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Dr Jordan Parham

Chief Operating Officer, 1414 Degrees

Grid scale and industrial storage – make your energy work harder for you Secure and reliable electricity from thermal energy storage

10.00 – 11.15 | Friday 14 June 2019

Dr Jordan Parham joined 1414 Degrees in January 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and brings a unique combination of technical, strategic, business and leadership skills to the energy storage start up. He has a strong interest and track record in developing clean thermal energy technology and has a comprehensive understanding of the energy sector in Australia and globally.

Jordan spent several years with the University of Adelaide at both the Centre for Energy Technology and as Manager of the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources, the University‘s flagship organisation for interdisciplinary research in renewable energy, geoscience and resource engineering. Prior to joining 1414 Degrees Jordan was CEO of FCT Combustion’s Asia-Pacific Business unit where he was instrumental in delivering some of the most watched flame effects in history, such as the Athens Olympic Cauldron and Rings of Fire effect. He now oversees the management of a broad engineering and technical team who are delivering some truly innovative outcomes with 1414 Degrees’ world leading Thermal Energy Storage Systems.

Jordan holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Diploma in Project Management, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Melbourne Business School.

Abstract Outline:

An updated vision of 1414 Degrees and what our distributed, bulk energy storage can do for energy landscapes in Australia and globally – delving into the economics and mechanics of how we are doing that.

Included will be:

  • Benefits to the grid – TESS-GRID can do bulk energy storage cheaper and more reliably than the alternatives .
  • Benefits for industrial heat process customers – secure, reliable energy when they need it.

Applications of the technology including:

  • dispatchable synchronous generation with real mechanical inertia from intermittent renewable
  • time shifting renewable/low cost generation to offset peak demand
  • clean heat to offset natural gas / LPG consumption
  • Reducing carbon emissions and attract incentive
  • Insulating clients against fluctuating energy prices
  • Providing carbon free heat from renewable resources

The market potential is huge. From smaller industrial users to massive installations with heat and electrical loads of well over 100MW 24/7 who require gigawatts of storage. Our plans for heat purchase agreements – like a PPA but steam, hot water or hot air instead.