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

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The promise of smart grids is very attractive. However, it is not yet clear what the future smart grid will look like. Although most researchers acknowledge that users will play a more prominent role in smart grids, there is a lot of uncertainty on this issue. To counter the strong techno-logical bias in smart grid research and literature, we propose that re-search should focus more on the social and business dimension of smart grid developments. The main elements of such a research agenda are:
• Developing more socially embedded visions on smart grids and the services it will provide;
• A shift in the focus on developing smart grids components and systems towards the services it will deliver
• Development and testing of innovative user-centered business models and ecosystems
More general, on the role of users in smart grids, the main lesson is that user roles should be taken more seriously in relation to smart grids: ex-perts should no longer regard users exclusively and/or simply as potential barriers to smart grid innovation but also as important stakeholders and potential participants in the innovation process.
TaalEngels
TitelSmart grids from a global perspective
Subtitelbridging old and new energy systems
RedacteurenA. Beaulieu, J. de Wilde, J.M.A. Scherpen
Plaats van productieBerlin
UitgeverijSpringer
Pagina's27-42
Aantal pagina's15
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-319-28077-6
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-319-28075-2
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2016

Publicatie series

NaamPower Systems
ISSN van geprinte versie1612-1287

Vingerafdruk

Social sciences
Innovation
Ecosystems
Industry
Testing
Uncertainty

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Verbong, G. P. J., Verkade, N., Verhees, B., Huijben, J. C. C. M., & Höffken, J. I. (2016). Smart business for smart users? A social science agenda for developing smart grids. In A. Beaulieu, J. de Wilde, & J. M. A. Scherpen (editors), Smart grids from a global perspective : bridging old and new energy systems (blz. 27-42). (Power Systems). Berlin: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28077-6_3
Verbong, G.P.J. ; Verkade, N. ; Verhees, B. ; Huijben, J.C.C.M. ; Höffken, J.I./ Smart business for smart users? A social science agenda for developing smart grids. Smart grids from a global perspective : bridging old and new energy systems. redacteur / A. Beaulieu ; J. de Wilde ; J.M.A. Scherpen. Berlin : Springer, 2016. blz. 27-42 (Power Systems).
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Verbong, GPJ, Verkade, N, Verhees, B, Huijben, JCCM & Höffken, JI 2016, Smart business for smart users? A social science agenda for developing smart grids. in A Beaulieu, J de Wilde & JMA Scherpen (redactie), Smart grids from a global perspective : bridging old and new energy systems. Power Systems, Springer, Berlin, blz. 27-42. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28077-6_3

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.

Smart grids from a global perspective : bridging old and new energy systems. redactie / A. Beaulieu; J. de Wilde; J.M.A. Scherpen. Berlin : Springer, 2016. blz. 27-42 (Power Systems).

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Verbong GPJ, Verkade N, Verhees B, Huijben JCCM, Höffken JI. Smart business for smart users? A social science agenda for developing smart grids. In Beaulieu A, de Wilde J, Scherpen JMA, redacteurs, Smart grids from a global perspective : bridging old and new energy systems. Berlin: Springer. 2016. blz. 27-42. (Power Systems). Beschikbaar vanaf, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28077-6_3