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AFR National Energy Summit

Can we solve the crisis

9-10 October 2017 | Sofitel Wentworth Sydney

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overview

The Australian Financial Review is pleased to announce our inaugural National Energy Summit, designed to find a political and industry consensus on the way out of Australia’s gathering energy crisis.

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.

At The Australian Financial Review Business Summit in March, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull 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.

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agenda

8:00 am

Registration and coffee

OPENING SESSION

8:45 am

Welcome and opening remarks

Michael Stutchbury, Editor In Chief, The Australian Financial Review

8:55 am

Welcome

Cindy Hook, CEO, Deloitte

THE POLITICAL DEBATE

9:00 am

Government Keynote Address

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment & Energy

9:20 am

The Opposition Response

The Hon. Pat Conroy, Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy

9:40 am

Q&A session facilitated by Australian Financial Review

THE MARKET

9:55 am

The independent review into the future security of our national energy market – The post review reactions and implementation of its recommendations

Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist, Australian Government

10:15 am

Prospering in a carbon-constrained future

Andrew Vesey, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, AGL

10:35 am

Transitioning towards Australia’s new energy future

Audrey Zibelman, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

10:55 am

Q&A session facilitated by Australian Financial Review

11:10 am

Morning refreshments

STATE GOVERNMENTS POLICIES AND PROPOSALS

11:30 am

South Australia

The Hon. Jay Weatherill, Premier, South Australia Government

11:50 am

New South Wales

The Hon Don Harwin MLC, Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Utilities, Minister for the Arts, NSW Government

12:10 pm

Queensland

12:30 pm

Q&A session facilitated by Australian Financial Review

12:45 pm

Lunch and networking break

GAS DEVELOPMENTS

1:30 pm

Santos

Kevin Gallagher, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Santos

1:50 pm

Shell Australia

Tony Nunan, Managing Director, QGC a BG Group Business

2:10 pm

The need for policies that increase supply and support gas developments

Malcolm Roberts, Chief Executive, APPEA

2:30 pm

Senex Energy

Dr Ralph Craven, Independent Non-Executive Director, Senex Energy

2:50 pm

Developing new gas from offshore south east Australia to ease the gas shortage in south-eastern Australia

Dr David Maxwell, Managing Director, Cooper Energy

3:10 pm

Afternoon refreshments

THE REGULATORS’ PANEL

3:30 pm

Changing electricity demand fundamentals to make the market more transparent

Rod Sims, Chairman, ACCC

Paula Conboy, Chair, Australian Energy Regulator

John Pierce, Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission

Professor Ian Harper, Senior Advisor, Deloitte Access Economics

THE CUSTOMERS

4:30 pm

Energy shortage and price hikes: The view from user groups

Grant King, President, Business Council of Australia

Innes Willox, CEO, AiGroup

Dr Cassandra Goldie, Chief Executive Officer, ACOSS

5:15 pm

View from major energy users

Louis Vega, Managing Director, Dow Chemical

Bruce Cox, Managing Director, Rio Tinto Aluminium – Pacific Operations

Chris Birrer, First Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure, Department of Defence

Royce DeSousa, General Manager - Energy & Sustainability, Visy

Dr Stephen Bell, PhD, CEO, Qenos Pty Ltd

6:00 pm

Networking drinks

6:45 pm

End of Day One

8:30 am

Morning coffee

9:00 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

Michael Stutchbury, Editor In Chief, The Australian Financial Review

9:10 am

Climate and Energy Policy

Frank Calabria, Chief Executive Officer, Origin Energy

ENERGY INVESTMENT AND EFFICIENCY

9:30 am

The benefits of proactively managing your energy

Megan Houghton, Executive General Manager Energy Solution, ERM Power

9:50 am

CEFC’s role as a catalyst for investment in an evolving energy environment

Ian Learmonth, CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

10:10 am

Draft Climate Change Fund Strategic Plan

Senior Representative, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage,

10:30 am

Q&A session facilitated by Australian Financial Review

11:00 am

Morning Refreshments

INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

11:30 am

Integrating battery storage into the NEM

Lara Olsen, Regional Manager Business Development & Policy, Tesla Energy

11:50 am

Innovations in energy storage systems

Luke Osborne, Chief Operations, Reposit Power

12:10 pm

International Case Study | Brooklyn Microgrid and P2P energy sharing – Can we replicate it in Australia?

Belinda Kinkead, Australian Director, LO3 Energy

12:30 pm

Onslow is set to be the home of Australia’s largest distributed energy resource microgrid which will target more than 50 per cent of the town’s electricity needs to be serviced from renewable energy sources. The project is being delivered by Horizon Power and will be predominantly funded through a State Development Agreement between Chevron Australia Pty Ltd (Chevron) and the Western Australian Government

12:50 pm

Innovation in the Energy Sector Study

Michael Rath, National Lead Partner, Energy & Resources, Deloitte Australia

1:15 pm

Lunch and networking break

THE ANALYSTS ON THE COUCH

2:15 pm

This final session will review, comment and analyse the viewpoints, initiatives and solutions put forward by Governments, regulators and industry players to end the current energy uncertainty and build a reliable and affordable 21st century energy market in Australia

CONNECTING AUSTRALIA’S ENERGY FUTURE

3:15 pm

Partnering with producers to bring gas to market

Mick McCormack, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, APA Group

3:35 pm

The role that new interconnectors can play in addressing electricity shortages in Australia

Paul Italiano, CEO, Transgrid

3:55 pm

The role of gas in Australia's energy future: to 2050 and beyond

Ben Wilson, CEO, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

4:15 pm

Snowy Hydro’s plans for Pumped-storage hydroelectricity in the future NEM

Paul Broad, Managing Director, Snowy Hydro

4:35 pm

Q&A session facilitated by Australian Financial Review

4:55 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

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speakers

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

Minister for the Environment & Energy

jay-weatherill

The Hon. Jay Weatherill

Premier, South Australia Government

Kevin_Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Santos

Frank Calabria

Frank Calabria

Chief Executive Officer, Origin Energy

Andrew Vesey

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, AGL

malcolm-roberts

Malcolm Roberts

Chief Executive, APPEA

Audrey Zibelman

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

John Pierce

Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission

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Innes Willox

CEO, AiGroup

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The Hon. Pat Conroy

Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy

Dr Alan Finkel AO

Chief Scientist, Australian Government

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The Hon Don Harwin MLC

Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Utilities, Minister for the Arts, NSW Government

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Tony Nunan

Managing Director, QGC a BG Group Business

rod-sims

Rod Sims

Chairman, ACCC

paula-conboy

Paula Conboy

Chair, Australian Energy Regulator

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Luke Osborne

Chief Operations, Reposit Power

beinda-kinkead

Belinda Kinkead

Australian Director, LO3 Energy

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Ian Learmonth

CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

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John Hirjee

Managing Director - Senior Research Analyst - Energy & Utilities, Deutsch Bank

Ben Wilson

CEO, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

Saul Kavonic

Head of oil, gas, energy and renewables for Australasia, Wood MacKenzie

mick_mccormack

Mick McCormack

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, APA Group

paul-italiano

Paul Italiano

CEO, Transgrid

megan-houghton

Megan Houghton

Executive General Manager Energy Solution, ERM Power

Grant King

President, Business Council of Australia

Dr Cassandra Goldie

Chief Executive Officer, ACOSS

paulbroad

Paul Broad

Managing Director, Snowy Hydro

Official Portrait of Mr Chris Birrer

Assistant Secretary
Major Powers and Global Interests

Chris Birrer

First Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure, Department of Defence

Ian Harper has been described as "one of Australia’s most dist

Professor Ian Harper

Senior Advisor, Deloitte Access Economics

David Maxwell

Dr David Maxwell

Managing Director, Cooper Energy

Rob Koh

Rob Koh

Utilities and Infrastructure Research Analyst, Morgan Stanley

Mark Samter

Mark Samter

Director, Credit Suisse

Ralph Craven

Dr Ralph Craven

Independent Non-Executive Director, Senex Energy

Bruce_cox

Bruce Cox

Managing Director, Rio Tinto Aluminium – Pacific Operations

Lara Olsen

Regional Manager Business Development & Policy, Tesla Energy

Louis Vega

Managing Director, Dow Chemical

Royce DeSousa

General Manager - Energy & Sustainability, Visy

michael-rath

Michael Rath

National Lead Partner, Energy & Resources, Deloitte Australia

Mark Paterson

Mark Paterson

General Manager Consumer Energy, Horizon Energy

stephenbell

Dr Stephen Bell

PhD, CEO, Qenos Pty Ltd

when & where

09 - 10 Oct 2017

Sofitel Wentworth Sydney
61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9228 9188
www.sofitelsydney.com.au

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