Canberra’s Engineering House hosted a packed audience on Thursday evening 24th May, where the Canberra Chapter of the AMC held a joint presentation with the Electric Energy Society of Australia to discuss the future of Australia’s Electricity Supply as laid out in the Finkel Plan.
Canberra Chapter Chair, Mike Schulzer opened the session by proposing that since the Finkel Plan deals with billions of dollars of infrastructure assets, it could be improved by ensuring these assets are managed to the requirements of ISO 55001 and in accordance with the asset management principals espoused by the AMC. This would provide assurance that risk management, performance and costs would be contained in accordance with the Energy Security Board set up by COAG.
Mike was followed by Dr Robert Barr, National President of EESA, who provided a convincing argument on the adverse economic effect of removing base load generators from the National Electricity Market without a long term retirement plan. A lively Q & A session followed, and there was plenty of discussion later into the evening with coffee and sandwiches. Both Mike and Rob agreed that joint sessions by technical societies stimulated a lot of interest, and agreed to do it again next year. Our thanks are extended to Evoenergy for sponsoring the catering, and to the staff of Engineers Australia for setting up the venue.
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Also, check out some snaps taken at the event and see if you can spot a familiar face: