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