Site Visits


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.

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)

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 leave from Essendon Airport, 16km northwest of Melbourne CBD in the morning and return at approximately 8:00pm. Included in the cost are: Return flight, bus transport on the island, and refreshments.

9:30am Depart Essendon Airport (Melbourne)
10:30am Arrive King Island, refreshments
11:30am Begin tour of King Island microgrid
3:30pm Buffet and cheese tasting
7:30pm Arrive back at Essendon Airport (Melbourne)

 

Numbers are strictly limited to 28 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.