Event Types

Jul 25, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

AEMO’s System Security Market Framework Review

AEMO operates Australia's National Electricity Market (NEM), the interconnected power system in Australia’s eastern and south-eastern seaboard, and the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) and power system in Western Australia.

NEM, like power systems worldwide, is being transformed from a system dominated by large thermal power stations, to a system including a multitude of power generation resources and technologies of various sizes.

At the same time, customers are engaging with their electricity supply in new ways.

The energy transformation involves a shift from:

  • Homogenous to diverse supply resources.
  • Synchronous to non-synchronous generation.
  • A centralised to a decentralised system
  • Passive to active consumers.

Each of these trends acts to increase the variability of the power system.

AEMO’s challenge is to continually meet the needs of the power system, in the face of major structural changes and the resulting uncertainty across investment and operational timeframes.

AEMO has released the final guidelines and reports as required by the AEMC’s System Security Market Frameworks Review. This includes the latest Power System Model Guidelines, Power System Design and Setting Data Sheets, and the System Strength Impact Assessment Guidelines. As part of these changes to bolster power system security across the NEM, AEMO has completed a series of technical investigations and developed guidelines that provide greater clarity to existing and prospective Market Participants.

Prior to her appointment as CEO of AMEO since Monday, 20 March 2017, Ms Zibelman gained extensive experience in the public, private and not-for profit energy and electricity sectors in the United States, most recently having held the positions of Commissioner and Chair of the New York State Public Service Commission (NYPSC) where she was responsible for overseeing the regulation and safety of New York’s electric, gas, telephone, cable, water and steam utilities.

During her tenure at the NYPSC, Ms Zibelman led the design and implementation of extensive regulatory and retail market changes to modernise and transform the state’s electricity industry under New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's ‘Reforming the Energy Vision’ plan.

A recognised national and international expert in energy policy, markets and Smart Grid innovation, Ms Zibelman is a Founder and past President and Chief Executive Officer of Viridity Energy, Inc., which she formed after more than 25 years of electric utility industry leadership experience in both the public and private sectors.

Previously, Ms Zibelman was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of GO15 member organisation, PJM, a regional transmission organisation responsible for operating the power grid and wholesale power market serving 14 states across the eastern United States.

Ms Zibelman also held legal and executive positions at Xcel Energy, served as General Counsel to the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, and was Special Assistant Attorney General in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.

During her career, Ms Zibelman has served on numerous industry-related and non-profit boards, including, but not limited to the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Reliability Councils. Ms Zibelman’s board experience also includes Advisor to Secretary of Energy for the US Department of Energy and Advisory Council, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the New York State Planning Board and the New York State Emergency Planning Council.

Ms Zibelman holds an Executive MBA from the Carlson School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Pennsylvania State University and a JD/LLD-Doctor of Jurisprudence (Law) degree from Hamline University School of Law.

Winner of the 2016 Dive Awards: Policymaker of the Year by leading industry news publisher, Utility Dive: In November 2016, NY PSC Chair Audrey Zibelman was named the winner of the 2016 Dive Awards: Policymaker of the Year.

Aug 07, 2018
Aug 08, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Downsizing Effectively

There comes a time when we may need to downsize. Our current home is too large, or we just need less. So what’s the best way to do this? Look for a single level home, or one with all living area and the master bedroom on the same level. A smaller garden can also be more manageable, with minimal lawn. Frances will present a few key things to consider when downsizing.

Frances is an in demand interior designer with a passion and expertise in building and renovating beautiful spaces. She has over 15 years’ experience and really enjoys watching homes come alive, and have her clients fall in love with them.

Frances studied Marketing at Monash and spent 20 years working in Marketing Communications for multi-national corporations before deciding to follow her passion for interiors. She studied interior design and decorating in London and started her own interiors business in London before finally setting up here in Australia in 2010.

Having lived in Europe (Amsterdam and London) for 12 years, Frances has developed her own unique style and influences. Her philosophy on design is that your home is a story of you, how you live, your lifestyle and your life journey, and she works with her clients to create homes that are uniquely theirs based on this philosophy.

She has completed many build and subdivision projects, including the build of her own ‘Forever Home’ in 2014. The house has featured in several publications including House & Garden, the Herald Sun, and been profiled on Houzz. She is also the author of ‘Your Forever Home’ – a practical guide for those about to embark on building or renovating to create their ‘Forever Home’.

Frances is passionate about helping her clients through their build, extension or renovation, to alleviate the overwhelm often experienced with building, and to prepare them for each stage so they are confident in making the right decisions. She is known for her down to earth style and sharing her own experiences to assist clients. She is passionate about incorporating sustainable features into a home and challenging the status quo on how sustainability and good design can be intertwined.

Sep 11, 2018
Sep 12, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Sep 25, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Sep 30, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Oct 10, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Melbourne Cup Holiday

Nov 06, 2018
Nov 14, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

26th Annual Paul Harris Breakfast on 28th November


Nov 27, 2018
Nov 28, 2018
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Dec 12, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Dec 14, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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RACV Bistro

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