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More than watts: Can renewables provide all the services the grid needs?
Thu. 4 May 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm AEST
Join us for an in-depth discussion on the future of Australia's electricity grid. We have assembled a panel of experts to answer the question "can clean energy technologies provide the grid with all the services it needs?"
Many argue that large thermal generators are needed to restart the grid after a blackout, control frequency and provide other services critical to a reliable electricity network. Others claim that renewables and other advanced technology are perfectly adequate substitutes. This event will aim to get to the bottom of the matter, exploring how practical a grid powered by 100% renewable electricity really is.
Dani Alexander, Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS
Iain MacGill, Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW
Leesa Blazley, Co-founder & Director, Solafast
The panel will be moderated by James Tilbury from EnergyLab.
6:00pm: Doors open
6:30pm: Moderated panel discussion followed by Q&A with the audience
7:30pm: Continue the discussion over drinks and light snacks
8:30pm: Event concludes
This is just one event of several in our Deep Dive Series. To see the other events head to our Eventbrite Page.