CSIRO operates a Stored Energy Integration Facility (SEIF) at the CSIRO's Energy Centre located in Mayfield West, NSW 2304 Australia. This energy storage system was developed to provide an applied research platform for commercial scale energy shifting, smoothing and demand management of electrical bus loads connected to the grid. The SEIF is designed to operate in simultaneous multimode scenarios providing bulk energy charge / discharge, such as peak shaving and peak/off-peak time shifting, as well as fast response to transients for ramp rate control. The control software comprises of a modular design that enables changes in configuration and variable inputs for continued intelligent algorithm development for applications such as forecasting for renewable intermittency mitigation, and storage efficiency maximisation. This system is currently under expansion to incorporate additional energy storage technologies including lithium-ion batteries.

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