Seminar: Pathways to Universal Access to Electricity by 2030

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28 Feb 2020 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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S11 Lecture Theatre, 16 Rainforest Walk
Clayton campus


The United Nations has a goal of achieving universal access to clean energy by 2030. With less than a decade remaining, is this goal still achievable? What questions should we be asking to catalyze actions that leapfrog us towards this goal? How must business and regulatory models evolve in the ever-changing energy sector? What technologies, existing or under development, will shape the pathways to an all-electric future? In this seminar we will hear from award winning industry leader and practitioner Dr. Lawrence Jones, covering these questions and our roles in answering them. He will also discuss the role of engineers and researchers communicating vital technological solutions with key stakeholders in government and industry.

Professor Jacek Jasieniak, Director of the Monash Energy Institute, will facilitate the event.


Dr. Lawrence E. Jones, Honorary Industry Fellow at the Monash Energy Institute, Monash University, has over twenty-five years experience in the energy industry. He joined Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in Sept. 2015 as Vice President, International Programs at Edison Electric Institute, Washington, District of Columbia. Under his leadership, EEI’s International Programs has more than 65-member companies with operations in over 90 countries and has launched several new strategic initiatives including the annual Global Electricity Forum, the Africa Utility Power Sector Exchange, and the Thomas Edison International Utility Executive Fellowship Program. Prior to joining EEI, Dr. Jones was North America Vice President for Utility Innovation & Infrastructure Resilience at Alstom Grid Inc., where he assisted utilities worldwide with formulating strategies for deploying new technology innovated business solutions.


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