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Investigators at Aalborg University Describe Findings in Energy Policy (Knowledge Sharing In Smart Grid Pilot Projects)

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2020 JUL 31 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Daily News -- Investigators publish new report on Energy - Energy Policy. According to news originating from Aalborg, Denmark, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “The major role that the electrification of the energy system is projected to play in the transition to a sustainable economy increases the pressure on the electricity grid and thereby creates a demand for the implementation of smart grid technologies. The interdependencies present in the electricity system require, and have led to, the wide-scale adoption of pilot projects to develop knowledge about the application of these technologies.”

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Aalborg University, “While the knowledge sharing that stems from these projects is one of the justifications for subsidising these projects, it has remained largely a black box. Based on the analysis of interviews with the project leaders of sixteen smart grid pilot projects, complementary secondary data sources and a survey, we studied knowledge sharing at four levels: intra-organisational, intra-project, inter-project and project-external knowledge sharing. At each level we observed specific sublevels, mechanisms and barriers, resulting in complex knowledge sharing dynamics. While the projects succeeded in developing knowledge, knowledge sharing between projects run by different consortium partners rarely occurred and project-external knowledge sharing was primarily unidirectional and involved generic knowledge.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Based on the results a set of recommendations was developed that can stimulate the knowledge sharing and thereby increase the value generated by these projects.”

For more information on this research see: Knowledge Sharing In Smart Grid Pilot Projects. Energy Policy, 2020;143():111577. Energy Policy can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Energy Policy -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Gerwin Evers, Aalborg University, Ike, Dept. of Business and Management, Fibigerstraede 11, Room 140, Dk-9220 Aalborg, Denmark.

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