The second webinar of a four-part Net Zero Webinar series was joined by panel members German Burbano (Project Manager of Indra Australia), Dr Reza Razzaghi (Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering), Dr Sarah Goodwin (Lecturer, Faculty of Information Technology) and Ameya Dikshit (Research Software Specialist, Monash e-Research) to discover what the Monash microgrid is, the load and generation management systems, the technology used, the data collected and the role of data in future power systems, network and data visualisation, and the role of the transactive energy market (TEM). We also hear about where the technology and system are heading toward and the key lessons Indra learned from implementing their solutions at Monash. A/Prof Ariel Liebman , Director of the Monash Energy Institute, hosted the event.
A/Professor Ariel Liebman Director Monash Energy Institute, Co-Director of the Monash Grid Innovation Hub, Lead - RACE for Networks, RACE for 2030 CRC
A/ Prof Ariel Liebman has over 22 years’ experience in energy research and industry practice. Since joining the Faculty of Information Technology in 2012, Ariel has developed sustainable energy research programs with colleagues across Monash, including within Engineering and the Monash Business School. Ariel brings together researchers from across disciplines to identify ways to optimally integrate new and renewable technologies into smart grids, microgrids and large-scale energy systems. Ariel co-architected the Microgrid/Net Zero Initiative and lead researcher in the $3 mil ARENA funded Smart Energy City. He founded the Monash Grid Innovation Hub. Most recently, Ariel is leading the RACE for Networks, one of the 4 programs in the $300m Reliable Affordable Clean Energy for 2030 CRC (RACE for 2030), involving over 90 partners. Read more
Meet the speakers
Ameya Dikshit Research Software Specialist at Monash eResearch Centre
Ameya is a Software Research Specialist at Monash eResearch Centre, currently working on Transactive Energy Management platform and Data architecture. He has over 9 years of experience in Data Engineering, Software Development and System Integration, across various areas of Energy industry, such as Retail, Distribution, Metering, Billing, Financial accounting and Customer Service.”
Dr Sarah Goodwin Lecturer, Department of Human Centred Computing, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
Sarah is a Lecturer with Monash Immersive Analytics Lab. Her research explores innovative and creative visual analytic solutions for complex, multi-dimensional and geospatial data sets. She has over 15 years academic and professional experience in geospatial analysis and information visualisation, having worked as a GIS technician, geo-data analyst, consultant and academic researcher for some of the leading research centres for spatial analysis and visualisation around the world. Her research particularly focuses on energy data visualisation. She has led successful research projects with Monash energy industry partners and she supervises a number of research students who are exploring novel visualisation solutions for energy data exploration and visualisation.
German Burbano Senior IT Manager, Indra Australia
German is a Senior IT Manager driven to deliver relevant business solutions. German has a consulting background with more than 9 years of experience working for one of the top global IT consultancy firms. He has expertise in Systems Architecture and Integration, SDLC, C/ETRM Software implementations, IoT and Edge Computing and business knowledge in commodities trading (Oil, Gas and Electricity), risk management, accounting and financials, smart grids and renewable energy.
Dr Reza Razzaghi Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Reza's research aims to develop smart grid solutions to efficiently deliver sustainable, economic and secure electricity supply. His research group is particularly interested in integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) in power networks, real-time monitoring and situational awareness, and powerline-related bushfire mitigation techniques. His extensive research on advanced fault location methods has resulted in a commercialised patent. He has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards including the 2019 Best Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility and the 2013 Basil Papadias Best Paper Award from the IEEE PowerTech Conference.