Co-creating Responsible Energy Systems

Yvo Thomas Anton Hunink*, Linda Manon Kamp, Esther Maria Blom

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Energy system projects in countries like India are often failing. Not only because of technical or economical barriers, but mainly institutional and social issues are at the base of these failures. A co-creation, or participatory, process to align all demands and requirements of the different stakeholders is required. This paper takes evidence from literature on co-creation and energy systems and from case study research in India to help define an approach towards such a co-creation process as a use case for the application of the Responsible Innovation Systems framework. A discussion on co-creation as a solution generates a number of recommendations, after which a set of characteristics is concluded that the co-creation process of energy systems should have towards a responsible approach, so that more robust and sustainable innovations might emerge.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISGW 2018 Compendium of Technical Papers - 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Grids and Smart Cities
EditorsReji Kumar Pillai, Samir Chaudhuri, Girish Ghatikar, Ravi Seethapathy, Vijay L. Sonavane, S.A. Khaparde, Pradeep Kumar Yemula
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789813291188
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event4th International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Grids and Smart Cities, ISGW 2018 - New Delhi, India
Duration: 5 Mar 20189 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Conference4th International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Grids and Smart Cities, ISGW 2018
CityNew Delhi

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  • Co-creation
  • Energy systems
  • Participatory process
  • Process design
  • Responsible innovation systems
  • Sustainable innovation


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