Energy Essentials for Professionals Short Course

Wind turbines against a blue sky
30 Oct - 6 Nov 2020

Australia is in the middle of a major energy transformation – we are leading the world in the per capita installation rate for solar and wind energy. New technologies for energy generation and energy storage continue to revolutionise the electricity sector.

We've tailored this course for professionals across government and industry who are interested in the energy transition and who seek a comprehensive overview of the latest trends in energy technology, economics and policy.

Participants from a range of backgrounds will benefit from the diversity of disciplines covered: this is an essential feature of the course, as the energy transformation will impact all sectors of our economy and society.

Attendees' testimonials:

  • "Quality of presenters was excellent. The content was very relevant and clearly presented. Participants were also given the opportunity to ask questions and engage with each other and the presenters.”
  • "Exactly the right amount of detail in the course - focus always on bigger picture while providing interesting details of policy instruments and state of technology etc"
  • "The course provided coverage of energy issues from different perspectives (engineering, policy, economics)"
  • "Excellent course! Would highly recommend to others."
  • "The course had an optimistic, yet realistic, tone throughout."
  • "This was a good high-level overview course for professionals."


Dates: 30 October to 6 November 2020

Delivery mode: 6 online sessions via Zoom. Download the program here.

Cost (incl. GST) per person:


Individual registration

Until 9 October $1,305

From 10 October $1,450


Group of 3 or more participants from one organisation registered at the same time in a single transaction

Until 9 October $1,175 per person

From 10 October $1,305 per person




Find out more about the range of ECI Professional Short Courses here.



Friday 30 October




Dr Igor Skryabin, Energy Change Institute



Monday 2 November



Economics of low-carbon energy

Assoc. Prof. Paul Burke, Crawford School of Public Policy


Tuesday 3 November



Variable Renewable Energy Sources/ Electrification

Assoc. Prof. Matthew Stocks, Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering


Wednesday 4 November



Hydrogen as energy vector

Prof. Kylie Catchpole, Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering


Thursday 5 November



Energy Futures and Energy Security

Prof. Ken Baldwin, Director, ANU Energy Change Institute


Friday 6 November




Panel discussion

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