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

L. Kainiemi*, S. Eloneva, J. Levänen

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1003-1015
Number of pages13
JournalTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management
Volume31
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • decentralisation
  • energy regime
  • energy transitions
  • Technological innovation systems

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