File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Consumer perceptions of smart grid development: results of a Hong Kong survey and policy implications

TitleConsumer perceptions of smart grid development: results of a Hong Kong survey and policy implications
Authors
KeywordsConsumer perception
Demand-side
Electricity consumers
Hong-kong
Policy implications
Issue Date2012
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/enpol
Citation
Energy Policy, 2012, v. 49, p. 204-216 How to Cite?
AbstractConsumers have a major role to play in smart grid technologies which can be instrumental in addressing climate change and energy challenges. However, little is known about how consumers perceive, and how they might respond to the opportunities that smart grid technologies offer. This paper reports the results from a Hong Kong survey (n=505). It contributes to the literature by providing a better understanding of the perceptions and behaviour of electricity consumers about the possible deployment of smart grids. Our results indicate that Hong Kong consumers generally welcomed smart grid technologies and had a preference for energy saving, energy efficiency and renewable energy while they showed a high level of opposition to nuclear power. They displayed an interest in playing a much more informed and active role in energy decision-making, but they were sensitive to tariff increases. Motivations and barriers for consumers to support smart grid developments are also discussed. We conclude with a discussion of policy implications for effective consumer engagement. More policy attention is needed on demand-side measures, introducing institutional and regulatory changes, and modifying relationships between consumers, the government and utilities. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160753
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.045
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.436
ISI Accession Number ID

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorMah, DNYen_US
dc.contributor.authorVan Der Vleuten, JMen_US
dc.contributor.authorHills, Pen_US
dc.contributor.authorTao, Jen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-16T06:18:54Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-16T06:18:54Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationEnergy Policy, 2012, v. 49, p. 204-216en_US
dc.identifier.issn0301-4215-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160753-
dc.description.abstractConsumers have a major role to play in smart grid technologies which can be instrumental in addressing climate change and energy challenges. However, little is known about how consumers perceive, and how they might respond to the opportunities that smart grid technologies offer. This paper reports the results from a Hong Kong survey (n=505). It contributes to the literature by providing a better understanding of the perceptions and behaviour of electricity consumers about the possible deployment of smart grids. Our results indicate that Hong Kong consumers generally welcomed smart grid technologies and had a preference for energy saving, energy efficiency and renewable energy while they showed a high level of opposition to nuclear power. They displayed an interest in playing a much more informed and active role in energy decision-making, but they were sensitive to tariff increases. Motivations and barriers for consumers to support smart grid developments are also discussed. We conclude with a discussion of policy implications for effective consumer engagement. More policy attention is needed on demand-side measures, introducing institutional and regulatory changes, and modifying relationships between consumers, the government and utilities. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/enpolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEnergy Policyen_US
dc.subjectConsumer perception-
dc.subjectDemand-side-
dc.subjectElectricity consumers-
dc.subjectHong-kong-
dc.subjectPolicy implications-
dc.titleConsumer perceptions of smart grid development: results of a Hong Kong survey and policy implicationsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailMah, DNY: daphnemah@hkbu.edu.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailVan Der Vleuten, JM: joost@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailHills, P: phills@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHills, PR=rp00858en_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.enpol.2012.05.055-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84865583561-
dc.identifier.hkuros204066en_US
dc.identifier.volume49-
dc.identifier.spage204-
dc.identifier.epage216-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000309493900027-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
dc.identifier.citeulike11283270-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats