Gregor Verbic

2 – 2.50 pm, 14 July 2020

Towards a transactive energy system for integration of small-scale distributed energy resources

By Associate Professor Gregor Verbič, Centre for Future Energy Networks, School of Electrical & Information Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Sydney

This talk will discuss approaches for facilitating the integration of small-scale distributed energy resources (DER) into low- and medium-voltage networks, in the context of the emerging transactive energy concept.

Jake Whitehead

2 – 2.50 pm, 28 July 2020

Zero emission buses: an examination of electric and hydrogen options

By Dr Jake Whitehead, Advnce Qld Industry Research Fellow, School of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

The University of Queensland is leading a number of research projects focussed on examining the future of heavy vehicles. This presentation will focus specifically on the deployment of zero emission buses including battery electric buses and hydrogen fuel cell buses in the Australian context.

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Sujatha Raman

2 – 2.50 pm, 30 June 2020

Framing the nexus between renewable energy and resource extraction

By Associate Professor Sujatha Raman, Director of Research at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS)

In this talk, I want to engage the audience in conversation about different lenses through which we might understand and research the material underpinnings of renewable energy technologies.

Watch the recording here and enter the password W-hAXSWH4suP

Community battery

10 – 11.30am, 18 June 2020

Community-scale batteries: regulatory reform options

Presented by ANU Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, Ausgrid and Total Environment Centre

Watch the full webinar here and enter the password: StjjUu^X51Kf

To watch the recorded presentation by Marnie Shaw, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, ANU click here.

To watch the recorded presentation by John Skinner, Ausgrid click here.

2 – 2.50 pm, 16 June 2020

Optimal power flow reformulations for secure integration of renewables

By Dr Maria Vrakopoulou, lecturer in power systems, University of Melbourne.

The increasing penetration of renewables and distributed energy resources across the power system is increasing the system uncertainty and hence operational challenges are introduced. The transmission system operator faces every day a decision-making problem with regards to many controllable set-points in the network. 

2 – 3 pm, 2 June 2020

Tasmania’s role in the national energy market transformation

By Cameron Potter, Manager, Strategic Market Analysis, Battery of the Nation, Hydro Tasmania.

By the late 2020s, wind and solar generators are expected to supply nearly half of our grid’s total energy consumption and at times, this could be as high as 75 per cent. Deep (long duration) storages, and the flexibility they bring, are an effective solution to help balance the energy mix, increasing the reliability, security and affordability of Australia’s grid.

Listen to the recording here and enter the password: rzC4RTb*VPNr

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11 – 11.50 am, 19 May  2020

Open, Data-Driven Tools for Smart EV Charging

By Zachary Lee, Resnick Sustainability Institute Fellow, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

The safe and affordable integration of millions of electric vehicles (EVs) into the grid will require advanced scheduling algorithms as well as techniques to optimize charging facilities. However, a lack of data, simulation environments and physical testbeds have hampered research in these areas.

Listen to the recording here and enter the password: rzC4RTb*VPNr

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2 – 3 pm, 5 May  2020

A gas fired recovery? Hy-Trojan. Is hydrogen the next clean coal?

By Tom Swann, Senior Researcher for the Climate and Energy Program at The Australia Institute

Pre-pandemic research on Australian government attempts to promote fossil fuel consumption and the rush to develop Australia’s hydrogen industry based on export opportunities, especially to Japan and Korea, which have been vastly overstated by comparison with Japanese and Korean targets. 

Listen to the recording here and enter the password: 3CGK#1Mk1iv4