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T.J EFFENEY AWARD

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In honour of the late Terry Effeney (one of the Australian energy industry’s greatest contributors), API along with The Effeney Family, Ergon Energy & Energex (as part of the Energy Queensland Group), have created the T.J Effeney Award. 

This Award was created to support one of Terry's great passions which were to support the next generation. This annual award (providing a stipend of up to $20,000) will allow successful applicants (API Bursary Holders) to undertake a project or program of study in the Energy Sector either domestically or internationally to further their professional career development.

2021/22 AWARD APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN AND WILL CLOSE ON 30 NOVEMBER 2021

The Energy Networks Australia conference (EN2022) in Brisbane has been rescheduled to the 16-18 March 2022. We have now opened applications for the TJ Effeney Scholarships which will support awardees to attend the conference.

The TJ Effeney Award has had to shift gears due to the current situation which makes it difficult to travel overseas. For the 2021/22 award, we are brining together a national group of ~25 bursary students from across Australia, to attend the main 2-days of the Energy Networks Australian EN2022 Conference, including an extra 1-day workshop with the API and our member organisations.

The 2022 award will include:

  • Flights to and from your home location and Brisbane (Brisbane based students will not require flights or accommodation).

  • Accommodation with all other TJ Effeney Awardees (single rooms only).

  • API welcome dinner on Tuesday 15 March.

  • A day of activities with Energy Queensland and other API members on Wednesday 16 March.

  • EN2022 Conference registration (not including the Conference Dinner and Site Tours) on Thursday 17 March and Friday 18 March.

 

Applications close on the 30 November 2021.

Information regarding the EN2022 conference can be accessed here

This award would not be possible without Energy Queensland (Ergon Energy and Energex) and the Effeney family. We thank you for your continuous support.

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2019 RECIPIENT - LACHLAN MCKENNA

Although Lachlan has been faced with many challenged relating to COVID-19, he has graciously and efficiently adjusted his plans in order to allow him to continue his learning experience. Lachlan learnt all about the marine energy sector with Irish renewables developer DP Energy while in the United Kingdom and, then returned to Australia to work remotely during the 2020 lockdowns.

You can read Lachlan's TJ Effeney Report here and see what he learnt during his time overseas.

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2018 RECIPIENT - JACK BRYANT

Based on a very strong proposal, the selection committee was very impressed and came to a unanimous decision to grant the 2018 Award to Mr. Jack Bryant. Jack conducted work alongside a Vennema Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan (USA) while undertaking short-term placements within the local industry. This allowed him to further develop a broad range of professional and personal skills/qualities over a 16-week period.

You can read Jack's TJ Effeney Report here.