Part of the Energy Change Institute’s mission is to disseminate information on energy change through outreach activities.

International engagement

The Energy Change Institute collaborates and plays key leadership roles internationally. We have memoranda of understanding with the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), CIEMAT (the Spanish renewable energy agency), the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) and Ecole Polytechnique (Orsay) in France. The ECI is also a member of the Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) and the Australia-Germany Energy Transition Hub.

Australian - Kazakhstan Energy Forum, Astana, Kazakhstan

In 2017

An ECI delegation comprised of Dr Kaveh Rajab Kalipour, Professor Wojciech Lipinski, Dr Igor Skryabin and Dr James Prest attended the Australian – Kazakhstan Energy Forum. The Australian Ambassador to the Russian Federation, His Excellency Mr Peter Tesch and Mr Bolatbek Sultangazin, Chairman of the Kazakhstan Science Fund opened the Forum in Astana, Kazakhstan. The ECI delegation also presented at the Future Energy Forum and took part in the 5th International Conference on Nanomaterials and Advanced Energy Storage Systems.

Dr James Prest collaborated with energy law and policy researchers from three top Tokyo universities at a Japan – Australian Dialogue on Energy Policy & Regulation in Tokyo, Japan. The workshop’s theme centred on redesigning energy policy and regulation to promote innovation and achieve deep carbonization in Australia and Japan.

Professor Frank Jotzo led a senior delegation of presidents and vice-presidents from Bavarian based universities as well as some Bavarian politicians, on a tour of the ECI showcasing our world class facilities and discussing the research taking place.

Japanese MP, Ms Yuko Obuchi, met with the Solar Thermal Group at the Australian National University to learn about hydrogen and solar energy research in Australia. Professor Wojciech Lipinski led Ms Obuchi on a tour of energy and materials laboratories in the Research School of Engineering and introduced teams of ANU researchers from the Research School of Engineering, the College of Law and the Energy Change Institute.

Dr Igor Skryabin attended the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila, The Phillipines. At the forum Dr Skryabin presented a paper “Energy Technology Assessment to enable uptake of renewables.”

Dr James Prest participated in the APEC 3rd Asia-Pacific Energy Sustainable Development Forum in China delivering a paper entitled ‘Legislative responses to technologicallyinduced electricity market disruption: Embracing ‘Clean’ Coal or encouraging Clean Energy?’.

Community engagement

in 2017 Professor Ken Baldwin attended the opening of the Maoneng Mugga Lane Solar Farm. Located in Tuggeranong, Canberra, the 13MW photovoltaic park houses over 53,000 solar panels injecting energy into ActewAGL’s distribution network, meeting the electricity demands of approximately 3,250 ACT households.

Ken Baldwin, ECI and Morris Zhou, Group Executive Chairman, Maoneng Group at the opening of the Mugga Lane Solar Farm.

Industry engagement

Professor Ken Baldwin is a Board member of the South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence (SERREE) including the ACT and surrounding areas.

Dr Igor Skryabin is a Board member of the Australian Photovoltaic Institute, an Advisory Board member of the APEC Asia-Pacific Solar Energy Centre in China, a member of the NSW Energy and Resource Knowledge Hub, and a member of the organising committee of 2016 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference as well as leader of the “Energy in the Asia-Pacific” research stream of the conference.

Professor Quentin Grafton is a member of FE2W (Food Energy Environment Water), an international, non-profit association with 40 members from universities, multilateral organisations and nongovernment organisations committed to addressing the world’s food, energy, environment and water challenges.

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