A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Transition towards a decentralised energy system: analysing prospects for innovation facilitation and regime destabilisation in Finland

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Kainiemi Laura, Eloneva Sanni, Levänen Jarkko
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Technology Analysis and Strategic Management
ISSN: 0953-7325
eISSN: 1465-3990
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2019051515687


The Finnish energy system is rather centralised and its governing regime
is characterised as exclusive. Recently, pressure to move towards
decentralised, small-scale energy production has increased. This article
utilises a combination of ideas from technological innovation systems
and regime destabilisation and analyses the prospects for the transition
towards a decentralised energy system in Finland's socio-economic
context. We argue that the transition towards a decentralised energy
system requires both innovation facilitation and proactive
destabilisation of the existing regime, and therefore these issues must
also be included in energy transition analyses.

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