The Consumer's Role in Flexible Energy Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Changing Consumers' Behavior

Geertje Schuitema, Lisa Ryan, Claudia Aravena

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Abstract

A transition to fossil-free energy systems is necessary to secure a safe, reliable, and sustainable future. This implies increasing shares of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, and introduces new challenges in terms of flexibility, storage, and energy transmission. Consumers play a crucial role in achieving this energy transition, as consumer flexibility is required to accommodate variable generation and peak loads. This implies that consumers become more flexible in their energy use and adopt technologies that facilitate greater reliance on renewable energy sources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-60
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Power and Energy Magazine
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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