Framing Smart Meter Feedback in Relation to Practice Theory
AbstractSmart metering is advancing rapidly and consumption feedback from smart meters is expected to help residents to reduce their energy and water consumption. In recent years, more critical views have been expressed based on theories of social practice, arguing that smart meter feedback ignores the role of various mundane practices where energy and water are consumed and instead targets individuals as active decision-makers. We present a review of qualitative studies on smart meter feedback and results of a survey to European smart metering projects. We argue that theories of social practice can be used to reframe the challenges and potentials of smart meter feedback that have been identified in the literature and our survey. This presents challenges of smart meter feedback as resulting from normalised resource intensive practices rather than from uninterested and comfort-loving individuals. Potentials of improving the effectiveness of smart meter feedback relate to supporting communities and peer-learning and combining smart meter feedback with micro-generation of renewable energy. This has implications for how domestic energy and water consumption is targeted by policy. View Full-Text
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Mela, H.; Peltomaa, J.; Salo, M.; Mäkinen, K.; Hildén, M. Framing Smart Meter Feedback in Relation to Practice Theory. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3553.
Mela H, Peltomaa J, Salo M, Mäkinen K, Hildén M. Framing Smart Meter Feedback in Relation to Practice Theory. Sustainability. 2018; 10(10):3553.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mela, Hanna; Peltomaa, Juha; Salo, Marja; Mäkinen, Kirsi; Hildén, Mikael. 2018. "Framing Smart Meter Feedback in Relation to Practice Theory." Sustainability 10, no. 10: 3553.
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