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Dr Roger Dargaville is Deputy Director and Senior Energy Analyst at the University of Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI). He is an expert in renewable energy systems, global carbon cycles and climate change adaptation. He will be speaking about energy storage technologies such as seawater pumped hydro, liquid air energy storage and batteries. Join us to learn how energy storage (both distributed and centralised) can contribute to the 100% renewable energy grid of the future!

Dr Dargaville and the MEI team were awarded an ARENA grant to research a pumped-hydro storage plant in South Australia, which if built would make it only the second in the world using seawater. He also led the Melbourne University Renewable Energy Integration Laboratory (MUREIL) project, a computer model which aims to design an optimal renewable energy network for Australia to provide the most reliable and least expensive electricity onto the national grid.  Further reading:

MEI & partners awarded ARENA grant for pumped-hydro research

Read: About the BZE Discussion Group

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 3 April 2017

McCoy Building

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Getting there: Take any tram on Swanston Street and get off at Stop 1, Melbourne University.
Entry to building is on south side of Elgin St up the ramp and through the automatic doors.
Entry: Gold coin donation

All welcome.
Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI), our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for supporting us in bringing you this event.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub next door to continue the discussion after 8pm!

For those who can’t attend you will find the video recording of this event on the BZE YouTube Channel and via a link on this page.