My name is Rod Scott. And the company is Selectronic Australia and my role here is CEO. Geographically, we're located in Chirnside Park, which is outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We've been here for about 15 years now.
One unique thing about it is that we actually are Australia made and there's a lot of products in Australia in this Renewables industry, but not that many unfortunately that our Australian made. The actual product itself, which we're in the storage area, so we manufacture the inverted charges and the EMSs, the energy management systems, that go with storage.
They're versatile so they can be adapted to a lot of different areas both on-grid and off-grid applications, as well as very very robust because as you know, Australia has some very extreme conditions, very solid products, very reliable, because we've had that much experience in this industry as well, I guess we put a lot of features in there that customers really need.
It all started, I guess in off-grid in remote communities and remote cattle stations around Australia. They have to actually have their own power otherwise, there's no, they have nothing that requirement has sort of been a I guess the necessity of that being able to adapt and to develop off-grid technologies, so it can be both a single home or calculation or it could be a whole Community that's offsetting the amount of diesel they use by using our renewables and battery.
More recently, the on-grid storage is growing, businesses are more taking up as well. The actual battery storage so they have more reliable power as well as offset their costs. So the target market is more the upper end of the residential, there's a small systems that are out there now that can sort of handle small homes. And those, some people still like the idea of having a solid reliable piece of equipment running their home, but it's a bigger homes, commercial like this premises here, they might want to put solar on the roof, be able to actually run when the powers down.
They're essential loads as well as even be able to keep their demand down because there's a lot of cost for a commercial premises when their demands go too high, so they can control that, and as well as still with off-grid, and our target markets all are all global as well, so we're very proud to take this product around the world.
I'm Marty Andrews and I'm the CEO of Chargefox. We are based in Melbourne in Victoria, and we operate charging stations around Australia and New Zealand to make them easy to find and use for electric vehicle drivers.
What we do is we take Internet connected electric vehicle charging stations of all different manufacturers and brands and we connect them to a combined platform to provide a really easy to use mobile interface for drivers to be able to find them and use them and pay for them.
That means that owners of EB charging stations, like local councils or shopping centres can put them in and ask us to help manage them for them, so monitor them on a day-to-day basis, and to get the people that want to go to those businesses to go and shop or to visit the local areas to be able to find them easily and use them.
People who buy electric vehicles or interested in buying electric vehicles want reassurance that they can find public charging infrastructure, and that's the base level service that we have, but behind the scenes we also have a bunch of private users.
So, this helps with Fleet buyers for example, organizations that want to use electric vehicles for their business and want some information about how they run and how they charge even though their private charging stations on the business.
We also go beyond that to providing ultra-rapid charging sessions across the country, so superfast charging. And finally, we also get into demand management, so when you wind the clock forward into 5 or 10 years into the future where there's hundreds of thousands or millions of electric vehicles on the road.
It's actually a problem for the electricity grid and how much electricity gets used. So we help manage the demand by doing what's called peak shaving or load shifting to enable the grid to run and that just boils down to those hot summer days when everyone comes home and flicks on their air con and they plug in their cars at the same time. That's a problem, so we’ll shift that to kind of happen later in the night.
So the target market is it's very early adopted today, but we're transmitting into mainstream. So today we want businesses to come and talk to us if they're interested in putting in EV charges and that's usually someone has some kind of public face. They're shopping centres, people who come and shop there, wineries that might be able come visit, local councils who want people drivers to come to the local area for tourism reasons. They should come and talk to us about getting EV charges set up as this kind of growing Market comes to Australia and they can find and use their businesses.
Hi, I'm Richard Simpson. I'm the CEO of Furnace Engineering. We're located in Notting Hill, just next to Monash University. We build heat processing equipment. Most manufacturing processes need heat at some stage, and we make the furnaces that allow people to make the goods that they make.
At the small end of the scale act could be something like the small cochlear implant that goes inside someone's head, at the very large end of the scale, it could be something for the mining industry. We also deal with some fairly emerging technologies.
We do a lot of work with carbon fibre. All of our customers are very very energy conscious too. And so, it's up to us to find the most efficient energy solution for them. These are energy intensive processes, so we have to be very careful the amount of energy and a number of our customers are also moving towards alternative energy sources such as harnessing solar and/or waste heat.
Our customers operate across a vast range of Industries, anything from mining to precision manufacturing, medical devices, and such like. All of those customers have a great deal of focus on energy cost as part of the manufacturing process.
So, the energy solution or the furnace solution that has to be provided has got to be efficient and we work a lot with alternative energy sources whether it's solar or waste heat harvesting to help that process be efficient.
One of the aspects of energy consumption is reflecting on over 50 to 60 years of how industry has worked. In the 1960s most of the production was electrically powered but in the late 1960s and early 70s, we had natural gas coming on as an energy source, and it was a huge adoption of natural gas because it was cheaper.
Now we're seeing a change towards renewable energies as those things become cheaper and more reliable sources of energy for industry. So, our target market is moved away from well-established industries, like the automotive industry and we're really targeting companies that are emerging that have emerging technologies.
These are people who are trying to build the manufacturing industry of the future. A lot of what we do is helping these companies go from laboratory-scale processes that are novel into full-scale production via a stage-gate approach with pilot production so they can de-risk their process along the way.
My name is Mark Cameron. And I'm the regional director for SEA electric in Australia and New Zealand. SEA Electric is an automotive technology company, which is developed a proprietary 1% electric driveline system, which is adaptable to most light to medium duty truck cab chassis models. SEA electric’s adaptable improve and C drive technology enables original truck manufacturers to execute an electrification program on any platform at low cost and with short time to market.
We're a privately owned Victorian company based in Dandenong, with plans to commence production in Latrobe Valley. Well also expanding into international markets. SEA electric with our van and minibus program and SEA drive truck technology have been able to optimize the three key factors that are driving electric vehicle technology - weight, range, and cost.
We've achieved minimum weight maximizing payload. We've optimized the range or kilometres travelled between charges and achieved the lowest possible price point. We then couple this with upgradable plug-and-play type architecture, minimizing obsolescence and ensuring easy upgrades as battery technology improves.
We have an onboard charger which simply connects to readily available commercially industrial free phase 32 amp 5 pm power outlets. And we've achieved a unique mid-chassis battery design which ensures safety and stability. The industry and community application due to our technology include applications, which typically travel less than 200 to 300 plus kilometres per day and return to base at night where they can be recharged.
So, this includes citywide goods and product deliveries, garbage collection special vehicle applications, courier van of last mile parcels, minibus and passenger transport about town and local areas.
The customers that we can help are those that have a carbon reduction mandate and targets or those that want to reduce the carbon footprint and want to be part of the drive to a sustainable transport future creating a better environment for all. This typically includes transport, logistic and courier companies, local government, local councils, utility companies, and those responsible for passenger transport of small groups. And that's to name just a few.
My name's Marcy Faith. I'm the Regional Account Manager for Geli Australia. Growing Energy Labs Inc. or GELI for short is an international software company providing software platform with energy analytics and professional services.
Geli's Australian office is located in Melbourne CBD, with our head office in San Francisco. Our geographical market focus is in Australia, the US, and Japan. Geli software actively manages megawatts of energy storage projects deployed around the world. The main objective of our software is to maximize the economic value of energy storage solutions operated independently or in conjunction with solar.
Australian businesses have embraced solar to reduce energy bills and battery storage is the next step to manage changing energy costs. The versatility of batteries means that they can be used for multiple purposes. For example, discharge during expected high demand to reduce expensive demand charges, then during non-demand times to shift Peak consumption to off-peak.
Geli software provides the intelligence and automated control of the battery to charge or discharge at the most advantageous times for the behind-the-meter customer. Geli's industry-leading platforms spans system design and sizing to automated operation and is comprised of three products. The first, Geli Esyst is used to quickly and accurately evaluate the economic potential of size energy storage projects, with a focus on commercial and industrial customers.
Geli EOS or energy operating system is used to control the battery locally in an automatic mode. The third product is Geni and it's used to manage multiple jelly-enabled systems. With Genie, storage systems can be enrolled in broader programs such as virtual power plants that may be offered by utilities, usually with a financial incentive.
Battery control is via small industrial computer Called a Geli node. The Geli node is managed through an internet connection to the Geli cloud. A Geli point of difference is that we have the capability to control different energy storage hardware.
At Geli, we look forward to the increasing adoption of Battery Technology to support Renewables leading to lower costs and improve reliability.
Flow Power are a licensed electricity retailer we operate in out of Melbourne, but we operate across the NEM, the national electricity Market, which is the eastern part of Australia.
We're essentially a wholesale electricity retailer and what that basically means is we take all the same tools that a typical retailer would use to purchase their power and we make them directly available to end users.
Fundamentally, what we're about is trying to reduce their customer's costs by trying to connect them to the sources of tools that typical retailers would use. Flow Power started about 10 years ago, but 10 years prior to that we started an energy management business and through that, so it means we're very focused on technology through that business and we've developed a demand controller or a piece of hardware that goes in sight that feeds live data to the second customer's usage.
So, the core goal of that is to try and bring users or consumers of power. Give them real really good knowledge of how they're using the power and what they're doing. They receive their data through an app or through the web through these different tools.
They can receive notifications through that. And I guess probably the key thing. That's probably maybe it's a little bit unique is that we're supplying those solutions as a retailer not, not as a developer of the technology as such we've developed the technology to make retailing easier for consumers.
So, it's very focused on solving their problems and reducing their costs and managing their load. So the industry applications what industry flow power can provide very broad pretty much anyone who uses power can use the technology.
Sometimes that can be just to educate them and how they use their power, but it can go right through to some of those industries that are very good at controlling the load like irrigation, cool stores type loads.
A target market, any customer that essentially wants to reduce costs but is also willing to get a bit more involved in how that how the powers use so that they're interested in what's going on large scale renewables.
Once people make the transition to us. It's something that they switch to and stay that way forever.
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