[LINK] Australian Government $100M Smart Grid Project

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Oct 30 11:05:02 AEDT 2009

Tom Worthington wrote:
> The Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts is
> offering up to $100M for a Smart Grid, Smart City demonstration project.
> There is a Media Release, set of Guidelines and a Pre-deployment report:
> <http://www.environment.gov.au/smartgrid/>.
> It should be noted that smart grids do not require a high speed fibre
> optic broadband network. Only low data rates are needed and wireless
> networks can be used as in the Victorian system. Smart grids may not
> need to use the NBN.

and could be an ideal app for non-mobile 
> Spectrum allocation issues
> The 802.16 specification applies across a wide swath of the RF spectrum, and WiMAX could function on any frequency below 66 GHz,[12] (higher frequencies would decrease the range of a Base Station to a few hundred meters in an urban environment).


> I teach about smart grids in my Green ICT course and perhaps some of the
> graduates will be involved in the project.
> For a small downlaod of the executive summary and project links, see my
> Blog:
> <http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2009/10/australian-government-100m-smart-grid.html>.

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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