Improved residential electricity demand management through analysis of the customer perspective

Morris, Peter J. (2015) Improved residential electricity demand management through analysis of the customer perspective. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


Peak electricity demand requires substantial investment to update transmission, distribution and generation infrastructure. A successful community peak demand reduction project was examined to identify residential consumer motivational and contextual factors involved in their decision to adopt/not adopt interventions. Energy professionals actively worked to achieve community 'peer' membership and by becoming a trusted information source, facilitated voluntary home energy assessment requests from over 80% of the residential community. By combining and tailoring interventions to the specific needs and motivations of individual householders and the community, interventions promoting energy conservation and efficiency can be effective in achieving sustained reduction in peak demand.

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ID Code: 83943
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Buys, Laurie & Ledwich, Gerard
Keywords: Peak demand reduction, Electricity use, Behaviour change, Residential consumer, Multi-disciplinary, Peer relationship, Energy efficiency, Trust, Community, Bayesian Network complex systems model
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 03 Jun 2015 04:46
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 03:46

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