Dr Sarah Darby
Lead Researcher, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy
Senior Researcher and Deputy Leader, Lower Carbon Futures Group
Sarah’s main research interests concern the future of electricity systems as socio-technical systems and the prospects for ‘intelligible’ energy services. This involves study of social, behavioural and educational aspects of energy use, including adoption and adaptation of technology by laypeople.
For the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy, she will be leading the task on ‘Governance of and engagement with the demand side’, analysing demand response options in high-renewable systems at different scales and developing methods to assess demand-side response alongside competing or complementary arrangements.