Deployable forces have traditionally designed their microgrids based on peak load. This can lead to oversized diesel generation units that are not efficiently used. New control strategies and technologies can help save fuel and increase reliability.
This short project (May to November 2019) was funded by QinetiQ Australia and the Defence Innovation Hub. It produced the initial studies to determine the potential benefits that smart grid technologies could bring to Defence in terms of reliability, fuel consumption, and deployment size and weight.