The PARENT project will increase, in a socially acceptable manner, the engagement of individuals in the responsible management of their own electricity usage and transport usage.
The project, executed in a constant and close dialogue with stakeholders, and having analysed the state-of-the-art in the field, will develop an innovative and marketable platform for participatory energy management, fuelled by novel analytics, visualisation and gamification techniques to stimulate behavioural change. It will adapt to local contexts of four targeted cities Amsterdam, Bergen, Barcelona and Brussels. In parallel, it will offer guidelines for increasing energy efficiency for multiple stakeholders at multiple levels in Europe. Both the development of the platform and preparation of guidelines will be supported by an analysis of governance and social acceptability (i.e. users' acceptance) in the four cities. The analysis of governance of smart metres and preparation of the guidelines will be use information from a recent scholarship on Responsible Research and Innovation, as well as a prior mapping of the concept of "smart cities" in the different contexts of the four cities.