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).
The Energy Efficiency Council collaborates with industry partners to deliver high quality business engagement events, designed to support Australian businesses with managing the risks and capturing the opportunities of the energy transition.
Launching the third edition of Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: A briefing for Australian businesses
The Energy Efficiency Council's flagship energy briefing engagement activities support Australian businesses with managing the risks and capturing of the opportunities of the energy transition. On Tuesday 20 October, the Energy Efficiency Council and viewers from across the country heard from leading energy experts on how businesses can successfully navigate Australia’s dynamic energy landscape.
Chair: Luke Menzel, CEO, Energy Efficiency Council
Bridgette Carter, Manager Energy Sourcing & Utilisation, BlueScope
Justin Merrell, Group Environment Director, Lion
Christina Tonkin, Managing Director - Corporate Finance, ANZ
Tony Wood, Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute
To view this session, visit energybriefing.org.au/2020-navigating
Launching a new sector spotlight - Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: A briefing for manfuacturers
On Tuesday 20 October, the Energy Efficiency Council and viewers from across the country heard from leading manufacturers on what they're doing to successfully navigate Australia's dynamic energy landscape.
Chair: Holly Taylor, Senior Manager, Projects & Partnerships, Energy Efficiency Council
Opening Address: Tennant Reed, Head of Climate, Energy and Environment Policy, Ai Group
Panellists: Anthony Cooper, Senior Manager Energy Efficiency, Business Australia
Warren Proctor, Engineering & Reliability Manager, Lion
Brett Allan, General Manager, Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing, Molycop
Liz Fletcher, Associate Director, Engevity and Director, Energy Efficiency Council
To view this session, visit energybriefing.org.au/2020-energy-management-leaders
To view this session, visit energybriefing.org.au/2020-energy-management-leaders-sector-spotlight-on-offices
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.
Upcoming Energy Efficiency Council webinars
The success of meeting the world’s net zero goals, depends heavily on the actions of the world’s biggest economies.
The European Commission is leading the charge with the European Green Deal, setting itself a binding target of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. As an intermediate step towards climate neutrality, the EU has raised its 2030 climate ambition, committing to cutting emissions by at least 55% by 2030. This commitment underpins the EU's position as leading the way in the global fight against climate change.
On Thursday, 2 September EEC CEO Luke Menzel will host Ruud Kempener, a policy officer for the European Commission, to talk about the 'Fit for 55' package - the set of proposals aimed at providing a coherent and balanced framework for reaching the these ambitious carbon reduction goals.
Ruud is a policy officer in the renewables unit of Directorate General for Energy, where he works on Europe's international cooperation activities, the industrial competitiveness of renewables, and the Commission’s strategies on hydrogen and energy system integration. Before that, Ruud was the Power Sector Transformation Strategies Analyst at International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and he was responsible for the initial development of IRENA's global renewable energy roadmap.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
Earlier this year the International Energy Agency (IEA) released Net Zero by 2050 – A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector, a comprehensive study of the practical actions necessary to transition to a net zero energy system by 2050 while ensuring stable and affordable energy services and robust economic growth.
The IEA's Roadmap is both grounded and ambitious. It highlights just how much can be achieved with currently available technologies – especially energy efficeincy, fuel switching and renewables – and how crucial it is we get on the front foot and make the 2020s the decade of action.
With the Glasgow climate summit fast approaching and governments around the country working on credible pathways to net zero, Luke is looking forward to catching up with the IEA's Tim Goodson to unpack the report and what it means for us in Australia.
Tim is an Energy Analyst at IEA and part of the team that produces IEA’s annual flagship publication, the World Energy Outlook. Tim’s models future energy demand under different policy scenarios and then translate the results into a detailed analysis of global energy trends and key messages for policymakers.
We hope you can join us for this important conversation.
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 is often broadcast live as a webinar, and always 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.
Did you know that watching EEC webinars or listening to First Fuel may qualify as CPD and as a guide may attract 0.2 AEE credits? Viewers and listeners may request a certificate of attendance. Read more about all Energy Efficiency Council CPD opportunities.
Past Energy Efficiency Council webinars