Project title: Energy Shedding
- Design a risk assessment that can be used by Victorian water corporations on priority equipment or plants to be exposed to energy shedding
- Study the effectiveness of remote shedding from a retailer using the Kwatch controller unit – what did it achieve in cost reductions and did the technology work?
- How does a corporation use the Kwatch controllers spot price notifications to run equipment to capitalise on low price market signals – e.g. could a low price trigger a water treatment plant to run?
Industry partner: North East Water
North East Water (NEW) provides water and sewerage services to 41 localities across the North East Victoria and are one of 12 similar corporations throughout regional Victoria. North Easter Water operates as a retailer that on-sells water from our wholesaler, Goulburn Valley Water (GMW), which manages water storage, delivery and drainage systems involving 70% of Victoria’s stored water. North East Water serves an estimated population of 107,000 people in an area of approximately 20,000 square kilometres. This region extends from Corryong in the east, along the Murray River to Yarrawonga, and south to Benalla and the alpine towns of Bright, Mt. Beauty and Dartmouth.
We are looking for two engineering students for this project.