12 December 2018


The Australian Power Institute & Energy Networks Australia Innovation Initiative Update - December 2018

Industry driven innovation projects/initiatives which the Australian Power Institute (API) facilitated and Energy Networks Australia (ENA) funded with other industry partners will total $5.33M over the next 2 years. The cash funding of these projects by Energy Networks Australia through member contributions will be only 20% of the total project costs due to the substantial leveraging that has been achieved: $5 of research/innovation work for every $1 of cash contribution.

The Australian Power Institute’s objective in its collaboration with Energy Networks Australia on the Innovation Initiative is to strengthen the skills of future STEM professional graduates working in the energy industry by enhancing the capability of university academics and their teaching curriculum. This is being achieved through academics working collaboratively with industry on industry driven “real world” research and innovation such as the projects outlined below. API is also well placed to assist with “knowledge sharing” to both industry and academia of the outcomes of all innovation and research in the energy industry to provide a sustainable supply of industry STEM professionals with contemporary skills.

As a follow up from the last API/Energy Networks Innovation Newsletters (June 2018), which provided an overview of the partnership between Energy Networks Australia and the Australian Power Institute (API) to drive and facilitate innovation for the industry, a number of achievements have been progressed by the partnerships Innovation Steering Group and Project Teams.

Updated details on the following projects are outlined in the full newsletter.

  1. Network Sensing Project
  2. Management of Voltages in LV Networks
  3. Conductor Condition Monitoring
  4. Quantifying Extreme Bushfire Consequence

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