Australian Institute o f Energy

Leadership in Energy

South Australia - Young Energy Professionals 2017 Lunch and Learn Series - Session Three

Venue: MinterEllison, Level 10, 25 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Date: Thu 19 Oct 2017 @ 12:00pm to 2:00pm



Dr Betina Bendall, Principal Geoscientist, Energy Resources Division, Department of Premier and Cabinet

The way in which we understand and use energy is often focussed on the output we require for countless facets of our everyday life – electricity. Electricity is a very useful secondary energy generated from other forms of primary energy (solar, wind, geothermal, thermal and chemical energy) but electricity is not required for everything for which use it. Smarter ways of using primary energy sources and thinking about a total ‘energy budget’ can help diversify our energy sources, lead to greater energy security and reduce our reliance on electricity.

Although electricity generation from renewable energy is highly desirable it can also perpetuate the trend toward society becoming increasingly energy-hungry and wasteful. Geothermal energy is an energy source, not just electricity, and can be used for a multitude of applications where low-grade heat between 50 – 150˚C is required.

Dr Bendall will present on the multifaceted potential of geothermal energy for the future, including Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) or Hot Sedimentary Aquifers (HSAs).

Dr Bendall has extensive experience in the geothermal sector in both private industry and government. She is currently the Principal Geoscientist in the Energy Resources Division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet where she advises and promotes the geothermal industry within South Australia; and facilitates targeted geothermal research. As Senior Geologist at Petratherm Ltd, Dr Bendall was responsible for planning and implementing geothermal exploration projects.

Dr Bendall has a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Geology from the University of Adelaide, and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management from Charles Sturt University, NSW. She is the Vice Chair of and Australia’s Alternate Representative to the International Energy Agency’s Geothermal Implementing Agreement.

TIME:          12 to 2pm, Thursday 19 October 2017

VENUE:       Minter Ellison, Level 10, 25 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000

COST:          Members $20 | Non-Members $30 (includes light lunch)

Register online by 5pm Monday 16 October 2017 by calling 1800 629 945 or follow the ‘Events’ link at 

To avoid disappointment, please book early as numbers are limited.

Payments cannot be accepted at the door. Non-attending registrants will not be refunded.

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