Effect of information presentations on consumer emotions to induce power saving actions

Tomonori Nakayama, Hirotaka Osawa, Shinichiro Okushima, Hirohisa Aki

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Abstract

A demand response method that does not inconvenience consumer lifestyles is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and ensure power supply stability. In general, electric power conservation is motivated by monetary incentives or environmental concerns such as carbon dioxide emissions reductions and power failure probabilities. In this study, methods that induce consumers' power conservation actions were developed by presenting anthropomorphized/visualized information. This study involved improving experimental interfaces involving methods that closely replicate the actual way in which electric appliances are used in consumers' daily lives. Moreover, a small community model such as a micro grid was built to calculate the total amount of consumption power and CO2 emissions of each electric appliance. The experiment involved twenty participants to test power saving behaviors by using the developed interface. The experimental results indicated that the method of presenting visualized information strongly induced users' electric power saving behaviors when compared with other methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 2nd International Smart Cities Conference
Subtitle of host publicationImproving the Citizens Quality of Life, ISC2 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509018451
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 30
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2 2016 - Trento, Italy
Duration: 2016 Sep 122016 Sep 15

Publication series

NameIEEE 2nd International Smart Cities Conference: Improving the Citizens Quality of Life, ISC2 2016 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2 2016
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTrento
Period16/9/1216/9/15

Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide emissions
  • Demand response
  • Electric power saving
  • Environmental moral
  • Human agent interaction
  • Micro grid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urban Studies
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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