Senior Sales/E-Mobility and Energy Storage Solutions, Delta Electronics
Zero Emission Transport Conference
Developing the future EV charging infrastructure
Matti Dinkelmeyer completed his degree in Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University Berlin before he migrated to Australia in 1999. His first job at a Melbourne telecommunication and aviation infrastructure consultancy literally took him to the ‘Back o’ Bourke’ doing radio surveys. He quickly applied his skills in the related field of wind energy where he was analysing wind data for the Waubra wind farm and other projects from NSW through Victoria to South Australia. The emerging Victorian Renewable Energy Target scheme provided an opportunity to view the energy sector from a regulator’s view and gain valuable insight into administrative and legal aspects.
When Delta Electronics approached him to assist with setting up their Australian operation this proved a great opportunity to expand his skillset into photovoltaics and power electronics. Matti is now responsible for the introduction of Delta’s new product lines into Australia and New Zealand markets and covers a diverse range from large scale battery storage, industrial LED lighting, projection solutions, control room displays and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Based on a common interest a relationship with CSIRO was forged to explore some of the challenges faced today when planning the transformation of the energy network of Australia to a more resilient and sustainable infrastructure.
As we witness the uptake and proliferation of EVs in Australia for both passenger and commercial applications the question of smart charging becomes more important.
Will today’s charging solutions be sufficient for tomorrows higher powered vehicles? What type of charging will be able to lift the battery charge without bringing down the grid?
How will bi-directional charging affect customer behaviour and will it make current chargers superfluous? Will they even replace the Solar inverters?
Is the next generation of High Power Chargers going to supplement current infrastructure or make it superfluous?
We want to demonstrate that “Charging isn’t hard!”