We are pleased to announce that two exciting presentations from our Guest Speakers are officially published on our AMCOE website and are now available in the AMCOE Document Library.
One of the presentations covers the topic of Going off Grid and it was delivered by Bill Grace, an independent sustainability adviser, researcher and consultant, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia’s Australian Urban Design Research Centre. Bill has extensive multi-disciplinary multi-faceted experience in providing strategic advice on sustainability aspects of urban and city development, including integrated urban water cycle management, sustainable energy, materials and waste management and green building design. He has developed technical and business cases for renewable energy initiatives for DevelopmentWA (formerly LandCorp) for many years culminating in the development of the Peel Business Park renewable energy microgrid which has been operational since December 2020. He is currently working on another mixed use precinct scale project which is nearing final agreement, and involved in several other industrial project opportunities.
In the Sundowner event, he emphasized on how microgrids are key to Net Zero by covering
- The synergies between renewable energy / storage and smart technology
- The opportunity to electrify thermal loads
- The declining costs of generation and storage
- The cost of transporting electricity from centralised sources (whether or not renewable)
The second presentation focuses on Going off Grid – KRI Wind Farm and it was delivered by Chris Kearney, CEO of Wind with Purpose. Chris has over 8 years experience in project development, construction, operation and maintenance of wind farms across Australia. At Wind with Purpose, their mission is to empower companies on their journey to net zero emissions. Wind power provides the heavy lifting through its base load capacity to make a rapid transition to net zero both economical and achievable. They build a complete solution tailored for each client – including the use of complementary renewables-based technologies such as solar energy, battery energy storage systems (BESS) and strategic grid access arrangements where appropriate – sometimes supported by temporary transition peaking capacity from gas or diesel.
In his presentation, he discussed the KRI Wind Farm project by covering key items:
- BTM Wind Generation Novel in Australian SIA’s – Proven in Europe
- How to build a Premium Western Australian Wind Energy Portfolio
- Federal and State Government Involvement
- KRI Wind Farm project summary and the role of batteries
We are thrilled to be able to share these informative presentations with the wider public.
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