South Australia is at the forefront of changes sweeping power systems worldwide with world-leading levels of renewable wind and solar generation relative to demand. Stronger grid interconnection is a key part of the roadmap to 100 per cent renewable energy.
Project EnergyConnect – the new high-voltage electricity interconnector under construction between South Australia and New South Wales – will drive competition in the wholesale electricity market by connecting more low-cost renewable generation, improving power system resilience, and supporting the ongoing transition to a clean energy future; how it will support the development of renewable energy projects and the export of renewable energy from SA.
Rainer Korte, ElectraNet Chief Operating Officer, will deliver a face-to-face presentation on Project Energy Connect, the new high-voltage electricity interconnector under construction between SA and NSW. Gain insights into SA’s leading role in the energy transformation and challenges arising. Learn about construction progress on the interconnector, challenging system integration requirements, and its role in supporting a clean energy future; how it will support the development of renewable energy projects and the export of renewable energy from SA.
EA Members, please use the code EAMEMBER2023 when registering for the event to access discounted tickets.
SEng Members, please use the code SENGMEMBER2023 when registering for the event to access discounted tickets.
About the speaker
Chief Operating Officer, ElectraNet
Rainer is an Executive with over 35 years’ experience in the electricity industry who is passionate about energy transformation.
As Chief Operating Officer, Rainer is responsible for providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity transmission services to South Australian customers, now and in the future, and leading initiatives that enable the transition to a sustainable clean energy future.
Rainer holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (with First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Science and is a graduate of the London Business School Senior Executive Program. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and Engineering Executive (EngExec).
This event is co-presented by the Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA) and Sustainable Engineering Society (SEng).