Energy Change Institute Open Day 2016

ANU high flux solar simulator

Date & time

10pm 27 November – 2am 28 November 2016


Manning Clark Lecture Theatre 3, Manning Clark Centre (#26A), Union Court, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 2601


 Clare de Castella

The Energy Change Institute Open Day showcased the latest energy research from ANU and provided a platform for exchanging ideas for ANU researchers, industry, government agencies and other energy stakeholders.

Presentations from the day can now be downloaded - see below. 


Time Presenter / subject Download Presentation

State-of-the-Institute presentation – Professor Ken Baldwin, Energy Change Institute

Incorporating updates on:

Education programs - Associate Professor Kylie Catchpole, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Australia Indonesia Centre - Dr Igor Skryabin, Energy Change Institute

Outreach - Clare de Castella, Energy Change Institute


New engagement with renewable energy companies

Hydrogen generation for Renewable Energy Transformation/Storage - Guillermo Allonso, Union Fenosa

PDF (1.7MB)
  Renewable energy microgrids - Andrew Dickson, CWP Renewables PDF (1.7MB)
11.00-12.45 New research programs by Energy Change Institute members

The importance of securing energy technologies today and beyond - Dr Adam Henschke, National Security College


  New $449,000 ARENA-funded project on pumped hydro storage- Dr Matthew Stocks, Research School of Engineering PDF (1.75MB)
  Sol Invictus: the ANU entry in the World Solar Challenge race - Ed Muthiah, Research School of Engineering PDF (2.23MB)
  High energy biofuels derived from eucalyptus oil - Dr Carsten Kulheim, Research School of Biology PDF (2.5MB)

Diffusion of energy efficient technologies - Dr Zsuzsanna Csereklyei, Crawford School of Public Policy

PDF (665KB)
  New materials for energy storage - Dr Adrian Lowe, Research School of Engineering PDF (2MB)
  Energy investment and International Financial Institutions - Bob McMullan, Crawford School of Public Policy PDF (350KB)
12.45-13.00 New research grants from ActewAGL / ICON Water– Steve Devlin, General Manager Assets Division, ActewAGL PDF (1.5MB)
13.00-14.00 Lunch and informal discussion  

Tours of ANU energy labs

  • Nuclear / Fusion / Big Dish solar thermal
  • Solar photovoltaics / Solar Thermal




Tour of Mugga PV farm and Infigen Capital wind farm,organised by Australian PV Institute as part of the Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference 2016

A 4 hour mini-bus tour of a 13MW PV farm and a 141MW windfarm. There is space for 20 people at a cost of $44 per head, which covers transport in a minibus and a light refreshment. To reserve a space on this tour you must book seperately here.


This year, Energy Change Open Day is integrated with the Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference

Find out more and register for the Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference here

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