Tim Forcey: How to cheaply and comfortably heat your home with renewable energy

How to cheaply and comfortably heat your home with renewable energy

Tim Forcey presents how your home, business or institution can Save money and be part of the fuel-switching revolution!

As has been widely reported in The AGE and elsewhere, Tim's University of Melbourne research found that switching from gas could create huge money saving opportunities for home owners, renters, and even small businesses. A large Victoria household could be saving up to $658 a year, simply by turning on existing reverse-cycle air conditioners for winter heating.

The research is particularly relevant as the Victorian government decides whether or not to open up the state to broad-scale unconventional gas mining.

The humble air conditioner may well be the disruptive technology, sitting under our nose, that could heat our homes for less while protecting our local environment and communities from the dangers of unconventional gas mining.

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Tim Forcey has over 30 years of experience in industrial energy with ExxonMobil, BHP Billiton, and Jemena, including specific experience with assets such as the Bass Strait Joint Venture and the Queensland Gas Pipeline. During his time at the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) , Tim led the publication of the 2011 Gas Statement of Opportunities, the 2012 South Australian Electricity Report, and the AEMO 100% Renewable Energy Study - Modelling Inputs and Assumptions.

With The University of Melbourne's Energy Institute (MEI), Tim has published reports and articles covering gas and electricity demand, gas-to-electricity fuel-switching, and pumped hydro energy storage technology and commercial applications. Tim has also worked part-time as a home energy consultant with the Moreland Energy Foundation – Positive Charge  and has volunteered with the Alternative Technology Association (ATA)and Beyond Zero Emissions.

6:30 - 8pm Monday 6 June 2016

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

Public transport: Stop 111 Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets on tram routes 1 & 8.
Entry to building is on south side of Elgin St up the ramp.
Entry: Gold coin donation
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.Further reading:

Tim Forcey: Switching off gasThe AGE: 'Heat pump' tech could save Victorian homes up to $658 a year on gas: report BZE podcast; Tim Forcey MEI - Economic fuel switching

The Conversation: Hot summer nights, and cold winter evenings: how to be comfortable and save money all year long

The Conversation: Heading north: how the export boom is shaking up Australia’s gas market