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Exploring the role of intermediaries in smart grid developments

Cook, Matthew; Potter, Stephen; Langendahl, Per-Anders; Roby, Helen; Collins, Trevor and Taylor, Dan (2015). Exploring the role of intermediaries in smart grid developments. In: Sustainable Innovation 2015, 9-10 Nov 2015, Epsom, Surrey.

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Smart grid pilot projects have been initiated in a number of locations across the UK. Innovations considered in these projects include various technologies such as smart meters and electrical energy storage devices, as well as novel institutional arrangements which form the basis of commercial Demand Side Response (DSR) initiatives. This paper reports research into DSR using multiple case studies from Low Carbon Network Fund projects in the UK. The role of Aggregator companies in DSR is reported, their role of a key intermediary analysed and conceptualised using the Accessibility, Mobility and Receptivity (AMR) framework.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
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Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Project Falcon (XD-11-035-SP)Not Setofgem
MK:SMART, an integrated innovation and training programme leveraging large-scale city data to drive economic growth (Q-13-037-EM)H04HEFCE
Extra Information: ‘State of the Art’ Sustainable Innovation & Design
Part of the ‘Towards Sustainable Product Design’ series of conferences
20th International Conference
Keywords: Smart Grids; intermediaries; aggregators
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 44826
Depositing User: Stephen Potter
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 14:38
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 16:33
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