Current projects

From short courses to open-source tools to media pilots, this year’s seed funding presents a diverse group of deliverables that will help further DGFI’s mission of enabling the electrification of society for a smart, sustainable future through research, innovation, and education.

Check out the 2023 Seed Funded Projects.

UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute funds projects across all faculties, while connecting researchers with industry leaders. Get in touch if you have a study area that aligns with our mission to enable electrification and decarbonisation.

Previously funded projects

Below is a list of projects UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute has funded in previous years. Many of these projects continue to break new ground in the energy space, so you can join our mailing list to stay on top of any updates from them!

  • PSCAD short course development — Jayashri Ravishankar 
  • Inverters — Georgios Konstantinou
  • Vivid Sydney show development — Laura Toulampi
  • Geni Hub, VPP/microgrid modelling — Baran Yildiz, Anna Bruce & Rob Passey
  • Solar pre-cooling model — Shayan Naderi
  • Policy submissions on future National Electricity Market Design — Abhijith Prakash
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Curtailment Analysis Tool — Baran Yildiz
  • Active balancing topologies for stationary energy storage systems — Branislav Hredzak
  • Development of a modelling tool for flexible green-hydrogen electrolyser participation in the NEM — Declan Heim
  • CleanAir Schools Program — Donna Green
  • Firming variable renewable energy generation through strategic oversupply — Elona Rey-Costa supervised by Donna Green
  • Green ammonia production and end use cost analysis tool — Jack Shepherd
  • Electric bus loads open source model for distribution networks — Katelyn Purnell
  • Co-constructing knowledge of renewable energies with First Nations communities and rural schools — Laura Tuohilampi
  • Assessing use preference to support the deployment of electrical infrastructure for active transport and e-mobility — Lee Roberts
  • Case study to evaluate, asses and deliver efficient decentralised renewable energy solutions to SMEs — Maria Balatbat
  • Just transition for coal-dependent communities — Matthew Kearnes
  • Mitigating the risk of bearing failure in freight drones — Matthew Priestley
  • Market opportunity analysis for short courses in the automotive sector — Matthew Priestley
  • Open-source visualisation tools for exploring NEM participant behaviour and market dynamics — Nicholas Gorman
  • Reconfigurable architecture for integration of PV generation, energy storage and electric vehicles — Omair Khan
  • Solar array open source model — Phillip Hamer
  • Coordinated dynamic security defence for stochastic electric power systems — Rachel Zhang
  • Creating a sustainability education body of knowledge — Sandeep Seshadrinath