Harnessing the power of the Sunshine State - Alternate energy series

Published 2nd Feb 17 12:00 AM by SEQ Division


Wednesday 22 February 2017


4pm to 6.30pm (Registration from 3.30pm) Includes networking drinks until 7.30pm

Queensland boasts one of the highest uptakes of rooftop solar photovoltaic systems in the world, but had previously lagged in terms of attracting utility scale solar developments. That is now changing and Queensland is attracting a multitude of large-scale solar developments from 20 megawatt installations to the huge 2 gigawatt project at Bulli Creek south-west of Toowoomba. Recently, the Queensland Government’s Renewable Energy Expert Panel suggested that there are credible pathways to achieving 50% of power from renewable sources by 2030 and large-scale solar projects will be integral to this transition.

This seminar will explore the challenges of planning, constructing and operating large-scale solar projects and presents opportunities for minimising risks and the environmental and social impacts from such projects.

This session represents an opportunity to enhance your knowledge about solar farms and increase your awareness of key social and environmental issues associated with this type of renewable energy infrastructure.

Speakers will include:

Craig Froome
Principal Consultant, Energetic Effects

Andrew Murdoch
Renewable Energy Project Director, Adani
Pinatas, feeding frenzies and the price of shovels during a gold rush – some observations on the development of large scale solar farms

Graham King
Group Manager - Business Development, Quanta Services Australia
The switch to solar construction

This event will count as 2.5 points towards your EIANZ CEnvP Professional Development Log

To book, follow the prompt below or call our office on 03 8593 4140.

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Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given for any cancellations made one week prior to the forum. Cancellations made less than one week but more than 24 hours prior to the forum will attract a 50% penalty. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to forum will attract the full 100% attendance fee. Delegates unable to attend are welcome to send an alternative delegate. By registering, you agree to the cancellation policy above.

Photo credit: Adam Harper

Event details

When: 22 February 2017

Where: HopgoodGanim, Lv7
Level 7 Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Cost: Member $60, Non Member $80, Student/Pensioner $35

Registrations Open: 2nd Feb 17 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 22nd Feb 17 2:00 PM

Places Available: 6

Contact: Danielle Bolton, SEQ Secretariat at, 07 5429 8480.

Register now and secure your attendance

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Published 2nd Feb 17 12:00 AM by SEQ Division