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Date: 12 – 1pm, AEDT, Tuesday, 26 March, 2024

Forum: BSGIP webinar

Speaker(s): Salman Stevenson, Evoenergy; Laura Jones, BSGIP; Dan Gordon, BSGIP and Phillipa Watson, BSGIP

Contact: Sarah Wilson, Communications Manager, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program

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Research findings from our latest collaboration with the electricity industry, to safely and cost effectively allow more renewables to enter the grid, will be revealed at this online forum.

Rooftop solar adorns one in three Australian houses and with home batteries and electric vehicle sales on the rise, it is householders who are front and centre of the energy transition. The race is on to find solutions that allow for the smooth integration of consumer energy resources into the grid.

The ACT-based project, Converge, involved 1000 household-based batteries trialing new technology called ‘shaped operating envelopes’ (SOEs), an extension of successful technology called ‘dynamic operating envelopes’ (DOEs), pioneered by the ANU Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program in the multi-award winning project evolve.

But have we pushed the envelope too far? Is there merit in this new technology? Should the consumer care? If so, how should they be involved? Is it a niche technology or does it merit scaling on a grand scale? Join our webinar, and you be the judge.

What: Project Converge research findings forum

When: 12 -1 pm, Tuesday, 26 March 2024

Where: Online

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  • Industry perspective – Salman Stevenson, Evoenergy
  • Project overview – Laura Jones, ANU Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program
  • Tech results – Dan Gordon, ANU Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program
  • Social science results – Pip Watson, ANU Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program
  • Q&A moderated by Laura Jones.

The SOE technical research factored in aggregator/customer preferences, the value they offer to wholesale market services and network support. This is above and beyond pure network constraint management as explored in past DOE trials.

The social science research involved interviewing trial participants, energy stakeholders and ACT householders to understand potential issues associated with SOE implementation and scaling as well as issues associated with householder-energy systems interface market design.

Project Converge emerged from a Memorandum of Understanding between the ACT Government and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to develop a national technology sandbox for testing new capabilities for supporting the integration and market participation of distributed energy resources.

This project was funded by ARENA. Project partners include Evoenergy, ACT Government and Zepben.

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