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Two-part webinar: Unlocking energy savings for businesses

We were pleased to present two invaluable events which together give energy and operations managers the insights they need to take advantage of the opportunities of an increasingly dynamic energy market as well as on-site renewable generation.

Both webinars are available to view below.

Event 1: Energy Procurement and Load-shifting

Wednesday 13 October, 2021

With more and more opportunities for businesses to participate in the energy market and benefit cost-wise, how should you be setting up your your energy supply agreements to take best advantage?

This event looked at how businesses can unlock energy savings with a more flexible approach to energy use through sophisticated energy procurement, PPAs and demand response with real-world examples from the meat processing sector and also from BlueScope.

Speakers for this event:

Bridgette Carter

Manager, Energy Development


Lisa Zembrodt

Director, Operations - Energy Markets

Schneider Electric

David Taylor

Senior Engineer and Director

DETA Consulting

Keith Tarlo

Principal Policy Officer

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Louise Walsh

Principal Consultant

Ndevr Environmental

Jeremy Sampson

Infrastructure & Capital Works Manager

Crown Melbourne

Hesam Semsarilar

Senior Systems Engineer

Glaciem Cooling Technologies

Raymond Liddle

Research Engineer


Jon Sibley

Principal Policy Advisor

Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Event 2: Facility Integration and Thermal Batteries

Wednesday 20 October, 2021

This webinar focussed on technologies and systems you can implement to take advantage of more flexible energy contracts and procurement.

With more and more renewables being installed onsite, businesses need to create systems that shift the renewable generation to when it is needed on-site and also be able to discharge it to the grid when financially advantageous.

Our presenters outlined innovative district cooling applications and thermal storage technologies, including a solar powered 'water battery' installed at the University of Sunshine Coast, a thermal battery storing energy in aluminium and another in a concrete-like material. Speakers for this event:

Andrew Darr

State Manager - Energy

Veolia Australia & New Zealand

Angela Cooney

Sustainable Solutions Manager

Veolia Australia & New Zealand

Florian Naumann

Country Director


Jonathan Prendergast

Green Infrastructure Project Manager


Charles Luo

Energy Consultant

Shell Energy

Nick Holmes

General Manager, Australia

Windsor Engineering

Thomas Palkovich

VP Project Development


These webinars was presented as part of a project for which A2EP received funding from ARENA as part of ARENA's Advancing Renewables Program. The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Australian Government, and the Australian Government does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.


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