problematic. By focussing our modelling efforts on the emotions and ethical concerns of prosumers, we hope to understand better how to design a smart grid that is well-accepted, sustainable, secure and maybe even fun to interact with.

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