Do you think you would be able to publish average energy usage figures based on customer profiles?
I imagine most people would be quite happy to provide a household profile (e.g. how many adults and children live there, how many bedrooms and type of property etc, maybe even if they have an electric car).
Then you could work out what the average usage costs are for different profiles, e.g. a Family in a 3 bedroom terrace vs a couple in a flat or a single adult in a detached.
To help people reduce energy use, knowing what people in similar situations use would be really useful.
It is one thing competing with yourself but if you can compete with everyone else to keep below average (or atleast get closer) that is even better.
At the very least it would allow people to see if they have significantly different usage compared to others.
And using real life usage data rather than Ofgem’s very basic ones would be much more interesting.
The end result I would love to see if on the monthly statements you would be able to to say, ‘You were in the lowest 10% of energy users this month’ or something similar.
This would require the smart meters and people to be honest and update their household profile for any changes but would be great for energy conscious people.