Catherine Grandclément

I am a sociologist working in the R&D department of EDF, the French national electricity company.
I also teach at Ecole Polytechnique about the management of energy transitions and at Ecole des Ponts on the social insertion of renewable energy technologies.

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My research combines aspects of science and technology studies and economic sociology to examine the constitution of people as consumers in the energy sector.

I study the embedded politics of small domestic objects such as meters and appliances which act as mediators toward shaping electricity from a basic utility service into a consumer good that increasingly has to be individually chosen, consumed and paid for.