Efficiency Insight - March 2021

Efficiency Insight is the Energy Efficiency Council's monthly energy management update for members, partners and stakeholders.



Whether you’re taking about buildings, industry or our energy system, we're in a period of extraordinary change, and the ‘rules of the road' are being rewritten in real time. This month's short video update focuses on the importance of the energy management sector being in the room where it happens.

See below for Holly Taylor's update on the latest EEC projects and Rob Murray-Leach's summary of the state of play on energy efficiency policy, including the NSW Government’s new $750 million industrial decarbonisation program.

Finally, March and April are big months for training and professional development, and I'd encourage you to review the training calendar. Registrations close tomorrow for the Masterclass: Capturing the value of demand response; read on for more information and how to register.

Kind regards,

Luke Menzel
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Efficiency Council

Connect with Luke on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter.

In this newsletter:


Policy update from Rob Murray-Leach

Energy Efficiency Council Head of Policy, Rob Murray-Leach, gives us an update on the roll-out of energy efficiency programs and schemes across Australia, energy market reform and even an analysis of the Texas power crisis and the implications for Australia.

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Stepping up our game to deliver market transformation for the benefit of all

The Energy Efficiency Council exists to grow the market for energy management products and services, and while we have traditionally done this through tried and tested advocacy, in recent years we’ve ramped up our independent research and business engagement to support this effort. Holly Taylor brings you up to date on the latest efforts of the EEC projects team.

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Efficiency leader with Sid Sheth, Lead Energy Engineer with City FM Australia  

The energy management sector is made up of many passionate professionals. In this month’s Efficiency Leader, we’re excited to introduce you to Siddharth Sheth, Lead Energy Engineer with City FM Australia, and who was crowned the 2020 Young Energy Efficiency Professional at the National Energy Efficiency Awards.

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From First Fuel: 'The grid is good' with Damien Moyse

In Episode 36 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Damien Moyse, who had just stepped down from his role as Renew’s Policy and Research Manager after twelve years. Luke and Damien discuss Renew’s unique research and advocacy role, some of the key achievements of the last twelve years, and what still needs to be done to deliver an energy transition that works for consumers. Read an excerpt or listen to the full podcast.


Showcase your energy-saving solutions at Energy Efficiency Expo 2021

Returning as an in-person event on 27 & 28 October 2021 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Energy Efficiency Expo, in partnership with Energy Efficiency Council, provides a platform for exhibitors to build new business relationships with government, industries and businesses who are looking for the best solutions to lower their energy costs.

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Masterclass: Capturing the value of demand response

In preparation for the roll-out of the Wholesale Demand Response Mechanism in October 2021, the Energy Efficiency Council's Masterclass: Capturing the value of demand response is a timely course designed to help you discover how demand response is working successfully all over the world and has the potential to effect significant change in the Australian energy market.

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE TODAY, 11 MARCH for the 16-17 March class.

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The RACE for 2030 researchers need to hear from you. What will the energy needs of your business and sector in the future be? And what are the obstacles that need to be overcome?

Over the coming months we will be sharing surveys from the researchers. The insights from these surveys direct recommended focus areas for R&D, support and action. Don't let your sector miss out.

Please complete the surveys relevant to your business, sector and field and share them with your colleagues.