The Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program
Designing and implementing the building blocks of a resilient energy system, for the benefit of all energy users.
Materials Battery Technologies and Characterisation
Energy System Modelling and Analysis
Energy System Control and Coordination
Social Science, Economics and Policy
Undertaking social research and designing and implementing policy, economic and market models to support the deployment of energy and battery storage including residential, precinct and grid-scale battery storage and electric vehicles.
The Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program is funded by the ACT Government, under the Renewable Energy Innovation Fund initiative, and the Australian National University. It is jointly hosted within the ANU by the School of Engineering and the Research School of Chemistry.
Professor Lachlan Blackhall
Professor Lachlan Blackhall is Entrepreneurial Fellow and Head, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program at The Australian National University. Previously, Professor Blackhall led the development of capabilities to monitor, optimise and control residential solar generation and battery storage, as well as the development of virtual power plant technology to aggregate energy storage to deliver services to energy networks, markets and utilities.
Professor Blackhall holds a BE, BSc and a PhD in engineering and applied mathematics, is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of both the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust) and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). Read more »