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Melbourne & Sydney

MLAI Green Battery Hack

The MLAI Green Battery Hack is a beginner friendly AI hackathon to support Australia's journey to carbon net zero. Your AI model will control a simulated battery trading in the electricity spot market.

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Speakers
8
Participants
170
Location
Melbourne & Sydney

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Community Partners

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Why an AI Hackathon on Energy in Australia?

Renewables are key to Australias journey to carbon net-zero, but do not produce electricity in a predictable, reliable fashion. This is known to make maintaining a reliable flow of electricity more difficult.

Energy storage is increasingly seen as a solution to this issue. However there is some research indicating that energy storage entities potentially disrupt the electricity market, especially if their charging and discharging tactics are driven by profit rather than social welfare.

The hackathon presents a beginner-friendly challenge in artificial intelligence, inviting participants to manage a virtual battery within the spot market to maximize earnings. This simulation aims to shed light on the potential for individual battery systems to influence or manipulate the Australian electricity market.

Speakers

We're incredibly excited to have some of Australia's smartest minds in AI and Energy as speakers and mentors for the event.

Dr. Aleksis Xenophon

Optimisation and Machine Learning Engineer at Amber Electric

Ruchika Deora

Head of Product, SEC Victoria

Dr. Hao Wang

Senior Research Fellow, Dept. of Data Science & AI, Monash Futures Institute

Jack Simpson

Director at Endgame Economics & Cartesian Software

What's happening when and where?

The two main events of the hackathon are the "Team Formation Event (Hack Day)" and the "Final Pitch Night". Each event happens in Melbourne and in Sydney.

You can either join the event as a hacker and build a solution, or just join the pitch night to see our awesome teams present.

Team formation day (Melb & Syd)

Final Pitch Night (Melb & Syd)

  1. Introduction

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  2. Opening Talk

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  3. Keynote 2

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  4. Lunch

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  5. Keynote

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  6. Hacking

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Awesome Mentors and Advisors

The MLAI Green Battery Hack would simply be impossible without our awesome mentors and volunteers.

  • Dr. Vlada Rozova

    University of Melbourne

  • Charles Rendigs

    Aus. Inst. of Energy - Director Nat. Board

  • Dr. Nick Kirkwood

    University of Melbourne

  • Dr. James Kahn

    Full-Stack ML engineer/researcher

  • Govind Reghunandanan

    Machine Learning and AI Advisor

  • Annie Dang

    Full Stack Developer

  • Alexar Pendashteh

    Electron Workshop, President Linux VIC

  • Oil Wongmayura

    Digital Event Manager

  • Michael Foley

    Data Scientist @ Solcast

  • Asmita Govind

    MetaPM

MLAI Aus team

MLAI Aus is run entirely by volunteers. Interested in jumping aboard the pirate ship?

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  • Louka Ewington-Pitsos

    Co-Founder

  • Jamie Blackwell

    Co-Founder

  • Lukas Wesemann

    Co-Founder

  • Andrew Atta

    Marketing Wizz

  • Doc Sam Donegan

    Master of the Web

  • Vincent Koc

    Sydney Lead

  • Axel Ahmer

    ML Research, Aus. Bureau of Statistics

All info for hackers here.

We've jam packed the Green Battery Hack with everything you need to unleash your AI solution onto the Australian energy sector.