funded by

Adaptive and TOU Pricing Schemes

for Smart Technology Integration

Context and objectives of the study

Integrating a large share of intermittent renewables in a regional energy system is no easy task. Even if solar production is well corraleted with the demand, the production of intermittent renewables does not always occur when we need it. Part of the solution can be provided by smart strategies that are engineered either to store the energy in order to consume it at later times or to displace a share of the demand to times during which intermittent generation is important.


The aim of this study is to understand the systemic effect of introducing both demand-response schemes and decentralised storage (in particular by exploiting electric vehicles). The social acceptability of both these mechanisms has been carefully taken care of by rolling out a survey aiming at measuring the willingness of the residential sector to enrol in demand-response and/or decentralised storage schemes.


This study was sponsored by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and realised with the help of the Link Institute (survey) and HEC Paris (econometric analysis of the survey).

Overview of methodology and of the results