Fossil fuel's role in a decarbonised grid

When:  Mar 21, 2023 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM (AWST)
Associated with  All Member Open Forum


This presentation will examine the nature of our electricity generation assets within the Australian East Cost Electricity system and how they can continue to change, as Federal and State Governments seek to promote and deploy variable renewable energy, particularly wind and solar PV, as part of their plans to broadly decarbonise their economies.

Within this context, Total System Cost is slowly being understood to be an important metric to be focused on and optimised, as the electricity system is transformed. This session will discuss what this means for coal and gas power generation in a future where minimising the total system cost becomes the focus.

Event program 


  • 4.00pm AWST: Registrations open, light refreshments and networking 
  • 4:30pm AWST: Presentation commences
  • 5:30pm AWST: Event concludes 

About the speakers

Geoff Bongers
Director, Gamma Energy Technology & Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland

Geoff Bongers is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He is also a director at Gamma Energy Technology P/L, an independent energy consulting company. An important focus of his work is on the techno-economics of energy production and modelling energy systems to understand what the optimum energy transitions look like. He also works with companies on how to decarbonise existing operations or develop new low carbon commodities. He holds a PhD from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

MC: Nasim Jabal Ameli
Planning Engineer, Western Power