Utilities’ Technology Management of Smart Grid Innovation and Implementation

Conference paper


Sustainability in society’s energy system, power producers and consumers need smart grid technology to balance the production and consumption of units. Smart grid constitutes a host of specifications, unproven products and concepts as well as a strong and dedicated innovation process for utility companies. Few proven concepts exist, and with its extent in time, smart grid represents an excellent case of technology management. The current study uses a series of loosely related technological studies of smart grid technologies in SME electricity companies to highlight and characterise critical issues. Major findings are that the companies have limited management of technology capabilities despite both strong push and pull, and the consequences of vaguely defined objectives.


Heat Pump Smart Grid Electricity Company Distribution Company Disruptive Innovation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aarhus University, AU HerningHerningDenmark

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