Policy recommendations: towards socially robust smart grids

van der Sluijs, Jeroen, Rommetveit, Kjetil, Strand, Roger, Ballo, Ingrid, Giampietro, Mario, Kovacic, Zora, Lemkow, Louis, Di Masso, Marina, Pereira, Angela, O'Riordan, Kate, Fotopoulou, Aristea, Vesnic, Lucia, Van Dijk, Neils, Kloza, Dariusz, Hildebrandt, Mireille and Smits, Martijntje (2015) Policy recommendations: towards socially robust smart grids. Project Report. The Epinet Project, Bergen, Norway.

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Abstract

This report presents the policy recommendations that follow from the EPINET projects investigations into assessments of ethical, legal and societal aspects of smart electricity grids in the European Union. Its main objective has been to evaluate the state-of-the-art in assessments in this domain, especially focusing on the ways in which these may interact with or become integrated into main research and innovation networks, including the making of research and policy agendas.
These recommendations are aimed at, and relevant to, different groups and networks involved in smart electricity and governance at European and national levels. At one level of policy action there are the many advisory and expert groups involved in the design and development of smart grids. These include the EU Commission Task Force for Smart Grid. National initiatives such as the Dutch Smart Energy Collective form another target audience. Also relevant are the
expert groups participating in the shaping of Horizon 2020 ICT programme (Societal Challenges and LEIT) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, national research councils and their advisory bodies. Our recommendations are especially relevant to so-called crosscutting
actions in Horizon 2020, especially relating to Responsible Research and Innovation and Social and Humanistic Sciences. Next, our recommendations are also directed to national and EU legislators and regulators charged with adapting to and accommodating the actions of policy makers and the smart grid and smart cities communities. Finally, our recommendations are directed to the technology assessment community, including those dedicated to Responsible Research and Innovation, integrated ELSA and impact assessments.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Kate O'Riordan
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:25
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60180

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EPINET - Media Analysis (FP7)G0854EUROPEAN UNION288971