The energy sector is undergoing revolutionary changes to deliver energy that is affordable, reliable and clean. Electrical networks are the backbone of the future energy infrastructure. The transition towards low-carbon power and energy systems is being enabled, particularly in Australia, by rapid developments of renewable energy sources (solar and wind) as well as different Smart Grid technologies (different types of energy storage, advanced control of networks and loads). The scale of the changes introduces unprecedented challenges for operating and planning future power and energy systems.
We perform modelling activities, develop tools, and carry out studies to support decision-making across the energy supply and value chains. We work closely with industrial partners and policy makers, and are actively involved in national and international research collaborations and activities with leading institutions. Our research has strong links with the Control and signal processing group and different energy-related research groups within the University.
Our research spans power and energy system modelling, techno-economic modelling, stochastic optimisation, integration of low-carbon technologies, and Smart Grids.
The Smart Grid Lab provides facilities for real-time testing and demonstration of solutions developed by the group.
Examples of the industrial projects carried out by our research group.
View our staff listing, contact details and biographies of our researchers.