Training and Events
The Energy Efficiency Council collaborates with its members and partners to deliver training and events that support the Council’s mission to build a sophisticated market for energy management products and services that delivers:
- Healthy, comfortable buildings;
- Productive, competitive businesses; and
- An affordable, reliable and sustainable energy system for Australia.
The Council’s events program:
- Drives ambitious government policy;
- Supports business decision making and growth; and
- Ensures quality with standards and professional development.
The Council works with its members, partners and stakeholders to deliver a number of events, including the annual:
- National Energy Efficiency Conference;
- National Energy Efficiency Awards; and
- Energy Efficiency Expo.
The Council also hosts bespoke National Energy Efficiency Forums, boardroom-style Leaders’ Lunches with Ministers and industry experts, and other events.
Council events are designed to bring industry leaders, energy management experts, policy makers and energy users together to share best practice, and learn about the latest trends and technologies in smart energy management.
The Council works with members and partners to deliver bespoke events. If you would like to learn more about Council events please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training and professional development
The Council’s training and professional development program:
- Meets the current and future skills needs of energy management service providers;
- Enhances the capabilities of individuals with energy management responsibilities; and
- Contributes to the growth of the energy management sector.
The Council works with its members, partners and stakeholders to deliver a robust training and professional development program, which includes:
- Capturing the Value of Demand Response;
- Energy Auditing to the Australian Standard; and
- Energy Measurement and Metering.
As well as accreditation programs:
- The Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP); and
- The Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme (EECS).
Lunchtime business forum: Australia's energy outlook and strategy with Alan Kohler AM
On Thursday 11 July 2019, the Energy Efficiency Council launched the second edition of Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: A briefing for Australian businesses at a lunchtime forum featuring a keynote address by Alan Kohler AM and a panel discussion.
Designed for directors and senior executives, the briefing is a practical, approachable briefing on the drivers for transformation in Australia’s energy markets, how those drivers play out in business energy bills, and the options businesses have to take control of their energy position.
In Alan’s keynote address, he noted that businesses are reliant on "people, capital and energy." Yet while businesses have sophisticated approaches to managing people and capital, energy management is often an afterthought.
Alan was particularly forthright on the need for business to get across demand response: "If you can't make good money from demand response, then you're not trying, and your competitors will."
In the panel discussion with Alan, David Abela, Executive General Manager at Visy Global Procurement, Dr Vikas Ahuja, Head of Energy at Coles, and Anna Skarbek, CEO of ClimateWorks, the speakers discussed how business is responding to a transforming energy market, and the strategies that they are employing to take control.
Read the full post-event wrap here.
Download the energy briefing (July 2019) here.
Download Demand response 101 here.
This event is delivered in partnership with Enel X.
Energy Efficiency Expo
2019 Event Wrap-Up
Energy Efficiency Expo launched in October 2019. It’s a new business focused trade show and exhibition held alongside All-Energy Australia at Jeff’s Shed in Melbourne that we run in partnership with Reed Exhibitions.
The first Expo exceeded all of our expectations, in terms of attendees, engagement and exhibitors. The feedback has been incredible, but what we're really proud of is the platform it has given us to raise the profile of smart energy management.
In the free-to-attend conference, we worked with program partner Sustainability Victoria to provide a platform for Australia’s manufacturing, food processing, agribusiness and commercial and government building sectors to share what they are doing to manage their energy costs. Real businesses, on stage, talking to other businesses about what is working for them.
We ran sold out workshops on introduction to energy management and building the business case for energy efficiency.
And on the show room floor we gave the energy management industry an opportunity to connect directly with businesses looking for energy solutions.
One of the core goals of the Energy Efficiency Council is to support businesses across the economy by giving them trusted, impartial information on energy management so they have the confidence to make energy management investments.
The Energy Efficiency Council has done a huge amount of work over the past two years providing clear, actionable information to businesses that are working through what the energy transition means to them. It’s one of the ways we work with our members across the energy management industry, government, universities and not-for-profits to raise the profile of the big opportunities to cut both costs and carbon by running the ruler over how they use energy.
Energy Efficiency Expo just takes this effort to the next level. And it helps us expand the national conversation around energy to the demand side, which will be crucial for the next, critical decade of Australia’s energy transition.
Next year's event
For more information on EEE 2020, visit the Energy Efficiency Expo website.
Date: 21-22 October 2020
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Upcoming Energy Efficiency Council webinars
The Energy Efficiency Council has two webinar series:
- First Fuel, a public podcast that's broadcast live as a webinar; and
- Demand Profile, a member-only webinar series.
The Energy Efficiency Council's podcast, First Fuel, brings you the latest perspectives on energy efficiency, energy management and demand response from Australia and around the world.
The First Fuel podcast will be broadcast live as a webinar, and shared later as a podcast.
Please see the First Fuel podcast to subscribe to the podcast, register for upcoming live webinars, or watch previous recordings.
The Energy Efficiency Council’s exclusive webinar series for members, Demand Profile, covers the latest developments from the demand side, including technology, policy and general nerdery.
Demand Profile is broadcast live as a webinar, with recordings shared exclusively with members in the Weekly news roundup and on the Energy Efficiency Council members LinkedIn group.
Upcoming Demand Profile webinars
Previous Demand Profile webinars
- Strategic issues facing EE schemes in Australia with Rod Woolley - Thursday 28 May 2020
- NABERS responds to COVID-19 with Carlos Flores - Friday 24 April 2020
Past Council webinars
14 November 2019
Chair: Luke Menzel, CEO
On Thursday 14 November 2019 the Energy Efficiency Council, in partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA), held a webinar on the IEA's Energy Efficiency 2019 Market Report.
Jeremy Sung and Kathleen Gaffney from the IEA delivered an informative review of the report, and provided great responses to live questions from the webinar audience.
4 July 2019
Chair: Rob Murray-Leach, Head of Policy
Major global economies, including China, Germany, India, Japan and the United States, are making huge strides to improve their energy efficiency and adjust when they use energy.
In June 2019, the EEC released its latest flagship report, The World’s First Fuel: How energy efficiency is reshaping global energy systems. The report examines the energy efficiency policies that global leaders have introduced, and what the key lessons are for Australia.
In the webinar, we heard from Joe Ritchie from the International Energy Agency, who presented the latest global data on energy and energy efficiency, and Rob Murray-Leach, the EEC’s Head of Policy, who talked through the findings from The World’s First Fuel.
4 July 2018
Chair: Luke Menzel, CEO
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its biennial International Energy Efficiency Scorecard in June 2018. The report examines the energy efficiency policies and performance of the world’s 25 largest energy-consuming countries, and provides a valuable, independent benchmark for how Australia is faring relative to our international competitors.
The Energy Efficiency Council partnered with the ACEEE to unpack Australia’s results in a 1-hour webinar for EEC members, partners and interested experts. The EEC's CEO, Luke Menzel, was joined on the webinar by:
- Steve Nadel, Executive Director, ACEEE
- Shruti Vaidyanathan, Senior Advisor for Research, ACEEE
The audio recording and slides are available below.
13 June 2018
Chair: Shauna Coffey, Head of Projects