SERG’s first report for the LCNF funded SAVE project has been published. The report,  “Report 2.1 – SAVE Customer Model Framework Specification“, lays out the applied research context for the SAVE Customer Modelling Framework (SCMF) and describes its key requirements.
The report then outlines a microsimulation modelling approach than can meet these requirements and describes its conceptual foundations and method of implementation.
In the absence of SAVE baseline data, which is to be collected from early 2015 onwards, the the report uses UK Time Use Survey data, imputed power demand and UK Census data to provide illustrations of the kinds of outputs that will be available in subsequent phases of the project.