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SERREE Renewable Energy Business Forum

16 May 2018

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The next in Regional Development Australia ACT’s popular series of SERREE Regional Renewable Energy Business Forums is currently being organised. This event will bring together the region's key renewable energy industry stakeholders, and its training and education providers.

Presented in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) and supported by the ACT Government, the SERREE Business Forum will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, 16 May at CIT Bruce across the High Risk Training Facility (P Block) and Bruce Hall.

The event will showcase our region’s higher education and vocational skills training resources that are currently available to further develop the renewable energy industry workforce of the future.

Program highlights include a demonstration of CIT’s Global Wind Organisation accredited wind farm training, and an update on the CIT’s wind farm and solar photovoltaic training programs.   The program will also include an interactive session that provides an opportunity for the renewable energy ‘Industry’ sector to talk with the relevant ‘Education’ sector to ensure the training being offered meets the current needs of industry.

Professor Ken Baldwin, Director of the ANU’s Energy Change Institute, will present an overview of renewable energy programs currently available at this internationally recognised institute.

Information on additional education offerings from around the region will also be presented, including  Windlab’s Wind Masters course, Kaje Cyber’s Renewables Plant Cybersecurity training, REEP’s Renewable Energy Tour Guiding course, along with information on the latest funding support from the ACT’s Training Fund Authority.

The final presentation will be the keynote, presented by Jarra Hicks who recently authored the Clean Energy Council (CEC) Report:  Enhancing Positive Social Outcomes from Wind Farm Development – Evaluating community engagement and benefit-sharing in Australia.

This report provides a snapshot of current community engagement and benefit-sharing practices at Australian wind farms.  It presents a foundation for better understanding between wind farm developers and communities, as well as a range of recommendations for sharing the benefits of these projects with locals.  An interactive session will follow to further discuss this topic.

SERREE’s Business Forums are highly-regarded for their Networking sessions and this Forum continues that tradition with ample opportunities for you to connect with others in the industry over drinks and nibbles at the conclusion of the official program, 5.00 – 6.00 pm.

Click here to register now!

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