The use of smart meters and social media in promoting conservation behaviour

Majed Abdullah Alrowaily, Manolya Kavakli

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Abstract

Social networks play a significant role in changing consumer behaviour. However, only a few energy monitoring system manufacturers have taken advantage of this opportunity. This paper provides a review of recent empirical literature on energy and water consumption. While Eastern Asian countries, China in particular, are leaders in deploying smart meters, the majority of studies in this field (82%) have been conducted in North America and Europe, therefore, more research is needed on the use of smart meters in Eastern Asia. Our findings on the survey state that smart meters were involved in 36% of the conducted studies, while, social media and mobile applications were (24% and 20%, respectively). Additionally, qualitative methodologies were used exclusively in 44%, while quantitative methodologies were only used exclusively in 25% of the studies. Both methodologies were used in 31% the studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 8th International Conference on u- and e-Service, Science and Technology, UNESST 2015
EditorsJianhua Ma, Wai Chi Fang
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages50-56
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398527
ISBN (Print)9781467398510
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event8th International Conference on u- and e-Service, Science and Technology, UNESST 2015 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 25 Nov 201528 Nov 2015

Other

Other8th International Conference on u- and e-Service, Science and Technology, UNESST 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period25/11/1528/11/15

Keywords

  • Consumer behaviour
  • Energy conservation
  • Social media
  • Water conservation

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