VCTF Seminar Series: Integrating Energy Efficiency into Demand Response and Distributed Energy Systems
Optimising the mix of behind the meter energy solutions to minimise overall costs and emissions can be complex. Energy efficiency measures can reshape the demand profile, reducing the size and cost of on-site renewable energy and energy storage systems and increasing potential for demand response. This seminar explores the potential for combining energy efficiency, demand response, demand management, on-site renewable energy and energy storage to deliver lower costs and emissions for households, commercial and industrial sites.
Alan Pears AM is a Fellow at the Climate and Energy College and a Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT, where he taught for many years. He has worked in the energy field since the late 1970s, mainly on demand side issues and has played key roles in development of several Australian energy efficiency and climate abatement programs across all sectors, including appliance and building efficiency and industry/business energy management. In recent years, he has worked with the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity, framing and applying the ‘value chain’ approach to energy productivity for the refrigerated cold chain, food processing and application of high temperature heat pumps. He has evaluated urban carbon strategies with the Asia Pacific Economic Community, and has worked with several Australian communities on low carbon strategies. Alan advises business, governments and communities.