News and events

New iGrid reports:

  •     You can view all the final Intelligent Grid Cluster Reports from the new look Resources and Publications section.
  •  You can download a copy of the  Australian Decentralised Energy Roadmap which was launched today by Honourable Martin Ferguson, Minister for Resources and Energy; Minister for Tourism The event will take place in Sydney on the 15 December,to the launch of the report developed by the University of Technology, Sydney.  The Roadmap is intended to provide a concise and practical blueprint for accelerating the deployment of distributed energy in the form of energy efficiency, load management, distributed generation and smart metering in Australia.  Click here to download the Roadmap

 

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Resources and Publications

New Resources

Three new reports have been released as part of an Alliance to Save Energy (A2SE) research study into the potential for energy efficiency, demand side management and distributed generation in electricity network planning.

The findings of the first systematic national survey of Demand Management (DM) undertaken by electricity network service providers in Australia, the Survey of Energy Network Demand Management in Australia (SENDMA), are presented in the first report. 

Report of the 2010 Survey of Electricity Network Demand Management in Australia
Authors: Chris Dunstan, Nicole Ghiotto, Katie Ross from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS
Click here to download this report

The second report, completed in partnership with iGrid, summarises the results of the first survey to gather perceptions on barriers to the uptake of DM in Australia from DM stakeholders across the country.

Barriers to Demand Management: A survey of stakeholder perceptions.
Authors: Chris Dunstan, Katie Ross, Nicole Ghiotto from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS

Click here to download this report

International best practice in using energy efficiency and demand management to support electricity networks is reviewed in the third report.

Click below to download this report

http://www.a2se.org.au/activities/research

Publications

Project 1: Control methodologies of distributed generation for enhanced network stability and control

Summary of End of year report 2009

Distributed Generator Placement for Loadability Enhancement Based on Reactive Power Margin_IPEC 2010

Project 2: Market and Economic Modelling

Economies of Distributed Generation 
modified from the Interim Report 2009

End of Year Report 2009



Project 3: Optimal Siting and Dispatch of Distributed Generators

Gaps in Siting and Dispatching of Distributed Generators Execuitve Summary

Quantification of Network Benefits of DE

Project 4: Institutional barriers, Stakeholder Engagement and Economic Modelling

Working Paper 4.2 20 Policy Tools for Developing Distributed Energy-
Chris Dunstan, Edward Langham and Nicky Ison, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney

Evaluating Costs of Distributed Energy- Chris Dunstan, John Glassmire, Edward Langham and Nicky Ison, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney

Meeting New South Wales Electricity needs in a Carbon Constrained World- Jay Rutovitz & Chris Dunstan, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney

Distributed Energy in Western Australia:Options and Opportunities- John Glassmire, Samantha Christie and Chris Dunstan Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney

Institutional Barriers to the Intelligent Grid


Models

Description and Cost of Distributed Energy (D-CODE) Working Model - John Glassmire, Nicky Ison, and Chris Dunstan, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney


Project 5: Intelligent Grid Social Impact

Progress Report 2009

Distributed Energy – Community Engagement & Resilience presented at the 32nd International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) in San Francisco 2009


Project 6: The Intelligent Grid in a New Housing Complex

The Impact of Passive Design and Solar Energy Use in a Housing  Development on the Electrical Grid- W.Saman and E. Halawa, Institute for Sustainable Systems and Technologies, University of South Australia

The Intelligent Grid in a New Housing Development - Literature Review

Progress Report 2009

Monitoring of Energy and Gas in a new Housing Development

Project 7: Operational Control and Energy Management

Microgrid Operation and Control Operation of microgrid in islanding conditions Executive Summary

Presentations

The following presentation is based on the report Meeting NSW Electricity needs to 2020   and was presented at a seminar at NSW Parliament on 9 March 2010. This version of the presentation has been updated with to incorporate the Transgrid 2010 projections.
 
Meeting NSW Electricity Needs in a Carbon Constrained World_presentation to NSW Parliament _March 2010

Intelligent Grid in a New Housing Development- Mr Edward Halawa, University of South Australia at the Smart Grid Asia Conference, Bangkok 1 – 3 December 2009 (This file is large and needs to be e mailed)

Resources

The University of Queensland - Power and Energy Systems Research Group
http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~pes

Queensland University of Technology - Power Engineering
http://www.bee.qut.edu.au/research

Curtin University - Alcoa Research Centre for Stronger Communities
http://www.strongercommunities.curtin.edu.au

The University of Technology, Sydney - Institute for Sustainable Futures
http://www.isf.uts.edu.au

The University of South Australia - Institute for Sustainable Systems and Technologies
http://www.unisa.edu.au/isst

Australian Technology Network of Universities
http://www.atn.edu.au
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