19–20 November 2020, Room 1.17 Otago Business School, University of Otago campus, Dunedin
The theme for the 2020 symposium was “New Energy Futures Post-COVID-19.
COVID-19 has turned all aspects of our world upside down and energy systems have been significantly affected.
Industrial and commercial electricity demand has been significantly reduced and the demand for transport fuel has shrunk dramatically.
As we shift our thinking towards the future, it is critical to question what our experiences during the pandemic might mean for how we re-imagine and reconstruct our future ‘new normal’.
In this OERC symposium we invite speakers from industry, academics, community groups and government to reflect on what lessons we can draw from the COVID-19 pandemic that might help to accelerate a transition to a zero-carbon energy future in New Zealand.
Programme and abstract booklet
Kindly donated by Aurora Energy.
- Best Student Presentation Winner: Abdullah Abudayyeh “Copper Complexes of N-donor ligands as molecular catalysts for hydrogen production”
- Best Student Poster Winner: Chris Hughes “Printed Heat Exchangers with Improved Drainage Properties via Surface Micropatterning”
- Dr Christophe McGlade: The World Energy Outlook 2020
- Professor Frank Fotzo: A Large energy exporter in a net-zero global energy system: Australia
- Dr Rod Carr: Addressing climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Rafferty Parker: The impact of COVID-19 on EV driving behaviour: findings from Vector's Auckland EV trial
- Ian Mason: Developing Offshore Wind in New Zealand: technical, socio-economic and environmental issues in relation to a post-pandemic
- Sea Rotmann: How has COVID-19 impacted hard-to-reach energy users?
- Ellen Ozarka: New Zealanders' attitudes about collective action against climate change in the wake of COVID-19
- Mike Palin: Geothermal energy from extinct volcanoes: the Dunedin experiment
- Hagen Bruggemann: CO2 as a Refrigerant: An Environmentally Friendly and Cost-Effective Solution for NZ businesses
- Scott Willis: Climate Justice or Climate Ghettos: the complex social challenge in adaptive housing and our new energy future
- Carsten Dortans: How do household electricity consumption patterns change after PV adoption?
- Jason Mair: Building software systems to support interactively exploring energy data.
- Michael Jack: Quantifying the potential of ultra-efficient houses to reduce seasonal electricity demand and enable greater renewable supply
- Sean Connelly: Energy Transition in Taranaki: a 'Just Transition' for whom?
- Ling Liao: The Role of Fundamentals and Policy in New Zealand's Carbon Prices
- Tsani Rakhmah: Quantifying firm-Level Barriers to More Effective Private Sector Involvement in the Transition to Low Carbon Energy System
- Craig Anderson: Sustainability lenses: alluding to the precautionary principle through energy use and agriculture
- Davina Hunt: Re-imagining Energy Futures through School-University Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning Collaborations
- Janet Stephenson: Energy trends in Dunedin - are we heading in the right direction? Results of the Dunedin Energy Study 2018-19
Symposium poster presentations
- Helen Prime: Characterising Anti-ice and Anti-Frost Properties of Micropatterned Aluminium
- Kirill Misiiuk: Development of Coating-free Super Water-Repellent Aluminium Micro-Gradient Surfaces for Enhanced Water Management
- Faiza Arshad: Dynamics of water splitting kinetics by cyanobacteria; potential source of fuel
- Anna O'Leary: Assessing of the real-world performance of low-e window films in commercial buildings using an infrared camera
- Aminat Razaq: Using Domestic Hot Water Cylinders as an Energy Store to increase Variable Renewable Electricity Supply in Microgrids
- Tupuivao Jr Vaiaso: Electricity Supply in Microgrids Techno-economic analysis of options to achieve 100% Renewable Electricity for Samoa
- Solis Norton: Net Energy Analysis of NZ Energy Sources: Will we have enough Energy in the Future?