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14th annual Otago Energy Research Centre Symposium 2020

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

View / Download the 2020 OERC Symposium Programme (PDF)

View / Download the 2020 abstract booklet (PDF)

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Student prizes

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Keynote presentations

  • 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

Symposium presentations

Symposium poster presentations