Social license to automate batteries? Australian householder conditions for participation in Virtual Power Plants
This paper has been published in ERSS and is co-authored by Mike B. Roberts, Sophie M. Adams and Declan Kuch.
In its first phase, the Social License to Automate Task undertook original research involving 26 residential demand-side automation projects across Australia, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
The Social License to Automate Task has investigated the social dimensions of user engagement with automated technologies in energy systems to understand how householder trust to automate is built and maintained in different jurisdictions and settings.
A significant energy transition is underway across the participating countries in this project, and indeed beyond. In each country, this transition involves significant challenges associated with the relationship between transmission, distribution, and consumption of energy.