Hierarchical economic model predictive control of an isolated microgrid
Over the last twenty or so years, residential solar PV has grown from a technology loved by a few early adopters to one that is embraced by many Australians. Whilst this extraordinary growth has brought significant environmental and economic benefits, challenges associated with the integration of residential solar PV into local electricity distribution networks have also become more significant.
The Melbourne Energy Institute hosted the “Hydrogen Futures” workshop with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and the National Academy of Engineering of Korea.Dr Sarah Ryan FTSE, Board Member, Woodside Energy, Dr Patrick Hartley, Leader, CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission, Dr Bruce Godfrey FTSE, ATSE Vice-President, Professor Chinho Park, Yeungnam University, Dr Fiona Beck, ANU, Professor Oh-Kyong Kwon, NAEK President, and Professor Michael Brear FTSE, Melbourne Energy Institute.
Listen to the recording of AEMO's recent presentation of their Q4 Quarterly Energy Dynamics report.
Justice in Energy Transitions: How can justice facilitate low-carbon transition?
Characterisation, Detection and Forecasting of Intra-hourly Wind Power Ramps Under Complex Topography
On 18 December 2019, the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) released the Final Report on its Value of Customer Reliability (VCR) Review.
On 13 December, graduate students and research staff showcased the cutting-edge research into energy being undertaken across the University of Melbourne at the MEI Symposium.
Listen to the podcast from our Energy Futures seminar, in which Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO, provided an overview of the National Hydrogen Strategy.
Funding by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for the Affordable Heating and Cooling Innovation Hub (i-Hub) was announced last week.
Experimental study of a turbulent boundary layer over surfaces with spatially varying roughness
Listen to the recording of AEMO's recent presentation of their Q3 Quarterly Energy Dynamics report.
Fifty participants attended the Third Lateral Learning Program on Smart Grid Technologies and Implications for Inclusive Development from 14-17 October 2019 at the University of Melbourne.
Investigation of combustion noise in turbulent premixed flames using direct numerical simulations
Prof. Richard Sandberg, MEI's Energy Technology Program Leader, has recently received an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship for his research into designing quieter and more efficient aerospace technologies.
Proa, a start-up by University of Melbourne alumni, has recently become the first, independent provider of solar or wind farm forecasts to be integrated into the National Electricity Market Dispatch Engine (NEMDE) run by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).
After six weeks of working to develop a project aiming to power the energy transition, on 16th October Energy Hack 19 finalists pitched their ideas to an expert judging panel for a chance to win part of $35,000 in prize money.
Porous materials for energy-efficient gas separation and carbon capture
A recent forum hosted by the Australian Carbon Innovation and Federation University explored hydrogen’s potential as a sustainable fuel for the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland
Listen to the podcast from our Energy Futures seminar, which considered how to address the challenges and realise the opportunities of the great energy transition.
Energy and life-cycle cost optimisation framework for multi-residential building retrofit
David Byrne, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne, has been instrumental in the design and evaluation of a Power Changers large scale randomised controlled trial at Victorian energy distributor Jemena.
Paper submissions have opened for the Eleventh ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (ACM e-Energy), to be held in Melbourne in June 2020.
Techno-economic and environmental performance of a distributed, hybrid renewable energy power plant
Listen to the podcast from our recent Energy Futures seminar, which explored what Australia's energy policy may look like following the last election.
Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS); Sustainability, Challenges and Potential
Demand side management using thermal storage of residential buildings
Dr Reihana Mohideen, Program Leader for Energy, Community and the Region at MEI, is a member of the 2019 Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) Advisory Group and has organised a workshop at the Forum on gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) considerations in the energy sector.[Dr Reihana Mohideen at the University of Melbourne. Picture: Sam Davison.]
Listen to the recording of AEMO's recent presentation of their Q1 Quarterly Energy Dynamics report.
Over six seminars Prof Garnaut built the case for the energy transition in Australia, calling on knowledge of climate science and studies of the economic benefits of mitigation.
Empirical Studies of Consumer Search and Market Power
Australia is behind on regulating vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, but we have many options that when combined carefully could achieve deep abatement, clean our air and even save us money
The University of Melbourne have been successful in their application to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) for funding of the Automotive Engineering Graduate Program (AEGP).
Customer roles in the future energy system
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced the outcomes of their Short-Term Forecasting round.
Access the slides from the Australian Energy Market Operator's (AEMO) presentation of their latest Quarterly Dynamics report.
Mineral precipitation from C02-saturated water in basalts and its potential for self-sealing of fractures and joints
MEI interviewed AEMO’s Farhad Billimoria and Dr Jonathan Myrtle about why their Quarterly Energy Dynamics reports are critical to decision making, planning and policy in Australia.
Professor Pierluigi Mancarella, Program Leader for Energy Systems at MEI, has been awarded the 2018 Newton Prize for an international project on power system resilience.
Immobilised Solvent Systems for Carbon Capture
Imagining the carbon neutral city: Conceiving, designing and enacting low carbon urban transitions
The promise of a hydrogen economy has waxed and waned, but the falling cost of renewable energy could be the game changer that makes hydrogen fuel economic.
On 12 December, graduate students, research staff and energy industry professionals from across the country met to exchange ideas and explore collaborations at the MEI Symposium.
Measuring Australia's air quality using atmospheric spectroscopy
Intervention by different governments in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) is in vogue. However, without a coherent national approach we risk reduced reliability, higher prices and missed targets.
The University of Melbourne’s Smart Grid lab has been involved in an exciting project researching Smart Grid technology. Researchers at the lab have been using Optimal Power Flow (OPF) as a means to control distributed energy resources in distribution networks.
Dr. Reihana Mohideen, Program Leader for Energy, Community and the Region at the Melbourne Energy Institute, has recently published her eagerly anticipated working paper addressing how energy systems and services in South Asia can improve women’s economic empowerment and well-being.
In a recent edition of Election Watch, Prof. Michael Brear, Director of the Melbourne Energy Institute, compares key policies of political parties against the backdrop of the current energy landscape in Victoria and nationally.
On the weekend of 19-21 October, industry and students came together to help solve Australia's greatest energy challenges at Energy Hack 18.
The value proposition of low carbon sustainable housing development: a property developer’s perspective
Ashley will be a mentor at this year's Energy Hack, and with ten years under her belt as a Siemens engineer she's got a lot to offer.
Meet Jonathan Anderson, veteran of MEI's two-day hackathon 'Energy Hack'.
Modelling socio-technical configurations to explore energy transition pathways
Listen to the podcast from our recent Energy Futures seminar, which discussed the future of Australian energy policy.
Listen to the recording of AEMO's recent presentation on their Q2 Quarterly Energy Dynamics report.
Access the slide presentation from our event that explored MUSE, a new Integrated Assessment Model framework developed at Imperial College London.
The University of Melbourne, together with University of New South Wales (UNSW), yesterday announced an $8.6 million research project investigating the performance and value of efficient, heavy duty, reciprocating engines running on renewable hydrogen.
Han Wang, an electrical engineering PhD student, has been selected as the University of Melbourne delegate to the 2018 Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar, widely considered the most prestigious youth science event in the world
Dan Li, Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Melbourne, has recently been successful in two ARC grant outcomes.
A group of experts have entered a submission to ‘Clean Air for All Victorians’, using their diverse knowledge to provide a vision for Victoria’s Air Quality Statement.
Machine Learning techniques for time-series forecasting with application to Smart Grids
Listen to the podcast from our Energy Futures seminar, which discussed the final report from the ACCC’s electricity affordability inquiry.
Financialisation and scaling towards 'just' urban sustainability transitions - the possibilities and limits of renewable energy innovations in cities
Energy Systems Seminar Series launched with guest speakers from AEMO.
Listen to our podcast from the Australian Energy Market Operator's (AEMO) presentation of the results from their Quarterly Dynamics report.
Performance of Electricity Markets & Power Plant Investments in the Transition to a Low-Carbon Power System
IMNIS have expanded the scope of their mineral resources mentor program to include graduate researchers in Energy. Eighteen places are available to PhD students in their second year or early in their third year.
Listen to the podcast from our Energy Futures seminar on the central issue of energy and climate policy in Australia - the National Energy Guarantee.
University of Melbourne Chancellery Research is offering support for up to four Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to attend a Universitas21 ECR Workshop at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on the theme of ‘Sustainable Futures’.
Listen to the podcast from our Energy Futures seminar that explored exactly what a sustainable electricity network would look like.
The Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Senator the Hon Zed Seselja has recently announced that the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program will be co-funding Future Fuels CRC with $26.25m.
Read all about the Energy Hack 2017 winners.
Listen to the podcast from the 2017 Distinguished Lecture given by Professor Sally Benson on the role of energy systems analysis in making good energy choices.
Listen to the podcast from our event launching the feasibility study report into using seawater in a pumped hydro energy storage facility in Cultana, South Australia.
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