Energy Change Essentials, 25-27 May 2022 (online)

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Dates are now confirmed for the year's first Energy Change Essentials course: 

25 - 27 May 2022 (9.30am-12.45pm AEST each day).

Bookings are now open!

If you are unable to make this course, express your interest in participating in a future Energy Change Essentials course by adding your name to the EOI register.


Australia is in the middle of a major energy transformation – we are leading the world in the per capita installation rate for solar and wind energy. New technologies for energy generation and energy storage continue to revolutionise the electricity sector.

This Energy Change Essentials course is tailored for professionals across government and industry who are interested in the energy transition and who seek a comprehensive overview of the latest trends in energy technology, economics and policy.

Participants from a range of backgrounds will benefit from the diversity of disciplines covered: this is an essential feature of the course, as the energy transformation will impact all sectors of our economy and society.

Past attendees' testimonials:

  • "Quality of presenters was excellent. The content was very relevant and clearly presented. Participants were also given the opportunity to ask questions and engage with each other and the presenters.”
  • "Exactly the right amount of detail in the course - focus always on bigger picture while providing interesting details of policy instruments and state of technology etc"
  • "The course provided coverage of energy issues from different perspectives (engineering, policy, economics)"
  • "Excellent course! Would highly recommend to others."
  • "The course had an optimistic, yet realistic, tone throughout."
  • "This was a good high-level overview course for professionals."


The course is delivered online in real-time. The staggered structure is designed to maximise engagement and is based on advice from ANU experts in online course design.

The course covers six broad topics over three mornings; two sessions per day, each session punctuated by a short break and panel sessions/group discussion of key points.

  • Energy transition trends, options and policy - Professory Frank Jotzo, Head of Energy, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions.
  • Renewable energy systems - Professor Andrew Blakers, ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science.
  • Grid integration and storage - Dr Marnie Shaw, ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science.
  • Energy economics - Professor Paul Burke, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.
  • Hydrogen as energy vector - Dr Fiona Beck, ANU Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific.
  • Communities and regions in the energy transition - Dr Rebecca Pearse, ANU School of Sociology and ANU Fenner School of Environment & Society.
  • Scheduled panel sessions and group discussions with lecturers and participants.

Participation will be via the Zoom video conferencing tool, allowing direct interaction and discussion with lecturers and other course participants. Course timings are 9:30am – 12:45pm each day.

A detailed version of the program and course logistics will be available for registrants in May 2022.

Important information

  • Standard price - $1495 per person (GST inc).
  • Early bird price - $1350 (GST inc) before 4 May 2022.
  • Group price - $1350 pp (GST inc) for bulk registrations of 3 or more participants from the same organisation, before 24 May 2022.

This course will take place subject to demand. Registrants will receive a full refund in the unlikely event that the course is cancelled. Places are limited to 25-30 participants and registrations are on a 'first come - first served' basis.