Our Research

RACE has four programs comprising 17 research themes.

The four research programs are:

  • RACE for Business – Boosting business energy productivity via digitalisation, electrification and value chain optimisation
  • RACE for Homes – Developing and applying new energy technologies and solutions for consumers
  • RACE for Networks – Better network services and lower costs through customer distributed energy resources and network integration
  • RACE for Everyone – Foresighting, stakeholder engagement, trust building, capacity building, training and education.

RACE for Business

B1

Transforming energy productivity through value chains

B2

Industry 4.0 for energy productivity

B3

 Decarbonising industrial process heating

B4

Flexible demand and demand control

B5

 Anaerobic digestion for electricity, transport and gas

RACE for Homes

H1

Residential solar pre-cooling

H2

Enhancing home thermal inertia

H3

Using home energy technologies for grid support

H4

Rewarding flexible demand: Customer-friendly cost reflective tariffs and incentives

H5

Smart algorithms for optimising home energy supply and use

RACE for Networks

N1

Electric Vehicles and the Grid

N2a: Low-cost visibility of network conditions 

N2b: Assessing and mapping the hosting capacity of energy networks

N2c: Integrating solar, energy storage and flexible loads with DER networks

N3a: Algorithms and analysis for cost effective micro-grids 

N3b: Storage as a Service – Distributed community batteries

N4

Distribution System Operator and Beyond: Optimising planning and regulation for DM & DER 

RACE for Everyone

E1

Trust building for collaborative win-win customer solutions

E2

Innovative foresighting
and planning

E3

Developing the future energy workforce