Site Visits – 24 November 2017

*EECON 2017 post-conference site tours are now available to non-Conference delegates! (Tours only)*

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Waubra Wind Farm Tour

At the conclusion of EECON 2017, please join us in ​visiting one of Australia’s largest wind farms – and maybe climb a turbine! Waubra Wind Farm, situated 35km north-west of the City of Ballarat, can supply more than 120,000 homes with electricity at it’s 192MW capacity. This tour is a rare opportunity to see the site up close and learn about the infrastructure and commissioning process that wind farms go through today. The tour will leave from Melbourne CBD in the morning and return at approximately 5:00PM. Lunch and travel is included in the cost.

Numbers are strictly limited to 30 delegates.   Three (3) individuals will also have the opportunity to climb a wind turbine – sign up as a VIP.  VIP SOLD OUT!

9:00am Depart Melbourne CBD
11:15am – 1:45pm Waubra Wind Farm
2:15pm Late lunch in Ballarat
5:00pm Arrive back in Melbourne CBD


Tickets are available to purchase during registration for the Conference.   Prices including GST: 

  • Standard: $60 per person
  • VIP (climbing a turbine): $100 per person (3 available only)  SOLD OUT!

King Island Extravaganza

EECON 2017 delegates are invited to join us on an exclusive tour of the King Island micro grid facility! One of the first micro grids in Australia, the King Island facility will showcase an array of different technologies working to provide stable electricity to the island. Of course, no visit to King Island would be complete without a visit to a cheese factory, so delegates will be treated to a sumptuous late lunch and cheese tasting, before returning to Melbourne.

The tour will depart from Moorabbin Airport in the morning. Included in the cost are: Return flight, bus transport on the island, and refreshments.

Numbers are strictly limited to 13 delegates.

Tickets are available to purchase during registration for the Conference.   Price including GST:  $500 per person​

Please note: Given the nature of the flight, there is the risk that this flight may be cancelled due to weather. In this instance, we will do our best to reschedule or arrange a refund. 


Melbourne Critical Infrastructure Tour

Please join us on this tour of infrastructure critical to Victoria’s energy security – the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Newport Power Station, and Jemena’s Control Room.

At the BoM, delegates will have an opportunity to visit the National Operation Centre, and gain an understanding of how major weather events are forecasted and managed.

At Newport Power Station, delegates will gain an understanding of the intricate processes behind generating 500MW of electricity, right in the heart of Melbourne.

Following a casual lunch, delegates will then tour Jemena’s electricity and gas control rooms, before concluding the day with networking drinks.

The tour will begin in Melbourne CBD in the morning, and conclude at approximately 4:30pm. Lunch and travel to Newport Power Station is included in the cost.

Numbers are strictly limited to 18 delegates.

8:50am Meet at 700 Collins St
9:00am Bureau of Meteorology
10:45am Travel to Newport, morning tea
11:30am Newport Power Station
2:15pm Late lunch, Melbourne CBD
3:00pm Jemena Control Room
4:30pm Tour concludes, Networking drinks


Tickets are available to purchase during registration for the Conference.   Prices including GST: 

  • Standard: $60 per person