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EVENT End of project knowledge sharing: DGFI, Jemena and Ausnet

 

Jemena, with its project partners AusNet Services and UNSW Sydney, have completed an ARENA funded trial to demonstrate innovative technologies to increase the hosting capacity of DER (Distributed Energy Resources) on a low voltage electricity distribution network and help create solar-friendly neighbourhoods.

This event includes presentations and information sessions into various aspects of the project: bench testing, network modelling, installation and commissioning, early results and approach to trial and innovation.

• 14:00 – Welcome and Introduction

• 14:05 – Project Overview (Peter Wong)

• 14:15 – Network Modelling & Appliance Testing (Charlie Zhang)

• 14:25 – Installation, Commissioning, Testing & Lessons Learnt (George Elliott)

• 14:40 – Data analysis & Hosting Capacity Determination (Joe Dong)

• 14:55 – Cost-Benefit Analysis (Kevin Coombe)

• 15:05 – Q&A and wrap up (All)

• 15:15 – Event close

 

The Speakers

Dr Peter Wong

Director & Principal Consultant for Eagles Engineering Consultants Pty Ltd

Dr. Wong was previously Network Technology & Measurement Manager for Jemena and technical director for the Solar Friendly Neighbourhoods Project.

Professor Z.Y. (Joe) Dong

Director, UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute

Joe is a Fellow of the IEEE. Research interests include power system planning/stability, smart grid/micro-grid, load modeling, renewable energy grid connection, electricity market, and numerical methods for power systems.

Dr Cuo (Charlie) Zhang

Research Associate, UNSW School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications

Cuo’s research interests include power system planning and operation, voltage stability and control, microgrids, multi-energy systems, and applications of optimization theory in these areas. Cuo and Bin won Best conference Paper Award at The 8th International Conference on Renewable Power Generation hosted by IET.

Mr Kevin Combe

Senior Grid Transformation Engineer, Future Network and Planning team , Jemena

Kevin is an experienced Electrical Engineer with significant experience within Engineering Consultancy and Utility environments. Kevin currently provides technical and strategic direction for Distributed Energy Resource (DER) integration.

Mr George Elliott

Graduate Engineer – Emerging Markets, Ausnet

George is a 2nd year graduate electrical engineer at AusNet Services, supporting DER integration and technology trials in the Emerging Markets team of AusNet Services Growth and Future Networks division.