Evolving the grid

Presented by ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science

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: https://bsgip.com/news-events/events/evolving-the-grid/