Webinar #17: Making a social license to automate demand side flexibility – 14 April 2021 @11:00 am CET

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Establishing the ‘who’, ‘why’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ of the management of the distributed energy resources (such as rooftop solar, home batteries and smart home energy management systems) proliferating across many countries is becoming increasingly crucial to energy policy. As various approaches to automating demand side flexibility are trialled, the idea of a ‘social license’ is gaining traction as a way of answering these questions. This webinar presents social scientific analysis from participating countries about what is required to build and maintain a ‘social license to automate’.