Australia’s biggest event for the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry, Clean Energy Week 2014 (CEW2014) will be held in Sydney from Tuesday 22 July to Friday 25 July. CEW2014 events will be held in two venues: with the high-level policy and finance program in the CBD, and the ATRAA solar stream and trade show at Sydney Showground.
Policy and Finance conference
Hosted by the Clean Energy Council, Australia’s peak industry body, the Policy and Finance conference delivers the latest news on policy initiatives and technology developments, as well as the opportunity to make valuable new contacts and grow your business.
In 2014, Clean Energy Week’s engaging two-day conference program, which attracts high-level speakers from across government, industry and the globe, will begin in a central location at Sydney’s Doltone House.
Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 July, 9am–5pm
Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, Pyrmont, NSW
Laura Eadie is appearing in the Storage session, 23 July 1.30–3.00pm
This session will focus on developing the storage industry and rethinking the death spiral. As small and large scale energy storage technologies become more cost effective there are some in the clean energy industry that are predicting the death of the centralised grid as households and businesses embrace self-sufficiency. While the economic models underpinning the ‘death spiral’ predictions might well be reasonable, there are other factors to consider, such as consumer psychology and the opportunity cost of abandoning the grid as a technology platform for innovation. By reconceptualising the role of the grid and the needs of electricity consumers we can sketch out an alternative vision for the future of electricity supply – one that has a central role for storage in the grid, not as an alternative to it.
Laura will draw on research contributing to CPD reports in the Energy section of CPD’s Sustainable Economy Program such as Going solar and Getting the facts right on solar.