Ausgrid is testing various technologies throughout the Smart Grid, Smart City project. These trials are either part of the grid-side trials or the network customer trials.
The grid-side technologies are being run on the electricity infracstructure. Innovative monitoring and measuring devices are currently being trialled on our grid to improve the reliability and efficiency of the electricity network. New grid-side devices, such as the fault isolating intelliRupter allow emergency crews to remotely monitor electricity supply, find faults and restore power quickly and more efficiently.
The network customer trials encompass Home Energy products, distributed generation and storage, the electric car trial and the Smart Home. These trials explore ways to improve consumer understanding of their energy consumption, to reduce peak load demand on the network and to understand how changing behaviours and technologies will affect the network in the future.