Simon Chan is the Chief Engineer at Radlink Communications, a Perth based Radio and ICT Systems Integrator. Simon holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Western Australia and over his career has worked with electronic, software and systems engineering, remote control technologies and communications. Last year, he won the WAITTA Professional Achiever of the Year Award, as well as the National ICT Professional of the Year at the ACS Digital Disruptors Awards.
For the past 8 years, Radlink have been delivering remotely located, large-scale, digital 2-way critical communications infrastructure for many ‘blue chip’ companies such as BHP, Rio Tinto, FMG, Atlas Iron, Chevron and BP. Many of these systems have been deployed in remote parts of Australia where there is no easy access to grid-connected electrical power and they have used ‘traditional’ deep-cycle Lead Acid battery solutions. Recently Simon and his colleagues have been searching for suitable alternative energy harvesting and storage technologies and have partnered with a Lithium battery supplier in China to offer turn-key energy storage design, manufacture, supply, maintenance and support in Australia.
Simon will be sharing his recent experiences with lithium battery storage systems, and give us an insight on where he thinks the energy storage market is heading.
Wednesday, 23 November: 4.30pm-5.00pm – LFP — Lithium ferro phosphate batteries: the ‘safe lithium’ for Australian conditions