Upcoming Industry Events
The Energy Efficiency Council creates and supports a range of events designed to bring industry leaders, efficiency experts, policy makers and energy users together to share best practice and learn about the latest trends and technologies.
The calendar below lists a range of EEC and industry events across Australia (EEC events in bold).
Are you an EEC member? Contact us to see your event listed here.
The Energy in WA Conference is the State’s premier energy event, offering excellent speaker programs and value for money since 1996.
The 2017 theme is The new energy cycle: Opportunity, Innovation & Change. Speakers will assess the state of play on a range of energy matters, such as fuels, technology, market and legislative developments, supply and security, emissions, and consumer trends while looking to the future.
12.00pm - 2.00pm
RACV Club, Bourke Street,. Melbourne 3000
With Finkel Review panellist Chloe Munro and Danny Price (Founder & MD, Frontier Economics), Ivan Slavich (CEO, Energy Action) and moderator, David Blowers (Energy Fellow, Grattan Institute)
Australia has long found competitive advantage in the abundance of energy available to its industry and domestic population, however the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy has led to challenges as scale, distribution and network reliability have not met the changing requirements.
Following the recent Finkel Review, Australia is setting a course to better facilitate the change, develop and execute it more effectively. This includes the need to balance the competing needs to keep costs low and meet reducing carbon footprints while delivering certainty in supply and importantly for investors as they look to build new capacity in the market.
sparc-FMA is a joint initiative of Lighting Council Australia and the Facility Management Association of Australia. The event will feature an exhibition showcasing the latest in lighting and facility management innovation from Australia and globally. For the first time, Australian and international facilities and lighting manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will be showing the latest developments under one roof.
This event will provide insights into how the transition to renewables is being implemented by one of the country’s largest retailers and generators, to outline details of this key renewable project in South Australia, and to explore how software is the key to unlocking DER value across the whole energy ecosystem.
Across 4 days of in-depth learning sessions, tailored content streams, a dedicated Policy Forum and high level keynotes and panel discussions, Australian Energy Week 2017 will provide unparalleled insights into the future direction of the energy market.
Australian Energy Week are pleased to offer a 10% discount to EEC members – use discount code ASSN when booking.
In July 2017 Melbourne will host the ECOCITY World Summit. Our focus will be Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations, highlighting the need to deploy expert knowledge – academic, professional, civic – to make cities resilient in the face of rapid change. Melbourne has been lauded as the world’s most liveable city, but is not immune to the challenges facing all cities. The ECOCITY World Summit 2017 will harness the expertise and develop the networks needed to create a world of ecocities.
EEC Members are eligible to receive a 10% discount. Simply click here to register and take advantage of this exclusive offer.
Energy Efficiency Leaders' Lunch with The Hon. Mark Speakman MP, 3 December, Sydney (EEC Sponsor & Corporate members only)
EEC Policy Forum & Teleconference: Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET), 5 November, Melbourne (EEC Members only)
Energy Manager Masterclass: Making the case for energy efficiency in your business, 18 November, Melbourne
EEC Policy Forum & Teleconference: AEMC Demand Response Proposals, 25 November, Melbourne (EEC Members only)
EEC Member Forum - NSW Policies & Programs, 15 October, Sydney (EEC Members only)
EEC Policy Teleconference: National Energy Productivity Plan, 24 September (EEC Members only)
EEC Policy Teleconference: Victorian Energy Efficiency Strategy, 13 August (EEC Members only)
Energy Efficiency Leaders' Lunch with the Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio MP, 14 July, Melbourne (EEC Sponsor/Corporate members only)
EEC Annual Member Strategy Consultation Forum, 28 May, Sydney (EEC Members only)
EEC Annual Member Strategy Consultation Forum, 20 May, Melbourne (EEC Members only)
EEC Policy Teleconference: Energy Savings Scheme, 13 May (EEC Members only)
EEC Policy Teleconference: Victorian Energy Efficiency Target, 5 May (EEC Members only)
EVO M&V Fundamentals Workshop and CMVP Examination, 20-22 April, Melbourne
EVO M&V Fundamentals Workshop and CMVP Examination, 15-17 April, Sydney
National Energy Efficiency Forum: "Living with uncertainty - the future of gas prices", 1 April, Sydney
EEC Policy Teleconference: Greener Government Buildings Program, 27 March (EEC Members only)
National Energy Effiicency Forum: "Living with uncertainty - the future of gas prices", 24 March, Melbourne
EEC Policy Teleconference: Commercial Buildings Disclosure Review, 2 March (EEC Members only)
EEC Policy Teleconference: Victorian Energy Efficiency Target, 19 February (EEC Members only)
EVO M&V Fundamentals Workshop and CMVP Examination, 6-8 August, Melbourne
EVO M&V Fundamentals Workshop and CMVP Examination, 28-30 July, Sydney
EEC Member Strategy Forum, 7 May, Brisbane (EEC Members only)
EEC Member Strategy Forum, 6 May, Sydney (EEC Members only)
EEC Member Strategy Forum, 1 May, Melbourne (EEC Members only)
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retrofit to profit
The ''Retrofit to Profit' breakfast took place on Thursday 27 July, in Sydney.
Presentations from Eureka Real Assets and Real Investment Analytics can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation's Energy in Buildings: 50 Best Practice Initiatives – can be downloaded here.
You may also wish to to take a look at the two video case studies launched at the event; they can be accessed be clicking the links below:
NEM Future Forum 2017
30 Oct - 1 Nov 2017 | Grace Hotel Sydney | Australia
Using innovation, technology and policy to future proof the NEM
External forces – like new technology, consumer preferences and decarbonisation of the grid – are driving significant changes in the NEM.
From the organisers of Australian Energy Week, the 4th annual NEM Future Forum, being held from 30 October - 1 November in Sydney, will dive deep into this issue and examine how the NEM will evolve.
Over 3 days, the Forum will bring together industry experts to examine the key trends and technologies driving change and the interplay between them. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to hear first-hand from utilities at the forefront of technological advancement and the policy makers shaping the regulatory landscape.
The NEM Future Forum will address the key challenges being faced by all stakeholders in the NEM:
- Analyse how ongoing policy uncertainty is harming the industry and determine the steps needed to create a more functional market and better climate for future investment
- Gain insights into the potential impact of distributed generation on traditional utilities
- Identify the benefits and challenges of integrating solar generation into the NEM
- Explore the latest developments in battery storage technologies and the opportunities and threats this could create for current market participants
- Understand how new technologies and smart meters will change retail and consumer relationships
- Discover how to encourage cost reflective consumer behaviour through better regulation and economic incentives to benefit all market participants
All EEC Members are eligible for a 10% discount - simply use code ASSN when registering.
For more information or to register visit the website here or contact +61 (0)2 9977 0565.
AFR National Energy Summit
9 – 10 October | Sofitel Wentworth Sydney
The Australian Financial Review is pleased to announce the program for the National Energy Summit – to be held on 9-10 October at the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney.
While becoming one of the world’s biggest energy exporters, a decade of political division over climate change policy has undermined Australia’s traditional competitive advantage in cheap power generated from fossil fuels.
A national carbon pricing scheme was dismantled before it could become fully operational. Yet renewed increases in electricity and gas costs threaten energy-intensive processing industries.
The national electricity market has struggled to cope with the mandated expansion of Australia’s potentially rich supply of solar, wind and other renewable energy sources, threatening the stability of the grid and blackouts such as South Australia’s state-wide system failure in September 2016. Technological disruption could destabilise the grid further or help it to accommodate more dispersed power sources.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently declared a national energy crisis, prompted by looming shortages of gas amid the expansion of LNG exports from Queensland and state government environmental restrictions on gas development, particularly in NSW and Victoria.
In response, the National Energy Summit will be held, serving as a national platform for policy debate surrounding this crisis, as well as industry networking.
More than 300 industry stakeholders are expected to be in attendance.
Learn more and book your place here.