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Yael Parag

Visiting academic

Reichman University

In the last 15 years, Yael has been studying ‘soft’ aspects of the energy system, with an emphasis on energy demand side, future energy markets and their interfaces with climate policies. In this capacity, she has been studying the decentralization of the electricity systems and markets, demand side management in ‘smarter’ energy systems, microgrids and prosumers markets and platforms.

She has also explored energy security, the security of energy services and the public perception of future generation technologies (including perceptions regarding nuclear energy). Yael has (co) developed the ‘middle out’ socio-techno-economic approach to the transition to low carbon energy systems; studying local and community governance of energy in the UK and Israel.

Previously, Yael studied Personal Carbon Trading (PCT) as a radical and innovative mitigation policy in the UK. Her work includes quantitative and empirical research (e.g. energy consumer engagement, impact of interventions on electricity consumption, user engagement with smart appliances, public opinion and perception of energy, and more) as well as theoretical and conceptual research (e.g. the future of the electricity markets, the middle out theory and more).

Policy & Governance

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