The WA Chapter together with the EESA National Council is pleased and proud to invite you to its National Electric Energy Conference in Perth.

A two-day Technical Conference with pre and post-tours including a National University Poster paper competition from Sunday 21st through to Wednesday 24th November 2021.
This event will be a hybrid conference with two technical streams debating the “The New Energy Challenges” and sharing with you the National “Challenges and Opportunities”.

EECON2021 will be held at the Golden Ballroom at the Pan Pacific Perth plus online through our conference provider 2em. There will be a great range of sponsors and exhibitors who will provide a great opportunity for attendees to understand some of the latest technologies, products, and services currently available, as well as those becoming available in the electric energy area at the Pan Pacific on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd November.

You need to ask yourself, are you up to date with the changes in our electric energy industry? Are you up to date with the changes and technological developments, the falling costs of renewable generation and batteries, the rise of SAPS an increasingly viable way of supplying power particularly in remote areas?

The surge in VRE, utility-scale variable renewable generation, which has a different character to traditional generation – and that is – it is highly variable. Have you thought about the big disrupter, the cost versus pricing model in each network? Do we want export charging introduced, how are we going to encourage self-consumption with electric vehicles and household batteries?

DER integration is a major challenge. The blunt reality is, we will end up stuck in a world where we have more pressure for networks to increase spend on solar enablement, more zero export limits, and more solar curtailment. Who is holding the responsibility for the right trade-off between cost, reliability, and security?

EESA invites you to come to Perth and get a full 360 Degrees experience. EESA offers an excellent networking opportunity, especially in this time of change. The role of EESA is to nurture and grow our industry capability, and future engineering and safety leaders who are going to be the future innovators, influencers, and change-makers. The 2021 Conference provides a key forum to grow collective knowledge and understanding of engineering, technology, risks, and solutions and their impact on our industry.

EECON 2021 conference is going to update you on the New Energy Landscape, its challenges, and opportunities. You can decide whether our industry is going through an “evolution” or is this a “revolution”? We invite you to come and participate and decide for yourself.

You will be able to connect to the 2-day technical program via our on-line streaming platform. You will be able to ask questions, but you will not be able to rub shoulders with your customers, your suppliers, and our industry experts if you do not attend in person.

The opening plenary, “Is the electricity supply industry in revolution or evolution?” speakers:

  • EGM, Energy Queensland, Peter Price
  • CEO, Western Power, Ed Kalajzic
  • CEO, Horizon Power, Stephanie Unwin
  • CEO, Synergy, Jason Waters
  • Head of Energy Policy WA, Kate Ryan
  • CEO, Siemens Energy Australia, Michael Bielinski

The closing plenary “What to do now? – A personal perspective” speakers:

  • Minister for Energy, WA Gov’t Hon Bill Johnston MLA.
  • Director, Electric Power Consulting Robert Barr
  • EGM, AEMO WA Cameron Parrotte
  • GM Asset Strategy, Alinta Energy Gary Bryant
  • EGM, NERA Miranda Taylor
  • Director, Hydrogen Society AU, Adam Osseiran

What is your spin on what is happening, are we in a revolution or is our industry just evolving?

Registration is available online on the EESA website.

Summary of EECON2021 Program included in your full Registration:
Pre-Conference Tour: 3pm Sunday 21st Nov – a walking tour of the Old + New Electrical infrastructure of Perth
Conference: Monday 22nd Tuesday 23rd – two streams of industry presentations
Exhibition: Monday 22nd Tuesday 23rd – Pan Pacific Golden Ballroom
Partners Tour: 11am Monday 22nd Nov – a guided walking tour of Kings Park
Conference Dinner: 6pm Monday 22nd Nov – Pan Pacific Golden Ballroom
Conference Breakfast: 7am Tuesday 23rd Nov – Golden Ballroom, Speaker Kim Hughes
Poster Paper Competition: 1:00pm – Wednesday 24th November Western Power Corp, auditorium 360 Wellington St Perth – Undergraduate/Postgraduate competition from 4 WA Universities and National entries
Post Conference Site Tour: 10am Wednesday 24th November – Western Power control center (Limited to 20 people)

EESA has made a significant effort to make this year’s EECON affordable and available to all EESA members, EA members and industry people. Please REGISTER ASAP and share with your colleagues. EESA looks forward to seeing you at EECON2021.

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