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Call for Abstracts – Now Closed! Notifications will be sent out 1st week of December 2019.

The Smart Energy Council are currently seeking presentation abstracts for conference sessions at the Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition on 7-8 April 2020.

We are looking for something interesting and unique to share with the industry in the following conference streams:

  • Smart Energy Solutions Stream
  • Applied Energy Storage Stream
  • Hydrogen Australia Stream – NEW in 2020!

For outlines for each stream and session please review the direction provided below.

NOTE: Abstracts must be submitted by completing the abstract submission template provided – download from links below. To submit, email to [email protected] by Friday, 15 November 2019.

Abstract submission template

Conference Stream – Detailed Outlines

Smart Energy Solutions Stream

1) Opening Plenary: A Time for Action

2) Market Trends & Forecast

  • Key trends in global, national and sub-national solar, energy storage and smart energy management.
  • What the future holds for solar, energy storage, smart energy technologies, hydrogen and electric vehicles.

3) Finance & Investment: Where is the money flowing?

  • The latest information on Power Purchase Agreements, off-take agreements and government procurements.
  • Who is funding large-scale renewable energy projects, energy storage projects and hydrogen projects and why are they funding them?

4) Making the Grid Fit for Purpose

  • The energy market reform agenda.
  • Improving and expanding the distribution and transmission network and the role of energy storage and distributed energy.

5) 500% Renewables

  • The role of hydrogen and the electrification of transport and industry in going beyond 100% renewables.
  • Renewable energy and hydrogen as a major Australian export industry.

6) Corporate Leadership: Getting on With Business

  • Australian businesses committing to 100% renewables, energy efficiency drives and renewable energy infrastructure projects.
  • Driving the decarbonisation agenda across the Australian economy.
  • How to drive a successful Circular Economy in Australia.

7) Managing the Smart Energy Transition

  • A just transition for workers and communities.
  • Maintaining a social licence to operate.
  • The skills development and employment agenda.
  • Community energy projects.

8) Smart Energy Policy

  • What would a smart national energy policy and a smart national climate change policy look like, and how do we make it happen?

Applied Energy Storage Stream

1) Renewable Energy On Demand: A Game Changer

  • New applications for residential and commercial battery storage and virtual power plants.
  • The role of large-scale storage in delivering renewable energy on demand.

2) Energy Storage Market Review

  • Key trends in global, national and sub-national energy storage.
  • What the future holds for residential, commercial and large-scale energy storage.

3) Technology Innovations

  • The latest innovations in solar, battery storage, smart inverters and smart energy management systems.
  • The Internet of Energy.

4) Transport: Electric Vehicles; Mobility as A Service

  • The electric vehicle revolution. When will it arrive in Australia and what will it look like?
  • Electric vehicle manufacturing and assembling, charging stations and new electric vehicle industries.
  • Self-driving cars and mobility as a service.

Hydrogen Australia Stream

1) Hydrogen Market Review

  • Key trends in global, national and sub-national hydrogen policies, programs and projects.
  • What the future holds for residential, commercial and large-scale hydrogen production and transport.

2) An Australian Renewable Hydrogen Deployment Plan

  • Giving life to the National Hydrogen Strategy.
  • Training and skills development in building a strong hydrogen industry.
  • Hydrogen Hubs and Renewable Energy Zones.

Important Dates:

    • Call for abstracts opens – Tuesday, 15 October 2019
    • Call for abstracts closes – Friday, 15 November 2019
    • Review process – Monday, 18 – 29 November 2019
    • Speaker notifications – Monday, 2 December 2019 onwards.

Important points to consider:

    • Abstracts will be used for selection purposes. The abstract should be as informative as possible and be a true outline of content rather than a promise of what will be discussed.
    • Preference will be given to Smart Energy Council corporate members and sponsors and exhibitors of Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition 2020.
    • All abstract must be submitting by completing the abstract submission template no later than 5:00 pm (AEDT) on Friday, 15 November 2019.
    • Abstracts must contain original work and should include an overview of the proposed presentation.
    • Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned to the author and must be resubmitted immediately in the correct format to be considered for inclusion in the program.
    • Please note that all final presentations will be made available to registered delegates after the conference unless otherwise advised.