Rethinking the Agency of Women in Energy Management: Early British Debates on Electrification


Gooday challenges established assumptions about the inevitability of modern energy decisions and places the agency of women in the foreground of domestic electrification. Highlighting the roles of women as key professionals in the industry, he then returns to women as consumers to demonstrate that it was active evaluation that drove energy decisions, and not a lack of knowledge. This agency drove the competition between suppliers of gas and electricity.