Future Grid Homes

The Future Grid Homes project, funded by Energy Consumers Australia, has seen several researchers from Monash and RMIT University collaborate to investigate future models of energy to benefit the household consumer.

Changes in energy generation, supply and demand are providing opportunities for (and sometimes require) greater participation from energy consumers to interact with electricity products, providers, services and technologies. However, best practice models are yet to be established for this new operating environment.

The Future Grid Homes project involves qualitative research with energy sector professionals and Australian households who have experience of demand management and/or new energy technologies (e.g. solar PV, battery storage and electric vehicles).

Future energy - solar The aim of the project is to identify best practice engagement strategies, concepts and relationship models that will help the energy sector to deliver a reliable, affordable and sustainable future electricity system.

“Through household and industry research, we are identifying how best to engage households towards coming changes in the energy market and electricity sector. There’s no one best way, but rather a variety of different pathways which our research seeks to highlight.” Associate Professor Yolande Strengers

Project Lead: Associate Professor Yolande Strengers (Monash)Researchers: Dr Larissa Nicholls (RMIT) and Dr Andrew Glover (RMIT). Research support from Dr Paula Arcari (RMIT) and Rex Martin (Monash)

Read the Household Research Report

Visit the Future Grid Homes website