"Future-proofing global energy systems to ensure reliable, secure, affordable, sustainable energy"
The world is in the throes of an energy transformation, driven by the need to transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy. Electricity systems of the future will be vastly different from the past, dominated by new technologies and business models, increasingly digital and highly complex. Market design, policy, regulations, legal processes, cyber security, and politics are barely keeping up with advances in technologies, and energy technology choices have multi-generational implications for people and economies.
The consequences of fragile electricity systems are high: soaring prices, rolling blackouts, security issues, and delays to emissions reductions. These technologies and issues are global, and solutions could benefit remote communities as well as urban areas, particularly the 1.3 billion people currently living without access to electricity.
The UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute will future-proof global energy systems, to ensure reliable, secure, affordable, sustainable energy for economic advancement and transport.