Research questions

Main research question:

How do householders become optimally and durably enrolled in and empowered by sustainable, smart grid-enabled energy practices?


Sub-research question 1:

What domestic energy practices are emerging and transforming in the smart grid and how do they relate to grid management?

Sub-research question 2:

How do householders learn and durably routinize new patterns of energy consuming behaviour, based on newly introduced technologies, knowledge, engagements, and emotions?

Sub-research question 3:

How do householders structure in time their everyday energy practices, and how does the smart grid contribute to more sustainable rhythms of energy consumption?

Sub-research question 4:

How can (organized) citizens and system actors co-construct smart grids which facilitate sustainable, decentralized, and democratic configurations of the energy systems and empower sustainable lifestyles?