Journal article

From responsibilization to responsiveness through metrics: Smart meter deployment in Australia

S Chandrashekeran

Geoforum | Elsevier | Published : 2020


© 2020 Elsevier Ltd Smart meters are a central element in strategies to create data-rich environments that enhance the rationalization and technical optimization of electricity production and consumption. Bold claims are made by industry and government that smart measurement devices will enable a new class of responsibilizing subjects who can be nudged and incentivized to orchestrate efficient low carbon energy governance. The carbon governmentality literature reveals the microphysics of power involved in responsibilization-as-governance. However, it insufficiently explains how the individualization of responsibility is shaped by and coexists with other sectoral and policy priorities, and po..

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