Deconinck, G.; H. Joachain; F. Klopfert; L. Holzemer; Z. Qui; K. De Craemer; K. Bachus and M. Hudon: An approach towards socially acceptable energy saving policies via monetary instruments on the smart meter infrastructure. In: Proc. NGInfra 3rd Int. Conf. on Infrastructure Systems & Services - theme Next Generation Infrastructure System for Eco Cities, Shenzhen, P.R.China, 10-12 Nov. 2010, 7 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4244-8477-5.
Energy savings are required, and behavioural change is a good guarantee for this. This paper presents an interdisciplinary four-step approach towards such energy savings. It is based on two types of monetary instruments (white certificates and complementary currencies), that make use of the smart meter infrastructure as a measurement platform for assessing the realised energy savings. A social component ensures that the system design will be accepted by the public at large.