Energy Storage Summit

Yesterday the Energy Storage Council partnered with the Parliamentary Alliance for Research and Innovation to host an Energy Storage Summit at Parliament House in Canberra. Senator Wang

The Parliamentary Alliance for Research and Innovation (PARI) is a cross-party grouping of MPs and Senators, co-chaired by Western Australian Senators Dio Wang and Linda Reynolds, focusing on the support and promotion of research and innovation in Australia.

The Summit was opened by WA Senator Dio Wang, followed by a keynote address from the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia who called for bipartisan approach to energy and discussed the importance of battery storage to Australia’s energy future. Minister Josh Frydenberg

The Minister was followed by CEO of the ESC John Grimes, Mark Paterson, Domain Leader – Grids & Renewable Energy Integration, CSIRO and Michelle Taylor, Manager Technology Development, Ergon Energy.

Industry Speakers included Raymond Pratt, CEO of AllGrid Energy; Bruce Ebzery from Redflow Limited; Luke Osborne, COO, Reposit Power; and Phil Livingston, Managing Director of Redback Technologies.

The full program can be viewed here.

The Summit hosted a delegation of 34 industry representatives and ESC members including: Schneider Electric, FusionRay Pratt AllGrid Power Systems, Ecoult, IT Power, Sumitomo Electric, Alpha Technologies and many others.

Attendees had the opportunity for discussion with MPs, Senators and advisers from the major political parties including Former Deputy PM, Warren Truss.

We thank all Summit presenters, ESC members and members of parliament for their participation in this important event.

The Energy Storage Council would also like to thank Senator Wang and the Parliamentary Alliance for Research and Innovation for their support in co-hosting this event to allow an opportunity to discuss the importance of Government embracing energy storage in Australia.

Please view the below links for media articles on the summit:

RenewEconomy summary of the summit

The Fifth Estate summary of the summit and interview with John Grimes

Senator Wang, Minister Frydenberg, John Grimes Summit audience_ESC members - Copy Adam Bandt in audience

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