Miscibility Gap Alloy (MGA) Thermal Energy Storage

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Australia is at the forefront of a global transition towards renewable and intermittent power supply. South Australia in particular has the world’s largest uptake of rooftop solar, which requires rapid adaptation of our grid to maintain energy security. A key part of the required solution is energy storage over a 4 to 24 hour duration, since the sub-4 hour market is dominated by lithium batteries.
MGA are proposing a solution for this longer storage, which has the necessary storage performance, as well as being cost effective and
resulting in low emissions. This presentation will cover the operating principle of an MGA storage block, comparing it with competing energy
storage media, and how these blocks stack into large scale energy storage systems for the key use cases of industrial process heat and
electricity generation.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 02 Nov 2022
  • Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+10:30) Adelaide
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  • Co-sponsored by Retired Engineers Group
  • Starts 25 October 2022 10:00 AM
  • Ends 01 November 2022 10:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC+10:30) Adelaide
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Alexander Post of MGA Thermal


Dr. Alexander Post has a degree in mechanical engineering and physics
from the University of Newcastle, and a PhD in concentrated solar
thermal power, which was completed while working at the CSIRO
National Energy Centre. His specialty is the technology and economic
analysis of emerging renewable energy. His passion is to create a
sustainable business to commercialise innovative storage research for a
real world impact. Alexander was listed as one of the country’s top 100
innovators by the Australian Business Review in 2021 and 2022. He is a
founder and the Chief Technical Officer of MGA Thermal. His current
work is centred on the delivery of MGA’s first commercial thermal energy
storage projects, and their application in the shifting energy landscape.

Shantanu Shah


Shantanu Shah is the Lead Electrical Engineer on S2.0 project responsible for managing and conducting design review of the project and
manages a team of internal design engineers of SHL and a fleet of external design review specialist services providers. He has been working in the hydro power development field for over 20 years from concept to commissioning.


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