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The role of procurement processes in Australia’s low carbon energy future and the emerging hydrogen industry
During this webinar, Simon will outline the concept of Reverse Auctions and two key features of this process: Contracts for Difference (CfDs) and evaluation criteria (including requirements for local content). Simon will draw on examples from the use of these processes in wind and solar, including lessons learnt and how they can be used in other areas of Australia’s clean energy future, such as hydrogen.

Facilitated by NERA CEO Miranda Taylor, this one-hour webinar will feature:
• An introduction and background on the concepts of Reverse Auctions and Contract for Difference (CfDs)
• How the evaluation criteria is used for projects submitted through the Reverse Auctions process
• The ongoing benefits to community of local content requirements and community benefit sharing
• Lessons learnt from wind and solar Reverse Auctions
• The potential role of CfDs and Reverse Auctions in supporting hydrogen development
• Live Q&A

Aug 27, 2020 01:00 PM in Perth

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Simon Corbell
Chief Adviser @Energy Estate
​Simon has more than two decades of senior experience in public policy leadership, governance & implementation. He was most recently the Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate & from 2008-2016 was the Deputy Chief Minister & Minister for the Environment & Climate Change of the Australian Capital Territory. His advocacy for a strong climate change policy for Canberra saw the ACT achieve national & international recognition as a best-practice jurisdiction, on track for 100% renewable energy by 2020. He is widely recognised as a leader in the areas of renewable energy, climate change mitigation & adaptation, urban sustainability & public transport. Simon is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, an Honorary Associate Professor at the ANU, & a Patron of the Smart Energy Council.
Miranda Taylor
Miranda is a strategic and adaptive leader at the forefront of collaboration and innovation across the Australian energy resources sector. Chief Executive of NERA since its inception in 2016, Miranda brings a deep and broad range of energy and resources industry experiences, skills and capabilities. Her leadership of NERA is bringing together the country’s best minds from technology, research and enterprise to achieve NERA’s vision of Australia as a global energy powerhouse, a sought-after destination of investment and leading source of knowledge and solutions. NERA is working with industry, universities and researchers, entrepreneurs, innovative SMEs, skills initiatives and governments to support the cultural change and new thinking required to overcome barriers to collaboration and innovation, and to ensure Australia’s energy resources sector is staying ahead of the global automation technology transformation.