The role of residential prosumers initiating the energy innovation ecosystem to future flexible energy system

Kirsi Kotilainen, Saku J. Mäkinen, Pertti Järventausta, Antti Rautiainen, Joni Markkula

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    This paper explores prosumer role in Smart Grid innovation ecosystem as part of the energy market transition from traditional energy system to future flexible energy ecosystem based on renewable energy sources. This transition is facilitated by international agendas and government actions to slow down climate change globally and technological advancements in multiple areas like consumer electronics (e.g. smart appliances) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). These developments render industries to converge and traditional structures are changing. Despite the technology developments and top-down policy push, the Smart Grid innovation ecosystem diffusion has not reached mass-market adoption yet. We review theoretical basis for energy system transition based on which we suggest a series of exploratory propositions for prosumer role in initiating the Smart Grid innovation ecosystem.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 13th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2016
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509012978
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2016
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventInternational Conference on the European Energy Market -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Publication series

    ISSN (Print)2165-4077


    ConferenceInternational Conference on the European Energy Market
    Period1/01/00 → …


    • demand response
    • diffusion of innovation
    • Flexible electrical energy system
    • innovation ecosystem
    • prosumer
    • Smart Grid

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Marketing
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Fuel Technology


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