Monash Smart Energy City

As a campus environment in a strong part of the electricity distribution network, Monash is able to test technologies with a maturity level lower than would be acceptable in alternative environments.

The Monash Smart Energy City microgrid program provides a realistic and useful platform for research into technological, business and customer behavioural features of the deployment of distributed resources and their coordination through microgrid operations. The microgrid system is intended to be a fully functioning local electricity network and trading market with dynamic optimisation of resources interacting with an external energy market.