Call for proposals 'Supporting vulnerable households to make the most of smart meters', Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Key information

Status: Open Deadline: Thursday, 17 November 2016, 23:59 hours Timescale: 12-15 months, starting January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter Budget: Up to £75k (including VAT and any other expenses) one project only

Further information

This project therefore aims to provide learning to inform the smart meter rollout and post installation support, to ensure that vulnerable households, including those on low incomes and facing fuel poverty, can make the most of the use of smart meters by:

Piloting the use of smart meters with vulnerable households to understand what needs they have and to maximise the opportunities and benefits they might see from the introduction of smart meters, building on existing evidence and known good practice;

Identifying and testing a range of related interventions to help vulnerable households, both to understand and make use of the data provided on their energy use, and to facilitate wider support to enable them to meet their needs for affordable warmth, or potentially related support needs;

Evaluating the interventions offered over time to identify which approaches work, with whom and in what circumstances;

Identifying lessons which can inform policymakers, the regulator, energy providers, housing providers and voluntary and community organisations that support vulnerable households on how to ensure that these households benefit from the smart meter rollout

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