The latest developments at SGA - February 2011


SGA Conference - Melbourne -6 April 2011

The next conference is aimed to address the important smart grid developments that are happening in Australia. These will be presented and discussed with leading experts in their fields. Topics include: 

  • Action plan for consumer campaigns aimed at informing them about smart grids and engage them in this process.
  • An update on the Smart Grid/Smart City Project and SGA’s involvement in it. We also aim to indicate what opportunities this offers for our members.
  • Progress report on the use of the NBN for smart grids.
  • The Home Automation Network and its possible role in the planned consumer activities.
  • Reaction from government and others on the R&D Roadmap and new projects that could potentially evolve from here.
  • The economic benefits of smart grids in relation to the green economy and the new jobs that this will generate.
  • Smart Grid Case Studies from two electricity companies. 

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SGA R&D Roadmap Report

Click on the following links to download the reports

SGA R&D Roadmap Report November 2010

SGA R&D Roadmap flyer November 2010

Media Release

Smart Grid Australia provided the vision for the Smart Grid/Smart City project

In 2009 Smart Grid Australia presented its vision and ideas to the government in relation to what is now known as the Smart Grid/Smart City Project (SGSC). The project was so well received by the government that it doubled the proposed funding to $100 million. The aim is to link 9,500 homes to a smart grid during the period 2010-2013. The project was awarded to a consortium and is expected to deliver many valuable lessons and highlight key issues to be considered in the deployment of Smart Grid solutions across Australia.

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Smart Grid Australia Vision Statement

  • The coming decade will be defined by a rampant growth in new Intelligent Energy technologies, just as computers and communications devices have defined the recent past. Making our energy systems “smart” holds the key to protecting our planet and to fueling our global economy.
  • Innovative approaches to deliver energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly processes and products will be enabled by the application of information systems to production, logistics, product design, transport, consumption and many other aspects of our day-to-day activities.
  • Empower the user to actively participate in this process, through a range of interactive intelligent home appliances, allowing them to save energy and assisting them in addressing the inevitable price increases for electricity.

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