The Social Dimension of Smart Grids

Anna Mengolini
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The Social Dimension of Smart Grids

29 Sep | 12:45 pm

The Social Dimension of Smart Grids

About the Speech:

The focus of Dr Mengolini’s speech will be on the central role of the consumer and communities in the future low carbon energy system. While the traditional approach to the smart grid focuses mainly on the technical dimensions of the two-way engagement between the consumer and the smart grids, Dr Mengolini will address the social dimension of smart electricity systems such as the impact of smart grid on vulnerable “passive” consumers who have to remain on the grid, while “active” consumers can afford to go off the grid. Her interest in energy poverty, energy justice and vulnerable energy consumers will raise interesting considerations for discussions on equity in the new energy system.

This event is the first of two keynote addresses leading up an international conference on a consumer-driven energy future entitled:   Take Charge – Together Towards a Low Carbon Future.

The event is open to all IIEA members as well as non-members who have purchased a conference ticket.

The event is kindly sponsored by ESB.


About the Speaker:

Anna Mengolini leads research on socio-technical analysis and modelling of emerging electricity systems, consumer active participation and the evolution of retail energy markets at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission – Directorate Energy, Transport and Climate. Her research interests also include energy poverty, energy justice and vulnerable energy consumers. She has a background in Chemical Engineering and holds a PhD in Energy Systems.

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