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Research proposals to join with the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium to undertake research related to electricity system transformation is now open.

A number of areas of research were identified in the Australia’s Global Power System Transformation Research Roadmap (2022).

You can see the main research recommendations in the G-PST Stage 2 Interim Reports.

Each research proposal will focus on at least one, but up to two of the following topics: 

  • Topic 1: Inverter Design - Development of capabilities, services, design methodologies and standards for Inverter-Based Resources (IBRs).
  • Topic 2: Stability Tools & Method - New tools and methods required to ensure reliability, security, and stability in power systems.  
  • Topic 3: Control Room of the Future - Development of new technologies and approaches for enhanced real-time visibility and analysis in power system operator control rooms.
  • Topic 4: Planning - New planning metrics, methods, and tools to capture the characteristics and influence of a changing resource mix.
  • Topic 5: Restoration & Black Start - Creating new procedures for black starting and restoring a power system with high or 100% IBR penetrations.
  • Topic 6: Services - Quantifying the technical service requirements of future power systems to maintain the supply-demand balance reliably and at least cost. 
  • Topic 7: Architecture - Identifying appropriate future power system architectures for coordinating new technology capabilities, regulatory approaches, market design, and the distribution/transmission interface in a highly distributed, variable renewable energy-based system.
  • Topic 8: Distributed Energy Resources - Challenges and opportunities from very high levels of distributed energy resources.
  • Topic 9: Distributed Energy Resources and Stability – Development and deployment of improved DER models to ensure system operators and network providers can maintain power system security with high levels of DERs. 

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Respondents can propose more than one research plan but each plan must be tendered separately i.e. provide a separate Part B response for each research plan proposal

Proposal deadline

Deadline closes for proposals on 11th April 2023 at 5:00 pm Australian Eastern Time.

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