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Table 4 Extract with coding (I)

From: What are the main barriers to smart energy information systems diffusion?

Data extract from interview no. 1 Line-by-line coding Conceptualization Categorization
There is no demand for smart energy information systems from the client side. No demand for SEIS Demand of SEIS Business case
Alternatively, it has to come from legislator. Legislation push demand Regulation Legal barrier
In Germany, there is too little motivation for the consumer to use smart meter/smart grid/smart energy information technologies. Missing motivation Demand of SEIS Business case
Moreover, until there is demand for it, no one is going to write some super software. Missing SEIS Demand of SEIS Business case
When this happens, the systems will be implemented and quickly become market-ready. It is currently not worthwhile for software companies, since:
Network operators only do things when regulations force them to. Missing regulation of network operators Regulation Legal barriers
Operators are not functioning in a competitive market. Missing regulation leads to losses for operators Regulation Legal barriers
There are two ways in which this could occur:
 (1) The client may want to benefit from the spot-market price and actively demand this or Consumer benefits from spot market Spot market Spot market
 (2) — the more probable scenario — it will come from the legislator and there will be deadlines by when the individual smart components have to be in place. Legislation promotes SEIS Regulation Legal barriers