Monitoring and Management System for Smart Distribution Networks (2016–2019)

This project aims to develop, implement and test an innovative state estimation algorithm for monitoring low voltage electricity distribution networks. It includes a prototype application and field trial for managing the operational state of part of the network to keep within safe loading limits. The proposed system is an essential step to enable a range of smart network applications to manage peak network loads and increasing amounts of solar photovoltaic generation. It will also facilitate future new technologies such as demand side management, energy storage and electric vehicles. By managing peak loading, the project could defer or eliminate capitalintensive network augmentations and associated customer electricity price increases.


Funding: Australian Research Council Linkage Projects
Status: Current


Chief Investigator/s: 
  • Dr Olav Krause
  • Professor Tapan Saha