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  • Charilaos Akadiadis
  • Nikolaos Savvakis
  • Michail Mamakos
  • Thomas Hoppe
  • Frans Coenen
  • Georgios Chalkiadakis
  • Theocharis Tsoutsos
REScoops are cooperatives of renewable energy producers and/or consumers, which have begun to form in the emerging European Smart Grid. According to the Federation of REScoops in Europe (REScoop.eu), there are currently more than 2,397 REScoops, collectively having more than 650,000 members. As such, their emergence highlights the importance of producing and consuming green energy, and simultaneously puts forward principles such as energy democracy and self-consumption, assists the fight against energy poverty, and reduces Greenhouse Gas emissions. A core objective of the H2020 REScoop Plus project is to promote a better understanding and cultivate the behavioural change of the cooperatives’ engagement. In order for this goal to be met, it was essential to conduct a careful logging of and statistical analysis over the energy data stored by the REScoops, as well as the current state of their engagement in energy efficiency. Such tasks are imperative in order to support the claim that REScoop engagement promotes energy sobriety; and associate consumption reduction with specific behaviours, ICT tools, and Energy Efficiency practices. In this paper, we present the logging and statistical analysis conducted in REScoop Plus, and their results. Specifically, we outline the methodology used for formulating a comprehensive format for collecting the datasets for statistical analysis, a process that involved a lengthy and fruitful interaction with REScoops and their data experts; the extracted requirements for that common format; and the detailed guidelines communicated to the REScoops in order to enable data acquisition and analysis. Finally, we present a summary of the collected data (relating to electricity and heating consumption, demographics, etc.); the detailed statistical analysis process used; and the results of this analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium IEEES 2017
PublisherWiley
Chapter9
Volume9
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event9th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium - Split, Croatia
Duration: 14 May 201717 May 2017

Conference

Conference9th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium
Abbreviated titleIEEES 2017
CountryCroatia
CitySplit
Period14/05/1717/05/17

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