Chapter 11

Modeling the Impacts of Disruptive Technologies and Pricing on Electricity Consumption

George Grozev*
Stephen Garner
Zhengen Ren*
Michelle Taylor
Andrew Higgins
Glenn Walden*    CSIRO, Clayton, VIC, Australia    Ergon Energy, Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia    Dutton Park, QLD, Australia


This chapter examines scenarios for rapid uptake of new distributed energy resources and energy storage, and explores a hypothesis that adoption of residential “network tariffs” will reduce the distortional effects of volume-based tariffs on residential energy consumption patterns. The modeling methodology examines annual electricity consumption for specific dwelling types in Townsville in Northern Queensland, Australia, using network-based ...

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