Structuration Mechanisms of a Creation Process of Local Energy Systems

Jussi Valta, Saku Mäkinen

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Local energy systems (LESs) are becoming increasingly important vehicles for the energy sector in its quest for sustainable energy production, delivery and use. However, little is known about the creation processes of LES and microfoundations of these creation processes. Hence, in this exploratory case study, we investigate the mechanisms of LES creation. We build on multilevel approach to investigate micromacro mechanisms in this creation process. We explain how macro-level trends and decisions are translated into micro-level through actor properties and meso-level development of the LES. Furthermore, we describe how micro-level sensemaking leads to transformation mechanisms, including institutional work, marketing, and networking. Finally, we also suggest future research avenues based on our findings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference (TEMSCON EUROPE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-8313-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-8314-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventIEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference - Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 25 Apr 202229 Apr 2022


ConferenceIEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference


  • local energy system
  • process view
  • mechanisms
  • Coleman's bathtub

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