The Smart Energy Research Group has the following aims:
- assist the modern power engineers work with end-user applications and devices such as 'smart meters'
- develop strategies for grid design and operation
- address interconnection and intra-facing frameworks, which are networks within each individual substation of the grid such as generation, transmission, and distribution
- undertake R&D projects in novel methods to cut bushfire risk from powerlines.
We specialise in the following research areas.
- Implementation of the IEC61850 International Protocol for Accurate Fault Location and Arc Voltage estimation in Overhead Power Lines
- Investigation into the viability of an off grid highly reliable solar/hydrogen power solution
- High performance Electric Vehicles
- Experimental Analysis and Development of a Modern Secure Power System
- Impact of Distributed Generation (DG) on Smart Grid (SG)
- Advanced Transient Control of a Hybrid Solar/Diesel Electric Power System
- Medium High Voltage Power Cables Testing and Diagnostics
- Direct Current based microgrid/distribution/power system/grid Integration of DG
- Power Quality Issues in Electric Power Distribution System
- Experimental Analysis and Development of a Secure Power System
- Investigation of distribution networks with non-conventional energy sources
- Direct Duty Ratio Based PWM Technique for a Three-to-Five Phase Matrix Converter for Supplying Five-phase Two-motor Drives
- Development of Islanding Detection and Load Shedding Processes
- Embedded Generation Network Connection Assessment
- Wind Farm Network Connection Studies
- Wind and Solar Power Potential Assessments, and Cogeneration Plant Reviews
- Transient Stability Study for Industrial Cogeneration Projects
Staff & students
Find out about our researchers, and access their biographies (via links).
Partners, funders & collaborators
We work with several organisations across private and public sectors.