(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Peak electricity demand and the flexibility of everyday life

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

POWELLS G. (1) ; BULKELEY H. (1) ; BELL S. (2) ; JUDSON E. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Durham, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Dept. of Anthropology, Univ., Durham, ROYAUME-UNI


This article examines peak electricity demand and the flexibility of everyday in the United Kingdom. It argues that it is the social practices which shape electricity demand curves that need to be at the centre of analysis. It considers how, in what ways and for what purposes consumption of electricity may be or become flexible in response to a time of use tariff designed to reduce consumption in the early evening. It concludes that the rhythmic qualities of practices and the degree to which there are socially conventional times and ways to perform particular practices can constrain or open up their ability to adapt to interventions


Article of periodic

published at : Geoforum / ISSN 0016-7185 / CODEN GFRMAK

Editor : Pergamon Press, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1970)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 55 [pp. 43-52]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15001

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