We have had a lot of interest lately in a report MEFL did for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on microgrids. A microgrid is a small local network that allows its members to share electricity generation and storage. The report is titled Here Comes the Sun.
Moreland Energy Foundation is proud to be working with the Department of Health & Human Services on the EnergySmart Public Housing Research Program.
The program will replace inefficient electric water heaters, electric heaters and deliver tailored thermal upgrades to 1,500 public housing properties from July 2017. There is a significant focus on delivering these upgrades to regional Victoria.
Meet our team of international students! They are from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, USA, and are working with us on a research project into the all-electric home. They have completed background research about several aspects of making the transition, collected homeowner input, and created materials to help Positive Charge assist homeowners in taking action and making the transition. There is more information about the project on the Posivite Charge website.
The report is titled Making Energy Visible: Using smart meters and in-home display units to improve energy efficiency for people facing disadvantage.
The report makes the following points about the current situation for low-income households: