The Smart Grid Discourse Arena: A global social network analysis

For shaping and adapting policy agendas and institutional change towards Smart Grids, it is of utmost importance to understand how discourses develop in the fast-changing reality of energy transition. This policy brief provides evidence about the smart grid related topics, which create most attention by actor groups and the public. The analysis is based on systematically observed global communication at the online social media platform, Twitter with with a dataset of more than 70 thousand messages between December 2015 and April 2018, which all include the hashtag #smartgrid and/or #smartgrids.

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