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100% renewable electricity futures

A workshop will be held at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, to consider 100% renewable electricity and energy futures and meeting climate goals.

The workshop is timely considering the startlingly rapid current deployment of solar and wind in Australia, at a rate that is about 5 times faster per capita than the USA, EU, Japan or China.

The date is Wednesday-Friday, 13-15 February 2019.

We will host people from Singapore, USA, Europe as well as senior Australian figures from, academia, business, utilities and regulators. Attendees will have backgrounds in technology, business, economics, market design and policy in order to bring a wide perspective.

Workshop numbers are in the range 50 people. There will be considerable emphasis on detailed discussions.

The workshop is free of cost.

Moving towards 100% renewable electricity

At a global level in 2017, solar PV and wind constituted 60% of annual net new capacity additions, followed by fossil fuels (28% and shrinking), hydro (9%) and all others combined (3%). PV and wind have a central role to play. Pumped hydro is currently 97% of global storage, while batteries (both stationary and in EVs) are rapidly becoming important.

Coal, oil and gas cause around 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions. A leading method to rapidly push fossil carbon out of markets is continued rapid deployment of wind and solar coupled with extensive electrification of energy services, relying on the maturity, scale, low cost and the lack of constraints on their continued rapid growth.

Organiser’s CV: https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/blakers-aw.

Workshop summary (PDF, 1.5 M)

Attendees as at 11th Feb (.xlsx, 16 K)

Workshop details (.docx, 18 K)

Workshop program (.docx, 490 K)

Presentations can be downloaded below:


1a Crimp, Howden & Colvin – Global emissions and impacts on climate

1b Cameron – U.S. Climate & Energy

1b Vetter – Design of Future Energy Systems Towards 100% Renewables

1b Wilson – Current Status of Renewable Energy Deployments in the U.S.

1c Corbell – Subnational policy and Australia's clean energy transition

1c Williamson – Australian renewable energy deployment

1d Blakers - Australian emissions trajectory

1d Saddler – Australia's emissions trajectory: past and future

2a Aberle – Photovoltaics - Status & trends

2a Green – PV Futures: How low can PV go?

2b Steggel – Wind Futures: 'How low can it go?'

2c Baldwin – 100% Renewables Workshop

2c Stein – Developments in Concentrating Solar Power

2d Nicholas – Fossil Fuel Futures: Developing Countries

2d Oei – Fossil Fuel Futures: Are Fossil Fuel Generators Still Finding Markets in Developed Countries?

3a Blackhall – Integrating High Penetration Distributed Solar and Energy Storage

3a Stocks – Pumped hydro energy storage

3a Vetter – Battery storage: One of the key enablers towards 100% renewables

3b Bruce – Demand Response for Integration of High Penetration VRE

3c Egan – Urban Renewables: Integrating large amounts of PV into cities

3c Reindl – Integrating large amounts of PV into cities: "Urban Solar" - the case of Singapore

3d Dickson - HVDC/AC interconnection

4a Bin Lu – Deep decarbonisation of the Australian energy industry

4b Ison & Bray – Social licence for 100% Renewables: faster or slower?

5a Cameron – Can the World Transition to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy for all Purposes?

5a Osmond – The Importance of QLD and Tasmania in a mostly renewable NEM

5a Sinton – Colorado, USA, as an example of moving towards clean electricity

5a Stocks – 100% Renewable Electricity Penetration

5b Blakers - The Sunbelt

5b Steggel – A high-penetration renewables scenario for East Africa

5c Diesendorf – 100% Renewable Electricity: Reliability, Economics, Impediments & Key Policies

5c Mountain – Does renewable electricity generation reduce electricity prices?

5c Quiggin – The National Electricity Market and the Energy Transition

5d Blume – Smart Energy Council

5e Edis – Green Energy Markets

5e Jotzo – Renewables boom: some implications for Australia's national emissions target & some prerequisites for its continuation

5e Macgill – What electricity market designs, policies can best support continued rapid RE growth?

5e Oei – What market designs and policies can best support continued rapid growth of renewables?

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