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Assessing ICT's enabling effect through case study extrapolation the example of smart metering
School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Centres, KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Centres, Centre for Sustainable Communications, CESC.
2016 (English)In: 2016 Electronics Goes Green 2016+, EGG 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016, 7829814Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In recent years, numerous studies estimated the potential environmental benefits of ICT products and services. These studies usually extrapolate the results of small case studies to society-wide potentials. We analyse one of the most popular ICT services envisioned to induce such benefits, smart metering. Reviewing existing pilot studies, we establish an inverse correlation between the size of the case study and the resulted average energy reductions, casting a shadow over such extrapolations. We discuss several possible reasons for this inverse correlation, most importantly the representativeness of the case study. We also estimate the own life-cycle impact of smart meters, another topic often ignored in the literature. Building on these insights, we then present three own future scenarios for smart metering, which analyse the potential for energy and emission reductions in Sweden, the EU, the US and the world.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016. 7829814
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Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-203188ISI: 000393598400010Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85013751491ISBN: 978-3-00-053763-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-203188DiVA: diva2:1081283
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2016 Electronics Goes Green 2016+, EGG 2016, Berlin, Germany, 6 September 2016 through 9 September 2016
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QC 20170313

Available from: 2017-03-13 Created: 2017-03-13 Last updated: 2017-06-07Bibliographically approved

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