The energy internet - distributed generation and blockchain

Cost CPD points Duration* Exam Required
$53.64 1 42 Mins Yes

Course details
How distributed generation and blockchain are transforming legacy power networks into community owned economic engines

Our energy networks are a work in progress. We are now seeing the accelerated uptake of distributed generation, storage and blockchain applications transforming legacy electricity networks into community owned economic engines.

During this webinar, James will take you through the major energy market changes that have transformed the energy market during the past 10 years and discuss his latest research on distributed generation and blockchain, based on a range of local and international case studies.

The presentation will discuss:

National and global solar and storage uptake
Price trends
Case study: Three sites in the WGV housing precinct: GenY, SHAC in addition to Evermore.
Opportunities for the building sector


Interconnected local energy markets have emerged as an anticipated outcome of a monumental shift in the electricity industry away from centralised network planning. Monolithic business models, characterised by fossil fuelled bulk generation and one-way delivery are being disrupted by decentralised renewable models complemented with storage. The lesser the distance between the generator and consumer means the opportunity exists to dramatically reduce network costs through the better utilisation of localised distribution infrastructure, and challenging the prevailing transmission infrastructure heavy approach to network design. Innovations from the sharing economy are now entering utilities, from which end users play a more active role in both production and consumption of electricity and where the marginal cost of this power will tend towards zero.

Presented by James Eggleston, Senior Analyst, Power Ledger

All course content is curated by the Green Building Council of Australia. Designed for maximum flexibility, this course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

Exam Requirements
This course requires you to sit for an exam to obtain the CPD points. The exam comprises of 3 questions and has a time limit of 30 mins to complete.

All exams are multiple choice and questions are based on module content.

If you have any questions regarding any of these online courses please feel free to contact the GBCA Office on +612 8239 6200 or send us an email.

* Duration refers to the associated video content length of time. If there is no video it refers to the time limit of the associated exam. All pricing exludes GST.