The following documents provide additional information about the Smart Grid, Smart City project.
These documents explain the Smart Grid, Smart City project criteria.
What is the Smart Grid, Smart City project?
These presentations were made at the Smart Grid Australia Conference on 25 November 2009 and at the Smart Utilities Conference Australia and New Zealand on 8 November 2011, respectively.
Pre-deployment study and report
Conducted during July and August 2009, the pre-deployment study undertaken for the Smart Grid, Smart City project confirmed that the national adoption of smart grid technologies would deliver considerable social and economic benefits to Australia. The study included a preliminary economic analysis of the benefits of smart grids, as well as consultation with industry, government, academic and regulatory stakeholders.
The study culminated in the Smart Grid, Smart City: A new direction for a new energy era report that outlines the potential economic and environmental benefits of smart grid technologies. It shows the Smart Grid, Smart City demonstration project can deliver the robust data needed to inform broader adoption of smart grid technologies and applications across Australia.
Smart Grid, Smart City: a new direction for a new energy era
Synergies with the National Broadband Network
The National Broadband Network (NBN Co.) has provided the department with the following brief outline of the potential opportunities that may be leveraged between the NBN Co. fibre-to the-premises rollout and the Smart Grid, Smart City project.
Applicants were encouraged to consider these potential synergies and any common objectives as part of their grant applications.
National Smart Meter Infrastructure Report
The Department commissioned the development of a national report on smart and interval meters in Australia. The purpose of the report is to collate, review and analyse previous and current interval and smart meter trials and programs, and includes two international case studies- New Zealand and Texas. The findings of the report focus on broadly applicable outcomes, an exploration of the different deployment models used in installations and trials, and recommendations for future smart meter projects.