SPEAKERS

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Ganesh Ganeshkumar

Territory Manager, Aus/NZ, Ecoult

Empowering microgrid applications with advanced lead-acid technology

14.00 – 15.15 | Friday 14 June 2019

Ganesh joined Ecoult as a Product Manager for the extra low voltage (ELV) product range; and currently managing Ecoult’s Australian and New Zealand business and partners program. Ganesh received Bachelor of Electronics and Communications Engineering and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales. Before joining Ecoult, Ganesh worked for Fluke Corporation, responsible for Fluke’s preventative and predictive maintenance tools and service platforms for the ANZ & Pacific region; and a member of Institute of Engineers Australia (IEAust).

Abstract Outline: 

Ecoult’s systems, using UltraBattery, are being applied to the full range of stationary applications needed in the growth of energy storage market, supporting grid stability, renewable integration and particularly microgrids, in challenging climates around the world.

Ecoult’s microgrid installations work thanks to the temperature tolerance, longevity, battery management technology and multi-purposing capability of the UltraBattery. Most microgrids include both fast-rate applications (such as diesel support, grid frequency regulation, load balancing or renewable smoothing) and slow-rate “energy” applications (such as UPS, grid outage ride-through or renewable energy shifting). This presentation will review a number of installations where UltraBattery has shown its multi-purposing capabilities for three common microgrid types, at kilowatt and megawatt scale:

  • battery and diesel-only microgrids, in kilowatt installations for telecom applications in Australia and India;
  • battery, diesel and renewable microgrids such as Cedarvale Health Retreat in Australia’s Kangaroo Valley and, in 2018, mining operations in Northern Australia and installations in post-hurricane Puerto Rico;
  • megawatt scale, grid-connected microgrids, with the ability to island as a renewable microgrid when required, such as the Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod microgrid installed by Raytheon in 2018.