Low Socio-Economic Energy Study

A Low Socio-Eco­nom­ic Ener­gy Study was con­duct­ed as part of the Alice Springs Future Grid project.

The study aimed to out­line how rep­re­sen­ta­tive organ­i­sa­tions for low-socio eco­nom­ic hous­ing in Alice Springs and the ten­ants they rep­re­sent, can par­tic­i­pate in a tran­si­tion to renew­able energy.

Hous­ing agen­cies and social sup­port pro­grams have been high­ly engaged in the issues of ener­gy secu­ri­ty and renew­able ener­gy in low socio-eco­nom­ic hous­ing in the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry. Despite this, access to afford­able clean ener­gy in low socio-eco­nom­ic groups remains low.

Through work­ing with key stake­hold­ers and hous­ing agen­cies this study deter­mined bar­ri­ers to par­tic­i­pa­tion in, or deliv­ery of, renew­able ener­gy projects, how they can be over­come and iden­ti­fied options for the com­mu­ni­ty con­sumers to ben­e­fit from the ener­gy transition.