19 December 2011Archived News
Think Small: The Australian Decentralised Energy Roadmap
Recognising the impact that rising electricity use and in particular, rising peak demand is having on the cost of electricity, the Intelligent Grid Research Program is investigating technologies and practices to make Australia's electricity networks smart, greener and more efficient. One outcome of the iGrid Research Program is the Australian Decentralised Energy Roadmap, which was released on 15 December.
Decentralised Energy refers to energy technologies and practices that optimise the use of local resources and reduce the need for large-scale energy supply infrastructure. These technologies and practices include efficient use of energy, peak load management and distributed generation. The Roadmap is intended to provide a concise and practical blueprint for accelerating the deployment of distributed energy.