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How new technology can match business energy demand to renewable generation

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Building 25

4-12 Buckland Street

Chippendale, NSW 2008

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A groundswell of business interest in renewable energy supply is growing, particularly on-site solar photovoltaics (PV). What is still missing is a strong understanding of how on-site renewables can best complement the site’s energy demand. New energy technologies, such as cheaper battery storage and more sophisticated energy monitoring and control systems, now provide an opportunity to optimise energy supply and demand i.e. through systems integrating Renewable Energy And Load Management (REALM). Optimising renewable energy supply and flexible energy loads through REALM systems can both reduce business costs and provide additional revenue streams e.g. through network support services or peer to peer trading. There is also potential to promote uptake of optimised REALM systems through designing more efficient network tariffs that are structured to deliver the maximum benefits to the customer and the operation of the network.





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Dani Alexander

Dani Alexander

Dani Alexander is a passionate advocate for promoting energy solutions for a sustainable future. Her experience in the energy sector is broad across policy, program management, governance and engagement, all towards promoting Australia’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

Dani specialises in understanding the game-changing technologies that offer hope for globally sustainable energy. Her background is cross-disciplinary, between both the hard and social sciences, reflecting the nature of her work bridging the gap between new technology and existing markets. Energy technologies in which Dani has a working knowledge include: bioenergy (including biofuels); battery storage (both stationary electricity and transport); solar thermal generation; hydrogen production and as a fuel; nuclear fusion; carbon capture & storage (CCS); and microgrids.

Dani is an experienced leader of major projects, with a background across a wide range of clean-energy programs e.g. the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the Second Generation Biofuels R&D Program, the Australian Solar Institute and the CCS Flagships Program. Dani managed multimillion dollar renewable energy projects at ARENA, in particular the bioenergy portfolio, with a total value of over $20 million. Research ventures she has managed were led by a range of organisations including research institutes, small start-up companies and large corporations.

Through her career, Dani has built expertise in facilitating diverse groups of stakeholders including business, the general public, technical specialists and policymakers. Stakeholder consultation and relationship management is a particular area of strength with her ability to instigate action across disparate interests towards a common goal. Dani is adept at a range of engagement formats, tailoring them for the desired outcome, including: leading focus groups and workshops; presenting seminars; and interviewing participants.





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  • 5:30pm: Doors open

  • 6:00pm: Talk followed by Q&A

  • 7:00pm: Continue the conversation over drinks and light snacks

  • 8:00pm: Event concludes





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