When: Monday 13 May 2019, 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.
Where: EnergyLab, 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale NSW 2008 (click here and here for maps).
Cost: A $5 donation would be appreciated to assist with venue costs.

Registration essential: Click here to get your free ticket.

From 6.00pm there is networking and refreshments with the talk starting at 6.30pm and finishing at 7.30pm.


Mary Hendriks, Industry Executive of the Australian Energy Storage Alliance

Energy Storage Projects and Technologies in Australia

This presentation will focus on the large-scale energy storage and microgrid projects recently installed across Australia and projects in the planning stage. The reality and potential for energy storage technologies and energy management for an increasingly distributed grid will be discussed along with the:

  • Innovation in large-scale energy storage including the development of 1414 degrees thermal storage

  • Emergence of new energy trading platforms such as the energy marketplace deX

  • Utility of microgrids with the Kalbarri microgrid project serving as an example

  • Capacity of energy storage to reduce diesel use at remote areas and on mining sites.

Bio: Mary Hendriks is the Industry Executive of the Australian Energy Storage Alliance, an independent member-driven information hub for the energy storage sector in Australia.  Mary has over ten years of experience in the renewable and clean energy industries including roles within with the Australian Solar Council, as BDM of All-Energy Australia, promoting renewable energy, energy storage and electric vehicle charging in Australia.  Mary has been a long-term supporter of the ATA/Renew Sydney Central branch and is a committee member of the Sydney Branch of the Australian Institute of Energy.

Jitendra Tomar, e-Services Director, sonnen Australia

Power to the People – Delivering Energy Independence

Jitendra will outline the role of sonnen Australia in developing home energy storage solutions as well as providing insight into the how virtual power plants work. The components of our new energy architecture will be discussed including:

  • The importance of design in household battery systems including the fully integrated and smart sonnenBatterie

  • How to achieve energy independence for households – control systems for energy production and sharing with the community

  • Simplifying electricity trading and exchanges together with an explanation of the sonnenFlat model.

Bio: Jitendra Tomar is eServices Director of sonnen Australia, the global market leader in home energy storage as well as the operator of the largest energy sharing platform in the world. Jitendra is responsible for growing sonnen’s energy sharing platform via sonnenFlat, a revolutionary program delivering clean, green energy to a growing sonnenCommunity.

You can view video of Jitendra’s presentation here.

Members and non-members are asked to book a place for this talk by selecting REGISTER at this link.

Directions and further details:
Please arrive after 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start with the talk finishing at 7.30pm with time to chat until 8pm.

EnergyLab is about a 15-minute walk from either Redfern Station or Central Station. Entry to the premises is through a metal gate with access to a 2-storey sandstone building along a driveway towards the rear of the property.

Buckland St., Chippendale is well-serviced with buses including the 412, 413, 422, 423, 426, 428, 431, 433, 436, 438, 439, 440, 461, 470, 480, 483, L23, L28, M10, M30. Bicycles can be safely locked inside the building. Parking is limited in the area although Broadway Shopping Centre offers a nearby option.

Tea, coffee and tasty snacks are available before and after the talk, with donations gratefully accepted. As we have paid an NGO rate for the EnergyLab space, a $5 donation would be appreciated.

Renew is an independent organisation that does not endorse products and seeks to provide members with information so that they can make well-informed sustainable decisions.

Other branch happenings: We have long been asked to provide recordings of our events and due to some awesome work by Marisa and Stephen we have managed to trial recordings for the all of our events so far this year. We would love to hear your feedback and to have these videos shared far and wide:

Our Future and How to Effect Positive Change,  11th February, 2019 (28 min)

Caroline Pidcock is a multi-award-winning architect and Renew board member in the process of a career transition, with the aim of accelerating her own positive climate actions to help create a sustainable and abundant future for us all.

How to Avoid Solar Pitfalls, 11 March, 2019 (21 min)

A discussion between Sam Groves, Business Development manager at Greentech Australia & Kit Man Chan, Managing Director of Clean Energy Corporation Australia.

Solar PV: where to start? Useful questions to ask your installer to ensure a quality installation, the importance of monitoring and a post-installation checklist are discussed.

Solar in 2019 – The Good, the Bad and Ugly, 11th March, 2019 (28 min)

Nigel Morris of Solar Analytics gives the lowdown on the great and not so great aspects of the solar PV industry and how to ensure that as a householder you get a quality solar PV installation.

Climate-Adaptive Architecture – Tradition & Innovation, 8th April, 2019 (33 min)

Carol Marra from Marra + Yeh Architects shares her insights into how architecture can adapt to a changing climate. Carol discusses how traditional design principles, refined over centuries, can help to make our buildings more energy-efficient and climate responsive.

Renew Sydney Central Branch – David Winterton (Co-Convenor)
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