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Green Information Systems in the Residential Sector

An Examination of the Determinants of Smart Meter Adoption

Authors: Wunderlich, Philipp

  • ​Presents latest research on the application of information systems for energy efficiency
  • Includes motivational psychology aspects for better user acceptance
  • Highlights the application of smart meter technology
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​Given rising electricity consumption, coupled with finite resources, and a growing awareness surrounding sustainable energy, ICT-enabled electrical networks such as smart grids are increasingly being deployed by energy companies. One aspect of smart grids is smart meter technology (SMT), which are sophisticated digital electrical meters, having the potential to increase energy efficiency in both residential and industrial sectors.

However, a challenge to SMT-implementation in residential settings has been its successful adoption by consumers. As many cases in the US, and other parts of the world highlight, such implementation projects have run into resistance from the consumers. Despite these challenges, little research has been conducted on this topic.

This study is one of the first that attempts to fill that void by empirically examining the antecedents of SMT adoption amongst potential customers and a group of SMT users. Specifically, this study developed a model surrounding consumers’ intention to adopt and use SMT, by drawing on theories of adoption and motivational psychology and also by including a set of context-specific variables.

About the authors

Philipp Wunderlich, born 1984 in Stuttgart, received a diploma (MSc equivalent) in Business from the University of Mannheim and was a visiting scholar at the Washington State University, Washington. His research interests include IT service innovations, Green-IS, incentive systems and motivation psychology. His work has been published in various proceedings of leading information systems conferences.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Green Information Systems in the Residential Sector
Book Subtitle
An Examination of the Determinants of Smart Meter Adoption
Authors
Series Title
Progress in IS
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36769-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36769-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36768-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43973-5
Series ISSN
2196-8705
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 116
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