Launch of the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption and Transactive Energy models @ University College London Energy Institute, Central House,
Sep 2 – Sep 3 all-day

Time: 2-3 September 2019

Location: University College London Energy Institute, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN, United Kingdom

The Observatory will operate under the framework of the Demand-Side Management Technology Collaboration Programme (DSM TCP). It will provide a platform for stakeholders across the world involved or interested in these innovative business models to exchange best practices and ultimately inform the development of policy and regulation at national and international levels. The bulk of the Observatory’s work will be driven by leading researchers in the field across countries including Australia, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the United States.

Day 1 (2 September) of the launch event will consist of an International Symposium and include presentations by leading research teams from a range of countries including the UK, Netherlands, Italy, Australia and the United States, as well as presentations of peer-to-peer energy trading and community self-consumption trials at UK, European and International level. Day 2 (3 September) will consist of an internal meeting of confirmed and interested researchers from DSM TCP member countries. The focus of the day will be to introduce the Observatory to those that are interested in joining, and to discuss the programme of work for the coming six months.

To register for the event, please do so by Friday the 9th of August 2019 using the following link:

For further information, please contact Alexandra Schneiders (

Business Models Task Expert Meeting (Task 25)
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – Oct 1 @ 10:00 am

More information to be added shortly

Launch of Task on Social Licence to Automate DSM and DSM TCP event
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday morning (10:00-12:00):

Social License and Automation Workshop

Audience: ExCo and Selected experts
Expert speakers discuss challenges concerning social license and automation in Australia and other jurisdictions. Topics covered will include a review of key trials, lessons from other sectors, and lessons for international and Australian stakeholders.

Friday afternoon: (14:00-17:00)

User-Centred Energy Systems: Promises and Possibilities
Audience: ExCo, key Australian stakeholders, selected experts and policymakers

What does a shift to ‘user-centred’ energy systems mean for users? What about energy suppliers, policymakers, networks, and retailers? This event will bring together key Australian and international stakeholders to discuss how a greater focus on end-users provides new opportunities and challenges. The interactive event will involve a mix of expert panels featuring local and international experts, and close with a public lecture by David Shipworth.

Friday evening: sunset social drinks overlooking Bondi Beach

Suggested hotels:
UNSW is well connected to the city and close to Cogee beach.

On the beach at Coogee:
Crowne Plaza Coogee (undergoing renovation during meeting), Dive Hotel (a small casual hotel) or Coogee Sands Hotel and Apartments (use the 370 bus to get from Coogee to UNSW High St Gate 3).

Small, affordable hotels in Randwick near UNSW:
One of (Perouse, Alison, Randwick and Avoca lodges).

Bondi Junction is well connected to UNSW via the 400 bus:
Quest and Meriton apartments.