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The Future of Electricity Demand: Customers, Citizens and Loads

  • Proposes an innovative and policy-oriented view on the future of electricity and heat in a low-carbon world
  • Provides a multi-dimensional analysis of electricity and heat demand, drawn from the perspectives of economics, technologies and buildings, society and behaviour, and policy and regulation
  • Includes empirical case studies to help readers understand trends, technologies, implemented policies and their impact, both for the UK and the rest of the world

By: Tooraj Jamasb (Editor), Michael G Pollitt (Editor)

508 pages, 98 b/w illustrations, 56 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jul 2015 | #222175 | ISBN-13: 9781107532731
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Hardback | Sep 2011 | #194161 | ISBN-13: 9781107008502
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What will electricity and heat demand look like in a low-carbon world? Ambitious environmental targets will modify the shape of the electricity sector in the twenty-first century. 'Smart' technologies and demand-side management will be some of the key features of the future of electricity systems in a low-carbon world. Meanwhile, the social and behavioural dimensions will complement and interact with new technologies and policies. Electricity demand in the future will increasingly be tied up with the demand for heat and for transport.

The Future of Electricity Demand looks into the features of the future electricity demand in light of the challenges posed by climate change. Written by a team of leading academics and industry experts, The Future of Electricity Demand investigates the economics, technology, social aspects, and policies and regulations which are likely to characterize energy demand in a low-carbon world. It provides a comprehensive and analytical perspective on the future of electricity demand.


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List of tables
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List of contributors
Introduction and overview of the chapters Tooraj Jamasb, Laura M. Platchkov and Michael G. Pollitt

Part I. The Economics:
1. The economics of energy (and electricity) demand Laura M. Platchkov and Michael G. Pollitt
2. Energy scenarios and implications for future electricity demand Graham Ault, Damien Frame and Nick Hughes
3. Demand side participation: price constraints, technical limits and behavioural risks Jacopo Torriti, Matthew Leach and Patrick Devine-Wright
4. Review of recent developments in economic modelling of energy demand Jevgenijs Steinbucks

Part II. Technology:
5. Demand-side management and control in buildings Joe A. Clarke, Jun Hong, Cameron M. Johnstone, Jae Min Kim and Paul Tuohy
6. Smart metering: technology, economics and international experience Aoife Brophy Haney, Tooraj Jamasb and Michael G. Pollitt
7. Smart domestic appliances as enabling technology for demand-side integration: modelling, value and drivers Vera Silva, Vladimir Stanojevic, Marko Aunedi, Danny Pudjianto and Goran Strbac
8. The scope for and potential impacts of the adoption of electric vehicles in UK surface transport Gregory Marsden and Stephane Hess

Part III. Social Dimensions:
9. From citizen to consumer: energy policy and public attitudes in the UK Elcin Akcura, Aoife Brophy Haney, Tooraj Jamasb and David M. Reiner
10. The local dimension of energy Scott Kelly
11. Centralisation, decentralisation and the scales in between: what role might they play in the UK energy system? Jim Watson and Patrick Devine-Wright
12. Equity, fuel poverty and demand (maintaining affordability with sustainability and security of supply) Catherine Waddams Price
13. Energy spending and vulnerable households Tooraj Jamasb and Helena Meier

Part IV. Policy and Regulation:
14. Demand-side management strategies and the residential sector: lessons from the international experience Aoife Brophy Haney, Tooraj Jamasb, Laura M. Platchkov and Michael G. Pollitt
15. Electricity distribution networks: investment and regulation, and uncertain demand Tooraj Jamasb and Cristiano Marantes
16. The potential impact of policy and legislation on the energy demands of UK buildings and implications for the electrical network Joe A. Clarke, Jun Hong, Cameron M. Johnstone, Jae Min Kim and Paul G. Tuohy
17. The ADDRESS European project: a large-scale R and D initiative for the development of active demand François Bouffard, Régine Belhomme, Alioune Diop, Maria Sebastian-Viana, Cherry Yuen, Hannah Devine-Wright, Pedro Linares, Ramón Cerero Real De Asua and Giovanni Valtorta
18. Daylight saving, electricity demand and emissions: the British case Yu-Foong Chong, Elizabeth Garnsey, Simon Hill and Frédéric Desobry
19. Concluding reflections on future active networks and demand side Tooraj Jamasb and Michael G. Pollitt


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Tooraj Jamasb is the SIRE Chair of Energy Economics at Heriott-Watt University, Edinburgh. He was previously Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Economics and at the ESRC Electricity Policy Research Group (EPRG) at the University of Cambridge.

Michael G. Pollitt is Reader in Business Economics at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics and Management at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He is also Assistant Director of the ESRC Electricity Policy Research Group.

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