Work package leader:​ Kriti Nagrath (UTS)

Research team members: ​

  • Prof Peter Newman (Curtin)
  • Prof Stuart White (UTS)
  • A/Prof Dr Charlie Hargroves (Curtin)
  • Dr Scott Dwyer (UTS)
  • Dr Kirrilie Rowe (UniSA)

Key responsibilities:

• Undertake project management and reporting tasks working closely with Work Package (WP) leaders.
• Manage partner recruitment, communications, and engagement, including all partner meetings.
• Directly support Work Packages to develop Stream 1 milestones, namely: identification of KPIs; Data Collection Plans; Business Model Review and Analysis; consideration of economic multipliers and wider industry benefits and implications for procurement and investment.
• Identify the key barriers and opportunities experienced in the Demonstration Projects and how were they approached.
• Directly support Work Packages to develop Stream 4 milestones, namely: policy change landscape; policy change proposals, monitoring and review.
• Identify the key replicable and scalable lessons from each of the Demonstration Projects.

Work package leader:​ Dr Chris Briggs (UTS)

Research team members: ​  

  • A/Prof Kaveh Khalilpour (UTS)
  • Bo Pang (Griffith)
  • Dr Ed Langham (UTS)
  • Dr Anna Mortimore (Griffith)
  • Jonathan Rispler (UTS)

Key responsibilities:

• Design recruitment processes for data providers and stakeholders to inform applications for Ethics Approval.
• Undertake stakeholder engagement to develop methodology and approach for market landscaping and baseline study.
• Undertake desktop research, recruit participants and data collection to inform market landscape and baseline.
• Undertake recruitment and data collection on EV charging behaviour for each Demonstration Project, including managing Ethics Approvals.
• Develop a profile of early-stage EV charging infrastructure development for each Demonstration Project.
• Design a set of interventions to influence EV charging behaviour for each of the Demonstration Projects.
• Identify learnings from Demonstration Projects around EV charging behaviours.

Work package leader:​​ Dr Ehsan Pashajavid (Curtin)

Research team members: ​

  • Prof Sumedha Rajakaruna (Curtin)
  • Dr Redowan Mahmud (Curtin)
  • Prof Peter Pudney (UniSA)
  • Dr Ibrahim Ibrahim (UTS)

Key responsibilities:

• Develop data and analytical frameworks and tools to underpin data analytics and assessment.
• Undertake an inventory of data available from Demonstration Projects relevant to the KPIs.
• Develop a data collection plan for the collection of data from Demonstration Projects.
• Support Work Package 4 (WP4) to investigate Business Models and test and refine the analysis to identify costs and benefits.
• Lead data collection for each Demonstration Project to inform research questions.
• Support WP6 to investigate orchestration solutions and how EVs and DERs support network stability and hosting capacity.
• Undertake an assessment of EVs and DER capacity utilisation.
• Support WP2 to understand EV charging behaviour

Work package leader: ​Dr Dean Economou (Curtin)

Research Team Members: ​

  • Dr Ed Langham (UTS)
  • Dr Alexsandr Akimov (Griffith)
  • Dr Bo Pang (Griffith)

Key responsibilities:

• Identify KPIs relevant to research questions for each Demonstration Project.
• Support WP3 to undertake an inventory of data; develop a Data Collection Plans; undertake data collection and assess EVs and DER capacity utilisation in each Demonstration Project.
• Develop a framework to investigate Business Models and develop and undertake process to analyse Business Models to identify costs and benefits.
• Investigate the potential for wider benefits to the economy and associated industries from the potential rollout of the Demonstration Projects.
• Investigate the implications for procurement and investment from the potential roll-out of the Demonstration Projects.
• Support WP2 to design, review and interpret interventions to influence EV charging behaviour.

Work package leader:​ Dr Rowena Cantley-Smith (UTS),

Research team members: ​

  • A/Prof Charlie Hargroves (Curtin)
  • Dr Anne Kallies (RMIT)
  • Dr Anne Mortimer (Griffith)
  • Dr Scott Dwyer (UTS)

Key responsibilities:

• Undertake a literature review of potential legal, taxation and regulatory issues specifically relevant to the Demonstration Projects
• Identify the level of difficulty to change, the precedent and requisite data required, and the likelihood of change for short-listed changes.
• Develop specific policy change proposals related to each of the Demonstration Projects.
• Monitor and review progress on call for policy change for each Demonstration Project.

Work package leader:​ A/Prof Roger Dargaville (Monash)

Research team members: ​

  • Dr Changlong Wang (Monash)
  • Dr Ibrahim Ibrahim (UTS)
  • A/Prof Lasantha Meegahapola (RMIT)
  • A/Prof Mahdi Jalili (RMIT)

Key responsibilities:

• Support WP3 to undertake an inventory of data for each Demonstration Project and to develop data collection plans to guide data collection across all research questions.
• Investigate orchestration solutions used in Demonstration Projects to minimise the impact of electrification needs within operational constraints.
• Identify the optimal behaviour of managed charging and distribution scale battery orchestration under different scenarios.
• Investigate using MUREIL how EVs and DERs in the Demonstration Projects support network stability and hosting capacity.