DERlab funding announcement

Australia’s low carbon energy system of tomorrow will be given a vital spark thanks to a new million-dollar laboratory to be built at The Australian National University (ANU).  

The Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Lab is officially announced by Minister Mick Gentleman today and comes with $1.5 million in ACT Government funding.  

Dr Bjorn Sturmberg, who will lead the DER Lab, said it will provide a state-of-the art testing facility which mirrors the energy grid for industry, researchers and regulators.  

“This lab will help develop and test the technologies and control systems needed for Australia’s future energy system,” Dr Sturmberg said. “The DER Lab will provide the Australian research and development community with a fail-safe power system in which to rapidly, efficiently, and securely develop and test the technologies and systems before deploying them.  

“The technologies developed in the DER Lab will lower consumers’ energy bills and create the secure, reliable and low-carbon energy system of tomorrow.”

Story in Canberra Times here:

ANU media release here:

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