100% Renewable Energy for Islands
Thursday, 25. August 2016
2:00 PM

100% Renewable Energy for Islands

A number of Island countries have ambitious targets of 100% RE for their electricity generation. This webinar showcases how this has been technically achieved on King Island and what is planned for Flinders Island (two Islands off Tasmania).  We then move to the Pacific Islands and discuss in detail Tokelau and Tuvalu followed by provide an overview of the RE targets for a number of Pacific Islands and  the projects being undertaken to help them meet these  targets.

Webinar presentations

Webinar presentation - Simon Gamble
Webinar presentation - Simon Franklin
Webinar presentation - Geoff Stapleton
World Renewable Energy Congress Presentation - David Goodfield


Peter Rae

Peter Rae is the President of the World Wind Energy Association since 2015 which is a partner in the International Renewable Energy Alliance. Peter has been the Hon Chairman of the Alliance since it was formed in 2004 and has brought together the International Hydropower Association, the International Solar Energy Society, International Geothermal Association and the World Bioenergy Association. He was Chairman of the Renewable Energy Industry Development Board which produced advice to the State Government which included recommendations for the further development of the RE systems on King and Flinders Islands. He is a lawyer by profession and a former Senator in the Australian Parliament 1968 to 1986.

Simon Franklin

Simon Franklin is Managing Director with ITP. He has been with ITP for over 8 years and previously held the role of Engineering Manager. He has over 10 years experience in the Australian energy sector, working on large and commercial scale storage projects, grid-connected PV systems, hybrid off-grid power stations, financial modelling, energy efficiency audits and PV system performance modelling. He has strong background in renewable energy and storage technologies and is an experienced project manager. Prior to joining ITP he was an Electrical Engineer with Connell Wagner (Aurecon) and has also undertaken roles with the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies

Geoff Stapleton

Geoff Stapleton specialised in solar (PV) energy in the final year of his electrical engineering degree in 1981. He has worked in the solar industry since 1987. in 1998 he was one of the co-founders of Global Sustainable Energy Solutions Pty Ltd (GSES). GSES is a multi-disciplinary organisation specialising in professional engineering and training services across the Renewable Energies sector. GSES has undertaken projects in Australia, Africa, Asia and the Pacific islands. In 2010 through funding from REEEP, GSES acted as project manager and helped the industry in the Pacific create their own industry association known as Sustainable Energy Industry Association of Pacific Islands (SEIAPI). GSES still acts as secretariat and Geoff is the secretary.

Simon Gamble

Simon is Manager for Hybrid Off-Grid Solutions at Hydro Tasmania where he leads the business unit undertaking project development and the provision of advisory and implementation services to national and international clientele. Simon led the recently completed King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project which involved the development of a world leading renewable hybrid island power system capable of 100% renewable operation at mega-watt scale. Simon’s team is currently implementing hybrid renewable projects on Flinders and Rottnest Islands in Australia and assisting utility clients with renewable integration approaches in the Pacific. Simon was the 2010 Tasmanian Professional Fulbright Scholar and holds a B.E and M.Eng.Sci degrees from Adelaide University and an MBA from the Australian National Business School.

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Webinar recording

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