ATA Melbourne branch - Assessing changes and developments to our electrical grid and system - Anne Pearson, CEO, AEMCApril 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm
When: Wednesday 18 April, 2018, 6.45 for 7:00pm.
Where: Harold Woodruff Theatre, 1st Floor Microbiology Dept, (Building #184, Room 121), Melbourne University. Click here for a Google map of the venue and here for a Melbourne University Parkville Campus map to the venue. *
RSVP: Bookings essential as a full house is expected. RSVP here by following this link and clicking the green 'Register' button. If you find you can't attend please cancel your booking so others may attend.
Public transport: Tram Route 19, Stop 11, 'Melbourne University/Royal Parade'.
Presentation: Assessing changes and developments to our electrical grid and system
The Melbourne branch of the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) and the Energy Transition Hub present Anne Pearson, CEO of the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC). Anne will discuss the pivotal role that AEMC occupies in changing how the power system is managed in response to the changing generation mix and replacement of traditional coal fired generation with renewable sources. Maintaining energy security and reliability of the power system including when unexpected breakdowns occur. The role the AEMC is doing in this regard, how it supports informed debate, engagement and impartiality as well as touch on the NEG recommendations.
Speaker bio: The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is the expert energy policy adviser to Australian governments. Its role is to make and revise the energy rules and provide advice. Anne Pearson was appointed the Chief Executive of the Australian Energy Market Commission in February 2016. Until then she served as AEMC Senior Director, Market Development with responsibility for delivering multiple reviews and rule determinations. Before joining the Commission in 2007 she was Executive Manager of Retail Regulation at Energy Australia. Anne’s prior appointments include law firms Freehills and Deacons, where she worked on a variety of commercial matters as well the introduction of retail competition in the New South Wales retail gas market and corporatisation of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme. She holds a Degree in Arts and an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Sydney.
* We recognise and appreciate the assistance of the University of Melbourne Energy Transition Hub and the Australian-German Climate and Energy College (AGCEC) in hosting this event. The Climate & Energy College conducts climate and energy systems research in an interdisciplinary environment, advancing knowledge and informing responses to the complex challenges of climate change. They are a world-class research hub located at the University of Melbourne collaborating with leading Australian and German research institutions.
We hope to see you on the evening.
Robin Gardner, Melbourne branch committee.
Extra directions from the Melbourne University website:
On first floor of microbiology building - in the outcropped extension on the north side.
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