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Governance Practices

Identifying successful governance practices for sharing power and resources effectively

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In this research interventions take place across four key pathways. Governance is one of those pathways.

How stakeholders use, interact with and make decisions about the infrastructure and resources they use is a critical and often overlooked aspect of the energy transition.

Precincts may offer a practical scale for building and sharing distributed energy resources, however industry, regulators and the wider community do not yet have well-developed practices for embracing shared services nor to manage the related local energy governance requirements at this scale, particularly when most precincts are also integrated into the larger grid that services beyond the boundaries of the precinct.

Energy literacy, end-user participation and equity are important factors here. Our research will explore these issues and investigate how prosumer and end-user needs and aspirations can be included in precinct planning, design, and implementation; how are decisions made about decarbonisation strategies, infrastructure, and management and by whom; and how to improve information sharing and technical training among participants.

“Our research will look at the differences in visions, the differences in agendas, the differences in technological knowledge and drill into the knotty problems around sharing power.”

Professor Petra Tschakert
Prof. Petra Tschakert
Professorial Lead Governance

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