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Event: Heather Lovell on Smart grids, messy society? An evaluation of the implementation of smart grids in Australia

Summary

Smart grids, messy society? An evaluation of the implementation of smart grids in Australia

Start Date

22 May 2015 3:00 pm

End Date

22 May 2015 4:00 pm

Venue

Room 312, Level 3, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact

No RSVP required

Associate Professor Heather Lovell
School of Social Sciences
University of Tasmania

Dr Lovell will outline her plans for her ARC Future Fellowship research: 'Smart Grids, Messy Society'. The research aims to provide new insights about the complex societal reaction to smart grids in Australia. She will endeavour to explain what a smart grid is, and provide an initial assessment of how smart grid implementation varies from place to place, and the implications of this for theories and practices of innovation and learning.

Speaker

Heather Lovell is an Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania, Australia, and an ARC Future Fellow. She has a first degree in geography and has researched and taught social aspects of climate change and energy for the past fifteen years. She has held positions at Edinburgh, Durham and Oxford Universities, the University of Technology (Sydney), and in UK Parliament. Her research draws on theories of policy and technology change to examine innovation, to date covering the topics of smart grids, carbon markets, and low energy housing. She has been funded by the Australian Research Council, UK Research Councils (ESRC, EPSRC), the UK Tyndall Centre, and the Nuffield Foundation. She is currently the holder of an ARC Future Fellowship (2015-18) researching the societal and policy drivers for smart grids, assessing how smart grid implementation varies from place to place, and the implications of this for theories of innovation and learning.

Please contact Social.Sciences@utas.edu.au for further information.

Contact

Institute for Social Change
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 44
HOBART TAS 7001

E: ISC.Admin@utas.edu.au

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