Richard Day

Director Low Carbon Industry Development, Department for Energy and Mining, Government of South Australia

Zero Emission Transport Conference

How electric vehicles can support South Australia’s energy transition

09.00 – 09.40 | Thursday 13 June 2019

Richard joined the South Australian Government in 2001 and since that time has worked across the energy, climate change, industry development and low carbon economy portfolios.

He heads up a team within the Department of Energy and Mining that is charged with capturing the investment and industry development opportunities associated with the State’s transition to clean energy.

His current area of focus is on growing and attracting industries that can capitalise on South Australia’s low cost renewable energy resources, including use of batteries and other forms of energy storage, hydrogen and green chemical production, mining and green minerals processing, the electrification of mobility, and associated value chains.

Richard has spearheaded the development and implementation of a Hydrogen Roadmap for South Australia, which was released in September 2017. He previously co-authored a Low Emission Vehicle Strategy for South Australia 2012-2016.

Abstract outline: 

Richard will provide an update regarding South Australia’s transition to clean energy, and explore how both battery electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles can help ensure an affordable, reliable, secure and clean electricity system.