The Micro DE project was a scoping and feasibility study to identify opportunities for micro-generation storage and control technology development at an individual dwelling level in the UK. The study investigated the potential for reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions through Distributed Energy (DE) technologies. This was achieved through the development of a segmented model of the UK housing stock supplemented with detailed, real-time supply and demand energy-usage gathered from field trials of micro distributed generation and storage technology in conjunction with building control systems. The outputs of this project now feed into the Smart Systems and Heat programme.
This deliverable is number 3 of 9 in Work Package 1. It assess the suitability of existing work in the area of home energy for use in the Micro DE projects modelling of the potential impactof micro DE systems within the home. It recommends that occupant behaviour models need to be built on available empirical data, such as Warm Front and HEED, as opposed to relying on existing market segmentation models