The joint project on Plug and Play Devices with the Electronic Devices and Networks Annex of the 4E TCP has commenced, with Energy Systems Catapult leading the research.
The objective of this project is to investigate the extent to which energy efficiency and demand flexibility services are not being realised because a proportion of smart, energy devices are not user-friendly with respect to setup and continuing operation. The smart devices of interest are those found in a residential environment and include smart appliances, smart space and water heating controls and other smart devices with the ability to significantly reduce energy consumption (e.g. lighting).
A report is expected in late 2021.