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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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University of Queensland (UQ)

Team leader

Professor Tapan Kumar Saha, Leader of the Power and Energy Systems Research Group, ITEEB

, Bachelor of Science,  Master of Technology

Tapan Saha has 15 years of teaching and research experience in electrical power engineering with the two Australian Universities. He also worked as a visiting academic in Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden and University of Newcastle, Australia. His expertise includes power systems and power quality analysis, electricity market related problems and condition assessment of ageing infrastructure. He has published more than 160 technical papers in referred literature. During the last several years Tapan has successfully supervised 9 PhD, three Masters by research and more than 100 Honours thesis projects in electrical engineering. He received numerous research grants from ARC and industry. He works very closely with the local and international power industry.

Intelligent Grid Projects: Control Methodologies

Professor John Foster, Head of the School of Economics
PhD, Masters of Economics, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Professor Fosters research interests lie in the following fields; modelling the macroeconomy as a complex adaptive system, the application of self organisation theory to statistical and economical modelling in the prescence of structural change. As well as modelling, the diffusion of innovations with special reference to the emergence of low carbon emission power generation technologies and the empirics of evolutionary economic growth with special reference to the role of energy generation and distribution systems. More recently John has been involved in modelling the impact of climate change on the entire economy with specific refernce to the power generation sector.

Team members

Associate Professor Zhao Yang Dong

PhD (electrical engineering)

Assoc Prof. Zhao Yang Dong has more than eight years of research experience with academic institutions. He has published more than 190 technical papers in referred literature. Dr Dong has been closely working in collaboration with the electricity utilities and other academics. During the past 5 years Dr. Dong has developed methodologies for power system stability, system cascading failure analysis, and electricity market operations and planning. His expertise includes power systems dynamics, load modelling, electricity market analysis, numerical methods and application in power engineering analysis.

Intelligent Grid Projects: Control Methodologies

Team members

Lukas Skoufa, Lecturer

PhD (Business)

Liam Wagner, Research Fellow

PhD (Mathematics)

Dr Jai Govind Singh


Dr Sing is involved in researching power system stability and control.

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