Why a decentralised grid is key to the future for energy supply – Feb 2020

Why a decentralised grid is key to the future for energy supply – Feb 2020

Presentation: Evergen deploys integrated energy systems, combining solar PV and battery technology in residential and commercial environments. At the core of Evergen’s technology are intelligent controls that optimise cost savings, system life and feed-in tariffs. Renewable energy systems are “disruptive” and responsible for significant economic and social changes in Australia and globally. This talk will focus on how this necessary disruption can be better coordinated to create a more resilient energy system and will cover:
* A brief history of Evergen
* The decentralisation of the grid: What does it mean and how can localised PV battery storage complement existing systems?
* What is battery optimization and why is it important? How does it impact a system owner?
* What are the challenges and opportunities in the near future for the decentralisation of the grid? And what does the future hold?
Bio: Ben Hutt is the CEO and Managing Director of Evergen, Australia’s fastest growing solar and battery systems provider with the only CSIRO-developed, intelligent energy management system. An innovation leader, Ben has supported hundreds of Australian entrepreneurs over the last few years and was formerly Chief Program Director and Entrepreneur in Residence at Australia’s leading provider of corporate innovation programs, Slingshot. Prior to this, Ben’s roles include CEO of jobadvisor.com and Talent Party. For five years, Ben also co-founded and led a global startup, the Search Party Group, raising over $20 million in ventured and institutional capital.