The coming disruption: The movement towards the customer renewable energy transition
Kelvin Say, Michele John, Roger Dargaville, Raymond T Wills
ENERGY POLICY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018
The technical and financial influences that shape customer investment in behind-the-meter PV and battery systems, provide the means to forecast and quantify customer energy transitions. By utilising techno-economic scenario analysis, this research assists policymakers to understand the impacts of their decisions on future energy market relationships between the customer and utilities. Two case studies are presented, firstly to evaluate the influence of annual increases in usage charges, and secondly the level of feed-in tariff compensation on customer PV and battery investment over a 15-year forecast period located in Perth, Australia. The findings indicate that even without annual increases..View full abstract
This work was supported by resources provided by The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre with funding from the Australian Government and the Government of Western Australia. The authors would also like to thank the two anonymous reviewers for their helpful and constructive comments in improving the manuscript.