Using scenarios to explore potential futures for our energy systems

11:00 – 1:00pm

Cameron Potter, Ph.D
Australian Energy Market Operator


This tutorial will explore the use of scenarios as a tool to better appreciate the potential range of futures that our energy systems may face. It will look into the benefits of scenario-based planning, and also recognise some of the challenges that it can present. Examples of scenarios and scenario development approaches will be shared to help the attendees understand the practical applications of this in real world situations. Having been introduced to the concepts of scenario development the tutorial will end in a workshop-style session where the participants will collaboratively develop a range of scenarios according to a range of possible dimensions before thinking about the likely consequences of those scenarios – and the implications of using those scenarios to understand the future energy system.

A passion for data driven decision making and being at the edge of new technology has driven Cameron’s career. Cameron has championed risk-driven analysis of renewable energy, power stem integration studies, and research and product development related to wind and solar energy modelling for commercial and/or government purposes. In 2020 Cameron joined the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) as the Stream Lead – Sector Coupling and is actively working to understand the potential changes in Australia’s energy sectors as our electricity sector goes through a transformation.

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AUPEC is the premier conference in power engineering in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. This conference provides a forum for both university and industry researchers and experts in power engineering to discuss and share ideas, present results, reflect on past experiences and discuss future projects.

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