Australian Institute o f Energy

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AIE YEP Perth | The impact of renewable energy on thermal generation plant (Synergy)

Venue: Online

Date: Tue 07 Jul 2020 @4:00pm to 5:15pm AWST

Solar uptake has exploded over the last 10 years and as acknowledged by the recent WA Distributed Energy Roadmap, this is having an important impact on coal and gas power plants on the South West Interconnected System (SWIS).

At Synergy, Paul Chaperon is at this coal face daily and he will share insights on how WA's largest power generation fleet has been adapting to changes in market and what impact those changes have been having on new and ageing plant. Come along to learn about what premature ageing of plant looks like, what challenges are on the horizon and what our fleet might look like in the near future in order to deal with the duck curve and make the most of significant capital investment in Synergy's assets.

Paul has over 20 years international experience with large turbomachinery manufacturers, gas and coal-fired power stations, oil and gas facilities, insurers, research and training organisations.

After five years in the Middle East, last year Paul moved to Synergy to manage the Asset Optimisation department providing asset management, engineering support, project services and supply chain management for Synergy’s power plant portfolio. Paul has bachelors degrees in Science and Engineering as well as a doctorate in mechanical engineering.Event Details

Where: Online

Date: Tuesday, 7th July 2020

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM AWST

Cost: AIE Members FREE | Non-Members $5


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