Australia is undergoing a dramatic energy transition. While a key part of the transition requires more renewable energy generation, these cannot be reliably delivered to consumers without significant development of long-term energy storage and network ancillary services.

Proudly sponsored by SMEC, Engineers Australia’s Thought Leaders webinar series titled ‘Building our renewable future together – opportunities, risks and how to navigate them’ will be held on Wednesday, 21 June 2023.


Barton Maher, as the Assistant Chief Engineer at the Queensland Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water is at the forefront of future developments in Queensland, a state which has recently committed to establishing a 50% renewable energy target by 2030. Barton will discuss the vital role the engineering industry, alongside government, play in achieving this target. Including addressing the ongoing skills shortage.


Bob Tilbury will share his knowledge on how pumped hydropower represents an opportunity to create the storage and inertia to enable the renewable transition. His presentation will discuss the significant risks in development and delivery that have seen only two major projects committed to date. This presentation explores the nature of those risks (regulatory, environmental, engineering, and commercial) and some of the measures being used to mitigate them.


We are proud to partner with industry partners Engineers Australia to support ongoing learning and thought leadership which will help drive the future innovation needed to achieve an effective energy transition.


Register to attend this free webinar today: Thought Leaders Series: Building our renewable future together | Engineers Australia