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Project Capabilities

System Capabilities

The use of a modular, internet of things based control system means that the mobile test platform is able to not only test third party technologies, but also run energy storage trials in a range of applications.

Trials can be run in applications including:

  • Behind the meter demand management tests (including control of large, variable loads)
  • Voltage support and peak shaving on distribution networks
  • Islanding of LV feeders on the distribution network
  • Renewable integration into diesel-based, remote microgrids
  • Simulated operation on a University microgrid, testing systems such as:
    • New control algorithms (ranging from demand management applications to energy arbitrage)
    • Simulated solar energy bulk shifting using third party inverters
    • Third party battery performance and characterisation

To learm more about our test capabilities, contact the team.

System Design

LGChem JH3 Battery

LGChem's newest battery technology, the JH3 module, was used in the test platform.

A custom built transportable building houses the dedicated test equipment such as the inverters, dynamic load bank, high resolution monitoring equipment and a high quality weather station. A firewall separates this equipment from the battery system, which is housed in a separate compartment. This section houses three battery racks, with room for a fourth rack, an inert gas fire suppression system and a range of high quality data collection sensors.

Remote monitoring and control will allow the mobile energy storage test facility to be operated off-site as well as locally. Other energy storage systems will be able to connect to the test platform, enabling the system to also place third party devices under test or use third party batteries on network connected or simulated off grid trials.

The University of Adelaide’s Thebarton Campus is undergoing works so that it will be capable of conducting off-grid testing of energy storage systems under simulated load conditions including dynamic loading.

Australian Energy Storage Knowledge Bank