IHSMAG is an international project supported by the ERA-Net 2nd Smart Grid Call. The overall aim of the project is to contribute with new knowledge on how to develop a comprehensive design of household smart grid solutions. The Danish study focuses on how electric vehicles are integrated into the everyday life of households and how this affect the temporal organization of households’ everyday practices and thus the temporal pattern of residential electricity consumption. The analysis is based on detailed studies of households participating in the ChoosEV “Test en elbil” demo project. This includes in-depth interviews, log-data on the use of the electric vehicles (patterns of recharging, driving etc.) and hour-based recordings of the households’ electricity consumption. On the basis of the empirical results, a set of recommendations and design criteria is developed that can be used by technology and system designers to develop better designs and to evaluate possibilities and challenges in relation to household-based load managements solutions. International project partners include ZIV Meter (Basque Country) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway).
Effective start/end date01/01/201231/12/2014