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  • Emerging energy transitions: PV uptake beyond subsidies 

    Ford, Rebecca; Walton, Sara; Stephenson, Janet; Rees, David; Scott, Michelle; King, Geoff; Williams, John; Wooliscroft, Ben
    In the past decade there has been a substantial increase in the uptake of residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems globally, which is starting to impact upon traditional electricity systems. An emerging energy transition ...
  • The energy cultures framework: Exploring the role of norms, practices and material culture in shaping energy behaviour in New Zealand 

    Stephenson, Janet; Barton, Barry; Carrington, Gerry; Doering, Adam; Ford, Rebecca; Hopkins, Debbie; Lawson, Rob; McCarthy, Alaric; Rees, David; Scott, Michelle; Thorsnes, Paul; Walton, Sara; Williams, John; Wooliscroft, Ben
    The energy cultures framework was developed in 2009 to support interdisciplinary investigation into energy behaviour in New Zealand. In this paper, we discuss the framework in light of 5 years of empirical application ...
  • Energy Cultures: Implications for Policymakers 

    Barton, Barry; Blackwell, Sally; Carrington, Gerry; Ford, Rebecca; Lawson, Rob; Stephenson, Janet; Thorsnes, Paul; Williams, John
    The Energy Cultures research project (2009-2012) was planned to help inform policy making related to residential energy use and energy efficiency in New Zealand. It sought, in part, to help address the difficulties faced ...
  • Energy feedback technology: a review and taxonomy of products and platforms 

    Karlin, Beth; Ford, Rebecca; Squiers, Cassandra
    Feedback is a promising strategy for energy conservation, and many energy feedback products (i.e. technologies with hardware) and platforms (i.e. technologies without hardware) have emerged on the market in recent years. ...
  • Energy Transitions: Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) 

    Ford, Rebecca; Stephenson, Janet; Brown, Nicholas; Stiehler, Willie
    Home Energy Management (HEM) offers the potential to help manage peak electricity demand and network constraints – crucial for efficient infrastructure – yet to date is underdeveloped in New Zealand. This presentation ...
  • Energy Transitions: Lighting in Vanuatu 

    Walton, Sara; Doering, Adam; Gabriel, Cle-Anne; Ford, Rebecca
    Lighting Vanuatu began in 2010 as a two-year project funded through The Australian Aid - Governance for Growth Programme. The primary objective of the project was to increase access of portable solar lanterns for rural ...
  • Evaluating the impact of energy interventions: home audits vs. community events 

    Scott, Michelle Grace; McCarthy, Alaric; Ford, Rebecca; Stephenson, Janet; Gorrie, Seth
    New Zealand’s housing stock tends to be of low thermal quality that can adversely affect the health and well-being of occupants as well as costing more than necessary to heat. Householders need information and motivation ...
  • Evaluating the impact of energy interventions: home audits vs. community events 

    Scott, Michelle; McCarthy, Alaric; Ford, Rebecca; Stephenson, Janet; Gorrie, Seth
    New Zealand’s housing stock tends to be of low thermal quality that can adversely affect the health and well-being of occupants as well as costing more than necessary to heat. Householders need information and motivation ...
  • Graphical displays in eco-feedback: a cognitive approach 

    Ford, Rebecca; Karlin, Beth
    Psychological research indicates that the provision of feedback is a key element in reinforcing and/or changing behavior, and whilst results from empirical studies on eco-feedback are positive, variation in findings suggests ...
  • Keen on EVs: Kiwi perspectives on electric vehicles, and opportunities to stimulate uptake 

    Ford, Rebecca; Stephenson, Janet; Scott, Michelle; Williams, John; Rees, David; Wooliscroft, Ben
    Understanding the potential growth of EVs in the New Zealand market is of great interest to a wide range of stakeholders. Aside from the direct impact on the new and used car markets, it could also reduce NZ’s dependence ...
  • New Zealand GREEN grid household electricity demand study 2014-2018 

    Anderson, Ben; Eyers, David; Ford, Rebecca; Giraldo Ocampo, Diana; Peniamina, Rana; Stephenson, Janet; Suomalainen, Kiti; Wilcocks, Lara; Jack, Michael
    The NZ GREEN Grid project recruited a sample of 25 households in each of two regions of New Zealand (Stephenson et al. 2017). The first sample was recruited in early 2014 and the second in early 2015. Research data includes: ...
  • Personalized Energy Priorities: A User-Centric Application for Energy Advice 

    Ford, Rebecca; Sumavsk, Ondrej; Clarke, Auren; Thorsnes, Paul
    This research presents a new web-based application, called Personalised Energy Priorities (PEP), that provides households with personalised and tailored advice on practices or technologies they might adopt to improve the ...
  • Photovoltaic (PV) Uptake in NZ: The story so far 

    Ford, Rebecca; Stephenson, Janet; Scott, Michelle; Williams, John; Wooliscroft, Ben; King, Geoff; Miller, Allan
    New Zealand’s electricity infrastructure was designed to support the flow of energy from large centralised power stations toward end users, including households and businesses. However, a shift to a more distributed supply ...
  • Prosumer collectives: a review 

    Ford, Rebecca; Whitaker, Juliet; Stephenson, Janet
    The widespread growth globally of micro-generation (particularly PV) means that consumers are interacting with electricity systems in new ways, becoming ‘energy prosumers’ – both producing and consuming energy. We define ...
  • PV in Blueskin: Drivers, barriers and enablers of uptake of household photovoltaic systems in the Blueskin communities, Otago, New Zealand 

    King, Geoff; Stephenson, Janet; Ford, Rebecca
    • Householders in the Blueskin area near Dunedin show a strong interest in installing PV. To explore the reasons for this interest, eighteen interviews were undertaken in late 2013 with people who had either installed PV ...
  • Smart Grid Edge Technologies Case Studies of Early Adopters 

    Ford, Rebecca
    The future management of New Zealand’s electricity grid will be impacted by changes in the way that consumers interact with electricity. These include uptake of micro-generation, electric vehicles, storage, and energy ...
  • Smart Homes: What New Zealanders think, have, and want. 

    Ford, Rebecca; Peniamina, Rana
    Smart home technologies (such as smart thermostats, smart appliances, smart plugs, and smart lights) can communicate within the home enabling improved, remote and autonomous control over appliances, leading to greater ...
  • Transport Transitions in New Zealand: A scoping study 

    Ford, Rebecca; Doering, Adam; Stephenson, Janet
    As concerns about energy security and green house gas emissions become more pronounces, establishing an energy-efficient low-carbon transport system has increasingly become a priority for businesses, government and ...
  • The Usability Perception Scale (UPscale): A Measure for Evaluating Feedback Displays 

    Karlin, Beth; Ford, Rebecca
    This paper proposes and tests the Usability Perception Scale (UPscale), developed to evaluate the perceived usability of eco-feedback. This tool builds on previous system usability scales and includes sub-scales for ease ...