My initiatives and engagements in the transport sector fall broadly into the following categories.
I have a leading role in the largest demonstrations of vehicle-to-grid technology in Australia, together with one of the most holistic studies of how the technology may mature from its current niche to normality.
My contributions to transport sector planning tend to focus on the grid integration of electric vehicles (of all varieties).
I’m the Academic Champion of the ANU Solar Car team.
- Australian vehicle-to-grid expert says research shows even greater benefits are possibleDr Björn Sturmberg, who is the research leader of ANU’s Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program says vehicle-to-grid offers multifaceted solutions to Australia’s energy woes including reduced prices and increased grid resilience. Sturmberg thinks EV owners can get an even better deal than free charging when it comes to V2G. “The opportunities for V2G to generate revenue… Continue reading
- Participation and sensemaking in electric vehicle field trials: A study of fleet vehicle-to-grid in AustraliaWe have just published a new article from the REVS V2G trial about how participants in a field trial – in this case, the fleet, sustainability and asset managers – make sense of and influence technologies when a group comes along wanting to deploy and test them. We found unexpected effects which revealed insights about… Continue reading
- NRMA supporting the ANU Solar Car team and the BWSC (from Darwin to Adelaide)“We see our (NRMA) partnership with the ANU Solar Racing Team and the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge as a great opportunity to support young people who are the leaders and policymakers of tomorrow. This is just one of many steps we’re taking to help Australian motorists in their transition towards an electric future.” NRMA CEO,… Continue reading
- Video insight into the EnergiZine experiencesThis has been one of the most engaging – and out there – projects I’ve ever had been involved in. It was an absolute privelidge to work with Brad Riley and collaborators in the First Nations Clean Energy Network on the content, Mitchell Whitelaw and Dave Fanner from the Engaged ANU on the creative engagement,… Continue reading
- Response to Saul Griffith’s “The Wires That Bind”This correspondence was originally published in the June 2023 edition of the Quarterly Essay, in response to the March 2023 edition by Saul Griffith. While the pivotal role of electrification in decarbonisation has been understood for decades, it has rarely been described as vividly or enthusiastically as by Saul Griffith in The Wires That Bind…. Continue reading