Book Chapter

Smart Infrastructure: Innovative Energy Technology, Climate Mitigation, and Consumer Protection in Australia and Germany

Lee Godden, A Kallies

Innovation in Energy Law and Technology: Dynamic Solutions for Energy Transitions | Oxford University Press | Published : 2018

Abstract

© Lee Godden and Anne Kallies, 2018. ‘Smart infrastructure’, such as smart meters, are innovative, information-based energy technologies designed to promote systemic energy efficiency, cost savings, and to transition energy markets toward sustainable outcomes, including reducing climate change impacts. Smart meters promise innovation in electricity markets-as an enabler of demand-side services and a more distributed energy system. The chapter examines three case studies of legal reform for smart meter introduction in Australia and Germany. It concludes that the realization of the innovation promise of smart infrastructure requires the legal system to address consumer-oriented social and econ..

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