Energy Environment and Resource Economics
Sedimentary Basin Management Initiative
Sedimentary basins underpin much of the Australia's natural wealth. They host resources that provide for more than 90% of our primary energy production and the great majority of groundwater resources. This project explores how our usage and management of sedimentary basins could be optimised int he future, while identifying the research needed to get there.
Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
The research hub on Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (CAUL) will take a comprehensive view of cities and how they might work better to support human and environmental wellbeing.
Centre for Market Design's Energy Market Program
The Centre for Market Design's Energy Market Program looks at the market challenges around next generation electricity, including applied research in the area of market failure, market design, information and incentive problems underlying areas of public policy.
Energy Security and International Development
Research in energy security ranges from analysing the political, social and economic consequences of energy trends, to more case-specific technological and development initiatives that aim to improve local energy security in an international context, such as Timor-Leste.
Game Theory and Mechanisms for Shaping the Evolution of the Power Grid
Using a market-based and game-theoretic approach, this project looks at how to shape the future evolution of the electrical power grid to achieve efficiency, resilience, and cost-effectiveness.
Gas - Economic Markets and Demand
Network costs often make up the largest part of a consumer’s gas or electricity supply bill. Investments in network infrastructure are based on estimates of future demand. If demand is overestimated, unnecessary infrastructure is built. Such poor investment decisions drive up the costs that small and large gas consumers must pay.
Demand Response in Smart Grids
Increasing electricity demand around the world presents numerous challenges in terms of electricity generation and its effective distribution through the electricity grid infrastructure. The impacts of this growing demand are observed at an environmental level and an economic level, but also at the service level as ageing infrastructure and distribution systems struggle to meet this demand.