After Hazelwood - Victoria's Electricity Future

Woodward Centre, The University of Melbourne
Conference Room 10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106)
185 Pelham St, Carlton VIC 3053

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Caitlin McGrane

caitlin.mcgrane@unimelb.edu.au

T: +61 3 9035 9458

Following the closure of the Hazelwood Power Station, Victoria is facing particular challenges for continuing supply of reliable and affordable electricity while substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation.

While it is likely that about one-half of Victoria’s supply will continue from brown coal power stations for several decades, there is a strong focus and drive to introduce a much greater proportion of renewables into the power system. In the longer term the majority of supply may be sourced from a range of renewables. And greater reliance on renewables requires additional solutions in the transmission, distribution and electricity management systems.

This symposium will bring together leading speakers from the government, regulation, industry and research communities to explore options and opportunities to maintain supply of reliable and affordable electricity while substantially reducing the greenhouse gas intensity of electricity generation. The symposium will explore challenges and solutions in electricity generation, transmission and distribution. It will explore the state’s electricity future from the perspective of suppliers and users, addressing electricity generation technology options for Victoria, marginal abatement cost projections and the evolving role of networks and demand management.

The After Hazelwood symposium is organised by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) with support from the Melbourne Energy Institute.

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