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Smarta elnät i Sverige: Energibranschens förutsättningar och förväntningar
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The need for a more efficient electrical grid has made the smart grid concept popular in recent years. The aims of this study are to identify the conditions in Sweden for implementing a smart grid and to analyse the opinions of stakeholders. One finding is that the large capacity of Sweden’s existing electrical grid decreases the immediate need for smart grid solutions. However, the rapid increase in wind power might push the development of a smart grid in the coming years. By employing case study methodology, five different smart grid projects in Sweden are discussed, using different theoretical frameworks, including actor network theory, discourse analysis, technological trajectories, diffusion of innovation and timing of entry. Norra Djurgardsstaden, a large construction project in Stockholm in which smart grid technology is used, is then analysed. The differing views of the parties involved in the project raise the question of whether more coordination is needed. Another project at Falbygdens Energi focuses on energy storage in batteries. This project poses the question of whether the regulation of the Swedish power market needs to be reformed to support the smart grid and to encourage new ways of collaborating and doing business. The final discussion concludes by suggesting new research questions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 91 p.
UPTEC STS, ISSN 1650-8319 ; 12023
Keyword [en]
smart grid, electricity market, regulation, discourse analysis, case study, market entry
Keyword [sv]
smarta elnät, elmarknad, reglering, diskursanalys, fallstudie, inträde på marknaden
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-176646OAI: diva2:536331
Educational program
Systems in Technology and Society Programme
Available from: 2012-07-05 Created: 2012-06-21 Last updated: 2012-07-05Bibliographically approved

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