Flagship events

The Energy Change Institute organises and hosts many events each year, ranging from public events by eminent speakers of global standing, to seminars and discussions of a technical nature, engaging experts and practitioners in the field of energy change in discussions around science, technology and policy.

Each year the Energy Change Institute hosts the following flagship events:

1. ANU Energy Update

Alan Finkel

Dr Alan Finkel

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.

ANU Energy Update includes a broad range of expert speakers from overseas and Australia.

To find out when the next Energy Update is scheduled check the ECI’s ‘Upcoming events’ page or subscribe to our mailing list.

Feedback from participants

I have always thought of marketing as ‘Finding out what people want or need and selling those wants or needs back to people for a profit!’ I am so impressed with the marketing that Professor Baldwin and his ECI Team does to encourage outreach to industry and learning for students...so that industry and students want or need more information and we all benefit! Everyone wants a future with quality of life and your flagship Energy Update attracts the best speakers to road map the way forward for a clean, green way to live with the energy we need. Your ECI presentations are helping business people like me (and maybe one day our Government!) make better informed decisions about managing our enterprise and money. If the process helps Industry to clean up its act, we can leave a better world for our grandkids. Rewards don't get better than that!

Ian Atkinson, Vice-President Asia, Sunrise CSP Pty Ltd

Energy Update 2018 combined useful insights from both Australia and world-wide; so we can see our progression in the international context. A key insight I took away is that Australia and many other countries are facing the same challenge to ensure that flexible capacity keeps up with the rapid capacity additions from wind and solar.

Mark Williamson, Executive General Manager, Clean Energy Regulator

As always the Energy Update 2017 provided an insightful year's end review of current global and national energy issues. A not-to-be-missed opportunity to spend time learning, reflecting and discussing key trends as our industry undergoes rapid transition.

Lisa Stiebel, QED Energy

The ANU Energy Update 2017 was a great opportunity to hear from knowledgeable people who are experts in their field. Dr Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist, perfectly set the scene for the presentations ahead. The content was contemporary and topical, covered a wide breadth of issues and was suitable for academia, industry and government alike. The variety in the audience and presenters further provided an excellent networking opportunity for me.

Melanie Pill, Senior Policy Officer, Department of Energy and the Environment



Previous Energy Updates

2. ACT Government/ANU Solar Oration

Ms Audrey Zibelman

An annual lecture held in conjunction with the ANU Energy Update.

To find out when the next Energy Update is scheduled check the ECI’s ‘Upcoming events’page or subscribe to our mailing list.

Previous Solar Orations

3. Energy Change Institute Open Day

Solar simulator

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.

To find out when the next Open Day is scheduled check the ECI’s ‘Upcoming events’ page or subscribe to our mailing list.

Previous ECI Open Days:

4. Energy Conversations

22,000 potential sites for pumped hydro

A series of ongoing events, run by the Energy Change Institute and the Canberra branch of the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE). The objective is to provide opportunities for researchers, AIE members, individuals and organisations in the Canberra energy sector to converse on various energy related topics. 

To find out when the next Energy Conversation is scheduled check the ECI’s ‘Upcoming events’ page or subscribe to our mailing list.

Previous Energy Conversations

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