Tasmania’s future energy series: wind farms

When:  Mar 29, 2023 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  All Member Open Forum

As the nation moves away from older fossil fuel generators, Tasmania is in a unique position to produce more clean renewable energy to power our state. In 2020 the State Government legislated a Tasmanian Renewable Energy Target to double our renewable energy production and reach 200 per cent of our current electricity needs.

This target will drive growth, jobs and new industries for Tasmania while securing low cost, reliable clean energy for all Tasmanians and enough power to share with mainland Australia. This event series will explore the engineering challenges and opportunities on the journey to 200 per cent. 

About the speakers 

David Pollington

COO ACEN Australia

David is the Chief Operations Officer for ACEN Australia (formerly UPC\AC Renewables Australia). ACEN Australia is focused on the development, construction and operation of large scale wind, solar PV and pumped hydro projects in Australia. David has been involved with the renewable energy sector for 30 years in development, design, construction, operations and asset management of grid connected and remote area renewable energy power systems.

Prior to joining ACEN David has held key roles in the renewables industry most recently as the Technical Director for Renewables at SKM/Jacobs and prior to this as General Manager Construction for Roaring 40s responsible for Roaring 40s construction activities in China, India and Australia.

David holds a Bachelor of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the University of Tasmania and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.