2016 Forum Program

TimeSession Description
8.30-9.00 SHARPRegistrations & tea/coffee
9.00–9:15Introduction and Welcome

Adam Blakester, Facilitator & Denise Knight, Coffs Harbour City Council Mayor

9.15-9.35“The North Coast’s role in growing renewables in NSW”

Adam Marshall, NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Renenewable Energy

9.35-9.55“A sustainable energy future for Australia”

Dr Mark Diesendorf, University of New South Wales

9.55-10.00“The North Coast’s energy challenge”

Mark Byrne, NCEF convenor

10.00-10.30Regional energy mapping exercise

Facilitator: Kim Mallee, Byron Shire Council

10.30-11.00Morning Tea
11.00-12.30Concurrent Sessions 1 & 2

1. Batteries for business

> Lauren Zell, Office of Environment and Heritage, facilitator
> Julien Freed & Ed Darmanin, Chargeworks:
Taster of NSW Office of Environment and Heritage –
Battery storage for business training
> Kersten Schmidt, Enesol:
Solar and batteries for business – case studies
> Damon Rahmate, Genevo:
Kingscliff TAFE battery project

2. Low carbon communities

> Nicky Ison, Community Power Agency:
The current state of community energy in Australia
> Alison Crook, Enova Energy:
Enova’s community projects
> Dr Sandra Eady & Trish Rasmussen:
Uralla zero net energy project
> Prof. Paul Bryce, Bellingen Shire Electricity Alliance:
BSEA’s community energy projects

Battery expo
1.40-2.00“Faster than a speeding EV: Why the energy world is changing more rapidly than expected, and what you can do about it”

Giles Parkinson, Editor – RenewEconomy

2.00-3.30Concurrent Sessions 3 & 4

3. Local energy systems

> Kersten Schmidt, facilitator
> Mark Byrne, Total Environment Centre:
Local energy barriers & reforms
> Tosh Szatow, Energy for the People:
Exploring the consumer and market implications of viable, offgrid energy supply
> Stuart Watson, Wauchope Solar
Energy supply options for Homedale Ecovillage, Kew

4. Low carbon councils

> Lynn Delgado, Office of Environment and Heritage, facilitator
> Barbara Albert, 100% Renewables:
Lismore & Coffs councils’ renewable energy pathways
> Tiffany Harrison, Zero Emissions Byron:
ZEB energy sector and working group
> Nicky Ison, Community Power Agency:
Lismore Community Solar financing model

3.30-4.00Afternoon tea
4.00-4.15“Public advocacy for local energy”

Nicky Ison, Community Power Agency

4.15-4.45Initiatives Marketplace: adding momentum to the energy transformation and disruption – Group Exercise

Facilitator: Adam Blakester

4.45-5.00Wrap & Close

Facilitator: Adam Blakester

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