2016 Australia Fact Finding Mission

November 13 - 18, 2016
6 days
Brisbane & Melbourne, Australia

Our Fact Finding Missions are the best resource for hands-on experience with solar technologies, programs, and policies.

Event Archive: Australia Fact Finding Mission

November 13-18, 2016 | Brisbane & Melbourne, AU


Why did we go?

Much of the significant change in the electric utility industry can be traced to one disruptive and dynamic factor: the rapid growth of distributed energy resources connecting to the grid.

With over 5 GW of PV installed and 25% residential rooftop penetration in some areas, the Australian energy market is undergoing a fundamental transformation relating to the use and integration of distributed energy resources into their systems. This country offers an instructive preview of the challenges that U.S. energy markets face now and in the future.


What was addressed?

  • How are system operators continuing to integrate more distributed resources, and at what cost?
  • What are the opportunities (and limitations) for storage, advanced inverters, forecasting software, demand response, and other technologies?
  • How are energy companies addressing the changing needs and desires of today’s (and tomorrow’s) energy consumer?
  • How are regulators contributing and responding to the changing power market and consumer expectations?
  • How have generators, transmission operators, distribution companies, and retailers adapted their business models to respond to the challenges?


If you are a utility or distributed energy executive who could benefit from participation in this executive-level mission, contact us via the registration form below.


What is the registration fee & what does it include?

There is a registration fee of $4,495 to participate in the executive mission to Australia. This fee includes hotel, transportation during the mission (including the flight between Brisbane & Melbourne), meeting expenses and some meals. The fee does not include airfare from your location to Australia or travel to/from the airport, nor does it include non-mission events or other miscellaneous expenses.


Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation must be submitted in writing to [email protected]. The time-stamped or post marked date will be considered the date of cancellation request if the cancellation falls on a deadline.

  • Cancellation requests received on or before Thursday, October 13 will receive a refund of 50% of the registration fee.
  • Cancellations made after October 13 are not eligible for a refund.


Coming Soon: Spouse Track

We are developing an optional program for those wanting to have their spouses accompany them on the trip. Stay tuned for more details.


View the 2016 event program with itinerary details – Download Program

Get a one page document with all the event information –  Download One Pager


Interested in registering?

Fill out the form below.

Karen Butterfield

It’s an invaluable business networking and learning experience that is very hard to find anywhere else.

- Karen Butterfield, Chief Commercial Officer, Stem

View the 2016 event program with itinerary details.
Get a one page document with all the event information.