Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

9 May 2019 6:00pm to 7:00pm


The University of Queensland

Abel Smith Building (Bldg 23)

Lecture Theatre (Rm 101)

Campbell Road, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072


Registrations for this event are now closed

On behalf of the UQ Energy Initiative and Professors Andrew Garnett and Peta Ashworth, we are delighted to welcome Dr Elliot Tonkes to give our third presentation for 2019. Elliot is Director of Risk and Analytics at Energy Edge.



Elliot will be speaking on "The challenges of operating in an integrated energy market"

Today's Australian energy environment represents a complex system of engineering, commerce and markets. High frequency electricity markets, coal markets, gas markets, transport services, renewable certificates, solar subsidies, feed in tariffs, energy storage, transmission and distribution and retail bundling are all involved. On top of that, our politicians would like to add grid reliability and emissions targets.

This presentation will give an overview of how these concepts interact through the marketplace and discuss the commercial challenges of operating in an integrated energy environment. 

Following the presentation, the audience will be invited to participate in a question and answer session.



About the speaker

Elliot is an experienced and highly regarded risk professional and market analyst with an outstanding background in commercial and academic environments. He has a deep understanding of the energy sector, including electricity, gas, environmental and carbon markets. He holds experience working within and alongside commercial generators and retailers, integrated energy companies, regulators and government.

For various clients and partners, Elliot has conducted quantitative market analysis, decision support, forecasting, risk quantification and derivative pricing. He has performed roles in due diligence, injecting expertise and assisted with policy formulation. Elliot holds qualifications in engineering (BE Mech) and mathematics (BSc, PhD) and has conducted research in various pure and applied topics.



We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday 9 May and invite you to remain afterwards for light refreshments and networking. We also encourage you to forward event details to others you feel may be interested in attending.

Admission is complimentary, however please register, indicating any dietary requirements, by Tuesday 7 May 2019.

General audience photographs may be taken at this event for the purposes of advertising, publication or general display.

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