Flexible electricity use in households: barriers, opportunities and effects

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords


  • smart grid, electricity, flexibility, Norway, Sweden, comparison, renewables, smart meter


Funded by the Research Council of Norway

IIIEE participate in wp 4 Wp leader: Tor Håkon Jackson Inderberg, Fridtjof Nansen Institute

Wp 4 will map the main end-user flexibility initiatives at DSO level and the national regulatory approaches, and analyse the political acceptability and influence of different solutions. Sweden and Norway are selected for comparative analysis because of a number of similarities and differences: high renewables shares, broadly similar organisation of their respective electricity sectors, and high levels of technical and market interdependence. Sweden has implemented smart meters differently from Norway, while both countries officially see a need for changing tariff systems to better reflect grid costs and to stimulate flexible electricity use. We will explain these differences and the political feasibility of the different instruments. Document analysis and interviews will be used to gather qualitative data.
Short titleFlexible electricity
Effective start/end date2019/06/012022/05/31

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • CICERO Center for International Climate Research
  • The Fridtjof Nansens Institute