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Nick Verkade, MSc. (1985) graduated in 2014 at Wageningen University’s Environmental Policy Group on the topic of informational governance of smart meters in the Netherlands. He has a background in Business Economics (BSc) and Human Geography (BSc) attained at University of Amsterdam. Currently, he pursues a Ph.D. at the School of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences in the Technology, Innovation and Society group. Nick’s research is focused on smart grids, especially on the role and strategies of energy sector actors in the development of domestic energy practices. This research is being conducted together with WUR, and partners Enexis and MilieuCentraal.

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energy consumption Social Sciences
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Netherlands Social Sciences
Energy utilization Engineering & Materials Science
innovation Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 10 Citations
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Poster

Collective energy practices: A practice-based approach to civic energy communities and the energy system

Verkade, N. & Höffken, J., 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 11, 15 p., 3230

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
commercial activity
renewable energy
qualitative analysis

Flexibeler energieverbruik van huishoudens

Smale, R., Verkade, N., Geelen, D. & Kohlmann, J., 18 Dec 2018, In : Energie +. 4, p. 4-7 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

2 Citations (Scopus)

The design and development of domestic smart grid interventions: insights from the Netherlands

Verkade, N. & Höffken, J. I., 20 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 202, p. 799-805 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

The Netherlands
Design and development
smart grid
5 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
energy consumption
Energy utilization
3 Citations (Scopus)

Smart business for smart users? A social science agenda for developing smart grids

Verbong, G. P. J., Verkade, N., Verhees, B., Huijben, J. C. C. M. & Höffken, J. I., 2016, Smart grids from a global perspective : bridging old and new energy systems. Beaulieu, A., de Wilde, J. & Scherpen, J. M. A. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 27-42 15 p. (Power Systems)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Open Access
Social sciences

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Contributed talk

Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science / Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology

Nick Verkade (Speaker)
31 Aug 20163 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Student theses

Inquiring the potential for demand side management of households

Author: van Vlijmen, M., 2016

Supervisor: Slootweg, J. (Supervisor 1), Verbong, G. (Supervisor 2), Höffken, J. (Supervisor 2), Klaassen, E. (Supervisor 2) & Verkade, N. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master