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Institute Director Prof Joe Dong featured in ecogeneration article


Prof Dong was interviewed by ecogeneration for his views on energy storage - now and in the future.

He predicts "There will be a boom in storage as there was in solar" and touches on the role of the consumer in the grid of the future.

Read the full article here.

Six Institute Investigators named Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate


We're pleased to hear that a number of Institute Investigators have been named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list from Clarivate.

Founding investigators Scientia Prof Martin Green, Dr Derrick Wing Kwan Ng, Scientia Prof Liming Dai, A/Prof Da-Wei Wang were listed, along with our Director, Prof Joe Dong and Prof Tommy Weidmann.

Apply Now - 2021 Seed Funding


We are excited to announce that seed funding will be available next year, and we are seeking proposals for grants of up to $60,000 for interdisciplinary research projects across 6 research themes.

Institute Director Prof Joe Dong delivers keynote to IECON 2020 delegation

S&YP Keynote: Smart City Strategies and Planning Considering Future Renewable Energy


Institute Researchers awarded share of ARENA funding


World renowned Prof Martin Green, Prof Rose Amal and A/Prof Ned Ekins-Daukes are amongst the UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute investigators awarded $7m ARENA funding for research to address cost effectiveness and end of life issues of PV technology.

Read about the projects at the UNSW Newsroom here.

UNSW hosts interim knowledge sharing event with partners Jemena and Ausnet Services


We were pleased to host an interim knowledge sharing event with partners Jemena and Ausnet Services. The Creating Solar Friendly Neighbourhoods project is funded by ARENA.

The aim of the project is to demonstrate three commercially available network technologies that can be used to increase the DER hosting capactiy of distribution networks.

This session shared the penultimate results and findings of the project, with the final project outcomes to be ready for release in February 2021.

Institute Director Prof Joe Dong shortlisted for Global Energy Prize


UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute Director, Professor Joe Dong, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to create sustainable, stable and reliable electricity for all through his pioneering work in energy systems.

2 DGFI Investigators receive 2020 Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships


We're proud that out of 10 Future Fellowships awarded to UNSW by the Australian Research Council (ARC), 2 are valued Founding DGFI Investigators. Dr Ke Meng and A/Prof Neeraj Sharma of the Schools of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications and UNSW Science respectively.

Dr Ke Meng, UNSW Engineering, has received $888,770 for ‘Stability assessment of Australia’s future electrical grids’. The findings of this project will be crucial to the energy transition to renewables.

DGFI Investigator Scientia Prof Rose Amal to lead new $4.9m ARC Training Centre

We are proud that one of our Founding Investigators, Scientia Prof Rose Amal, will lead a new ARC Training Centre for The Global Hydrogen Economy.