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Friends Newsletter March 2021


Read our March Newsletter here, which includes:

Highlights of the year so far

Launch of our Feature article series exploring a range of concepts around the future of energy

Researcher spotlight - Scientia Professor Martin Green

Institute Initiatives including Vivid Sydney events

FEATURE article: Our vision of the future grid


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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.