Exploring sustainability transitions in the electricity sector with socio-technical pathways

@inproceedings{Verbong2010ExploringST,
  title={Exploring sustainability transitions in the electricity sector with socio-technical pathways},
  author={Gpj Geert Verbong and Frank W. Geels},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract This paper analyses sustainability transitions in the electricity system, using recent theories on socio-technical pathways. The paper describes three possible transition pathways and indicates the implications for (grid) infrastructures. The ‘transformation pathway’ is characterised by a further hybridization of the infrastructure; in the ‘reconfiguration pathway’, internationalisation and scale increase in renewable generation lead to the emergence of a ‘Supergrid’. The ‘de-alignment… CONTINUE READING

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