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Document Number CLNR-L053

Date Posted 30-Apr 2014

DEI Briefing Note: Social science report 3


This briefing note from Durham Universities social science team summerises the key findings from its third interim report which examines current patterns of electricity demand & the potential for customer flexibility.

In this report, we use a practice-based approach to inform our understanding of how and why energy is used  in households and businesses and suggest that energy use is shaped by the interaction of five  core elements which we describe in the CCRES Framework, where Capacities, Conventions,  Rhythms, Economies, Structures shape the use of electricity and its flexibility. The report also begins to integrate social and technical data analysis.

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