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Australia’s Energy Transition

Balancing Competing Demands and Consumer Roles

Authors: Currie, Glen

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  • Studies Australia, a country characterized by the world’s highest concentration of domestic photovoltaic systems
  • Helps energy planners in the Energy Transition field
  • Reveals and demonstrates that the main challenge in the Energy Transition is its emerging social role
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This book studies Australia, a country characterized by the highest concentration of domestic photovoltaic systems. In addition, the high level of solar energy that Australia receives makes these systems a significant part of its energy mix. International electricity system managers take note; your systems are heading this way. The energy transition is an emerging field, and few texts have been published that can help energy planners as this book does. The research presented is sociotechnical in nature, and reveals that the main challenge in the energy transition is its emerging social role. Very few works combine the social and technical fields of energy. Given its scope, the book will appeal to readers interested in policy, regulation, and energy systems, including government employees involved in energy system management all around the world.

About the authors

Dr. Glen Currie is a Victoria-based manager with experience in 44 countries. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and active in the energy industry from electricity generation to retail, including the commercialization of innovative technologies. He has over 20 years’ experience in strategic planning and guiding the transformations of companies. At Caterpillar, Glen was a Senior Consultant in the Service Department technology program for dealers in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He subsequently led business for CSIRO Energy, became passionate about the energy transition, and ran a number of spin-off companies before entering academia.


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“This book offers lessons for global energy managers, and recommends policy options for the customer role in the energy transition. This is one of the more difficult processes in the transition and the discussion here is clear, relevant and urgent!”

— Professor Iven Mareels, The University of Melbourne

 

“In this excellent book, Dr Glen Currie, a leading expert in energy argues in favour of policy that includes customer behaviour in the system planning. He reminds us of the increasing complexity in managing electricity systems globally, and shares lessons from Australia. This book argues for energy planning to incorporate a broader set of stakeholders and to allow more innovation to counter complexity. It is likely that there are pertinent lessons herein for electricity planners internationally.”

— Professor Abbas Rajabifard, The University of Melbourne

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Australia’s Energy Transition
Book Subtitle
Balancing Competing Demands and Consumer Roles
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-6145-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-6145-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-6144-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 194
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
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