GSP-WW-04: Electricity Profiling

Project title: Electricity Profiling

Project aim: Smoothing Western Water’s electricity profile/shape over its 52 large market sites so that WW can negotiate a better overall tariff for them. This would involve smoothing the loads in a ‘ideal world’ setting and then adjusting the operation of individual sites to ensure that operational requirements are still met (eg: that water tanks are at a specific level at a specific time of the day).

Industry partnerWestern Water

Western Water provides water, sewerage and recycled water services to 61,000 properties with a population of 162,000 across a region of 3,000 square kilometres to the north-west of Melbourne. Since the authority’s establishment 20 years ago, Western Water has seen its service population more than double. This strong growth rate is projected to continue as suburbs around Melton and Sunbury develop over the coming decade. Nearly all towns in the service area now have a secure water supply through provision of alternate supplies to local water. These include interconnection to adjoining supply systems as well as access to Melbourne water.

Students

We are seeking 2-4 engineering students to work on this project.

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