Flagship events

Annual Update, Solar Oration, Open Day, and Energy Conversations

Energy Conversations is an event series run by the Energy Change Institute and the Canberra branch of the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE). We aim to provide opportunities for researchers, AIE members, individuals and organisations in the Canberra energy sector to converse on various energy related topics.

22
Jul
2020

Energy Conversations: Carbon-neutral fuel for aerospace »

4pm 22 July 2020

Professor Wojciech Lipinski will explain new ways of creating carbon-neutral fuels for rockets and jets using solar energy.

13
May
2020

Energy Conversations: Developments in community-based battery storage »

12pm 13 May 2020

Our experts will explore the exciting developments in community-based battery storage that are occurring in the ACT and beyond.

30
May
2019

Energy Conversations: The role of social licence to operate in a just energy transformation »

6.30pm 30 May 2019

The term ‘social licence to operate’ is well known in the mining and minerals industry having been used for close to two decades. It conjures up ideas of David and Goliath battles – small town communities staging resistance against powerful multinational companies.

03
Dec
2018

Energy Conversations: Zero-carbon energy for the Asia-Pacific »

5.30pm 3 December 2018

In 2018 a team led by the ANU Energy Change Institute won the Australian National University's Grand Challenge Scheme receiving $10 million in funding over five years for its project: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific.

11
Sep
2018

Energy Conversations: How renewables and storage will replace the coal clock »

6.30pm 11 September 2018

For decades, coal fired generation has been at the centre of Australian electricity generation, providing the inertia that underpins the stable operation of our grid. Coal fired generation has, like a clock, provided the mechanism that keeps our grid in sync over 40,000 km of our electricity system from Queensland to South Australia.

20
Mar
2018

Energy Conversations: The future of sustainable transport »

5pm 20 March 2018

The electric vehicle revolution is on its way to Australia. The Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, has likened the scale of disruption to be caused by the imminent revolution to the introduction of the iPhone.

14
Nov
2017

Energy Conversations: Pumped hydro storage and 100% renewable electricity »

5pm 14 November 2017

Australia can readily achieve 100 per cent renewable electricity. Through the use of solar photovoltaics and wind energy the country could achieve rapid decarbonisation. Professor Blakers will share details of a recent audit completed by his team that showed 22,000 potential sites across Australia for pumped hydro energy storage.

05
May
2017

Energy Conversations: Renewable Hydrogen »

1.30pm 5 May 2017

As the world transitions away from fossil fuels, renewable gases will provide fuel for transport, storage and industrial processes. A panel of energy researchers and industry representatives will give their perspectives on the prospects for renewable hydrogen, followed by a Q&A session and informal discussion.

03
May
2016

Energy Conversations: Integrating Renewables and Storage into the grid »

2.30pm 3 May 2016

A panel of energy researchers and industry representatives will give their perspectives on integrating renewables into the grid, followed by a Q&A session and informal discussion.  

08
Apr
2015

Energy Conversations: Smart Grids »

2.30pm 8 April 2015

This event will be made up of several short presentations from ECI researchers on the theme of smart grids. It aims to provide a forum for conversations between different parts of the local energy sector about emerging research and technology.

The ANU Energy Update is a one-day summit that brings together researchers, policymakers, industry and members of the public to provide an update on the latest world energy trends. It includes a broad range of expert speakers from overseas and Australia.

02
Dec
2019

ANU Energy Update 2019 »

2 December 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.

29
Nov
2018

ANU Energy Update 2018 »

8.30am 29 November 2018

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 world energy trends.

29
Nov
2017

ANU Energy Update 2017 »

8.30am 29 November 2017

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 world energy trends.

29
Nov
2016

Energy Update 2016 »

29 November 2016

The ANU Energy Update will bring together energy researchers, policymakers, industry and the public to provide an overview of the latest world energy trends.

08
Dec
2015

2015 ANU Energy Update »

8.30am 8 December 2015

Energy Update brings together Australian researchers, policymakers, industry and members of the public to provide an update on the latest world energy trends.

09
Dec
2014

ANU Energy Update 2014 »

9 December 2014

The annual ANU ECI Energy Update brings together Australian researchers, policymakers, industry and members of the public to provide an update on the latest world energy trends.

05
Dec
2013

ANU Energy Update presents the World Energy Outlook 2013 »

9am 5 December 2013

The ANU Energy Change Institute (ECI) is pleased to host Mr Ian Cronshaw from the International Energy Agency (IEA), co-author of the World Energy Outlook 2013 (WEO 2013). Ian Cronshaw will present the IEA perspective on the WEO 2013 (published on November 12th), which provides a snapshot of international energy trends.

The ACT Government/ANU Solar Oration is an annual lecture held in conjunction with the ANU Energy Update.

02
Dec
2019

ACT Government/ANU Solar Oration 2019: The rapid rise of wind and solar »

6pm 2 December 2019

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.

29
Nov
2018

ACT Government/ANU Solar Oration 2018: Can we make a 100% renewable electricity system? »

5.15pm 29 November 2018

For decades we have been trying to reduce the cost of generating renewable electricity. We have now succeeded in making wind and solar photovoltaics by far the cheapest form of new generation. However, as the percentage of renewables in the system increases, we need to think about a range of issues beyond the cost generation, such as how to make it reliable.

29
Nov
2017

ANU Solar Oration 2017 - The Australian Energy Transition »

6pm 29 November 2017

Australia is in the midst of a major energy transition, from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Ms Audrey Zibelman, CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), will discuss the intersection of the rise of renewables, grid stability and emission reductions.

29
Nov
2016

2015 ACT / ANU Solar Oration: The Carbon War - a dispatch from the front lines »

5.30pm 29 November 2016

Energy in society can be thought of as being in a state of global civil war, with a light side and a dark side and many sideless people caught in the crossfire.

07
Dec
2015

2015 ACT / ANU Solar Oration: Solar PV - Changing the Energy Landscape »

5.15pm 7 December 2015

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are rapidly transforming the energy landscape. PV and wind generators are being installed at a greater rate than new coal. gas, oil and nuclear capacity combined.

17
Nov
2014

The 2014 Solar Oration: Greg Bourne [recording available] »

5pm 17 November 2014

Greg Bourne will talk about the future of renewables, the creative disruption they bring and the types of responses expected from incumbent players. He will talk from a global and local perspective and cover some of short-term challenges and the longer-term opportunities and threats. Greg will bring technological and commercial perspectives from his business experience and also views from the environmental and climate change dimensions.

The Energy Change Institute Open Day provides a platform for exchanging ideas for ANU researchers and stakeholders working in the field of energy change. Presentations are followed by a tour of the world-leading energy change research facilities.

17
Feb
2020

Energy Change Institute Open Day 2020 »

9am 17 February 2020

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

12
Feb
2019

Energy Change Institute Open Day 2019 »

9am 12 February 2019

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

19
Jun
2018

Energy Change Institute Open Day 2018 »

10am 19 June 2018

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

30
Oct
2017

Energy Change Institute Open Day 2017 »

9am 30 October 2017

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.

28
Nov
2016

Energy Change Institute Open Day 2016 »

9am 28 November 2016

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.

07
Dec
2015

Energy Change Institute Open Day 2015 »

9am 7 December 2015

The ECI Open Day serves as a platform for exchanging ideas and networking for ANU based academics and researchers working in the field of energy change. It is open to key external stakeholders who have a keen interest in ECI research, education and public policy contributions.

01
Dec
2014

ECI Open Day 2014 »

9am 1 December 2014

The ECI Open Day serves as a platform for exchanging ideas and networking for ANU researchers and key ECI stakeholders working in the field of energy change. The event will comprise presentations by ECI participants on the latest research, education and policy highlights followed by a tour of the world-class energy change research facilities at ANU.

11
Nov
2013

ECI Open Day 2013 »

9am 11 November 2013

The ECI Open Day has served as a platform for exchanging ideas and networking for ANU based academics and researchers working in the field of energy change. This year, the event, which comprises presentations by ECI participants on their latest research, will be held in 11 November 2013.

11
Nov
2013

ECI Open Day 2013 »

9am 11 November 2013

The ECI Open Day has served as a platform for exchanging ideas and networking for ANU based academics and researchers working in the field of energy change. This year, the event, which comprises presentations by ECI participants on their latest research, will be held in 11 November 2013.

29
Oct
2012

ECI Open Day 2012 »

9am 29 October 2012

The annual ECI Open Day will showcase the year's research highlights and update you with state-of-the-art presentations and laboratory tours on the technology, economic, regulatory, social and policy issues underpinning energy change. 

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