WA end-of-year talk and dinner

WA Division

Event details

Tuesday 26 November 2019
Venue and program

The Boatshed Restaurant
1L Coode St, South Perth WA 6151

6.30pm – 7pm: pre-drinks
7pm – 7.10pm: Dongke Zhang briefs on Academy matters and WA Division activities
7.10pm – 7.40pm: Entree
7.40pm – 8.20pm: Dinner talk and Q&A
8.20pm – 9pm: Main course
9pm – 9.30pm: Desserts
9.30pm – event concludes


$80 for Fellows
$130 for guests

Registration and enquiries

Register online or contact the Academy office on 03 9864 0919

Registrations close on Tuesday 19 November at 5pm. Late registrations will not be accepted

Dr Graeme Robertson FTSE
The Academy WA Honorary Secretary

Amelia Dean
Academy Events Coordinator
03 9864 0919

Dinner speaker

Mr Terry Mohn
Chair of the International Microgrid Association

Mr Terry Mohn is Chair of the International Microgrid Association (IMA), a not-for-profit group that includes a growing coalition of members of the global microgrid value chain – such as Cisco, Schneider Electric, Telstra, UWA, Woodside, ATCO Gas and Horizon Power – who are committed to leading change and rapidly progressing the clean energy future.

He is a global energy expert with a background of using smart grids and renewable energy generation to solve energy poverty and reliability. He is the past chairman of the United Nations Foundation MicroGrid Work Group, which is one of seven work groups focused on “Sustainable Energy for All”, that provides a global platform for practitioners to identify and address market and other barriers to the effective delivery of clean, affordable energy services for the globe by 2030.

Mr Mohn is a former GM of Horizon Power, leading microgrid development in WA. He also served as Managing Partner of CleanSource Energy Partners LLC, a California company which delivers renewable energy and energy services to domestic and global markets, with offices in San Diego, Phoenix, Entebbe, Uganda, and Kitale, Kenya. The company originates, and brings together the right resources: feasibility analysis, designs, engineering and finance, to ensure project success.

He will be speaking about how social, economic and climate disruption in the energy sector is leading to wide-spread innovation, and the challenges faced by traditional thinking. The central power system we designed 140 years ago is silently being replaced by a new design at the edge-of-grid.