AWTEC 2020 aims to provide an opportunity to exchange, learn, interact and network on all multidisciplinary aspects of ocean renewable energy, with colleagues from all over the world.
Encompassed within AWTEC 2020, will be the third Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium (AORES), highlighting the growth of Australia’s ocean renewable energy capabilities and developments.
The venue for the conference is the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, on the doorstep of Constitution Dock.
Tasmania possesses exceptional renewable energy resources. Approximately 90% of Tasmania’s electricity generation is from renewable resources (Hydro, onshore wind), and opportunity to become a net exporter of electricity via the existing HVDC cable to the Australian mainland exists.
Wave, tidal and offshore wind resources could contribute to this vision.
Being home to a strong contingent of marine scientists and engineers, and a long history of renewable energy development, built across the University, CSIRO, Australia’s Antarctic Division, and the newly established Blue Economy Co-operative Research Centre, the capability to build on these opportunities is growing.
AWTEC 2020 builds on the success of the AWTEC meetings held before it, most recently in Taipei, 2018.
AWTEC 2020 is organised by the Australian Maritime College (AMC), a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania and CSIRO, Australia’s flagship scientific research agency.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is a major supporter of the conference, as an agency accelerating Australia’s shift to an affordable and reliable renewable energy future.