WA Power & Gas Conference
Informa is delighted to bring together the 11th WA Power & Gas Conference on the Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th March at the Hyatt Regency in Perth.
The WA Power & Gas Conference analyses the impact of energy market changes worldwide and discusses how Western Australia is reforming, adapting and leading innovative projects and technologies to plan the energy transformation.
The state-wide black out in South Australia, the recent bushfires in Western Australia and the energy crisis in Tasmania strengthens the need to address current energy policies, the role of the grid and the energy mix, and the opportunities brought by new technologies and energy systems to address these issues.
In 2014, Western Australia started an ambitious Electricity Market Review with objectives to reduce the costs of production and supply of electricity without compromising safe and reliable supply. The review achievements include regulation changes and reforms to the reserve capacity mechanism. The WA Power & Gas Conference will continue to provide a key platform to discuss latest reform developments and regulation.
The agenda reflects the diversity and complexity of the geographical and commercial structure in WA and dedicates sessions on the Pilbara network, resource industry requirements, technology developments and innovations, edge of the grid energy solutions and community involvement, as well as the outlook for gas supply in Western Australia, including unconventional gas potential.
Australia has been leading the development of distributed energy resources with two key projects – Alkimos Beach and White Gum Valley – being developed in Western Australia.
The 2017 Conference will follow WA State's election to be held on 11 March 2017, and will provide a timely platform to exchange about the State’s energy issues.
First confirmed speakers:
- Jeff Dimery, Chief Executive Officer, Alinta
- Cameron Perrotte, Executive General Manager WA, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
- Dr Ray Challen, Chair of the Steering Committee for the Electricity Market Review and Deputy Director General, WA Department of Finance
- Lance Hoch, Director, Oakley Greenwood Pty Ltd
- Jemma Green, Researcher, Curtin University
- Stefan Jarnason, CEO and Founder, Solar Analytics
- Mike Thomas, Partner, The Lantau Group
Key topics and questions to be discussed include:
- The WA Market Review: new opportunities?
- Domestic gas markets: what will be the impact of the start-up of gorgon LNG on the domestic gas market?
- How is WA sustaining the balance of the changing energy mix and the coal industry?
- Market Reform: what is needed?
- The development and impact of alternative energy sources
- How can we best prepare and manage the economic and social cost of the transformation of the energy markets?
- The transformation of the grid as a trading platform
- Developments of the distributed energy industry
- Microgrids and learnings from the off-grid sector
- What is the role of major energy user in the energy transition?
- Why is storage part of the solutions?
- How are technology innovations impacting business models for retailers and utilities?
- Will stand-alone microgrid become a sustainable power solutions for major users?
- How Australia will meet its emission reduction targets? What is the outlook for Western Australia?
- What are the challenges to integrating high levels of intermittent generation in order to maintain security of supply at the lowest possible cost?
- Opening the North West Grid to competition
- What can WA learn from other States?
Western Australia is best placed to deliver leading energy solutions that respond to the challenges this period of rapid changes is bringing. We look forward to another informative conference to highlight leading projects and exchange on major energy issues. The WA Power & Gas Conference is for everyone involved in electricity energy markets in Australia. It is designed for energy businesses and electricity generation representatives, consumers, power companies, resources, agriculture, finance and property development industries, utilities, network, major industrial customers, government representatives, and regulators.
The conference program is currently in development - we look forward to sharing more news with you on the 2017 conference developments soon. View the 2016 conference presentations here.
For sponsorship and exhibition enquires:
Please email Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au or call 02 9080 4030, to find out about sponsoring or exhibiting at the 11th WA Power & Gas Conference.
For speaking opportunities:
If you would like to suggest a presentation for consideration on the 2017 conference program, please contact Blandine Vallée, Conference Producer for the 11th WA Power & Gas Conference by email email@example.com or call 02 9080 4053 to discuss your presentation suggestion.