August Meeting and Information Exchange Night

August Meeting & Information Exchange Night
Tuesday 18th at 6pm for a 6.30pm start
Meeting Venue: ARC Disability Centre – 92 Little Street Manunda
Members please bring a plate of finger food to share and a friend or two!
Financial Members are free, Non Members $5 Why not join up – only $10 for singles and $15 for a household until 1st January 2016
AGENDA
Welcome
Upcoming workshops and event for this month and beyond
Permaculture Principle Number 8, a practical explanation.
This month we have two Guest Speakers.

Guest Speaker: Jeremy Winer of Weedtechnics will discuss research into the benefits and limitations of various weed management practices, based on scientific research from around the globe and share his success in engaging Councils around Australia in adopting the Saturated Steam Wood Control Technology that he has developed with a background of 30 years of practical experience in implementing integrated holistic approach to weed management . Check out the website for a great one minute introductory video www.weedtechnics.com.

Guest Speaker: Alan Louis CPEng RPEQ, Senior Engineer Distributed Energy, Ergon Energy. Alan graduated from James Cook University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (first class honours) and Bachelor of Science (Mathematics). He joined Ergon Energy through the graduate program and has worked in a number of core power engineering fields such as distribution planning, network protection, control systems, test and commissioning, and line field services. He currently works as a senior engineer in the technology development workgroup where he is responsible for the investigation of new technologies to benefit both utilities and customers. His experience relates to the technical aspects of energy storage, inverter systems and renewable energy, power system modelling, and lithium ion technologies. In 2012, he was awarded the Graduate Electrical Power Engineer of the Year from Engineers Australia.
Alan will talk about how energy storage technology has been advancing at a rapid pace, and alongside renewable energy such as solar PV, it presents a real opportunity for customer to significantly reduce electricity costs. While energy storage presents many challenges for utilities, it also presents opportunities to better improve our network and work together with customers to achieve real energy sustainability. Utilities such as Ergon Energy have been investigating energy storage technology for a number of years to better understand the technology and how it can benefit the electricity network.
Then- Book of the Month, Plant of the Month, Tool of the Month, Gardening Tip of the Month
8.15 we break for a cuppa and nibbles and a chance to network with like minded people.
Check out the books in our Members Library – All finished and on the way home by 9.00pm