Upcoming Programs & Events

Business Customer Alliance

RACE has engaged A2EP to establish an alliance with some 40 business end customers. The purpose of the alliance is for RACE partners to have easy access to business customers to inform and participate in RACE projects, as an avenue to share the findings of their research and to encourage business to adopt the findings.

The alliance will be ongoing. The industry sectors that will be involved are based on the interest in the food value chain, responses to the RACE partner priorities survey and other insights we have gathered from conversations with our partners. These will change over time based on the research interests and needs of RACE partners. The initial sectors include:

  • Agriculture and horticulture
  • Food and beverage
  • Cold Stores
  • Food Services and retail
  • Water and
  • Commercial buildings

For more information about the Business Customer Alliance, contact Martina at RACE or Jarrod at A2EP

EEC Greener Government Buildings 2.0 Webinar, 11 February

The EEC has just announced the new date for its webinar, Greener Government Buildings 2.0: Victoria’s Assistant Treasurer on the revamped GGB program, rescheduled for Thursday, 11 February, 3-4pm AEDT

The Greener Government Buildings 2.0 webinar will feature Victoria’s Assistant Treasurer Danny Pearson, who will discuss the new tranche of funding for the Greener Government Buildings (GGB) program. The GGB program supports energy efficiency initiatives in public buildings to lower energy costs, reduce emissions and create jobs through upgrades including lighting and HVAC upgrades, solar panels and building automation and controls.

API Students in Power Online Summit, 9-18 February

This Summit features undergraduate students and professionals showcasing career opportunities in the power sector by sharing their experiences of working at API member organisations.

What’s included? Over 30 short video presentations by undergraduate students on their summer work experiences at API member organisations, online discussion forums on improving undergraduate placements and strengthening diversity.

For more information contact David Pointing, API CEO, 0403 448 488
Or visit

API Summer School, 15 March

The API Summer School is the Australian power sector’s premier professional development program for emerging leaders, delivered for industry by industry, for over 15 years! The 2021 School will include a new online Strategic Insights module featuring senior executives from API member organisations, and the highly regarded two week residential module (in Adelaide).

For more information contact David Pointing, API CEO, 0403 448 488

API free webinar: “Electric vehicle update and charging: a consumer perspective”, 3 February

Exploring frequently asked questions about consumers’ expectations and experiences with EVs, based on a review of national and international projects:
• What influences the uptake of EVs?
• How important is charging infrastructure and fast charging?
• Where and when do users prefer to charge?
• How accepted and effective is managed charging?
• How can policies and incentives influence consumer behaviour?

Part of the 2 year collaborative project on ‘EV integration into the electricity grid’ between The Australian Power Institute (API), Centre for New Energy Technologies (C4NET), Energy Networks Australia (ENA), and the University of Melbourne.

For more information contact David Pointing, API CEO, 0403 448 488
or visit