Delta Electricity has sponsored the Chair in Sustainable Energy Development at the University of Sydney, with Professor Tony Vassallo assuming the position in October 2008.
Professor Vassallo is a specialist in decentralised power technology and has had a distinguished career in the energy sector of CSIRO and in private industry.
Since taking up the Chair, he has begun to develop a sustainable energy research program. He is also the energy theme leader with the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at the University of Sydney, contributing to a new University wide degree in sustainability.
Professor Vassallo believes that developing the technology and skills to implement energy alternatives and manage Australia’s energy emissions targets are significant challenges facing the industry. It also offers an opportunity for Australia to develop new, long term, sustainable employment.
Click on the link to read Professor Vassallo's inaugural Delta Electricity Sustainability lecture, titled Alternative Energy - Are We There Yet?