The REMHART team at Charles Darwin University would like to invite you to attend first lecture on ‘Introduction to Microgrids – Perspectives of Practitioners’.
When: 6th May 2022, 9am – 12pm
Where: Blue 02.1.50, CDU Casuarina campus, Darwin, NT (campus map)
Who: Anyone interested in building microgrids or renewable energy systems. The training assumes no background knowledge and covers a diverse range of topics in the area.
Registration Fees: $50 (Lunch provided for on-site attendees – please let us now if you have any dietary requirements or restrictions)
- Glenn Platt (Emergent, CSIRO Newcastle) – Dr Glenn Platt is a pioneer and an influential executive in the energy and clean-technology sector. Being one of the key drivers of Australia’s energy transition, Glenn has made a significant contribution across the Asia Pacific region as a CEO, company founder and executive director. As a passionate leader and entrepreneur, Glenn has led teams from engineers to economists, on projects over $100M of value covering solar, batteries, automation and control, electric vehicles, energy efficiency and electricity grid operations.
- Clay Koplin (Cordova, Alaska) – Clay is based in Cordova, Alaska where he is both the state Mayor and CEO of Cordova Electric Cooperative . Cordova is one of the models for renewables and Clay provides a unique whole of system viewpoint. See Cordova and resilience.
- Simon Gamble (Enernet, King Island) – Simon has played a key role in the development of king island and many other power systems around the world. He is currently with Enernet Global where they use a build own operate(BOO). See – ISES Presentation in Islanded Systems for an overview of islanded systems.
- Peter Lilienthal (HOMER ENERGY) – Peter is the Global Microgrid lead at HOMER ENERGY. HOMER is the standard tool for microgrid optimisation and system modelling. It is the starting point for almost every project and comes out of Peters work at the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL).
- Phil Maker (REMHART, ACEP) – Phil is working for REMHART on the development of the Control Systems Test Facility. Previous projects have included the rollout of PV/Diesel systems (SETuP) across the Northern Territory and the development of various technologies such as flywheel energy storage and low load diesels. Project sites have included Denham, Esperance, Ross Island and Graciosa.
- Lee Ucich (Horizon Power, PXise) – Lee has worked in Western Australia on a wide variety of systems. It is worth noting that Horizon Power has a very long history in this area. Lee will provide the Western Australia view. See Onslow as a very interesting example of the technologies involved.
Agenda and Timings
09.00am Introduction to Microgrids and Challenges for Remote Locations – with Phil Maker
09.30am Modelling Tools and Issues – with Peter Lilienthal
10.00am Power and the community, how to get to 100% as the Mayor/Utility Manager – with Clay Koplin
10.30am Lessons learnt from projects in Western – with Lee Ucich
11.00am From King Island to the rest of the World – with Simon Gamble
11.30am Review of Microgrid Systems including Research and Development – with Glenn Platt
12.00pm End of presentations. Catered Lunch
Note that most of the sessions will have 10 minutes for questions. Your questions may be submitted to Phil Maker, prior to the presentation.
As part of registration, you can also sign up to REMHART Forum for further discussions and queries.
After lunch the room and the local speakers will be available if you have any further questions or wish to meet rest of the REMHART Team.
To register contact:
Phone: +61 (0)8 8946 6781