The Battery Storage and Grid Integration Team, 2019

Established in April 2018 the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program (BSGIP) consists of a diverse team designing and implementing the building blocks of a decarbonised and resilient energy system, for the benefit of all energy users. BSGIP’s academic expertise ranges from computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry to economics and the social sciences. The program places a strong focus on transdisciplinary research, development and demonstration (RD&D).

Since the program’s inception it has grown rapidly and now comprises more than 40 staff and students with diverse academic, industry, gender and cultural backgrounds.

The Program is hosted within The Australian National University by the School of Engineering (within the College of Engineering and Computer Science) and the Research School of Chemistry (within the College of Science).

The Program is currently funded for a five-year period from 2018 – 2022 with assistance from the ACT Government under the Renewable Energy Innovation Fund initiative and the Australian National University.

Professor Lachlan Blackhall

Dr Lachlan Blackhall, Head, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program

Professor Lachlan Blackhall is Entrepreneurial Fellow and Head, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program at The Australian National University. Previously, Lachlan led the development of capabilities to monitor, optimise and control residential solar generation and battery storage, as well as the development of virtual power plant technology to aggregate energy storage to deliver services to energy networks, markets and utilities. Lachlan holds a BE, BSc and a PhD in engineering and applied mathematics, is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of both the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust) and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).

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Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program Staff

Leadership Group:

Mr Andrew Fraser, Leader, Engagement, Regulation and Standards, BSGIP

Associate Professor Alexey Glushenkov, Fellow and Research Leader, Materials and New Technologies for Battery Storage, Research School of Chemistry, BSGIP

Ms Heather Logie, Chief Operations Officer, BSGIP

Dr Hedda Ransan-Cooper, Social Science Research Leader, School of Engineering, BSGIP

Dr Marnie Shaw, Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering; and Research Leader, BSGIP

Dr Björn Sturmberg, Research Leader, School of Engineering, BSGIP

Mr Ben Weise, Chief Technical Officer, BSGIP

Meet the full team