When you need to plan for the future, it can be tricky to determine what that future will look like. And when it comes to planning an electricity network, that can be particularly challenging.
However that is a challenge we have well and truly overcome, thanks to our very own modelling tool - the Grid Transformation Engine, the 'GTEng'.
The GTEng is a tool created in-house that maps out what WA's network will look like in 10, 20, 30+ years.
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Image: The GTEng tool has created scenarios about what the future grid looks like, including an autonomous grid for rural areas and a mesh grid for metropolitan areas.
By using new modelling tools, we can work out the best locations for new solutions like microgrids or community batteries on our modular network.
The GTEng is helping us work out where to locate the next community batteries to support the grid, reduce maintenance and provide a service to customers. Will there be community batteries in your area soon? Quite possibly. So how do we determine where community batteries will be located?
Microgrids need to make sense from a power reliability and cost perspective. The GTEng is helping establish potential locations in regional WA. Janica Lukas, Acting Distribution Grid Strategy Manager, explains why microgrids are an exciting electricity solution for WA's future.
The future of our grid is modular and flexible, with many solutions creating more reliable and renewable energy across our grid.
But what does that future energy mix look like?
From stand-alone power systems (SPS) to microgrids and community batteries, WA's future network is full of exciting technology solutions that will help deliver safer, more reliable power to our customers.
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