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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


Tuesday 5 March 2019 - SESSION 1
8am - 11:45am
CIT Bruce - Room K107

Time Speaker
8:00am - 9:00am Coffee and Registration
9:00am - 9:30am Canberra Institute of Technology CEO Leanne Cover
Minister Shane Rattenbury
9:30am - 9:45am Sophia Hamblin Wang, Mineral Carbonation
Slyvia Tulloch, Managing Director of Dyesol.
9:45am - 9:55am Petr Adamek, CEO Canberra Innovation Network
10:00am - 10:40am Professor Kate Auty, ACT Commissioner for Sustainably
10:40am - 11:10am Dr Kenneth Baldwin, Director of the ANU Energy Change Institute
11:10am - 11:45am Megan Ward, Neoen
DAY 1 Networking lunch: 11:45am to 1pm

Tuesday 5 March 2019 - SESSION 2
1:30pm - 4:10pm
CIT Bruce - Room K107

Time Speaker
1:30pm - 2:10pm Mike Leonard, Head of Software Engineering, Reposit
2:30pm - 3:10pm Guiliana Baggoley, Evoenergy Gas Networks ACT Gas Developments
3:30pm - 4:10pm Kirilly Dickson, Senior Manager Investigations,
Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability

Tuesday 5 March 2019 - SESSION 3
4:30pm - 8pm
CIT Bruce - Room K107

Time Speaker
4:30pm - 5:15pm Beau Brandon, VESTAS, Capital Wind Farm
Kenneth Wilson, GWO, CIT
5:30pm - 8pm Panel Discussion

EnergyLab Canberra: Trends in Energy Generation

Dr. Igor Skryabin, Research and Business Development Manager, ANU Energy Change Institute.,
Linda Koschier, Head of Partnerships, Origin Energy.
Nathan Steggel, Co-Founder & Technical Director, Windlab
Forum Day 1 Closes
Hackathon day 1 finishes - 9pm

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Wednesday 6 March 2019 - SESSION 1
8:30am - 11:30am
CIT Bruce - Room K107

Time Speaker
8:30am - 9:00am Coffee and Registration
9:00am - 9:30am Dr Rebecca Colvin, knowledge Exchange Specialist, ANU Climate Change Institute
9:30am - 10:30am Dr Kevin Miller, Director CCJ Architecture

Jennifer Witheford, Director, Interiors, CCJ Architecture
10:30am - 11am Sarah May, Churchill Fellow, Food Waste
11:15am - 11:45am Toby Roxburgh, Technical Lead, Energy Estate
DAY 1 Networking lunch: 11.45am to 12:30pm

Wednesday 6 March 2019 - SESSION 2
12:45pm - 2:50pm
CIT Bruce - Room K107

Time Speaker
12:45pm - 1:20pm Jessica Stewart, Sustainability Manager, Ginninderry
1:25pm - 2:10pm Ivan Radic, Facilities Manager, CIT Green, Canberra Institute of Technology
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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Wednesday 6 March 2019 - Hackathon Pitches
3:00pm - 5:15pm
CIT Bruce - Room K107

Time Speaker
3:00pm - 5:15pm Pitches - Hackathon Teams and Judging

Judges: Lachlan Blackhall, Kate Auty, Megan Ward, Marcus Dawes
First Wednesday Connect
5pm - 7pm
CIT Bruce - Room K03

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

Download hackathon poster

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