Suburb Zero ACT launch

ACT Senator David Pocock and author Saul Griffith

Suburb Zero is coming to the Australian Capital Territory!

The ACT will be trialling a pilot project to demonstrate electrification of an existing suburb. The yet-to-be-chosen Canberra suburb will have its own set of unique challenges and will ideally include multi-occupant dwellings, social housing and stand-alone residences.

The trial seeks to test solutions to the social, technological, regulatory and economic challenges associated with rapid decarbonisation of existing housing and apartments. The pilot also seeks to demonstrate full, retro-fitted, electrification of large, complex buildings, cold climate electrification and smart technology integration.

Join Independent Senator for the ACT, David Pocock, inventor and author Saul Griffith and a panel of local energy experts as we discuss this initiative and the ideas behind it.


5.30 pm - Refreshments

6 pm - Welcome and introduction by Professor Lachlan Blackhall, Head, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, Australian National University

6.05 pm - Senator David Pocock, and inventor and author Saul Griffith in conversation

6.35 pm - Panel discussion moderated by Lachlan Blackhall. Panel members:

  • David Pocock, Independent Senator for the ACT
  • Saul Griffith, inventor and author
  • Sarah Reid, Suburb Zero ACT community volunteer
  • Jon Sibley, Director with energy consultancy, enX
  • Dr Kathryn Lucas-Healey, Research Fellow, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, Australian National University

7.05 pm - Q&A

7.30 pm - Close

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