What role do microgrids play in contributing to a net zero future?
Net zero essentially means contributing nothing to global warming. Such a goal suggests that a country would not put any more man-made carbon into the atmosphere — for example through greenhouse gases created when fossil fuels are burned — than it removes from it.
So, why are microgrids important to delivering towards a net zero future? A microgrid is a self-sufficient energy system that serves a discrete area, such as a university campus, hospital complex, business centre, or neighbourhood. Within microgrids are one or more kinds of distributed energy (solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal) that produce its power and contains a source of energy storage, typically from batteries.
MICROGRIDS IN A NET ZERO FUTURE
Come listen to experts speak about the importance of microgrids in delivering towards a net zero future. Drinks and nibbles will be served.
- Chris Lund: Chris is an internationally recognised corporate sustainability expert. He has extensive experience and a passion for enabling companies and Government entities to become more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. His expertise includes: energy efficiency; sustainable energy; decarbonisation; corporate sustainability; climate change; and smart cities.
- Bill Grace: Bill is an independent sustainability researcher and consultant and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia’s Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC).
When: Thursday, 9 December 2021 at 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM AWST
Where: Legacy Living Lab, 29-27 Blinco Street, Fremantle, WA 6160
Registration: Register at Eventbrite