Problematizing the needs of residents in the development of smart grid services
2015 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
This paper reports from a pilot study conducted in an ongoing research project focusing on how users and their needs are being part of the development of smart grid services. The project aims to explore how development and use of services related to smart grids in homes might affect practices involving electricity consumption. The empirical material centers around an urban development project with a focus on social sustainability. So far only preliminary remarks can be made, and these points to that smart grid services are not in the center of attention, but rather taken for granted, and that the users are rather absent from the discussions. This indicates that the practices of which electricity consumption are part are not taken into consideration, but instead it is taken for granted that users shall adjust their needs based on information about electricity consumption patterns and prices.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Information Systems, Social aspects
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123296OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-123296DiVA: diva2:881213
Workshop on Residents’ Democratic Engagement in Public Housing and Urban Areas: Challenges and Potentials for ICT. Aarhus, Denmark 18 August 2015