Research questions

Main research question:

To what degree are the emerging e-practices becoming integrated in households’ collective energy practice and what will be their impact in a smart energy system?

Sub question 1:

How is household energy management and consumption conceptualized from a practice theory perspective?

Sub question 2:

Applying the concept of elements, how do the emerging e-practices as entity and its varied performances look like and develop over time?

Sub question 3:

Do emerging e-practices in the household accompany a shift to smarter energy citizens from the perspective of grid management?

Sub question 4:

Using both the perspectives of practice theory and multilevel framework, which household level and contextual factors impede or stimulate the uptake of emerging e-practices?