News and events

New iGrid reports:

  •     You can view all the final Intelligent Grid Cluster Reports from the new look Resources and Publications section.
  •  You can download a copy of the  Australian Decentralised Energy Roadmap which was launched today by Honourable Martin Ferguson, Minister for Resources and Energy; Minister for Tourism The event will take place in Sydney on the 15 December,to the launch of the report developed by the University of Technology, Sydney.  The Roadmap is intended to provide a concise and practical blueprint for accelerating the deployment of distributed energy in the form of energy efficiency, load management, distributed generation and smart metering in Australia.  Click here to download the Roadmap


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Curtin University of Technology

Team Leader

Professor Roy Jones

Intelligent Grid Projects: Social Impacts

Team members

Dr Diane Costello, Research Fellow, Alcoa Research Centre for Stronger Communities

PhD in Community Psychology , Bachelor of Science (Honours 1st Class) Psychology.

Diane has had extensive consultancy experience in undertaking research in rural and Indigenous communities examining community resilience and adaptation.  Her PhD which evaluated a rural community’s application of the United Nation’s sustainability principles for community development provided the framework for integrating quadruple bottom line processes and outcomes for community and social sustainability.  Her research experience with policy and program evaluation has provided relevant expertise in understanding the fit between public policy, community functioning and adaptation toward a sustainable energy future.

Intelligent Grid Projects: Social Impacts

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