Cradle Coast Future Energy Hub Tour

Join Tasmania's Northwest regional group for a tour of the new Cradle Coast Future Energy Hub and hear about the exciting developments for renewable energy projects in the State.
Wind turbines

The Future Energy Hub was opened in Burnie earlier this year as a space to bring the renewable energy industry and community together.

The Cradle Coast has enormous potential for renewable energy generation including wind and pumped hydro. Burnie is the preferred location in Tasmania for the proposed 1500 MW interconnector, Marinus Link.

During this site tour guests will enjoy a tour of the facility and hear from Future Energy Facilitator, Tanya Denison on recent developments.

David Pollington, Chief Operating Officer, UPC/AC Renewables will also give a presentation on the Jim’s Plain and Robbins Island Renewable Energy Parks and the 220kV dual circuit transmission line that will connect the energy parks into the electricity grid.

A particular focus will be on:

  • Turbine technology
  • Foundation design
  • Bridge and wharf design
  • Construction methodology
  • The different options considered to connect to the grid.


Tanya Denison, Future Energy Facilitator

Tanya’s background is in planning and management roles in mining and civil construction, and more recently in industry organisations and local government. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering, a Masters in Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development, and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia. 

David Pollington, Chief Operating Officer, UPC\AC Renewables

David has been involved with renewable energy, in particular wind, solar and hydro, for 30 years in roles as an asset owner and as a consultant. David’s experience covers feasibility, design, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and end of life assessment. David holds a Bachelor of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the University of Tasmania and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

Please note: this event is for Tasmanian members only


22 / 09 / 2020 - 04:00 pm to 05:30 pm
Registration Closes
22 / 09 / 2020 03:00 pm
Cradle Coast Future Energy Hub
1-3 Spring Street
  • Members:
  • Non Members:
  • EA Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Tanya Denison, David Pollington
Northwest regional group
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