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 21-month project (Mar 2021 to Dec 2022) is funded by QinetiQ Australia and the Defence Innovation Hub. The project investigates the benefits and most suitable control strategies of smart grid technologies to help Defence improve the reliability, fuel efficiency, and logistical aspects associated with the electrical infrastructure of their deployed forces.
- December 2022 (End)
Milestone 4: Control Software - Modifications Post Testing
- September 2022
Milestone 3: Full-state Control Software
- March 2022
Milestone 2: Initial Control Software
- September 2021
✓ Milestone 1: Modelling
- March 2021 (Start)