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Understanding energy innovation learning from smart grid experiments


Lovell, HC, Understanding energy innovation learning from smart grid experiments, Springer, Singapore, pp. 1-98. ISBN 9789811662539 (2022) [Authored Research Book]


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Copyright 2022 The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s). Cover pattern Melisa Hasan. This book is an open access publication. This book is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-981-16-6253-9


This open access book uses smart grids to explore and better understand energy innovation, from a social science perspective. Understanding Energy Innovation has four core themes - networks, nodes, narratives and nostalgia - and each chapter tackles a theme, using case studies from Australia and Europe. Energy innovation is currently occurring at a rapid pace, in response to a host of problems including climate change, high energy prices, and unreliable supply. Understanding Energy Innovation provides ways to think about and plan for energy sector reform and innovation, drawing on core ideas from social and innovation theory, and centred on smart grids as a case study. These academic ideas are written about in an accessible way, recognising that a diversity of people have an interest in energy innovation generally, and smart grids more specifically, and would like to find out more about ways of understanding energy innovation that integrate the social and the political.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:smart grids, energy innovation, policy change
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Environmental geography
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Smart grids
UTAS Author:Lovell, HC (Professor Heather Lovell)
ID Code:149385
Year Published:2022
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT140100646)
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2022-03-28
Last Modified:2022-06-09
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