ANU to launch technology to build greener electricity networks

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 — The Australian National University (ANU) will unveil results of a trial of new smart technology which could help manage the supply of renewable energy and battery storage from households to the grid.

The Network Aware Coordination (NAC) technology has been undergoing trials on Tasmania’s Bruny Island, and could open the way for the system to be used Australia wide to help improve electricity security and to drive down energy prices.

General Manager of Projects at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Ms Kirsty Gowans, and Head of the ANU Battery Storage and Grid Integration Programs Dr Lachlan Blackhall, will launch the NAC results at ANU at midday on Thursday.

Media are invited to attend.

WHO: ARENA GM of Projects Ms Kirsty Gowans, Dr Lachlan Blackhall, Head of Battery Storage and Grid Integration Programs ANU, and ANU Vice President (Corporate Affairs and Engagement) Ms Jane O’Dwyer.

WHAT: Launch of results smart battery and renewable energy trial on managing supply to the grid

WHERE: Atrium, Hedley Bull Building, 130 Garran Rd ANU

WHEN: Noon to 1pm, Thursday 12 April

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