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CIDER 2019

Following successful events in Brisbane (2015) & Sydney (2017),CIGRE is pleased to confirm the 3rd CIDER event, the Conference on the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources for the Asia Pacific region will be held in Melbourne, 20 and 21 August 2019. CIDER is brought to you by the CIGRE Australia C6 Panel, Active Distribution Systems and Distributed Energy Resources.

The challenge

Across the world it’s projected 1.9 trillion dollars is set to be invested in DER in the next 10 years*. As a result, power industry organisations across the Asia Pacific region are increasingly facing technical challenges around the integration of distributed energy resources (DER) into existing and future networks.

Get the technical solutions you need

CIDER is the ideal forum to get the know-how you need in this rapidly emerging space. The conference focuses on creating a forum to facilitate practical information sharing between utilities, product manufacturers and communities. It sets out the challenges and opportunities presented by these technologies and will help us all build a road map for workable technical solutions. So if you want better knowledge of how DER will work in our existing and future electricity networks get along to CIDER 19, the hottest topic facing the industry! 

Keynote Speakers  &   Programme

CIGRE is very pleased to announce TWO great Keynote speakers who will be presenting on topics during the conference. 

DAY 1 - 20th August




Violette Mouchaileh 
Executive General Manager, Emerging Markets and Services, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

Violette’s current role of Executive General Manager of Emerging Markets and Services includes the responsibility for strategies relating to AEMO’s Distributed Energy Resources program and data initiatives, including Consumer Data Right in energy.  

Violette will present on  some of the work that AEMO has been carrying out in the DER space and a view on the challenges that DER is presenting to the market operator.

DAY 2 - 21st August

 Lachlan Blackhall Headshot

 Dr Lachlan Blackhall

Entrepreneurial Fellow and Head, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program

Dr Blackhall is Entrepreneurial Fellow and Head, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program at The Australian National University. Previously, Dr Blackhall led the development of capabilities to monitor, optimise and control residential solar generation and battery storage, as well as the development of virtual power plant technology to aggregate energy storage to deliver services to energy networks, markets and utilities.