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Canberra ZeroCO2

Published: 31 Jan 2019

ZeroCO2

Join Canberra Institute of Technology and partners as we host the first Canberra ZeroCO2 Renewable Energy and Sustainability Forum.

This forum will showcase leading industry and academic experts as they discuss key issues facing climate change, the environment and community.

Speakers will outline the issues, the technological responses and the applications that individuals can adopt in their own lives and work.

As the National leader in renewable energy generation Canberra is on track to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2020. In response to the growing social and environmental concerns about the impact of climate change, further plans have been developed to reduce the ACT’s total carbon emissions to net zero by 2045. Achieving this will require a dramatic change in consumer habits and will require new innovative solutions to taper off the territory's reliance on fossil fuels in the energy intensive transport sector and natural gas in the domestic and commercial sectors.

Speakers will focus on:

  • Traditional renewable energy & battery storage
  • Climate change challenges
  • Renewable batteries
  • Large scale wind generation and storage
  • Careers in the wind industry
  • Practical applications for commercial buildings
  • EVOenergy and CIT Hydrogen pilot
  • Microgrids and communities
  • Managing grid ramping challenges
  • Sustainable buildings

Register for the ZeroC02 Renewable Energy and Sustainability Forum


MARCH 5 - SESSION 1
8:30am - 11:30am
CIT Bruce - Room K107

Time Speaker
8:00am - 9:00am REGISTRATIONS AND COFFFEE
9:00am - 9:45am CIT CEO Leanne Cover
Minister Shane Rattenbury
Speaker: TBC
9:45am - 10:20am Professor Kate Auty, ACT Commissioner for Sustainably
10:25am - 11:00am Dr Kenneth Baldwin, Director of the ANU Energy Change Institute
11:00am - 11:45am Megan Ward, Neoen
DAY 1 Networking lunch
11:45 to 13:00pm

MARCH 5 - SESSION 2
1:00pm - 4:30pm
CIT Bruce - Room K107

Time Speaker
1:30pm - 2:10pm Mike Leonard, Head of Software Engineering, Reposit
2:30pm - 3:10pm Dr Nathan Steggel, Adjunct Professor, ANU Climate Change Institute,
Co-founder Windlab
3:30pm - 4:10pm Kirilly Dickson, Senior Manager Investigations,
Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability

MARCH 5 - SESSION 3
4:45pm - 6:30pm
CIT Bruce - Room K107

Time Speaker
4:45pm - 5:30pm Beau Brandon, VESTAS, Capital Wind Farm
Ken Baldwin, GWO, CIT
5:45pm - 6:30pm William Yeap, Evoenergy Gas Networks ACT Gas Developments
FORUM DAY 1 CLOSES
9:00pm Hackathon day 1 finishes

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MARCH 6 - SESSION 1
8:30am - 11:30am
CIT Bruce - Room K107

Time Speaker
8:30am - 9:00am Dr Kevin Miller, Director CCJ Architecture
9:00am - 10:10am Jennifer Witheford, Director, Interiors, CCJ Architecture
10:15am - 10:50am Ivan Radic, Facilities Manager, CIT Green, CIT
10:55am - 11:45am Jessica Stewart, Sustainability Manager, Ginninderry
DAY 1 Networking lunch
11.45 to 12:30

DAY 2 - SESSION 2
12:45pm - 3:00pm
CIT Bruce - Room K107

Time Speaker
12:45pm - 1:25pm Toby Roxburgh, Technical Lead, Energy Estate
1:30pm - 2:10pm Dr Rebecca Colvin, knowledge Exchange Specialist,
ANU Climate Change Institute
2:15pm - 2:50pm Dr Lachlan Blackhall, Entrepreneurial Fellow
and Head Battery Storage Grid Integration Program, ANU
2:50pm FORUM SPEAKERS CLOSE

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DAY 2 HACKATHON PITCHES
3:00pm - 5:15pm
CIT Bruce - Room K107

Time Speaker
3:00pm - 4:30pm Pitches - Hackathon Teams
4:00pm - 5:15pm Judging and awarding of prizes:
Lachlan Blackhall
Kate Auty
Megan Ward (neoen Representative)
FIRST WEDNESDAY CONNECT
CIT Bruce - Room K03
5:00pm - 7:00pm

ZeroCO2 Hackathon

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Canberra is a national leader in renewable energy generation and is on track to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2020. In response to the growing social and environmental concerns about the impact of climate change, further plans have been developed to reduce the ACT's total carbon emissions to net zero by 2045. Achieving this will require a dramatic change in consumer habits and will require new innovative solutions to taper off the territory’s reliance on fossil fuels in the energy intensive transport sector and natural gas in the domestic and commercial sectors.

The ZeroCO2 Renewable Energy & Sustainability Hackathon looks to accelerate this transition to net zero emissions by creating innovative new business solutions for both the domestic and commercial sectors across the ACT. Solutions can fall into any category of renewable energy or sustainability and will be judged on their commercial viability and environmental impact.

To find out more or to register a team click herehackathon

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