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ASEC: A new Sustainable Energy Centre in Western Australia

Jennings, P. and Dubey, O.P. (2003) ASEC: A new Sustainable Energy Centre in Western Australia. In: Destination renewables : from research to market. proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, 26 - 29 November, Melbourne, Australia pp. 560-563.

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Abstract

The Commonwealth Government announced on 9th April 2003 a grant of $5.5 million over four years from the Australian Greenhouse Office through its Renewable Remote Power Generation Program (RRPGP) to assist the establishment of an Industry Support Centre (ISC) for renewable energy at Murdoch University in Perth. The ISC will support the development of the Australian sustainable energy industry. A key element of this project will be to establish a Renewable Energy Systems and Standards Laboratory (RESLab) that will assist the development of standards and accreditation for renewable energy systems and provide a world class testing facility. The ISC and RESLab will form part of the Australian Sustainable Energy Centre (ASEC) which is to be established as a joint venture of universities, industry and governments to provide services and research capacity to assist the development of the sustainable energy industry in Australia. ASEC will take over some of the activities of the former Australian Co-operative Research Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE) which will close on 31 December 2003. Some of the ACRE participants and some new members will form the initial consortium for ASEC.

ASEC will assist the development of the Australian sustainable energy industry through research and development, standards and testing, demonstration, education, training and policy development. While ASEC will be located in Western Australia, it will maintain and develop strong links to related organisations in Australia, New Zealand and overseas. ASEC will participate in joint projects and provide important services t o the whole sustainable energy industry in Australia. ASEC will become a major support base for the Australian sustainable energy industry to assist it to develop new products that meet national and international needs for clean energy supply and efficient energy use.

This paper outlines the objectives, key strategies and proposed portfolio of activities of ASEC.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Energy
Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/25199
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