The Microgrid Electricity Market Operator (MEMO) demonstrates the market potential for a third-party entity responsible for microgrids.
Electric vehicle chargers
We have four electric vehicle chargers installed and in operation at Clayton campus, and one at Caulfield campus, with further rollout planned.
The electric vehicle charges will be integrated into the Monash Microgrid allowing users to participate in transactive market events.
The Future Control Room (FCR) is a co-creation between the MEMSI (Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute) Grid Innovation Hub (GIH), the Faculty of IT, the Faculty of Engineering, and MIVP.
The microgrid laboratory is a scaled replication of the microgrid at Monash University. The microgrid laboratory will enable simulation and testing of varying scenarios for research, teaching and production purposes.
Monash has partnered with energy storage company Invinity (previously redT) to deploy a 1 MWh energy storage system. The battery is located in the Biomedical Learning and Teaching Building at Clayton campus. This commercial energy storage system is the first ‘hybrid’ energy storage system in Australia that combines vanadium redox flow and lithium-ion technology under one control scheme. Experience from this system will inform the future rollout of additional battery energy storage to enable the full benefits of the microgrid functionality.