The TICELEC project (Information Technologies for Responsible Energy Use) will be launched on Sustainable Development Day, organized by the town of Biot on 2nd April as part of National Sustainable Development Week.
Approved by Capenergies competitiveness cluster, TICELEC was selected as part of the “Working Together on Energy” call for projects launched by the PACA region in 2010. Managed by a consortium made up of the Sophia Antipolis-based startup Ubinode, the town of Biot, the GREDEG (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis / CNRS - the National Center for Scientific Research) and the OFCE (Sciences-Po), TICELEC will help to raise awareness among individuals with respect to their energy use, with the aim of guiding them towards responsible and sustainable consumption. There are several obstacles to monitoring residential electricity consumption by households including households’ lack of information about their own consumption, habits and the social environment. The TICELEC project aims to demonstrate the impact of providing tailored information on the monitoring of personal electricity consumption. From an experiment on a sample of seventy five consumers receiving different reports on their consumption (individual and comparative) in the town of Biot, TICELEC aims to measure the impact of a technology offer in bringing new consumption data to light and curbing certain habits thanks to positive local peer pressure.
The TICELEC partners have chosen to place ICT at the service of social sciences in order to identify the economic, technical, psychological and social conditions that will push individuals to act in terms of energy savings.
Come and meet the project stakeholders on Sustainable Development Day in Biot on the 2nd of April.
Ubinode is a start-up providing software for administrating networks of sensors measuring energy performance. Ubinode is supported by Paca-Est incubator and is a member of the Capenergies competitiveness cluster and SCS (Secured Communicating Solutions) network.
The town of Biot, the experimentation site for the TICELEC project, has organized the Biot Sustainable Development Day, an event bringing together the different local stakeholders from the private, public, community and voluntary sectors, all of whom are committed to a sustainable development approach.
GREDEG (Research Group on Law, Economics and Management) is a joint unit of the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and the CNRS. The GREDEG research program is devoted to the study of the functioning and forms of coordination and interaction of businesses and markets in economies based on knowledge and innovation.
OFCE (French Economic Observatory) is based at Sciences Po. OFCE's mission is to “ensure that the fruits of scientific rigor and academic independence serve the public debate on the economy”.
A few key dates:
April 2011: Launch of the TICELEC project
September 2011: Experimentation phase begins
September 2012: End of experimentation phase
April 2013: Project closure