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The electrification of transportation is and will continue to impact both the electricity and transportation sectors in significant ways. As policy mandates zero emission vehicles to hit the roads in less than three years both sectors scramble to ensure that infrastructure needs meet the demands of consumers. To ensure the development of sound economic and operational plans to ensure a smooth and cost-efficient transition, these traditionally separate sectors need to create a working dialogue.

Electricity is currently undergoing the most significant operational change since grid inception over 120 years ago. While transportation is likewise experiencing massive change in how society experiences and demands mobility. These sectors are increasingly converging in how they expect to provide solutions for society. Each sector struggles with its own disruption, infrastructure planning is more complex than ever. How can you plan for successful, cost effective and informed outcomes, when the baseline is moving?

In this series, we will explore the foundations of each sector, from revenue generation and business models to, risk management and tolerance, while identifying areas of opportunity, innovation and potential roadblocks to enabling an electrified future for transportation. The purpose of this is to ensure a cross industry baseline of understanding. To advance the dialogue between the two sectors, it is necessary to provide relevant subject matter experts with an overview and baseline understanding of the following:

  • Current state and forecasted future state
  • Business models
  • Risk metrics
  • Opportunities for collaboration
  • Policy and regulatory requirements

The series will comprise webinars, articles, white papers and more, all available on this page.

Participate via our series survey

We intend to prepare a position paper from outcomes of this series. If you are interested in participation and contribution, please click the button below to go to the survey form. There’s only two questions asked, so all up it’s less than a minute of your time. Thanks in advance!


NEW PROJECT: ESP: Preparing for the electrification of transportation

iMOVE project 6-024 Enhanced System Planning electrification of transport

This new iMOVE project, with partners the Centre for New Energy Technologies (C4NET) and RMIT University, investigates Enhanced System Planning (ESP) for low voltage, electricity distribution networks to help prepare for the electrification of transportation.

The key aim is to develop the foundation to inform post-2030 electricity system planning downstream to the transmission level by aligning a diverse group of stakeholders to:

  • Provide harmonised, quantitative inputs into future planning strategies.
  • Address the impact across the entire distribution system and its implications for the transmission system, particularly measured in terms of changing load profiles and distributed energy resources and relevant implications for asset requirements.
  • Focus on the effects of changes in consumer technological adoption such as the electrification of transport and the interaction with localised renewables and distributed energy resources.

Find out more about the project at: ESP: Preparing for the electrification of transportation

PODCAST: Dr. Jake Whitehead, Head of Policy, The Electric Vehicle Council

Recorded on 16 March 2023, RMIT’s Dr Ali Moradi Amani and C4NET’s Ruchika Deora interview Dr. Jake Whitehead from the Electric Vehicle Council. Topics covered include an overview of the Electric Vehicle Council, key electric vehicle (EV) policy settings, barriers to the EV transition, short and long-term government strategies, and opportunities for energy and transport sectors to collaborate through emergent business models.

Click the play button below to listen to this podcast.

WORKSHOP: Aligning the transport and energy sectors as we electrify transport

The second event in this series was held on 9 May 2023. It was a hybrid live/webinar event. The event was aimed specifically at industry and government stakeholders. We thank everyone that came along to this session for their participation.

In this workshop we heard introductory perspectives from both the transport and the energy, followed by group discussions to identify where there are gaps, inconsistencies or other challenges that need to be addressed.

Material from the event is being prepared for inclusion here, so watch this space.

The first piece made available is the slide deck for the Zero Emission Buses presentation. Click here to download the Zero Emission Buses slide deck.

WEBINAR 1: Challenges, opportunities, and what we don’t know

Click the play button below to watch the recording of the first webinar in this series, held on 24 November 2022. The video is introduced by iMOVE Program Director Lee-Ann Breger, and is moderated by Ruchika Deora, Program Director at C4NET.


  • Tim Reid: Project Manager, Future Mobility, Transport for NSW
  • Greg Hannan: Head of Network Strategy & Non-network Solutions, CitiPower and Powercor


  • Associate Professor Mahdi Jalili: STEM | School of Engineering, RMIT University
  • Dr Ali Moradi Amani: Research Fellow, STEM | School of Engineering, RMIT University

Click the button below to download Tim Reid’s presentation.

The Convergence of Energy and Transport