Technical comparisons, efficiency overviews and key enablers in battery storage technology

  • Session Topic
    Energy Storage/Battery Storage

Technical comparisons, efficiency overviews and key enablers in battery storage technology

3 Oct 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Grand Plenary Hall
English (Australia)

Chair: Dr. Jill Cainey, Regulatory Affairs Director, S&C Electric Company


The remarkable paradigm shift about to occur in the energy storage market – super capacitors and true grid integration 

Steve Croker, Project Manager, Arvio

The energy storage market is rapidly evolving at present. Learn how the characteristics of the recently available SuperCapacitor energy storage technology can be applied to bring many benefits to this waiting market. Investigate how Arvio’s E-Maxx remote control technology is used to access, control, and monitor an expanding suite of energy production equipment and domestic appliances in a highly configurable and intuitive manner. See how Arvio has combined these various technologies into an expandable and  relocatable turnkey energy production and storage system, the Independence Day System or IDS.


Yarranlea Solar Farm: Financial prospects for Battery Storage

Dr Chandana Samarasinghe, Grid Connection Manager, Risen Energy (Australia) Pty Ltd

Risen Energy is currently constructing the Yarranlea 103 MW (ac) and 134 MW (dc) Solar Farm (YSF) connecting to the Yarranlea 110 kV substation of Ergon Energy. The development approval of the Yarranlea Solar plant has provision for battery storage. With combined Solar PV and battery storage, Risen Energy will be able to receive increased returns from the infrastructure currently being installed for the Yarranlea SF.

Risen Energy therefore explored financial feasibility of a battery storage facility at Yarranlea SF. This paper presents findings of the feasibility study that includes a detailed review of the NEM situation for battery storage, opportunities in the NEM, financial drivers for battery storage, and financial feasibility of Yarranlea battery storage.


Dispatchable renewables: a contradiction in terms?

Dr Chris Blanksby, Specialist Renewable Energy Engineer at Entura

Mohsen Moeini, Specialist Dams and Hydropower Engineer at Entura

As Australia replaces retiring coal generation with renewables, can we achieve an energy future that is affordable and sustainable as well as reliable? How can we make variable renewables 'dispatchable'? What is the future for energy storage and what are the most suitable solutions? Is the time for dispatchable renewables now?


The long and short of day trading your solar

Andrew Mitchell, Product Line Manager, Enphase

Cost saving opportunities with storage and demand management. 

Levelised cost of energy (LCOE) analysis is the best way to bench mark the cost of energy generated by a PV asset.  But how do we translate this cost into value?  The value of self generation is highly sensitive to grid supply tariffs structures, feed in tariffs and one’s ability to exploit this economic framework.  The two emerging enablers in this space are storage and demand management.

With variable tariff structures and unpredictable solar generation, energy consumption is a constant tradeoff between lifestyle and economics.  Time of use tariffs are a means to influence human behavior such that demand is less variable. Most of us may be willing to make slight changes in behavior to lower the cost of our power bills, but there comes a point where lifestyle becomes a priority over the bottom line.  The emergence of affordable, domestic storage and demand management solutions facilitates independence from TOU tariffs and leverages your solar investment by maximising self consumption.

Comparable to trading the stock market, one’s relationship with their energy retailer is a game of buying and selling when the price is right.  While a feed in tariff may incentivise selling back to the grid, a TOU tariff may encourage you to shift your loads and store excess solar generation.  We’ll look at a few different scenarios and identify some cost saving opportunities.


  • Dr. Jill Cainey


    Regulatory Affairs Director

    S&C Electric Australia Pty Ltd

    Dr. Jill Cainey is Regulatory Affairs Director at S&C Electric Company, working to develop key markets and arrangements that will deliver reliable...

  • Dr Chris Blanksby


    Specialist Renewable Energy Engineer


    Dr Chris Blanksby is a Specialist Renewable Energy Engineer at Entura, and Entura’s lead solar energy specialist. He has undertaken and published...

  • Mohsen Moeini


    Specialist Dams and Hydropower Engineer


    Mohsen Moeini is a Specialist Dams and Hydropower Engineer at Entura. He has 18 years of experience in dam and hydropower engineering, and has worked...

  • Andrew Mitchell


    Product Line Manager


    Andrew has a wealth of experience with power electronics and has delivered over 2MW of remote power generation infrastructure including solar PV,...

  • Steve Crocker


    Project Manager


    Graduated from Melbourne University with Bachelor of Engineering (Mech., hons). Extensive IT field service experience, passionate interest in...

  • Chandana Samarasinghe


    Grid Connection Manager

    Risen Energy (Australia) Pty Ltd

    Chandana’s power systems expertise spans over 20 years across leading power sector enterprises that include renowned Engineering Consultancies,...

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