Pathways for sustainability transitions in the electricity sector : multi-level analysis and empirical illustration.

G.P.J. Verbong, F.W. Geels

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    This paper analyses sustainability transitions in the electriciy sector. Using a Multi Level Perspective on transitions, three transition pathways are briefly elaborated and indications for the consequences for the infrastructure are given. The transformation pathway is characterised by a further hybridisation of the infrastructure; in the reconfiguration pathway, internationalisation and scale increase in renewable generation can lead to the emergence of a Supergrid. The de-alignment and re-alignment pathway is dominated by distributed generation and a focus on more local infrastructures. This pathway involves a major restrcuturing of the elecitricty system, but our conclusion is that this pathway is less likely than the other two. The de-alignment and re-alignment pathway is therefore more dependent on external developments and/or strong policy interventions. However, in all pathways major investments in infrastructure and innovative technologies are needed.
    Originele taal-2Engels
    TitelProceedings of the First International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Building Networks for a Brighter Future (INFRA), November 10-12, 2008
    Plaats van productieNew York
    UitgeverijInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Pagina's1-5
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-4244-6887-4
    DOI's
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2008
    Evenement1st International Conference on Infrastructure and Services : Building Networks for a Brighter Future (INFRA) - Rotterdam, Nederland
    Duur: 10 nov 200812 nov 2008

    Congres

    Congres1st International Conference on Infrastructure and Services : Building Networks for a Brighter Future (INFRA)
    Verkorte titelINFRA 2008
    LandNederland
    StadRotterdam
    Periode10/11/0812/11/08
    AnderBuilding Networks for a Brighter Future (INFRA2008)

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