Smart meters in buildings: New Business Opportunities for the Digital Age in Norway

Smart meters in buildings: New Business Opportunities for the Digital Age in Norway

By 1 January 2019, all electricity consumers in Norway have had a smart meter. With AMS (Advanced Metering System), consumers (e.g., householders) receive advanced information about their electricity consumption, a more accurate meter reading and better opportunities to engage in demand response. This village aims at investigating business opportunities that follow the roll-out of smart metering and works continuously to gather knowledge about the measures needed to facilitate this development in the retail power market. The aim of this village comes in line with the plan of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), https://www.nve.no/energy-market-and-regulation/retail-market/new-technology-and-demand-response/, for the digitalisation of the power industry.

 

Smart Meters in Buildings: New Opportunities for the Digital Age in Norway

Relevant competency

Students from across disciplines (i.e., engineering, business, social science) with an interest in sustainability, marketing, and occupant behaviour analysis have the opportunity to engage with this Village.  

About the village

The village believes in AMS (Advanced Metering System) as a good platform for supplying convenient household services. Going beyond the basic requirements established by NVE through regulation, Distribution System Operators (DSOs) and third parties can offer useful consumer services. These services may be energy related, such as managing electricity consumption or offering new types of energy products, as well as providing solutions for safety alarms, registering water leakages and so on.

In order to investigate such new services and solutions, the village will offer a multi-discipline environment for the students’ groups where academia meet the business and industry. The village is a collaboration between IBM, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engage, Centre for Engaged Education through Entrepreneurship. The student groups will benefit from guidance from experts in both engineering and business.

The village’s students’ groups can define their own projects based on their specific skills and interest, whether engineering, entrepreneurship, customer preference and behaviour, among others. This could range from modelling scenarios, to desk-based research, to customer surveys and combinations thereof. The aim is to investigate business opportunities that follow the roll-out of smart metering.

Links of possible players

 

 


Fakta om landsbyen - TBA4860

Course code: TBA4860
Village title: Smart Meters in Buildings: New Business Opportunities for the Digital Age in Norway 
Type: Semester
Language: English
Supervisors: Mohamed Hamdy and Alenka Temeljotov-Salaj 
Contact info: Alenka Temeljotov-Salaj og Mohamed Hamdy
Semester: Spring 2020

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