Australia’s Energy Future – with or without Nuclear?

Dr Robert Barr AM,
National President, Electric Energy Society of Australia.

1 pm Wednesday, 27 June 2018.

AINSE Theatre, New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights, NSW.

Meeting hosted by ANA.

For the slides of Robert Barr’s talk please click here

500 kV Transmission Lines (Photo: I, Wongm)


The Finkel review and the National Energy Guarantee have set Australia on a Nuclear Power free path. Recent growth in generation capacity has been dominated by large investments in Wind and Solar PV renewables. The modern electricity environment has resulted in uncompetitive electricity prices and shortages of despatchable capacity in peak summer periods. This presentation will explore how and why the Australian electricity industry has become uncompetitive and what Nuclear and other Non-Nuclear generation options are available to restore the Australian electricity industry to internationally competitiveness.

About Dr Robert Barr:

Dr Robert Barr AM is a consulting engineer, director of his company Electric Power Consulting Pty Ltd and the current National President of the Electric Energy Society of Australia. Robert has over 44 years experience in the field of power systems and electricity distribution, is a fellow of Engineers Australia and a member of Consult Australia. Robert is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong and was awarded the title of Australian National Professional Electrical Engineer of the year in 2012. Dr Barr became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2013. Robert has just completed a national lecture tour on “Making the Finkel Electricity Plan Work” for the Electric Energy Society of Australia.