MUSSE: Joint research program examines how people respond to power pricing

A team of University researchers is leading large-scale field experiments to evaluate how consumers respond to smart meter technologies. Energy economists Dr David Byrne and Dr Leslie Martin from the Faculty of Business and Economics will analyse how consumers use electricity, opt for new pricing plans and switch retailers.

The joint research project with energy software and services company Billcap has been awarded $177,000 in funding over four years, under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme. The Linkage Projects scheme provides funding to eligible organisations to support research and development projects which are collaborative between higher education researchers and other parts of the national innovation system.

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