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More than watts: Can renewables provide all the services the grid needs?

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EnergyLab

Building 25

4-12 Buckland Street

Chippendale, NSW 2008

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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.




The panel

  • 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.




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  • 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




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4-12 Buckland Street

Chippendale, NSW 2008

Australia

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