Energy Systems Seminar Series

Each seminar leads participants through the major components of the energy supply chain.


The Energy System Seminars takes participants through each part of the electricity supply chain. Specialists from the industry and the University of Melbourne will present on the current and future state of energy supply in Australia and beyond. Attendance is open to MEInetwork18 partner organisations and graduate students. Following the seminars, participants and speakers will have the opportunity for further discussion and networking over food and drinks.

Participation is open to University of Melbourne graduate students and staff of MEInetwork18 partners. If you would like to attend and are a graduate student or a partner employee please contact Ruby Brown:


The seminars will run from July until December 2018 and will be held at the University of Melbourne, in both the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) and the Old Arts building.

Seminar TopicSpeakersTimeLocation
Customers and Demand + system overview
Power System Overview:
John Deere, AEMO
Customer Demand: Ruchira Ray Chris Mock, AEMO
Wednesday 11 July, 6pm to 8pm Singapore Theatre, MSD
Hydro and Pumped Hydro

Dr J. Paul Rasmussen, Energy Leader, Arup Group

Wednesday 01 August, 6pm to 8pm Theatre B, Old Arts
Wind and solarWind: Angus Holcombe, Renewable Operations Manager, Meridian Energy Australia

Solar: Matthew Jeppesen, Co-founder, Proa Analytics and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
Wednesday 15 August, 6pm to 8pmTheatre B, Old Arts
Gas and Coal Michael Bielinski, Executive General Manager
Power and Gas Division, and
Power Generation Services Division, Siemens

Professor Michael Brear, Director, Melbourne Energy Institute
Thursday 30 August, 6pm to 8pm Theatre C, Old Arts
Transmission and Distribution Networks CitiPower Powercor Wednesday 12 September, 6pm to 8pm Theatre B, Old Arts
Network Regulation AER Wednesday 26 September, 6pm to 8pm Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre
Wholesale Markets AEMO and MEI Wednesday 10 October, 6pm to 8pm Theatre B, Old Arts
Retail Markets Powershop Wednesday 24 October, 6pm to 8pm Theatre B, Old Arts
Financial Markets TBC Wednesday 7 November, 6pm to 8pm Singapore Theatre, MSD
Demand Response ARENA and Powershop Wednesday 21 November, 6pm to 8pm Singapore Theatre, MSD
Virtual Power Plants ARENA and MEI Wednesday 05 December, 6pm to 8pm Singapore Theatre, MSD

*Note that seminar topics, dates and venues may be subject to change.

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