After announcing the cancellation of All-Energy Australia 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic, the country’s largest clean energy event will take its highly anticipated conference online this year to continue supporting Australia’s transition to a clean energy future.

In partnership with the Clean Energy Council, All-Energy Australia will host a free-to-attend virtual conference across six weeks from October 6 until November 12, 2020, featuring more than 20 sessions and over 50 leading experts from across the clean energy sector.

“All-Energy Australia has been an important event for renewable energy professionals across the country over the last few years,” said All-Energy Australia exhibition director Tim Rusbridge. “Although we are unable to host a face-to-face event this year, this hasn’t stopped us from developing a premium virtual conference with the same calibre of sessions and speakers as our annual event.”

The six-week program will focus on high-interest topics such as exploring Australia’s renewable energy export economy, current and future structure of virtual power plants, factors driving battery storage uptake and opportunities to shift to green hydrogen.

“While it’s disappointing that we won’t be able to meet in person this year, the beauty of an event such as All-Energy Australia is that the ideas and expertise presented are the same if you’re sitting in an audience with hundreds of other people or attending virtually,” said Clean Energy Council CEO Kane Thornton. “In such difficult times, it’s incredibly important that we continue to come together as an industry to share information, solve problems and celebrate our successes.”

Day one of All-Energy Australia’s Virtual Conference will start with a joint opening plenary with Energy Efficiency Expo titled ‘Accelerating a Green Economic Recovery’ with Kane Thornton (Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council) and The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP (Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change) to open proceedings. This will be followed by a panel discussion, chaired by Luke Menzel (CEO, Energy Efficiency Council), focusing on the stimulus measures that could create jobs and fuel the revival of a green economy post-pandemic.

The conference will offer attendees free access to insights from industry experts including The Hon Guy Barnett MP (Tasmanian Minister for Energy), Stefan Jarnason (CEO, Solar Analytics), James Seymour (CEO, Centre for New Energy Technologies), Dr Alan Finkel (Australia’s Chief Scientist), Rupert Maloney (Head of Hydrogen Investment, CEFC), Stan Krpan (CEO, Solar Victoria) and Tim Washington (CEO, JET Charge).

Alongside the conference, the Clean Energy Council will host the Solar Masterclass Series for solar installers to get expert advice on the big design and installation issues facing the industry. Attendance is free and CPD points will be available for eligible installers.

During the six-week period of All-Energy Australia’s conference, Energy Efficiency Expo and Waste Expo Australia will also host virtual sessions, forming the country’s largest webinar series for the clean energy, energy management, waste and recycling industries.

To view the conference program and register for free, visit www.all-energy.com.au.