Tuesday, 26 October 2021
1:00pm - 2:30pm
1 hour and 30 minutes
Three partner companies in community battery projects will discuss the challenges and solutions and what it takes to make a community battery a success.
Community batteries are one of the fastest-growing areas in the energy industry, with falling costs and maturing technology making the case for storage more attractive than ever. Three partner companies in community battery projects will discuss the challenges and solutions and what it takes to make a community battery a success.
Chair: Keiran Price, Senior Project Officer, Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning
- Chris Wallin, Commercial Program Manager, Yarra Energy
- Greg Hannan, Head of Network Strategy and Non-Network Solutions, Citipower, Powercor, and United Energy
- Marnie Shaw, Senior Research Fellow, Australian National University
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.
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.
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
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.