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CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial: Project Final Report - Project Results and Lessons Learnt


Thiebaux, S and Chapman, A and Franklin, E and Fraser, A and Gordon, D and Hann, V and Harwood, A and Jones, L and Lovell, H and Mhanna, S and Osborne, L and Ransan-Cooper, H and Reid, A and Scott, P and Verbic, G and Watson, P, CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial: Project Final Report - Project Results and Lessons Learnt, Australian National University, The University of Sydney, University of Tasmania, Reposit Power and TasNetworks, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

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Australia’s high residential solar uptake is pushing our networks to their technical limits. Without alternatives, networks are faced with the choice of either limiting renewable uptake, or undertaking costly network upgrades, negatively impacting Australian householders. The CONSORT project aimed to develop and trial novel technologies allowing households to provide network support from their battery and PV system. At the same time, households would receive rewards and payments that properly reflect the value of this support, while continuing to enjoy the benefits of their system and the reduction in their electricity bill. CONSORT stands for CONSumer energy systems providing cost-effective grid suppORT. In CONSORT, the project team considered not only the orchestration algorithms underpinning network support from household systems, but also the pricing dimension of network support, as well as householder responses to the new technology. The technology developed was trialed on Bruny Island, Tasmania, where it contributed to reduce peak demand and diesel use.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:distributed energy resources, socio-technical research, energy users, batteries, photovoltaics, Network aware coordination, electricity
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Renewable energy not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Franklin, E (Associate Professor Evan Franklin)
UTAS Author:Hann, V (Ms Veryan Hann)
UTAS Author:Harwood, A (Dr Andrew Harwood)
UTAS Author:Lovell, H (Professor Heather Lovell)
UTAS Author:Watson, P (Dr Phillipa Watson)
ID Code:135572
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2019-11-01
Last Modified:2019-11-22
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