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CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial: Project Final Report - Social Science


Watson, P and Lovell, H and Ransan-Cooper, H and Hann, V and Harwood, A, CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial: Project Final Report - Social Science, Australian National University, The University of Sydney, University of Tasmania, Reposit Power and TasNetworks, Hobart, Tasmania, April (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

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This social research report brings together a wealth of rich new qualitative data on how householders respond to Distributed Energy Resources (DER). Through dedicated ARENA funding for the social research on the CONSORT project over a three-year period, we have been able to investigate in-depth 34 households who took part in the Battery Trial on Bruny Island, Australia. Our key findings, discussed here, cover the installation of the new technology, householders’ emotional responses to the technology, how household behaviours changed over the course of the trial, and household reactions to new payment systems, tariffs, and rewards.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:distributed energy resources, socio-technical research, energy users, batteries, photovoltaics, Network aware coordination
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Renewable energy not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Watson, P (Dr Phillipa Watson)
UTAS Author:Lovell, H (Professor Heather Lovell)
UTAS Author:Hann, V (Ms Veryan Hann)
UTAS Author:Harwood, A (Dr Andrew Harwood)
ID Code:135571
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2019-11-01
Last Modified:2019-11-22

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