APAI Impact of Mass-Adoption of Electric Cars on Electricity Grid - Engineering
The University of Melbourne is offering an APAI Masters/PhD scholarship to work on an ARC Linkage Project to study the impact of the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) on the electricity grid. The success of the uptake of EVs promises significant greenhouse gas reduction but depends on making it convenient and affordable for motorists to move from fossil-fuelled vehicles. The project aims to quantify and analyse the electricity grid infrastructure required to realise the full potential of EVs, both from a traditional as well as a smart grid perspective. In particular, the impact of this fleet on the power management of the distribution network and on power quality will be studied. The project is run in collaboration with Better Place (Australia) and Senergy Econnect Australia. Suitable applicants should have a degree in Electrical Engineering (or an equivalent discipline) with some background in power systems engineering, and network modelling and verification.
|Study Subject:||Electric Cars, Engineering, Electricity Grid|
|Provided By:||The University of Melbourne|
|To be undertaken at:||The University of Melbourne.|
This scholarship is offered annually to one person. Open for applications until August 31, 2012.
The value of this scholarship is AUD28000 (per annum). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid See Scheme Summary for the period of up to 3 and a half years.
This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Electrical and electronic engineering.
This scholarship requires you to have achieved Honours 1 or equivalent, or Honours 2a or equivalent.
To apply for this scholarship you must consult the scholarship web site. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.
Dr Marcus Brazil (Assoc Professor)
Melbourne School of Engineering
Web Site: http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au
The University of Melbourne