Home3: Tackling Cold Homes Fuel Poverty

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Using smart energy data and associated interventions to tackle cold homes/fuel poverty and the associated health and social challenges

Now 2017-18 2020 onwards
For Now
  1. Identify housing infrastructure and demographic factors in fuel poor areas. Identify priority groups and messages/modes of communication and  pilot. Identify/develop messengers and materials for those with lower literacy/ESL.
  2. Identify technical challenges e.g. high rises, and possible solutions.
  3. Research with users on optimising engagement with and use of IHD/other energy monitoring platforms. Case studies to build desire for SM. Develop/inform community organisation network of support.
  4. Communicate future visions of the 'bigger picture' and the benefits of smart city/grid/ technologies, and allaying consumer concerns.
  5. Optimise smart PAYG with private landlords and young consumers re. FP legislation trigger (Band C 2030). Work with universities/LAs/letting agencies/landlords to establish property ‘quality grading’.
  6. Engage SMEs: demonstration projects to pilot energy services by third parties or local utilities 
1. Targeted ward/area-based energy awareness, locally championed (switching,

smart meter awareness, pre and post install support,  ongoing efficiency network and news). 2.Testing technical solns

3. Broaden research remit to year-long+ studies, all tenancies esp MOH’s incl student dwellings. Understanding of social collective process of domestic energy use.

4. Ongoing promotion of smart city benefits and learning

5. City-wide private property grading; deeper incentives for private landlords to invest

4. SW smart cities: Bristol virtually twinned with ...Cardiff

Working towards 2017-18 Reduce upfront costs for SMEs of energy data management services

Ensuring vulnerable people can access their energy data and make best use of it (CAD)

Stuff we expect to do in 2017-18

What it will achieve in terms of moving us closer to realising opportunity

Stuff we’re still doing which develops from 2017-18 stuff

Plus what the ‘stuff we did in 2017-18’ which doesn’t carry forward will have helped to achieve

Working towards 2020 Visualising fluid energy supply and demand across the city

Standardise energy data availability (temp/humidity) in council properties - rapid response for vulnerable clients

Preparatory work to do in 2017-18 for 2020 stuff Stuff we expect to do in 2020
Key trends/developments (Energy, IT/Data, Commercial, Regulatory/Policy and Cultural/Social) SMETS2 agreement and release re. data protection and consumer switching experience