UCL Energy Institute
Charlotte Johnson is a senior research associate at UCL Energy Institute. Her research focuses on domestic energy use and community engagement in urban transition. She is currently providing social research support to community energy groups through a knowledge exchange grant, including Repowering London who are trialling a P2P electricity market in a London housing estate. Previously she worked as the social researcher on energywise, a DNO-led randomised control trial of smart meters in 500 low income homes. She has published on the gender impacts of Demand Side Response based on this trial. d
Charlotte uses participatory research with community groups wishing to produce a positive environmental change in their neighbourhood. Her work is grounded in critical infrastructure studies and she draws on theories from Anthropology, Material Culture and Science and Technology Studies to analyse and support community-led infrastructural transitions.
- Social entrepreneurship at the grid edge
- Distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) as a disrupter of retail markets
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