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Recent papers from the Centre

Thursday 30 January 2014 12:08am

Centre Director Janet Stephenson and Centre advisor, corporate policy, Maria Ioannou have co-authored a paper “7 assumptions about public reaction to renewable energies”, which has recently been published in Planning Quarterly. The paper looks at seven quotes about opposition to renewable energy developments, identifies the underlying assumptions about human behaviour, and discusses some recent research that may challenge these assumptions.
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PhD student Salma Bakr’s paper, entitled “Optimizing Shiftable Appliance Schedules across Residential Neighbourhoods for Lower Energy Costs and Fair Billing”, looks at the implementation of an energy consumption scheduler for rescheduling “shiftable” household appliances at the household-level; the scheduler takes into account the consumer's time preferences, the total hourly power consumption across neighbouring households, and a fair electricity billing mechanism. The paper was co-authored by Stephen Cranefield (Department of Information Science, University of Otago) and came out of the Fourth International Workshop on Collaborative Agents - Research and Development, which was held in conjunction with the 26th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence Conference and the 16th Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems held in Dunedin, in December, 2013.
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