Date:        Friday, 19 March, 2021 (rescheduled date)

Time:        11 – 11:50 am

Forum:     Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program Webinar

Speaker:  Gavin Morrison, Essential Energy

Location:  Zoom link

Contact:   Deborah Taylor, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program Administrator

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This presentation will focus on the challenges in driving capability uplift in a non-metropolitan network supporting regional, rural and remote customers, and spanning every climatic condition across NSW – ranging from coastal and arid, to alpine conditions. The discussion will also refer to the Essential Network battery trial and aspects of the intended Distribution System Operator (DSO) implementation. That is, from a pricing reset point of view; to include forecasting and modelling, engaging customers in terms of capability and price, benchmarking/peer interaction, engaging the regulator, and the timeline Framework and Approach, through to the final determination. These challenges provide multiple opportunities for the academy to assist in realising network transformation.


  • 11 am – Introduction by Andrew Fraser, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, Australian National University
  • 11.05 am – Presentation by Gavin Morrison, Essential Energy
  • 11.35 am – Audience Q&A
  • 11:50 am – Close

About the speaker

Gavin Morrison is the Network Capability Manager at Essential Energy with responsibility for driving the roadmap to uplift its core capabilities. This will support the decentralisation of generation and the emerging role of network services, in maximising customer’s access to distributed energy services.  He has over twenty-five years’ experience, working in water, gas and electricity networks and sees the next ten years as the most exciting period; the transformation of the sector to deliver decentralised, decarbonised and affordable energy services.