Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Electricity Supply, Consumption and Demand Reduction (EPSRC Top and Tail Grand Challenge)

Innovative ways need to be found of fostering a transition to low carbon, secure, affordable energy systems. Efforts need to focus not only on low carbon forms of energy production, but on ways by which people can reduce their energy consumption in everyday life, including in the home. A key consideration here will be support for people in the uptake of innovative electricity supply technologies. This PhD project will be linked to the EPSRC ‘Top and Tail’ Grand Challenge Network, drawing also upon concepts and methodologies being developed as part of the group’s ESRC project (“Energy Biographies” under the RCUK Energy and Communities Program). The project is in collaboration with the School of Engineering in Cardiff University.