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A better consideration of moral values can contribute to social acceptance. This can be done by specifying design requirements and policy guidelines during the planning phase of infrastructures. Moral values to which energy infrastructures need to comply may however change after the planning phase. The aim of my work is to develop approaches to identify and explore scenarios of value change. This is done using methods such as probabilistic topic models and agent-based models.
We propose a new approach for tracing value change. Value change may lead to a mismatch between current value priorities in society and the values for which technologies were designed in the past, such as energy technologies based on fossil fuels, which were developed when sustainability was not considered a very important value. Better anticipatin...
Heterogeneity in the population characteristics and behaviour has since long been recognised as an important factor that could influence the adoption curve of innovations. Until the 1990’s, the various simulation paradigms available to simulate the innovation did not allow a convenient study of the effects of heterogeneity due to the lack of model...
This master thesis research report has been written as part of the master programme ‘Systems Engineering, Policy & Management’ of the Technology, Policy and Management at the Delft University of Technology. The purpose of this work is to identify a set of directions for policy that allows a large adoption of smart grid appliances on the scale of ci...
The rollout of smart grids is beneficial for allowing the entire electricity infrastructure to cope with the important production fluctuations that can be occasioned by renewable energy sources. The extent to which smart grid infrastructures are able to cope with production fluctuations is largely dependent on the extent to which households are wil...
Nuclear energy dependency, large vulnerability to socio-political factors, high wind and solar energy targets and progressive liberalization of the energy sector; those are some of the main challenges the French electricity sector is currently facing. This paper uses the multi-method Exploratory System Dynamics Modeling and Analysis to explore the...
Smart grid systems are considered to be important enablers in the transition to a more sustainable electricity system, as they facilitate the growing deployment of, among others, renewable energies. However, there are ethical concerns related to their use, concerning privacy, security, justice, reliability, or affordability. To address these ethical concerns and avoid conflicts during implementation, there is a strong urgency to take moral values into account when designing smart grid technologies. This project aims to identify innovative organizational models of smart energy systems that take moral values into account and are more robust to value conflicts.