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									The DEHEMS Project
•
                              December 2008


    Heike Schuster-James - Operations Manager
        Digital Development & Communities
              Service Birmingham


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DEHEMS
• Digital Environment Home Energy
  Management System

• European Project

• 7th Framework Programme
  R&D - Cooperation Theme

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The Facts
• 2.9m € EC contribution
• Lead: Manchester City Council
• B’ham role: delivery partner, €100k
  Digital Birmingham and BeBham
  Environmental Partnership
• Timeframe: June08-Nov10 (30 months)

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15 European Partners




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What Birmingham does
• Test bed with 50
  homes (Living Lab)
• 250 in EU – B’ham,
  Bristol, Manchester,
  Plovdiv, Russe
• Cycle 1 = 60 total UK



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http://status.dehems.org/dashboard.html
What Birmingham does
• Cycle 1 – Jan 09 - Mar 09
  20 homes, technology testing, use cases
• Cycle 2 – summer 09
  50 homes, device measuring,
• Cycle 3 – spring 2010
  50 homes
• Research, focus groups, behaviour study
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Project aims and outputs
•   Software and website
•   Intelligent metering for electricity
•   Valuable real-time data and database
•   Device metering
•   Research in user behaviour
•   Development of Living Lab methodology
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Progress to Date – Living Labs
• Family Hsg Association on Board
• 20plus households lined up
• 60 smart metres purchased and hubs
  configured
• System 1st version live – 5 users testing
• 1st survey done, 640 B’ham responses
• User agreement drafted

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Progress to Date - technical
• Server purchased and set up
• First simulation model created
• Source code being published to Open
  Source community
• IBM free licence received for Informix IDS


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Challenges and plans
•   EC project review 29/01/2009
•   Advancing state of the art – R&D
•   Moving from MySQL to time series DB
•   Scaleability to millions of households
•   Including gas (planned) and more data
•   Involving Open Source Community
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Opportunities




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Opportunities
•   Smart Home plans
•   CO2 trading
•   Living Lab – business model
•   Community engagement and skills



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What is a Living Lab?
• A Living Lab is both a methodology for User
  Driven Innovation (UDI) and the
  organisations that primarily use it

• Looking for new solutions, new products, new
  services or new business models


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What is a Living Lab?




Citizens + Research + real life environment
                = Living Lab

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Living Lab Concept


• Human centric
• User driven
  innovation




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Living Lab Concept
• Iterative
• Cycle




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Living Lab Concept

•   Public + Private +
•   Citizen + Research +
•   Multiple Disciplines
•   =
•   Partnership Approach


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A Short Living Lab History



 1990            2000             2008

        MIT   LISBON     ENoLL   B’HAM



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The Birmingham LL
•   DEHEMS
•   Smart Metering
•   June 2008- Nov 2010
•   50 Households B’ham
•   250 UK and EU



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Issues for Living Labs

•IPR- Creative Commons
• Motivation for real-life participants
•Roles in public-private-citizen partnership
•Research needed to understand open innovation



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Benefits of a Living Lab
 •Avoidance of costly design failures
 •Sparking ideas of multiple disciplines
 •Higher acceptance of Products and Services
 •Building strong partnerships
 •Added value through Creative Commons
 • Increased competitiveness

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• Thank you for listening




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