The Australian Financial Review is pleased to announce the program for the National Energy Summit – to be held on 9-10 October at the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney.
While becoming one of the world’s biggest energy exporters, a decade of political division over climate change policy has undermined Australia’s traditional competitive advantage in cheap power generated from fossil fuels.
A national carbon pricing scheme was dismantled before it could become fully operational. Yet renewed increases in electricity and gas costs threaten energy-intensive processing industries.
The national electricity market has struggled to cope with the mandated expansion of Australia’s potentially rich supply of solar, wind and other renewable energy sources, threatening the stability of the grid and blackouts such as South Australia’s state-wide system failure in September 2016. Technological disruption could destabilise the grid further or help it to accommodate more dispersed power sources.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently declared a national energy crisis, prompted by looming shortages of gas amid the expansion of LNG exports from Queensland and state government environmental restrictions on gas development, particularly in NSW and Victoria.
In response, the National Energy Summit will be held, serving as a national platform for policy debate surrounding this crisis, as well as industry networking.
More than 300 industry stakeholders are expected to be in attendance.
The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Minister for the Environment & Energy
The Hon. Jay Weatherill
Premier, South Australia Government
The Hon Bill Shorten MP
Leader of the Opposition
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Santos
Chief Executive Officer, Origin Energy
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, AGL
Dr Malcolm Roberts
Chief Executive, APPEA
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission
Dr Alan Finkel AO
Chief Scientist, Australian Government
The Hon Don Harwin MLC
Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Utilities, Minister for the Arts, NSW Government
Vice President, QGC
Chair, Australian Energy Regulator
Chief Operations, Reposit Power
Australian Director, LO3 Energy
CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Managing Director - Senior Research Analyst - Energy & Utilities, Deutsch Bank
CEO, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
Head of oil, gas, energy and renewables for Australasia, Wood MacKenzie
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, APA Group
Executive General Manager Energy Solution, ERM Power
President, Business Council of Australia
Dr Cassandra Goldie
Chief Executive Officer, ACOSS
Managing Director, Snowy Hydro
First Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure, Department of Defence
Professor Ian Harper
Senior Advisor, Deloitte Access Economics
Managing Director, Cooper Energy
Utilities and Infrastructure Research Analyst, Morgan Stanley
Director, Credit Suisse
Dr Ralph Craven
Independent Non-Executive Director, Senex Energy
Managing Director, Rio Tinto Aluminium – Pacific Operations
Regional Manager Business Development & Policy, Tesla Energy
Managing Director, Dow Chemical
General Manager - Energy & Sustainability, Visy
National Lead Partner, Energy & Resources, Deloitte Australia
General Manager Consumer Energy, Horizon Energy
CEO, Qenos Pty Ltd
CEO, Energy Networks Australia
when & where
09 - 10 Oct 2017
Sofitel Wentworth Sydney
61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9228 9188
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