Smart grid technologies are considered to be important enablers in the transition to a more sustainable electricity system, as they facilitate the growing deployment of, among others, renewable energies. However, there are serious ethical concerns related to their use, concerning privacy, security, reliability, or affordability. To address these ethical concerns and avoid conflicts during implementation, there is a strong urgency to take moral values into account when designing smart grid technologies.
This website introduces the project 'Capturing the value of smart energy systems', which aims to identify innovative organizational models of smart energy systems that take moral values into account and are more robust to value conflicts. This project is funded by the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and it will run from December 2015 until January 2020.