Associate Professor Heather Lovell (University of Tasmania)

RMIT University’s Centre for Urban Research is pleased to invite you to Heather Lovell’s seminar: How unsuccessful policies travel: the case of smart metering in Victoria.

Seminar brief

The seminar will explore learnings and lesson drawing from policies that don’t work well. The example discussed is a recent mandatory smart meter programme in Victoria – the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Programme. A number of problems arose with the AMI that played a part in a change in policy direction across the whole of Australia’s National Electricity Market. The case raises important policy and conceptual questions about how stories of policy failure are created and travel.

More about Heather

Associate Professor Heather Lovell is an ARC Future Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania, Hobart. Her research is about processes of policy and technology innovation, particularly in relation to climate change mitigation. She is interested in understanding the learning that takes plac


RMIT City campus, Building 80, Level 3, Room 14


Tuesday 22 September, 12.30pm – 1.30pm