SERG’s Dr Tom Rushby gave a summary of early SAVE project results at two SAVE ‘Open Days’ on the 10th & 11th of May 2017. The events, which were lead by SSEN but hosted by the University, consisted of a series of short talks and facilitated discussions intended to help inform the project’s future direction.
Tom presented the project’s main data collection methods together with an overview of preliminary analysis of household electricity consumption patterns drawing on the SAVE representative sample of 4,000 households. He showed how Sunday early evening demand is emerging as a previously unseen ‘peak’; how different householder employment patterns affect temporal consumption profiles; why Christmas 2016 was a very unusual Sunday and how consumption profiles are also affected by different forms of heating.