Towards the intelligent grid: a review of the literature

Gardner, John and Ashworth, Peta (2008). Towards the intelligent grid: a review of the literature. In Peter Droege (Ed.), Urban Energy Transition: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Power (pp. 283-307) Oxford, UK: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-045341-5.00012-8


Author Gardner, John
Ashworth, Peta
Title of chapter Towards the intelligent grid: a review of the literature
Title of book Urban Energy Transition: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Power
Place of Publication Oxford, UK
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-08-045341-5.00012-8
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780080453415
9780080560465
Editor Peter Droege
Chapter number 12
Start page 283
End page 307
Total pages 25
Total chapters 28
Language eng
Subjects 2100 Energy
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This chapter highlights the need for understanding social perspectives toward distributed energy within the Australian context, as part of a vision for an intelligent grid. The conceptual model proposed suggests a theoretical way forward to enable the future vision for an electricity network that balances supply and demand for the benefit of consumers and utilities, and minimizes greenhouse gas emissions, losses, and price. The model is based on a causal chain from knowledge, beliefs and attitudes, through intention to act, actual behavior, longer-term acceptance and uptake of distributed energy technology. In addition, the model acknowledges external influences on individual behavior including physical, social, economic, and political factors. It also recognizes that a supportive socio-political environment is a vital component of any successful broad-scale adoption of distributed energy technologies. The chapter elucidates that no single body of literature is fully and solely relevant for the public acceptance of distributed energy generation, and empirical data is required to advance the understanding in this area.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Contributors: Naomi Boughen, Simone Carr Cornish, Anna Littleboy, Sam MacAulay, Simon Niemeyer, Australian National University, Anne Pisarski, University of Queensland CSIRO.

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