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What is needed for citizen-centered urban energy transitions : Insights on attitudes towards decentralized energy storage

Bögel, Paula M. 1; Upham, Paul; Shahrokni, Hossein; Kordas, Olga
1 Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


This paper aims to fill a research gap in the area of consumer-citizen attitudes to business models for decentralized energy storage, at the level of households and buildings. The study focuses on the interaction of such attitudes and their underlying motivation factors with socio-cultural, contextual factors. Self-determination theory (SDT) is used as a theoretical framework, to connect interpersonal and contextual factors, addressing the question of how contexts influence the motivation to support energy storage. Drawing on SDT, this study examines the role of autarky (independence from the energy system), autonomy (control over energy management) and relatedness (degree of sharing required) in this regard, embedded and interpreted in the socio-cultural local context of two demonstration sites in Sweden and Portugal. A mixed method approach is used. Quantitative survey data provides information on local social and cultural dimensions, followed by stakeholder consultation workshops that elicit participants’ views on different models of decentralized energy storage. The findings raise questions of how to improve autarky and autonomy for prosumers, while keeping the need for time investment low and provide flexibility regarding the required degree of interaction between prosumers. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000128656
Veröffentlicht am 10.02.2021
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2020.112032
Zitationen: 26
Zitationen: 28
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0301-4215, 1873-6777
KITopen-ID: 1000128656
HGF-Programm 36.02.02 (POF III, LK 01) Energy-Resources, Technologies, Systems
Weitere HGF-Programme 37.11.02 (POF IV, LK 01) Societally-Feasible Transformation Pathways
Erschienen in Energy policy
Verlag Elsevier
Band 149
Seiten Art.Nr. 112032
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 16.12.2020
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