• 26-27 October 2022
  • MCEC, Melbourne

Community Batteries

DURATION

1 hour and 30 minutes

SESSION DESCRIPTION

Three partner companies in community battery projects will discuss the challenges and solutions and what it takes to make a community battery a success. 

SPEAKERS

CHAIR

Keiran Price

Senior Project Officer, Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning

Keiran Price is a Senior Project Officer in DELWP’s Energy Programs branch, who managed the NBI application and assessment process. He has been working in the renewable energy industry for over ten years, primarily in the public and non-profit sectors, and has a particular interest in maximising the potential of distributed energy resources to deliver affordable clean energy.

PANELLISTS

Chris Wallin

Commercial Program Manager, Yarra Energy 

Chris Wallin is an experienced business professional and project manager in technical and commercial areas. As an electrical engineer, he worked on large industrial installations from design to project handover. He also had a career in business management with Information Technology companies, and regularly volunteers with community energy organisations.

Greg Hannan

Head of Network Strategy and Non-Network Solutions, Citipower, Powercor and United Energy 

Greg Hannan leads the Network Strategy and Non-Network Solutions group for Citipower, Powercor and United Energy. In this role he is driving innovative distribution storage connected projects along with demand management programs. Greg has held senior strategy and commercial roles in the energy industry and also advised the Government. He is passionate about solutions to make the grid work for all Australians and the role distribution networks are playing to enable the energy transition

Marnie Shaw

Senior Research Fellow, Australian National University

Marnie Shaw is a Senior Research Fellow in the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program at the Australian National University. Her research interests focus on the application of data analytics and machine learning to a range of data-rich problems, including the integration of renewable energy into the electricity grid.

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