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CEO's Update July 2018
Throughout July, the team has been attending a number of events and meetings that both have celebrated the success and impact of the Energy Pipelines CRC and also take steps towards preparing for the end of CRC operations in mid-2019.
The highlight for this month was the 8th and final Energy Pipelines CRC Research Conference. During the conference, time was taken to celebrate the impact and achievements of all involved with the Energy Pipelines CRC. We also outlined the steps ahead towards the conclusion of CRC funded operations and what will be required from the Energy Pipelines CRC community. Personal and professional development sessions were also held, keeping with the traditional format of the conference. A special celebratory dinner during the event provided an opportunity for members of our community to share stories from the early days of the Energy Pipelines CRC, as well as their excitement towards future endeavours.
Following this event, Energy Pipelines CRC Board and committee meetings were held. Key topics at these meetings included the progress of the Energy Pipelines CRC towards the end of its CRC operations in mid-2019 and the transition towards operating outside of the CRC environment. Seven new research projects were also approved by the Board.
The Energy Pipelines CRC management have now turned their attention to the yearly Annual Report to the Commonwealth. This is always a mammoth task that requires the collation of lots of data, but also allows the team to reflect and report on the years work. A number of other documents will be submitted with this Annual Report. The most important of these to our community is the ‘exit report’.
The exit report is a concise review on the key achievements of the Energy Pipelines CRC since establishment and provides opportunities for participants to highlight key areas of impact through case studies and statements of value.
To assist in capturing these areas of impact we have modified our annual survey to give responders opportunities to outline how Energy Pipelines CRC research has directly impacted their work. We already capture large amounts of data related to the financial benefits of the Energy Pipelines CRC as well as personal stories taken directly from our participants. This year’s survey will help strengthen this report to the Commonwealth and will be forwarded to participants in August.
The team is looking forward to the upcoming APGA Convention held in Darwin from 8-11 September 2018. Both the Energy Pipelines CRC and Future Fuels CRC will be represented at this event. Information will be available at our trade stand on the progress of both organisations at two contrasting stages of a CRC’s lifetime.
I would like to thank all those who have been involved in any of our events or meetings over the past month. CRCs are driven by the passion of the community that it engages with and we are lucky to continue to have the support of a team of passionate industry advisors and research teams who will continue to deliver on projects well into next year. If you have any questions regarding either the Energy Pipelines CRC or the Future Fuels CRC, please feel free to contact me or any member of the team.