Accelerating the Deployment of “Smart Minigrids” in APP Countries
This project will help to develop technologies for the reliable and efficient operation of minigrids, and seek to prove the technical feasibility, commercial viability and ability to efficiently integrate renewable energy. Participating Partners will design and develop a pilot smart minigrid in Australia and use this pilot as a model for deployment in India. As part of the design process for the initial Australian deployment, Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will cooperate with Japan and Korea, which have active research programs in this field (RDG-06-16 “Feasibility study and development of microgrid smart energy solutions.”) Once the Australian pilot grid is commissioned and fully operational, the design will be used as the basis for a deployment in India through close cooperation with the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Indian government. Australia, India, Korea, and Japan are participating Partners in this project.