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Festival of Electric Ideas - The Masterclass Series #4 Precincts - Close to You

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You know this: working together makes sense. Energy, water and sewage treatment utilities also work so much better in sync – they’re the hungry invisibles of our net zero transition. You’ll hear about the rewards of the collective and why some of the smartest heads in town are investing in energy and utility precincts.

You’ll learn about our precinct future and why planning a controlled integrated solution can deliver so much value.

And a bit about the funding.

Meet the speakers

Philip Graham
Founder & CEO CleanPeak Energy
Philip’s company works with the “law of large numbers” and how that law enables a precinct to be 100 per cent renewable. Embedded networks enable the flow of energy across the site as efficiently as possible, he says. He’ll share a deep dive look into three of CleanPeak Energy’s assets: Tonsley Innovation District in Adelaide and Barangaroo and Central Park precincts in Sydney.

Terry Leckie
CEO, Altogether Group

Terry’s Altogether Group services 550 community precincts in energy, water and data. The common denominator, he says, is that everyone wants to save money. “It all comes down to the system’s architecture – like creating a local network which captures the resources, store the resources and make it easier to share the benefits.”

But it’s not all about the tough work of hard infrastructure and tech that goes into precincts– it’s also about “softer side of negotiations that happens prior”.

Virginia Jones
Program Manager, Global Cooksafe Coalition

Virginia’s job is to lead degasification around the country. In shopping centres, this is about people power and driving demand upwards to the tenants in food courts and then to the landlords. There’s a groundswell of big property owners joining the Cooksafe Coalition, but how can we accelerate the trend? The influencer power of popular chefs will play a big part and so will pitching to consumers to change old habits shaped by the gas industry.

Jonathan Prendergast
Prendergast Projects

Jonathan is moderator for the panel and therefore in charge of asking the spikey question. He’s a specialist in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and understands that to accelerate our transition we need innovation in technology and business models.


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