Energy Essentials for Professionals Short Course - April 2021

Wind turbines against a blue sky

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.

Past 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: 19 April to 23 April 2021

Delivery mode: 6 online sessions via Zoom.

Cost (incl. GST) per person:


Individual registration

Until 5 April $1,200

From 6 April $1,500


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

Until 5 April $1,200 per person

From 6 April $1,500 per person


Register here


Download the program here.



Monday 19 April



Introduction and Fundamentals of Energy Technologies

Dr Igor Skryabin, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions



Tuesday 20 April



Economics of low-carbon energy

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


Wednesday 21 April



Variable Renewable Energy Sources/ Electrification

Assoc. Prof. Matthew Stocks, School of Engineering


Thursday 22 April



Hydrogen as energy vector and Certification of Hydrogen

Prof. Kylie Catchpole, School of Engineering
Dr Lee White, Research Fellow, ANU Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific


Friday 23 April



Energy Futures and Energy Security

Prof. Ken Baldwin, Director, ANU Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific


Friday 23 April



Panel discussion and wrap up

All lecturers