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 priority groups and messages/modes of communication and pilot. Identify/develop messengers and materials for priority groups.
  2. Develop ideas/partnerships to research engagement in blocks (to test how to overcome technical challenges with potential high FP and DSR benefits e.g. trial ToU tariffs)
  3. Research with users on optimising engagement with and use of IHD/other energy feedback platforms.
  4. Community organisation training/support and network dev on smart technologies and their application/use.
  5. Communicate future visions of the 'bigger picture' and the benefits of smart city/grid/ technologies, and allaying consumer concerns.
  6. FP and private tenancies: Optimise SM/Smart PAYG with private landlords and young consumers; support tenants with SM data-informed EDR advice. Re. FP legislation (EPC band C 2030), discuss with universities/LAs/letting agencies/landlords establishing property ‘accreditation/grading’. Identify mechanisms/incentives for private landlords/tenants to invest in EE measures. 
1. Support targeted area-based locally championed energy awareness

2.Finish piloting of block-based technical/engagement intervention(s)

3. Wider research: year-long+ studies, all tenancies esp HMOs incl student dwellings. Understanding of social collective process of domestic energy use.

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5. Ongoing promotion of smart city benefits and learning

6. Identify best approaches for tackling FP in private rented sector. E.g city-wide grading, EE investment, supporting tenants in use of SM data and EDR.

Working towards 2017-18
  1. Collate information on changes in Bristol FP using SM data to best target further roll out and FP service provision.
  2. Art visuals of Bristol’s real time fluid energy supply and demand, eventually to be city-wide
  3. Explore potential for Bristol CAD energy management service that links to FP and health services (with RSLs and for domestic/non-domestic sectors)
Working towards 2020
  1. Standardise energy data available (temperature/humidity) in council properties - rapid response for vulnerable clients.
Key trends/developments (Energy, IT/Data, Commercial, Regulatory/Policy and Cultural/Social) SMETS2 agreement and release re. data protection and consumer switching experience