TICELEC Project: Information Technologies for Responsible Electricity ConsumptionThe launch of the project on 30th November mark the official start of this unique experiment, involving volunteer households in Biot.
On Wednesday 30th November 2011 at 11am, the GREDEC Laboratory (UMR CNRS – UNS), the OFCE, the company Unibode and the town of Biot, officially launched the TICELEC project – Information Technologies for Responsible Electricity Consumption (Technologies de l’Information pour une Consommation Electrique responsable) at the GREDEG Laboratory (Nice Sophia Antipolis Research Group into Law, Economy and Management), 250 rue Albert Einstein – building 2 – Valbonne Sophia Antipolis.
- Pierre Dauchez, Regional Côte d’Azur representative for CNRS,
- Jacques Ravix, Director of the GREDEG Laboratory, Nice Sophia Antipolis Research Group into Law, Economy and Management,
- Olivier Brie, Sébastien Alégret et Mathieu Pinson and the Ubinode Team, in charge of the project
- Jean-Pierre DERMIT, Mayor of Biot, Vice-chairman of the Sophia Antipolis Urban Area Community,
- Martine Aufeuvre, Biot Town Councillor, responsible for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Renewable Energies,
- Nathalie Lazaric, Research Directer at CNRS, GREDEG Laboratory, Nice Sophia Antipolis Research Group into Law, Economy and Management, project manager.
The TICELEC research programme – Information Technologies for Responsible Electricity Consumption is proposing a scientific experiment for the general public (users in Biot) aiming to lead to a change towards responsible electricity consumption.
There are several types of obstacles to controlling energy consumption. Among these barriers are habits, the social environment and a household’s lack of information about its own behaviours. ICT provides households with the chance to track their consumption trends (feedback) and allows them to act independently. The key issue is discovering the impact of providing different types of information compared to that normally given about consumption control and the possible sustainable modification of behaviours.
TICELEC will help to identify the technical, social and behavioural barriers for households and conduct an experiment on a sample of 75 consumers receiving various types of feedback in the town of Biot (via the Home Energy Pack). The project aims to measure the impact of this technology offer in order to reveal new data on consumption and curb certain habits due to local imitation.
The purpose of the event on 30th November 2011 was to mark the official start of this unique experiment, involving volunteer households in Biot. These households are divided into three groups, each of which is responsible for one action to control electric energy.
With the help of a smart sensor, real Information and Communication Technology (ICT), some of these households will measure and view their electricity consumption and may be able to identify potential drains on consumption.
The TICELEC project is supported by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, ADEME (French Agency for Environment and Energy Management) and the Alpes-Maritimes Departemental Council and has been approved by the CapEnergies Competitiveness Cluster.