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Micro DE - Modelling the Cost Effectiveness and Potential Uptake of Technologies in Existing UK Residential Buildings


Citation Oreszczyn, T., Hamilton, I., Mavrogianni, A., Oikonomou, E., Raslan, R., Smith, A., Spataru.C. and Stone, A Micro DE - Modelling the Cost Effectiveness and Potential Uptake of Technologies in Existing UK Residential Buildings, ETI, 2011. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000296.
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Author(s) Oreszczyn, T., Hamilton, I., Mavrogianni, A., Oikonomou, E., Raslan, R., Smith, A., Spataru.C. and Stone, A
Project partner(s) Electricité de France SA (EDF SA)} Building Research Establishment Limited} University College London} Passivsystems Ltd
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000296
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Abstract 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 7 in Work Package 3. it covers
  • WP 3.5.1 Modelling the cost effectiveness and hence potential uptake of technologies and
  • WP 3.2.2 Human Factorsmodelling
The report aims to identify the opportunities to develop micro DE and control technologies and quantify the potential impact on UK domestic energy use by 2040. It also addresses the impact of human interaction in the form of ‘comfort taking’, i.e. using micro DE technologies / improvements in building thermal efficiency to improve occupant comfort through higher internal temperature as opposed to reduction of energy consumption.

The model, and its use and results are discussed under the following headings:
  • Building stock and dwelling variants
  • Technology parameters
  • 2010 constraints
  • 2040 update constraints
  • Model versions
  • Time varying assumptions
  • Micro DE system prices
  • Installations to date
  • Internal temperature correction and “comfort taking”
  • Illustrative model outputs
Associated Project(s) ETI-DE2003: Micro Distributed Energy
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
Associated Publication(s)

Micro DE - Analysis of the Benefits of Buildings Energy Services Control System

Micro DE - Distributed Energy Monitoring System Requirements

Micro DE - Executive Summary - DE2003/D3.5: Modelling the Cost Effectiveness and Hence Potential Uptake of Technologies

Micro DE - Executive Summary - DE2003/D3.7: Project Summary Report

Micro DE - Findings From Field Trial Occupant Interviews

Micro DE - Heat Meter Investigation

Micro DE - Micro DE Technology Comparisons

Micro DE - Micro Distributed Energy and Energy Services Management Application to existing UK residential buildings

Micro DE - Plan for Larger Field Trials

Micro DE - Project Summary Report

Micro DE - Review of in Market Buildings Control Systems, Technology Platforms and Standards

Micro DE - Review of Previous Work on Energy User Behaviour