» Events » Honorary Associate Professor Simon Corbell - Wind Energy Lecture
Honorary Associate Professor Simon Corbell - Wind Energy Lecture
Mr Simon Corbell will deliver a lecture on the role of state government policy to incentivise renewable energy, as part of the Wind Energy autumn session course. This lecture is open to all students and staff.
The Wind Energy course covers the full spectrum of wind energy, from the underlying physics of wind and wind generation technologies, to practical issues including site prospecting, project financing, regulation and societal aspects. The course is delivered in collaboration with ANU Energy academics and Windlab, an innovative wind energy company based in Canberra.
Windlab was a winning bidder in the 2015 ACT Government 200MW Wind Energy Reverse Auction.
Mr Simon Corbell is a former Minister in the ACT Government, having spent 20 years in the ACT Legislative Assembly (1997-2016) across multiple portfolios including Minister for the Environment and Climate Change.
Mr Corbell was instrumental in establishing the ACT Climate Action Plan which aims to achieve 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2020. A significant component of that was the Reverse Auction Renewable Energy program, which made the ACT the national leader in the development of renewable energy capacity.
He is now the Renewable Energy Advocate of the State of Victoria, a position which allows him to engage extensively and publicly on issues that are of direct research interest to the ANU. Mr Corbell has recently been appointed an honorary Associate Professor at the Research School of Engineering at The Australian National University.