19 October, 20172017-10-19T02:00:00
2:00 PM 2017-10-19T02:00:00 - 4:00 PM 2017-10-19T04:00:00
Clean Energy Council, Level 15, 222 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

The Clean Energy Council hydro power directorate is being reconvened in light of the increasing interest and relevance of hydro power to the future of Australia’s energy system.

As the National Electricity Market (NEM) decarbonises and the proportion of new renewable technologies increases, the benefits of hydropower and its important role is being recognised. In addition, the potential for pumped-hydro energy storage (PHES) has been identified as a key component of the future NEM energy mix.

The meeting will include a keynote presentation by Andrews Blakers from ANU on his most recent research into pumped storage as well as presentations from Snowy Hydro and Hydro Tasmanian on their latest developments. There will also be a presentation from the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy on the latest policy developments of relevance to the sector.


Andrew Blakers, Australian National University - Pumped hydro storage and 100% renewable electricity
Christopher Gwynne, Hydro Tasmania - Can Tasmania be a Battery for the Nation?
Kevin Ly, Head of Wholesale Regulation, Snowy Hydro - Snowy 2.0 -Expansion of Pumped Hydro Capability

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