Multi-regime interactions in the dutch energy sector: The case of combined heat and power technologies in the Netherlands 1970-2000

Rob Raven, Geert Verbong

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This article is about multi-regime interactions in energy sectors. Multi-regime interactions are interactions between fairly well defined and separated systems of production, intermediation and use. It is argued that multi-regime interactions have been underexposed in previous innovation literature, yet it is hypothesized that multi-regime interactions are critically important for understanding transition processes, and in particular for current transitions in European energy sectors. Based on a case study on combined heat and power (CHP) in the Netherlands, a typology is developed of four types of interaction: competition, symbiosis, integration and spill over.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-507
Number of pages17
JournalTechnology Analysis & Strategic Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

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