Welcome to POWBAL. POWBAL is an initiative and research project by Imperial and LSE researchers. POWBAL wants to make the energy sector cleaner by moving power consumption to time periods when power generation is cleanest. This requires new technology. More importantly, it requires an understanding of the behavioural drivers of adoption of those technologies. At POWBAL we develop simple technological solutions to facilitate load shifting and examine the adoption behaviour by users.
In collaboration with TATA Power, Powbal is conducting experiments with residential electricity customers in Delhi and Mumbai to study the role of automation and incentives in leveraging flexibility in household power demand.
With the POWBAL platform we can easily deploy monitoring solutions at the device level. This can be useful for understanding which devices exactly are making up your energy demand.