When: Wednesday 20th November 2019, 6.45 for 7:00pm.
Where: Level 1, 187 Grattan St, Energy Transition Hub (Bioinformatics building), Melbourne University, Carlton VIC 3053. Click here for a Google map of the venue and here for a Melbourne University Parkville Campus map to the venue.
Please note: this meeting space is upstairs, so it isn’t wheelchair accessible.
Cost: Free. (A gold coin donation would be appreciated to offset costs.)
Public transport: Trams along Swanston St to ‘Melbourne University/Swanston St’ Stop #1 (Routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72) or Bus 402 to Stop#51572 ‘Melbourne University/Grattan St (Carlton)’. Walk to corner of Grattan St and Bouviere St.

Speaker: Tim Forcey, Energy Advisor

Presentation: Tim will explain how heat pumps capture free renewable heat, whether you should get a heat pump for water heating, the differences between the water-heating heat pumps available on the Australian market.

If you already have a water-heating heat pump you can get tips on getting the most out of it.

Bio: Tim Forcey graduated as a chemical engineer in America during the energy crises of the late 1970’s. Tim then worked in industrial energy for 35 years overseas and in Australia for firms including ExxonMobil, BHP, Jemena, and the Australian Energy Market Operator.

From 2013 to 2017, Tim acted as Energy Advisor at the University of Melbourne where he published research into Australia’s electricity market, pumped hydro energy storage, methane emissions from unconventional oil and gas production, and the economics of fuel-switching from gas to renewable-energy alternatives in industry and in homes.

Over the last decade, Tim has been in over 1,000 Melbourne homes acting as a home energy advisor. He worked with the Moreland Energy Foundation Positive Charge and the state government with the development of the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard.

Tim Forcey has volunteered with Renew and has authored articles published in Renew Magazine. Tim created the Facebook group “My Efficient Electric Home”, where over 8,900 members every day help each other to save money in their ever more comfortable and greener electric homes.

*We recognise and appreciate the assistance of the University of Melbourne Energy Transition Hub in providing the venue for this event.

You can view the video of this presentation here.

Chris Moss, Renew Melbourne branch committee.

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