Related Events 3-5 Dec!

ANU Energy Update 2019, Mon 2 Dec 2019

The ANU Energy Update is the ECI’s annual flagship event – a one-day summit that brings together energy researchers, policymakers, industry and the public to provide an overview of the latest national and international energy trends.

The day will feature presenters discussing a range of energy issues including global and regional outlooks, new technologies and the future electricity market.

This year’s program includes:

  • Introduction by Professor Ken Baldwin, Director, Energy Change Institute, ANU
  • Keynote Address – Ms Audrey Zibelman, CEO, The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
  • 2019 World Energy Outlook – A special presentation by Ian Cronshaw, International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris

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ACT Government/ANU Solar Oration 2019: the rapid rise of wind and solar, 6-7.40pm Mon 2 Dec 2019

For the first time in Australia (July – September, 2019), wind and solar supplied more electricity to the National Electricity Market (NEM) than brown coal. Fleur Yaxley, a senior executive in the renewable energy industry, will discuss the rapid rise of wind, solar photovoltaics, energy storage and distributed generation leading to this energy milestone. Ms Yaxley will delve into her experience working for energy giant GE to discuss the pivotal role equipment manufacturers have played bringing about the transition which has resulted in renewables being the cheapest form of electricity generation available to us today.

Ms Yaxley will talk about the politics of energy internationally, and the market competition driving the huge technology changes bringing spectacular growth in wind turbine size, such as the 12 MW wind turbines we see today. She will discuss the current status of solar and wind development in Australia and the key factors influencing investment and the penetration of renewables in the NEM. Here she will delve into her personal experience to discuss development, technology, grid connection and construction risks and opportunities.

Finally, Ms Yaxley will ponder ‘what’s next’ and the challenges to a clean-energy future for Australia.

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Tariff Design and Assessment Tool Workshops, 1:30-3pm, Tues 3 Dec 2019

CEEM is holding two workshops for the project “Developing an open source tariff design and analysis tool” in Canberra and Sydney to share the latest progress with the stakeholders. The project, funded by Energy Consumers Australia, builds on the earlier work in developing a tool that stakeholders can use to assess the impacts of different network tariff proposals on end-users. The new version is in Python and extends the functionality of the previous tool by incorporating retail tariffs and wholesale energy market price, incorporating the impact of DER and DR, as well as a range of other enhancements. We therefore cordially invite you to attend these workshops. The workshops are free but require RSVP. Please send enquiries to The flyer is available here.

Mission Innovation Challenge 2 Knowledge Sharing Workshop, 3:30-5pm, Tues 3 Dec 2019

A knowledge sharing event for Mission Innovation Challenge 2 (Electricity Access), funded by ARENA and UNSW Institute for Global Development will focus on challenges for Pacific Island Countries, both in serving remote dispersed off-grid end-users, and as variable renewable energy (VRE) penetration levels increase on what are often relatively small grids. UNSW, USP, CSIRO, ITP Renewables and GSES will:

  • Review the status, plans and challenges for energy access and renewables in Pacific Island Countries;
  • Present the outcomes of workshops held in Sydney and Suva over the past 12 months: and
  • Highlight related partner activities.

The Flyer is available here.

User Centred Energy Systems (UCES) workshop, 3:30-5pm, Wed 4 Dec 2019

This workshop introduces the newly relaunched User-Centred Energy Systems Technology Collaboration Program (IEA USERS TCP) and key Annexes/projects Australia is involved with or leading. The mission of the USERS TCP is to mission is to provide evidence from socio-technical research on the design, social acceptance and usability of clean energy technologies to inform policy making for clean, efficient and secure energy transitions. The workshop will be suitable for industry, government, civil society and consumer stakeholders working on market design and reform, automation, storage, consumer engagement and related issues.