pv magazine Insight Australia 2021

Tuesday, Oct 12, 5:00 PM - Tuesday, Oct 12 2021, 9:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
About

Australia needs batteries; in both the transmission and distribution network surging levels of renewable energy means that batteries both big and small are an urgent development priority. And making sure that the stored energy is not wasted or results in dangerous fires is a crucial concern.

In the pv magazine Insight on Quality 2021, battery installation and product quality will be in our sights. The virtual event, hosted in partnership with All-Energy Australia, will bring together solar and battery energy experts to discuss why battery storage installation must accelerate, which products can deliver the quality required to ensure safe, sustainable operation, and how battery systems can be safely executed.

The live event is over, but you can watch the recording and access most presentations on our website!

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Schedule
Welcome and Introductions

pv magazine Australia's Founder Jonathan Gifford and Editor Bella Peacock introduce pv magazine Insight on Quality 2021: Fireproof: Ensuring large-scale and distributed battery performance and safety.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 5:00 PM
Minister's Address | WA Government

The island grid across the desert: The role for batteries in Western Australia

Two of the world’s most forward-thinking BESS policymakers in Western Australian energy minister Bill Johnston and director of major projects for the South Australian Department of Energy Scott Oster open proceedings.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 5:05 PM
Interview | SA Government

To 80% renewables and beyond: South Australia’s trailblazing track record and outlook 

Two of the world’s most forward-thinking BESS policymakers in Western Australian energy minister Bill Johnston and director of major projects for the South Australian Department of Energy Scott Oster open proceedings.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 5:10 PM
Discussion | Case for Battery energy storage systems

The case for batteries big and small

Leading energy analysts make the case for battery energy storage systems as the key to unlock the transition to renewable energies and decarbonization.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 5:20 PM
Case Study | Victorian Big Battery blaze

Quality case study presentation: What went wrong at the VBB

As the pipeline for utility-scale BESS grows globally, with Australia at the forefront, any incident becomes global news. pv magazine editor Blake Matich provides a play-by-play of the fire which has sparked renewed national interest in BESS safety and performance.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 5:40 PM
Presentation | Rundown on thermal runaway

Inside thermal runaway, how battery fires manifest

Electrochemical expert Professor Paul Christensen of Newcastle University in the UK runs through what exactly happens when a lithium-ion battery goes into thermal runaway.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 5:45 PM
Panel Discussion | Utility-scale battery safety and co-location

Making big batteries safe

Industry and scientific leaders come together for a panel discussion on utility-scale BESS safety and co-location with utility scale PV.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 5:55 PM
Networking Break ☕

Join our speakers and pv magazine Australia team for more inspiring discussions around a virtual table or in instant 1-on-1 video calls.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 6:50 PM
Keynote Address | Auke Hoekstra

How and why BESS will transform the energy system

The Dutch academic and renewables-guru with a beard the same length as a list of his achievements will deliver an inspiring keynote address.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 7:00 PM
Presentation | Latest findings from ITP Renewables independent battery performance testing

Case study presentation: The latest results from ITP Renewables’ battery testing program

Susan Dedman presents the latest findings from ITP Renewables’ independent battery performance testing.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 7:15 PM
Panel Discussion | Distributed BESS safety and performance

What’s inside the box counts for distributed batteries

Industry and scientific leaders convene for a panel discussion on distributed BESS safety and performance.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 7:25 PM
Discussion | Insuring BESS in our energy future

The bottom line of BESS risk management

Safety is oft synonymous with insurance. Hear from local and international insurance industry insiders on how to ensure BESS assets are appropriately insured.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 7:55 PM
Presentation | Batteries and the circular economy

Closing the loop of batteries – recycling and second life 

The linear economy has hit a dead end, and part of the energy transition is the transition to circular economies. We close out Insight Australia 2021 with discussion of BESS redesign, reuse and recycling.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 8:15 PM
Closing Remarks
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 8:25 PM
Networking Session 💡

Join our speakers and pv magazine Australia team for some post-event discussions around a virtual table or in instant 1-on-1 video calls.

Tue, Oct 12, 2021 8:30 PM
Speakers
Eric Ast-Comoli
Paul Christensen
Susan Dedman
Tristan Edis
Jonathan Gifford
Auke Hoekstra
Bill Johnston MLA
Wilf Johnston
Mega Kar
Alison Lennon
Ben Macias
Blake Matich
Jan Napiorkowski
Sebastien Ng
Richard Nunny
Scott Oster
Bella Peacock
Marija Petkovic
Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo
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