Energy Storage in 2019: From the Large-scale to the Household-scale

The reality and potential for energy storage technologies and energy management for an increasingly distributed grid

The Renew Sydney Central Branch strives to keep abreast of the fast-changing world of battery storage in Australia. In the lead up to the Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition, we have 2 exciting speakers who will describe what is happening in large-scale energy storage and opportunities at the household scale. Come along to hear how these renewable technologies are fundamentally reshaping our electrical grid and offering the potential of a 100% renewable energy future.

Energy Storage Projects and Technologies in Australia presented by Mary Hendriks, Industry Executive of the Australian Energy Storage Alliance

The first presentation will focus on the large-scale energy storage and microgrid projects recently installed across Australia and projects in the planning stage. The reality and potential for energy storage technologies and energy management for an increasingly distributed grid will be discussed along with the:

  • Innovation in large-scale energy storage including the development of 1414 degrees thermal storage
  • Emergence of new energy trading platforms such as the energy marketplace deX
  • Utility of microgrids with the Kalbarri microgrid project serving as an example
  • Capacity of energy storage to reduce diesel use at remote areas and on mining sites.

Mary Hendriks is the Industry Executive of the Australian Energy Storage Alliance, an independent member-driven information hub for the energy storage sector in Australia. Maryhas over ten years of experience in the renewable and clean energy industries including roles within with the Australian Solar Council, as BDM of All-Energy Australia, promoting renewable energy, energy storage and electric vehicle charging in Australia. Mary has been a long-term supporter of the ATA/Renew Sydney Central branch and is a committee member of the Sydney Branch of the Australian Institute of Energy.

Power to the People – Delivering Energy Independence presented by Jitendra Tomar, e-Services Director, sonnen Australia

Jitendra will outline the role of sonnen Australia in developing home energy storage solutions as well as providing insight into the how virtual power plants work. The components of our new energy architecture will be discussed including:

  • The importance of design in household battery systems including the fully integrated and smart sonnenBatterie
  • How to achieve energy independence for households – control systems for energy production and sharing with the community
  • Simplifying electricity trading and exchanges together with an explanation of the sonnenFlat model.

Jitendra Tomar is eServices Director of sonnen Australia, the global market leader in home energy storage as well as the operator of the largest energy sharing platform in the world. Jitendra is responsible for growing sonnen’s energy sharing platform via sonnenFlat, arevolutionary program delivering clean, green energy to a growing sonnenCommunity.

NOTE: From 6.00pm there is networking and refreshments with the talk starting at 6.30pm and finishing at 7.30pm. Entry to the premises is through a metal gate with access to a 2-storey sandstone building along a driveway towards the rear of the property.

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