Remaking the Elasticity of Consumer Wants: Integrating Wind Power in the Danish Electricity System by increasing the Price Elasticity of Retail Electricity

Trine Pallesen, Rasmus Ploug Jenle

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The paper analyses a smart grid project named EcoGrid, the paper shows how a large market experiment is used to present a solution to the intermittency problem associated with wind power: How to balance supply and demand when electricity production 'follows the wind'? It is shown how electricity consumption is sought moved away from periods of peak consumption, and towards periods of peak production, by making consumers sensitive to ongoing changes in price. The study takes a pragmatic stance, applying concepts from the sociology of markets. The paper shows how the price elasticity of a good in the case of EcoGrid hinges on a
specific market configuration. In supplementing the sociology of markets, it is highlighted how market based solutions for societal problems can imply changing the economic characteristics of a good as much as altering the value(s) associated with it.
Antal sider24
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedThe 3rd Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop - Couvent Royal, Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, Frankrig
Varighed: 5 jun. 20146 jun. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 3


WorkshopThe 3rd Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop
LokationCouvent Royal