RACE for Everyone

Building industry capacity and develop skills for service providers, customers and suppliers to better address rapid change

Our Themes

Program Leader: Greg Morrison Greg.Morrison@racefor2030.com.au

Purpose of project

This Opportunity Assessment project looks to understand customer aspirations and expectations for the energy sector and Measuring and enhancing the level of trust between customers and service providers in the energy sector.

 

Impact of project

This project aims to expedite the participation of residential buildings in Australia in smart heating/cooling control to reduce electricity supply and consumer costs.

Project partners – industry and research

AGL, Essential Energy, Western Power, QUT, CSIRO, Curtin, UNSW, UTS

 

IRG members

Essential Energy, Swinburne, ACOSS, AEMC, ECA, Essential Energy, Wattwatchers, AGL, Dept. of Industry

The Green Wave: Anchoring economic recovery through Net Zero Energy Strategy 

Purpose of project

This project looks at net zero energy and emission commitments in three university precincts – Curtin, Monash, and UTS. These institutes will leverage their campuses and unique research and innovation capabilities to reduce emissions. They want to establish a roadmap for identifying multiple net zero opportunities that can be employed at scale. This will help to reduce the confusion in industries and the broader community about the net zero energy and emission strategies and commitments of numerous large corporations and government agencies.

 

Impact of project

Lay foundations for collaborative decarbonisation solutions that build legitimacy and provide examples of how deep stakeholder engagement can improve planning processes and lead to better investment decisions.

 

Project partners – industry and research

Climate-KIC, RedGrid, Curtin, UTS

 

IRG members

API, Climate-KIC, EEC, EnergyLab, Monash, Startupbootcamp, Ultima Capital, UTS ISF, A2EP, Ai Group, AIRAH, CEC, DELWP, DEM, DISER, DNMRE/DES, DPIE, Griffith University, IEA, RMIT, ABS

 

Impact of project

Expected completion date: September 2021

Purpose of project

This Opportunity Assessment will prioritise research that leverages existing organisations and channels so that initiatives can be quickly scaled up. Furthermore, the issue of energy literacy of households and businesses navigating a rapidly evolving energy landscape is seen as an important area for RACE for 2030 CRC.

 

Impact of project

The impacts of this theme will be broadly felt across the energy sector as well as allied sectors. A key function of this theme is to quantify the potential and actual growth in the size of the decentralised energy products and services market in Australia by 2030 and 2035.

 

Project partners – industry and research

EEC, Climate-KIC, Startupbootcamp, Ultima Capital, API, DELWP (VIC), DES/DNMRE (QLD), DPIE (NSW), A2EP, AIRAH, DEM (SA), EnergyLab, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIC), Ai Group, Clean Energy Council, DISER (Commonwealth Govt.), IEA, IRENA, UTS, Monash, Griffith, RMIT

 

IRG members

API, Climate-KIC, EEC, EnergyLab, Monash, Startupbootcamp, Ultima Capital, UTS ISF, A2EP, Ai Group, AIRAH, CEC, DELWP, DEM, DISER, DNMRE/DES, DPIE, Griffith University, IEA, RMIT, ABS