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Consumer perceptions of smart grid development: Results of a Hong Kong survey and policy implications


  • Mah, Daphne Ngar-yin
  • van der Vleuten, Johannes Marinus
  • Hills, Peter
  • Tao, Julia


Consumers have a major role to play in smart grid technologies which can be instrumental in addressing climate change and energy challenges. However, little is known about how consumers perceive, and how they might respond to the opportunities that smart grid technologies offer. This paper reports the results from a Hong Kong survey (n=505). It contributes to the literature by providing a better understanding of the perceptions and behaviour of electricity consumers about the possible deployment of smart grids.

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  • Mah, Daphne Ngar-yin & van der Vleuten, Johannes Marinus & Hills, Peter & Tao, Julia, 2012. "Consumer perceptions of smart grid development: Results of a Hong Kong survey and policy implications," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 204-216.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:49:y:2012:i:c:p:204-216
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.05.055

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