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Household Electricity Study - EV0702

The Household Electricity Use Study monitored domestic electrical appliances in a total of 251 owner-occupier households across England over the period of April 2010 to April 2011. Twenty six of these households were monitored for a full year; whilst the remaining 225 were monitored for the duration of one month on a rolling basis throughout the trial period.
The study had four main objectives:

- to identify and catalogue the range and quantity of electrically powered appliances, products and gadgets found in the typical home
- to understand their frequency, and patterns, of usage, in particular their impact on peak electricity demand
- to monitor total electricity consumption of the home as well as individually monitoring the majority of appliances in the household on a five minute basis
- to collect user habits data when using some types of electrically powered appliances

A software portal is currently under development that will enable academics, industry and electricity companies to access the data collected. We are actively engaging with researchers to ensure that the maximum value is extracted from this study.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Household Electricity Survey Final Report   (5710k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2009

To: 2012

Cost: £850,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
A E A Technology plc (AEA)
Energy Efficiency