Current research projects

This pages hosts links to independent evidence and research on the impact and potential of community energy.

Current research projects seeking participation

Here we list research projects being conducted by students and professionals who are looking for participants or input.

Energy Local Club are looking for people to partake in their survey exploring the energy needs of households across the country. They are investigating how able or willing are households to shift their energy use to different times of the day to match generation and or cheaper electric prices. This is part of their government-funded energy demand management project

The Powershifts project is currently investigating the impact that decentralisation of energy is having on political decision-making. To find out more about this research follow this link. The project is run with support through an EU Horizon2020 Marie Curie Fellowship, the University of Sussex, and Utrecht University.

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