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Coping with power cuts (CREE) (completed)

Through qualitative interviews with Norwegian households, this study explores how they cope with and evaluate the consequences of power cuts.

About the project

This study explores how social practice changes during power cuts, and how households evaluate the consequences of such cuts. The study pays particular attention to contextual variables that may influence how different households consider power cuts, and how they evaluate economic and other consequences of power cuts.

Moreover, the study seeks to reveal how households resonate when specifying their willingness to pay (WTP) to avoid power cuts, which has been a major theme in larger national surveys. Qualitative interviews are thought to shed light on a deviation in the literature between direct expenses and WTP, examining how experiences, practices and probability considerations may influence the ways in which households specify their WTP.


2017 - 2019


The project is financed by CREE - Oslo Centre for Research on Environmentally friendly Energy. CREE is a research centre for social science-related energy research (FME Samfunn) funded by the Research Council of Norway.


The project is part of a collaboration headed by Statistics Norway, with SUM and Statnett as partners, under the CREE research project Energy security and option value in residences.

Tags: Energy and Consumption
Published Apr. 6, 2018 1:20 PM - Last modified Dec. 19, 2019 12:10 PM