PowerWeb Lecture: Exploring plural visions of inter-household energy exchanges
17 March 2022 12:45 till 13:30 - Location: EEMCS, Room D@ta | Add to my calendar
By Abhigyan Singh; Assistant Professor at the Delft University of Technology at the faculty of Industrial Design and Engineering
Converging Design, Energy & Anthropology
Hosted by the PowerWeb Institute
Date: Thursday 17 March 2022
Time: 12.45-13.30 CET; free lunch from 12:15
Location: faculty of EEMCS, room D@ta (Mekelweg 4)
Moderator: Dr Francesco Lombardy
There is a rapidly growing academic and industrial interest in the theme of 'inter-household energy exchange'. This concept is often discussed and piloted under the guise of labels such as peer-to-peer energy, energy trading, energy sharing, and transactive energy. The understanding and implementation of this theme are predominantly limited to rational, impersonal, and market-centric perspectives. Such perspectives acutely lack the human, social, and cultural comprehension of such energy exchanges. This talk, drawing from multiple ethnographic field studies and design experiments in India and the Netherlands, presents and discusses possibilities of heterogeneous and plural visions of inter-household energy exchanges.
Abhigyan Singh is an Assistant Professor at the Human-Centered Design department of TU Delft’s Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. With a background in design, anthropology, and IT engineering, his trans-disciplinary research examines social, cultural, and economic dimensions of emergent and future energy systems and services in the global north and the global south. His research aims to make conceptual and methodological contributions to the fields of design anthropology and energy studies.