Siemens launches new digital energy test lab with RMIT in Australia
June 18, 2021
Siemens and RMIT have set up a new Digital Energy Test Lab in Melbourne. The facility allows students and researchers to simulate intelligent electrical systems for smart cities.
The Melbourne facility is the latest addition to TestLabs’ network with universities across Australia. TestLabs aims to build capabilities in key areas such as energy, agribusiness and advanced manufacturing.
Research focused on optimizing energy systems for smart cities
Users of Digital Energy TestLab have access to a variety of technologies to test and model real-world scenarios and optimize smart city energy systems, including national and local energy grids.
These technologies include hardware and software used in data analytics, the Internet of Things, simulation, and next-generation domestic networks.
Students can choose from two modeling options.
- National Grid Simulation to Mimic Complex Energy Scenarios Using Data from Australian Energy Market Operators
- A microgrid system that mimics more complex energy flows from multiple conventional and renewable energy sources of various sizes.
‘I’m really proud to continue working with RMIT Jeff Connolly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Australia, said:
Australia is working towards zero net carbon emissions by 2050. This depends on using new technologies to provide innovative solutions.
Austrade works closely with Siemens Australia Pacific and Siemens Energy. The latter is an independent entity after it was spun out in 2020.
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