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Tekniska innovationssystems barriärer och drivkrafter för användning i ett teknologiskifte: En fallstudie inom kraftindustrin
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was primarily to increase the understanding of incentives for and barriers to a technological innovation system, TIS, with in the power industry occurring in a rapid technology shift. The aim was also to verify the literature covering TIS analytical framework. The result has therefore extended the framework's scope and contributed with new features that are important in TIS within the power industry. Technology shift with in the power industry was for this study defined as the shift from nuclear to other energy sources, which is expected to be available in early 2021. In order to accomplish this study a case study of Vattenfall AB was conducted, which is a large actor with in the power industry. The study had an additional exploratory intent meant to investigate a future scenario where nuclear power is phased out in 2020. The scenario is focused on identifying incentives and barriers of three major functions of the usage of energy sources with in the power industry.The collected data was based on 22 interviews from stakeholders with in the power industry with varying knowledgebase and interests. Furthermore, documented material from the participants and from the case study company was used. The results of the study have contributed to an increased awareness of an alternative vision of the future within the power industry and the potential incentive forces and barriers that may involve the usage of the identified energy sources. Additionally the result shows how the TIS framework can be used to analyze the usage of technology and what features that then will be important. Previous literature has used the TIS framework to analyze the development of renewable energy within the power industry. Previous studies have also analyzed TIS based on features for development. In this study, the TIS framework has been used for a nother purpose, than other previous studies have done, since it has focused on the usage rather than the development of technology. This study has identified the functions energy supply, economic sustainability and climate impact as important for usage in TIS with in the power industry. Literature has also highlighted a need to gain a better understanding of issues and stakeholders in the power industry. The results of the study contribute with a new perspective for the power industry’s relevant aspects and actors and can be used to clarify the complexity with TIS. The study shows which energy sources Sweden would be able to use in the beginning of 2021 and declare that carbon dioxide emissions would increase.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Technology shift, Technical innovation system, The power industry, Incentives and Barriers
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Teknologiskifte, tekniska innovationssystem, kraftindustrin, drivkrafter och Barriärer
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-52402Local ID: 98811a7c-ded5-4f6b-b4b3-a132500020ebOAI: diva2:1025772
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
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Industrial and Management Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20160627 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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