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Table 10 Summary of changes to household population

From: Towards a smart and sustainable residential energy culture: assessing participant feedback from a long-term smart grid pilot project

Participant Change in household population Energy usage influence Change to the number of people home during peak hours
1 Two adults moved out Less consumption 2 less people
2 1 child born Increased peak-hours consumption 1 adult and 1 infant—on maternity leave
3 No changes No changes No changes
4 No changes No changes No changes
5 1 child born and 1 adult home for childcare Increased peak-hours consumption 1 adult and 1 infant—working from home
6 No changes No changes 1 less adult—went from part-time to full-time work
7 1 child born and 1 adult home for childcare Increased peak-hours consumption 1 adult and 1 infant—on maternity leave
8 1 less adult—adolescent moved out Increased peak-hours consumption for TV and stove 1 less adult—stopped working from home
9 2 adults moved in Increased peak-hours consumption 1 child and 2 adults home during the day
10 No changes No changes No changes
11 1 more adult and then 1 less adult Increased fluctuations in consumption due to changes 1 less child—went to school
12 Change in work schedule Used computer when home 1 adult worked from home (6 months)(used computer)
13 1 child born and 1 adult home for childcare Increased peak-hours consumption 1 adult and 1 infant—on maternity leave
14 School schedule Increased peak-hours consumption during the summer Children home during summer (4 people home) and 1 adult—childcare during summer
15 No changes No changes No changes