Workshop – Australian Battery Storage Test and Training Facilities


Over the last three years, the University of Adelaide and ARENA, combined with industrial partners, have invested more than $3 million building a configurable and mobile microgrid test facility that is now completed. The test system is IoT ready, with flexible electrical connection architecture and smart inverter while offering data historian, and high-speed logging capability. The peripheral aspects of the project include the Thebarton facility where switchable microgrid, diesel generator, large loads and network connection can be integrated and tested.

The facilities target both developers and users of battery storage systems. The knowledge, experience and data obtained during test and trial periods will be shared with the Australian industry and community via a dedicated website: Australian Energy Storage Knowledge Bank (AESKB).

Currently, the mobile unit has been deployed on the power network in Cape Jervis, South Australia. The site trial will continue for 12 months, enabling us to monitor both the steady-state and dynamic system performance of the entire unit (including all electrical characteristics up to power quality levels, as well as weather and cooling characteristics) through all four seasons (with periods).

Therefore, this workshop targets both current and potential industrial players and organisations in the area of battery storage technologies and applications. It also aims to share experiences, promote discussions and establish links among the participants for future job opportunities as well as to provide a training platform for future workforce in this exponentially growing area of energy security.

To secure your place register by following this link:

If you have any other questions please contact:
Alex Lloyd Project Manager, Energy Storage Knowledge Bank

Phone: 0451 596 564 Email:

When: Monday, 21st May 2018, 1pm – 5pm
Venue: The National Wine Centre Hackney Rd and Botanic Rd, Adelaide SA 5000

Workshop program
Opening (10min): 1pm Alex Lloyd (Project Manager) Associate Professor Nesimi Ertugrul (Project Leader)
Part 1 (Industry applications and experiences): 1:20pm
Speakers include from SA Power Networks, Tesla, AGL and Electranet
Question and discussion session: 20 min
Tea/Coffee Break (30min): 3:00pm

Part 2 (Technical Sessions on AESKB): 3:30pm
Speakers : Graeme Bell (Hybrid Energy Consulting P/L)
Dr Michael Jansen (Power-Tec)
Gabriel Haines (University of Adelaide)
Real-Time Data Demonstration: Gabriel Haines and Michael Jansen
Question and discussion session: 20 min

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