The Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program (BSGIP) is undertaking research into battery materials and the development, integration, operation and optimisation of energy storage in electricity grids and electricity markets globally.
BSGIP research activities are categorised into the following four themes:
Designing, building and characterising new battery storage devices, based on a fundamental understanding of different chemical and material behaviours. Exploring opportunities for battery recycling, reuse and failure analysis based on characterisation capabilities.
Progressing the state-of-the-art in modelling, forecasting and prediction to understand the behaviour and performance of power systems with a high penetration of distributed energy resources (DER) including solar PV, battery storage and electric vehicles.
Developing systems and capabilities for the effective optimisation, control, coordination and orchestration of battery and energy storage systems, and electric vehicles in modern power systems.
Undertaking social research and designing and implementing policy, economic and market models to support the deployment of energy and battery storage including residential, precinct and grid-scale battery storage and electric vehicles.