Integrating Households in the Smart Grid (IHSMAG)
With the challenges of climate change, resource depletion and rising energy prices, the development of a carbon-neutral electricity system has become a long-term goal. Improving the energy efficiency and substituting fossil fuels with renewable energy resources are among the most important measures on the road to this post-carbon electricity system, also called the “smart grid”. This implies new ways of generating and consuming electricity as well as new forms of relations between the production and consumption side of the electricity grid.
Households play an important role for the transition to the smart grid. The “Integrating Households in the Smart Grid” (IHSMAG) project contributes with knowledge on how to develop comprehensive designs of smart grid solutions that involve households in the smart grid. On the basis of experiences and results from a number of demonstration projects in Norway, Denmark and the Basque Country, the IHSMAG project explores how household smart grid solutions depends on household technologies, everyday practices and the overall electricity system and regulatory rules.
The IHSMAG project runs from January 2012 to April 2016 and is supported by the Second ERA-Net Smart Grid Joint Call.
Read more about the project and its results on this website.