Australian Institute o f Energy

Leadership in Energy

AIE Sydney - Dispatchable Renewable Electricity Generation Options

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills

Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018 @ 5:15pm for 5:30pm start to 7:30pm


AIE Sydney - Dispatchable Renewable Electricity Generation Options

Dispatchable electricity generation is the new frontier for renewables. The electricity system needs a significant
amount of dispatchable generation to complement and balance the increasing share of variable renewable
generation. To better understand the renewable options, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
commissioned a team lead by the ITP Energised Group (ITP) working with The Institute of Sustainable Futures
(ISF) and ITK consulting (ITK) to compare technology combinations that are commercially available at large
scale. Combinations studied were wind and /or PV driven; batteries, pumped hydro and hydrogen production.
These were also compared with bioenergy, concentrating solar thermal and geothermal. Costs of installation
and cost of energy and other aspects were compared as a function of hours of delivery or storage.

AIE Sydney Branch is pleased to present three of the lead authors of this important report to discuss the report
and policy and market implications:

Keith Lovegrove has worked in Renewable energy systems engineering, research and policy advocacy since
1987, including 15 years teaching at the ANU as leader of the Solar Thermal Group.

Geoff James’ research and consulting interests included demand management, integrating renewable
generation, distribution network evolution, transmission planning, energy market development, and energy
storage technology and applications.

David Leitch’s consultancy ITK Services specialises in analysis of the electricity and gas industry and the
implications of decarbonisation of the Australian and Global economy.


Date: Tuesday 30 October 2018

Time: 5:15pm arrival for 5:30pm start. Presentation and Q&A until 6.30pm. Close at 7:30pm

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills

Addess: Level 34 ANZ Tower, 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Cost: AIE Members: Free; Non-members: $40

RSVP: Places are limited. Please Register by Thursday 25 October 2018


Event kindly sponsored by - Herbert Smith Freehills


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