Smart Grid Australia


Smart City initiative that will demonstrate an electricity system of the future—one that uses ICT to improve the efficiency of power production, delivery and use.
The project will employ a mix of innovative technologies to demonstrate the potential of smart grids to manage peak electricity demand, identify and resolve faults on the grid, and help customers make informed choices about their energy use. The project, conducted in NSW’s Newcastle and the Hunter regions, is currently being rolled out. The energy utility Ausgrid is leading the industry consortium, which includes IBM Australia, GE Energy Australia, AGL Energy, Sydney Water, Hunter Water Australia, and Newcastle City Council.

Name: Smart Grid Australia
Type: Environment
Urban trend: Empowerment technologies
Status: Less active
Created by: Central Government
Created for: People
Works: Top-down
Accessibility: Low