Moral values as factors for social acceptance: the case of smart energy systems

Christine Milchram, Geerten van de Kaa

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedings/Edited volumeConference contributionScientific

Abstract

Smart grid technologies are considered an important enabler in the transition to more sustainable energy systems, because they support the integration of rising shares of volatile renewable energy sources into electricity networks. However, they are not yet adopted on a large scale. Societal concerns are among the barriers which might lead to a lack of acceptance among end users. In this paper, we show that many societal concerns are related to moral values such as privacy, justice, or trust. We explore the effect of societal concerns in terms of moral values on the acceptance of smart grid technologies. Our results indicate that moral values can be both motivators and barriers for smart grid acceptance. We argue for a more systematic inclusion of relevant values into studies of smart grid acceptance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 26th Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT)
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event26th International Association of Management of Technology Conference, IAMOT 2017 - Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 15 May 201718 May 2017

Conference

Conference26th International Association of Management of Technology Conference, IAMOT 2017
Abbreviated titleIAMOT 2017
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period15/05/1718/05/17

Keywords

  • smart grid technologies
  • moral values
  • technology acceptance
  • technology adoption

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Moral values as factors for social acceptance: the case of smart energy systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this