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The world is in the throes of an energy transformation. The UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute will future-proof global energy systems, to ensure reliable, secure, affordable, sustainable energy for economic advancement, homes and transport.

About Us

The UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute is advancing the blueprint of future energy systems. We are leading the development of technologies and policy change roadmaps that set out the transition to a more reliable, sustainable and equitable energy ecosystem that supports essential services being delivered to future generations of Australia and global communities. Our community of nearly 100 researchers include representation from all UNSW faculties, with world leading expertise across our 6 research themes.

Research Themes

Integrating Energy Storage
Integrating Energy Storage
Developing solutions to capture excess renewable energy, connect various sources and balancing supply with demand
Electrifying Transportation
Electrifying Transportation
Joining the silos between energy and transport systems to enable the grid to cope with the future volume of electric vehicles
Robust Physical Interconnections
Robust Physical Interconnections
Building strong physical interconnections and intelligently monitor and enable intermittent renewable energy sources
Robust Cyber Infrastructure
Robust Cyber Infrastructure
Designing open yet secure cyber connections across a digital energy grid to enable intelligent monitoring and trading of distributed energy sources
A Supportive Socio-Political-Economic Framework
A Supportive Socio-Political-Economic Framework
Proposing socio-economic and policy frameworks to accelerate and sustain the energy transition towards affordable energy supply
A Supportive Regulatory and Legal Framework
A Supportive Regulatory and Legal Framework
Designing and recommending regulatory and legal frameworks to enable secure and sustainable energy supply