eleXsys® a key link in $450,000 microgrid project


By Stephen Robertson

Director – Marketing, Stakeholder Engagement & Strategy, eleXsys Energy. Spent 13 years as a senior Minister in the Queensland Government, responsible for a broad range of challenging portfolios, acquiring the experience and skills to identify immediate and emerging challenges and develop strategies to effectively deal with them.

15 July 2020

eleXsys’ Australian research partners Griffith University, Central Queensland University, and Macquarie University have received $450,000 from the federal government’s Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects to develop secure and reliable microgrids for residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

The project aims to demonstrate the benefits of innovative, clean energy technology to improve energy efficiency and reliability and reduce end-user energy costs. It will also develop effective responses to energy disruption in a safe environment.

As a part of the research project, Griffith University will create a microgrid at its Brisbane campus in Queensland that will be connected to the main grid while also capable of operating independently.

eleXsys® will be the critical link in enabling this microgrid to operate. Integrating the eleXsys® platform will help this microgrid operate autonomously through powerful and innovative artificial intelligence technology, helping also manage clean power flow to and from the grid. eleXsys® will maintain the AC network while also enabling interconnected commercial building operation.

Working in association with the Peak Demand Energy Management Facility at Griffith University, eleXsys’ innovative researchers will contribute to next-generation research into hybrid DC/AC microgrids and the development of the Advanced Microgrid Energy-Management System.

This enduring partnership between eleXsys and Queensland’s leading researchers at Griffith University and Central Queensland University began in 2012 during the early-stage development of ourunique microgrid enabling technology.

Our internationally award-winning technology platform unlocks the full potential of electricity networks to integrate multiple times more solar energy across commercial rooftops and transition to a clean energy future.

eleXsys is proud to continue this collaboration with our university partners to improve global understanding of energy efficiency using clean energy technology.

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