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Date: Tuesday 25 August 2020

Time: 12 – 12.50pm

Forum: Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program (BSGIP) webinar

Speakers: Lachlan Blackhall, Andrew Fraser, Hedda Ransan-Cooper, Bill Tarlinton, Ben Weise and Gabrielle Kuiper

Register: Zoom webinar

Contact: Sarah Wilson, Communications Manager, BSGIP, mob 0478563281

12 – 12.50pm, Tuesday 25 August 2020
Zoom webinar: register here

Research and development is underway to develop sophisticated ways to ‘evolve the grid’ to allow for increasing amounts of solar PV, battery storage and electric vehicles to participate in the electricity system.

The grid, originally designed for one-way flows of electricity, is transitioning to a system in which dynamic two-way flows of energy are common place, meaning that challenges and opportunities abound. New approaches to the integration and operation of solar PV, battery storage and electric vehicles recognise the vital role these technologies will play in securing Australia’s energy supply.

Hear our best and brightest researchers and industry partners discuss the latest capabilities being developed by the evolve project team and why this work is crucial to the operation of our future electricity system.

Agenda

  • 12.00 – Welcome
    Lachlan Blackhall, Head of the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program
  • 12.05 – What is the evolve project?
    Andrew Fraser, Engagement, Standards & Regulation, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program
  • 12.10 – A customer-centric grid
    Hedda Ransan-Cooper, Social researcher, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program
  • 12.15 – Data, standards and trials
    Bill Tarlinton, Managing Director, Zepben
  • 12.20 – Opportunities and challenges for evolve
    Ben Weise, Chief Operating Officer, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program
  •  12.25 – The ESB perspective
    Gabrielle Kuiper, DER Strategy Specialist, Energy Security Board (ESB)
  • 12.30 – Audience Q&A
    Moderated by Lachlan Blackhall
  •  12.50 – Close

When: 12 – 12.50pm AEST, Tuesday 25 August 2020
Where: Zoom webinar

evolve is a $14M ARENA-funded project involving NSW and QLD electricity distribution networks, DER aggregators, technology companies and the New South Wales Government. The outcome of the evolve project will underpin how we operate 21st century electricity distribution networks with high solar PV, battery storage and electric vehicle uptake.  

Find out more about the evolve project.