Qualitative household and industry research focusing on demand management and new energy technologies to inform the design and delivery of Australia’s ‘Future Grid’.

  • Project dates: 2018

Changes in energy generation, supply and demand are providing opportunities for (and sometimes require) greater participation from energy consumers to interact with electricity products, providers, services and technologies. However, best practice models are yet to be established for this new operating environment.

The Beyond Behaviour Change research program, with funding from Energy Consumers Australia, is undertaking qualitative research with energy sector professionals and Australian households who have experience of demand management and/or new energy technologies (e.g. solar PV and battery storage).

The aim of the project is to identify best practice engagement strategies, concepts and relationship models that will help the energy sector to deliver a reliable, affordable and sustainable future electricity system.

Current models and practices can inform the delivery of a reliable and fair ‘Future Grid’.

Key People

Lead researchers

Dr Larissa Nicholls

Dr Larissa Nicholls

Research Fellow

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Dr Yolande Strengers

Dr Yolande Strengers

Co-Convener of Beyond Behaviour Change Program

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Electricity relationships and strategies for the Future Grid

Andrew Glover

Research Fellow

Electricity relationships and strategies for the Future Grid

Paula Arcari

Research Officer

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