First place for RedFlow student at IEEE conference in the USA

On 25 July 2012, RedFlow’s student engineer and business consultant, Mio Nakatsuji-Mather, was awarded first prize in the undergraduate category of the Student Poster Contest at the IEEE Power and Energy Society’s General Meeting in San Diego, California. Approximately 175 students from around the world took part in the Student Poster Contest.

Mio travelled to the conference to present her IEEE paper and poster, both entitled “Zinc-Bromine Flow Batteries in Residential Electricity Supply: Two Case Studies”. This was based on work undertaken as part of her undergraduate thesis work at the University of Queensland, and in particular, from data collected from two of RedFlow’s energy storage projects in Australia. The first project is RedFlow’s ongoing Smart Home trial in Newington, Sydney, which investigates the use of RedFlow’s ZBM energy storage in a residential–scale Smart Grid application. The second project was RedFlow’s off-grid trial with Energy Safe Victoria investigating the role of RedFlow’s ZBM energy storage in the de-energisation of power lines on days of high bushfire risk.

SDGE, a Sempra Energy utility, was the host utility and platinum sponsor of the conference.

Mio’s poster will soon be available on the IEEE Power and Energy Society’s General Meeting website:

Mio’s paper will also soon be published by IEEE and will be available on the IEEE Xplore library.

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