Australian Institute o f Energy

Leadership in Energy

AIE SA Lunch & Learn Series – Session Two – SA Power Networks – Salisbury Battery Trial

Venue: MinterEllison: Level 10, 25 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Date: Thu 19 Jul 2018 @ 12:00pm to 2:00pm


SA Power Networks recently won a national award from Energy Networks Australia, for innovation for its Salisbury Battery Trial. The trial has provided important information for the energy industry on the impact of new technologies and was the largest trial commissioned in Australia to date (equivalent to the deployment of a 300kVA diesel generator).

The trial rolled out battery storage systems to 100 customers to create a 300kW Virtual Power Plant. Customers who signed up for the trial received a battery at a discounted price, in return for allowing SA Power Networks to access power stored in the batteries at times of peak demand, if needed.

The trial has shown that centralised control of batteries can provide network support without reducing the primary customer benefit of bill reduction through solar shifting. It also demonstrated that significant wholesale market benefits are available, based on analysis of wholesale price variation through the trial period.

Travis Kauschke, Future Networks Engineer, played an important role in implementing the trial, seeing it through the three-year trial period, and analysing the outcomes to determine what role distributed generation can play in future networks. He will talk through the trial implementation and key outcomes.

TIME:       12.00pm to 2.00pm, Thursday 19 July 2018

VENUE:   MinterEllison, Level 10, 25 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000

COST:      Members $20 | Non-Members $30 (includes light lunch). All pricing incl. GST

RSVP:      5pm Tuesday 17 July 2018 at or by calling 1800 629 945.

To avoid disappointment, please book early as numbers are limited.

Payments cannot be accepted on the day. Non-attending registrants will not be refunded.

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