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Sydney from 1–2 June with the theme

Conference attendees will also hear sessions outlining intelligent

‘Thinking smart about energy storage’.

storage systems, the business models of major energy companies,

The multistream conference will see

utility-level solutions, relevant case studies and more. The accompa-

40 speakers present innovative solu-

nying exhibition will meanwhile focus on the latest state-of-the-art

tions for the changing energy storage

energy storage technologies.

landscape, with the first international ll a

thus avoiding significant technical problems that may affect the

This year’s exhibition will move into the main exhibition hall

speakers now announced.

at Australian Technology Park, enabling a display of energy stor-

John Jung, president and CEO of

age solutions from over 40 exhibitors including Toshiba, Kokam,

Greensmith Energy Management Systems, will

S&C Electric, Redflow, Saft and many more. The exhibition provides

present on ‘Grid-Scale Energy Storage & Grid 2.0’. Jung and his

the opportunity to source new solutions, network with peers, experi-

company will present a case study of a 1 MW, behind-the-meter,

ence new technology and keep pace with the industry.

solar-integrated storage system on the island of Puerto Rico. By

The event will also see the debut of Renewable Cities Australia,

leveraging intelligent and flexible software, this site integrates mul-

to be co-located with the conference and exhibition. This offers a

tiple applications such as ramp rate control and easing island grid

two-day forum for local government and industry to share the plans,

congestion — while improving the system’s return on investment.

achievements and challenges of Australian cities and towns on the

Catherine Von Burg, president and CEO of SimpliPhi Power,

path to 100% renewable energy.

will present on ‘Micro Grid Deployment — Maui Brewing Company: Safety, Accessibility & Power Security in the Age of Climate

What: 2016 Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition

Change, Cyber Attack & Political Uncertainty’. The microgrid con-

When: 1–2 June 2016

cept is able to address the integration of geographically dispersed

Where: Australian Technology Park, Sydney

energy resources, for both the local community and/or the utility,



Ozwater is an international water confer-

water industry has seen significant change

the challenges being faced by the water

ence and trade exhibition run annually by

over the last decade with the introduction

sector and innovative new solutions. The

the Australian Water Association (AWA).

of recycling, water efficiency gains of 40%

trade exhibition will meanwhile display the

The event will attract a diverse audience

and many cities now having a desalination

latest water industry science, innovation,

including water professionals, decision-

plant. It is anticipated that this change will

technology, products and services for all wa-

and policy-makers, students, scientists and

continue, particularly as the population is

ter professionals and associated industries.


forecast to double over the next 50 years.

What: Ozwater’16 When: 10–12 May 2016

With the theme of ‘Water: for liveable

The conference program will feature

communities and sustainable industries’,

more than 150 sessions over eight streams

W h e re : M e l b o u r n e C o n ve n t i o n a n d

Ozwater’16 will put a spotlight on sustainabil-

with 11 specialist workshops. National and

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ity inside and outside the water sector. The

international keynote speakers will outline


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