The equation for a sustainable energy future

The equation for a sustainable energy future

Nov 12
Join CEDA members and industry stakeholders and decision makers to hear from global energy technology leader, Siemens Germany's Dr Michael Weinhold, and local thought leaders at the core of the solution to a sustainable energy future.

Online registration is now closed. For registration information please contact Mikaela Figgis on 03 9652 8402.


Dr Michael Weinhold, Chief Technology Officer, Siemens Energy
Tim Flannery, Director, Australian Climate Council
Meg McDonald, Chief Operating Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Charles Popple, Executive Advisor Industry Development, SP AusNet

Event overview

Energy remains one of the most important issues facing Australia and in many ways was central to the recent Federal election debates and outcomes. It is core to our coveted lifestyle in Australia and critical to our future success as a nation.  This discussion forum explores four key parts of the 'equation' which are crucial and interlinked if we are to achieve economic and environmental sustainability for Australia's and the world's energy needs.

We are honoured to welcome Professor Dr Michael Weinhold, Siemens global technology leader, together with a panel of acclaimed sector commentators representing different parts of the energy equation, for a thought-provoking discussion on the latest advancements in technology and how to optimise these through efficient consumption, smart policy for direct action, and the role of energy companies.

Balancing the sustainable energy equation is a complex and perhaps uncomfortable task for some key players, yet the gains for our economy and our environment are undeniable. Join CEDA members and sector stakeholders and decision makers for an open and frank discussion about what is needed to get it right.

Meet the keynote speaker

Dr Michael Weinhold
Chief Technology Officer, Siemens Energy

Professor Dr Michael Weinhold has worked in network planning, as technical director for Static VarCompensator technology and led the Technology and Innovation Department for Power Transmission and Distribution. Until 2008 Professor Dr Weinhold served on the International Electrotechnical Commission SC 22F standardisation committee for Power Electronics in Transmission and Distribution Systems. Since 2008 he has held the role of Chief Technology Officer for Siemens Energy

Meet the speakers

Tim Flannery
Director, Australian Climate Council

Meg McDonald
Chief Operating Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Charles Popple
Executive Advisor Industry Development, SP AusNet

Meet the facilitator

Matthew Warren
Chief Executive Officer, Energy Supply Association of Australia

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