Through a series of online discussions led by experts and covering six areas, Australia 4.0 will endeavour to identify the key
issues/obstacles to ensuring a ‘new’ electricity system is fit for purpose as we migrate to net zero emissions. Topics proposed include:
- Future grid
- Network intelligence
- Energy resilience
- Consumer grid
- Critical digital technologies
While the energy transition is a diverse and complex matter, each discussion topic will be used to provide focus, to clearly articulate the
data and digitalisation challenges confronting success in reaching a net zero electricity system.
These will be moderated Zoom meetings where panellists and audience are drawn from the ICT sector, the Energy and Power
industries, regulators, government, researchers, etc. Our hope is that shared understanding and cross disciplinary thinking will help
each participant identify opportunities for policy, technology, innovation and commercialisation.
On 31st October 2023, a half-day meeting will be held to summarise the findings arising from the discussions and to ratify a
communiqué that clarifies the criticality of the challenges identified and to highlight the opportunities for the ICT sector. A group of
individuals have identified and agreed to collaborate based on their experience and expertise to prepare the communiqué and offer
suggestions and recommendations to assist government and industry develop policies and strategies to improve upon current plans for the
Australian ICT sector to enable this complex transformation.