Towards creating a resilient carbon neutral electricity grid

In recent years, a dramatic increase in electrical power generation from renewable energy sources has been observed in many countries. The grid-integration of customer-owned solar photovoltaics (PV) has been driven by government incentives and renewable energy rebates, including residential feed-in tariffs and the financial policy of net metering. However, as traditional fossil fuel-fired generators are retired and replaced with intermittent renewable electricity sources, new challenges arise in balancing the generation of electricity with variable demand at all times. This presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Ratnam considers ways to grid-integrate battery storage, including home and electric vehicle batteries co-located with rooftop solar PV, with a view of creating a resilient carbon neutral electricity grid. 

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Biography

Dr Ratnam earned the BEng (Hons I) degree in Electrical Engineering in 2006, and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 2016, from the University of Newcastle, Australia. She subsequently held postdoctoral research positions with the Center for Energy Research at the University of California San Diego, and at the University of California Berkeley in the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE). During 2001–2012 she held various positions at Ausgrid, a utility that operates one of the largest electricity distribution networks in Australia. Dr Ratnam currently holds a Future Engineering Research Leader (FERL) Fellowship at ANU and is a Senior Lecturer in the ANU School of Engineering. She is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of Engineers Australia. Her research interests are in developing new paradigms to operate distribution networks with a strong focus on creating a resilient carbon neutral power grid. 

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10–11am 3 Dec 2021

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