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    Future-proofing energy for regional NSW - Port Macquarie

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    Join Charles Sturt University, Business NSW, Port Macquarie Hastings Council and Essential Energy to hear more about future-proofing energy for regional NSW. During the afternoon, there will be a drop in information session where you can learn more about the future energy initiatives are happening in the Mid North Coast. In the evening, join us to hear Essential Energy CEO, John Cleland discuss how the energy sector is transitioning to renewable generation and the potential economic benefits for regional NSW. 
    This event requires registration and will run from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Thursday 30th May at the CSU theatre in Port Macquarie.


    1.00 - 5.00pm Drop in information session (no registration required)
    5.30 - 6.00pm Registration and refreshments
    6.00 - 7.30pm Essential Energy CEO presentation, Q&A and networking

    Topic of Presentation

    What is the energy transition - How we are transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables and the role of the distribution network. The reality of the transition timeline and what it means to regional, rural and remote NSW.

    Essential Energy’s network - An overview of Essential Energy and its network. How we are, what we do and how we do it.

    Renewable Energy Zones - What is a Renewable Energy Zone and what are the plans for NSW. An overview. Economic opportunities with Essential Energy distribution network What is a distribution REZ and what are the economic opportunities for regional communities.

    Transitioning to electric - What does it mean to transition to electric at home or in your business. From gas heating and cooling to electric vehicles, how can Essential Energy support the process. The impacts of rooftop PV solar generation across the network and its role in the energy transition. How it works and the benefits of locally generating and storing renewables. The role commercial and network batteries play in the transition.

    The energy transition and you - The role of Customer Energy Resources (CER) in the transition and how communities can be a part of the locally generating and storing electricity. Rooftop solar, community batteries and EVs.

    How Essential Energy is supporting the transition - Renewables already connected to the grid, battery trials, EV charging infrastructure.

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