Pre-conference Masterclasses - Tuesday, 3 September

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Each full-day masterclass provides attendees with morning and afternoon tea breaks and a 1-hour lunch break allowing for extra networking opportunities and in-depth learning. These sessions run from 09:00 to 17:00.

Masterclass A: Building a coherent and workable business plan for net zero

This masterclass is about developing a rational, stepped plan to reduce emissions in industry, mining and manufacturing. Participants will learn how to analyse emissions and find the most appropriate options to create an effective net zero strategy.

Aimed at senior management who are charged with setting and reporting on business plans for emissions.

09:00 Elements of a credible net zero strategy

  • Understanding emission hotspots along the value chain, including Scope 3

10:30 Morning tea
11:00 Decarbonisation Projects – what will they look like across your organisation?

  • Feasibility – next steps after options assessments
  • Example Projects / Alternative Fuels

12:30 Lunch
13:30 Transport and Circular Economy
15:00 Afternoon tea
15:30 Building net zero into organisational DNA – ensuring carbon literacy across an organisation
17:00 Concludes

Masterclass B: Mastering heat pumps and power purchase agreements (PPAs) to decrease costs and emissions

A2EP has been examining heat pumps and their application in industry and manufacture since 2019. Attendees will spend the morning reviewing the latest data and studies on heat pumps and how they can most effectively be used in high emissions industries to reduce GHG.

BRC-A has a long-running Buyers Bootcamp for PPA training. The afternoon of this masterclass is dedicated to an
in-depth examination of PPAs for heavy energy users

Aimed at energy and asset procurement/strategy managers, sustainability engineers, accounting/finance managers and CFO’s.

09:00 Unlocking the benefits of heat pumps for industrial applications

  • Using heat pumps in industrial settings where waste heat flows can be recovered for other processes
  • Practical realities of transitioning and integrating heat pumps into legacy systems

10:30 Morning tea
11:00 Defining types of heat pumps and their appropriateness for specific situations

  • Assessing the value and savings heat pumps can offer for industrial and commercial sites
  • Learning from the latest data and studies on heat pumps


Jarrod Leak
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity (A2EP)

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Power Purchase agreements for industrial energy users

  • What are the specific things that heavy energy users need to consider when building energy purchase contracts

15:00 Afternoon tea
15:30 Examining current market trends, the role that supply chain PPAs are playing, upcoming developments

  • Innovative renewable energy purchasing alternatives, such as distributed energy behind-the-meter, community energy and project equity opportunities to address your company’s Scope 2 emissions

17:00 Concludes


Jackie McKeon
Program Director
Business Renewables Centre Australia (BRC-A)