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Mobile microgrid on IoT platform is now ready for developers and users of battery storage technologies

March 20, 2018 1:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A/Prof. Nesimi Ertugrul is pleased to announce that the University of Adelaide flexible and innovative mobile microgrid platform is now deployed.  A/Prof. Ertugrul noted that “Power networks in Australia and around the World are transforming at an immense scale involving multiple distributed generation sources and multiple embedded and off-grid microgrid structures. This brings serious challenges in Australia of how to achieve a reliable network as well as to train future workforce to adapt new devices and complex control structures, specifically in battery storage technologies.

Australia is now able to respond to these challenges effectively,  using the unique mobile test setup, which has recently been completed, tested and deployed in a distribution network  in South Australia.  The test platform has been built by investments (> $3M) from the University of Adelaide, ARENA and industrial partners. It comprises two key components, the mobile microgrid test platform and the University’s Microgrid test centre at Thebarton Campus. The test platform offers Australia’s most flexible and innovative testing, training and demonstration of battery energy storage system.”

A/Prof. Ertugrul also announced that there will be a Battery Storage Workshop on 6th April 2018 in Adelaide. This workshop aims to share industry experiences and also talk about valuable knowledge gained during the design and development stage of the test system and lessons learned. This unique workshop will be highly valuable for both current and potential industrial players and organizations in the area of battery storage technologies and applications.
Further information about the Australian Energy Storage Knowledge Bank (AESKB) test system and the Workshop on Australian Battery Storage Test and Training Facilities can be found by contacting the author:

Assoc.Prof. Nesimi Ertugrul
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 5005
Email: nesimi.ertugrul@adelaide.edu.au