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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 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.

agenda

8:00 am

Morning Coffee & Registration

8:30 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Michael Stutchbury, Editor In Chief, The Australian Financial Review

8:40 am

Welcome

Cindy Hook, CEO, Deloitte

8:45 am

The Government Keynote Address

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

9:25 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

9:50 am

Keynote Address

The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition

THE MARKET

Chair: Mark Ludlow, The Australian Financial Review

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

Panel on Clean Energy Target

Andrew Vesey, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, AGL

Renzo Gaggioli, Project Manager, South East Asia and Australia Region, Energy Group, Canadian Solar (Australia)

Danny Price, Founder and Managing Director of Frontier Economics (Australia)

11:25 am

Networking and refreshment break

STATE GOVERNMENTS POLICIES AND PROPOSALS

Chair: Ben Potter, The Australian Financial Review

11:45 am

South Australia

The Hon. Jay Weatherill, Premier, South Australia Government

12:05 pm

New South Wales

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

12:25 pm

Q&A session

12:45 pm

Lunch and networking break

GAS DEVELOPMENTS

1:25 pm

Introduction

Bernadette Cullinane, Partner, National Oil & Gas Leader, Deloitte

1:30 pm

Santos

Angus Jaffray, Vice President Strategy & Corporate Services, Santos

1:45 pm

Shell Australia

Tony Nunan, Vice President, QGC

2:00 pm

The need for policies that increase supply and support gas developments

Dr Malcolm Roberts, Chief Executive, APPEA

2:15 pm

Senex Energy

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

2:30 pm

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

David Maxwell, Managing Director, Cooper Energy

2:45 pm

Q&A Session facilitated by Angela McDonald-Smith, The Australian Financial Review

3:10 pm

Networking and refreshment break

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

4:10 pm

Q&A Session facilitated by Mark Ludlow, The Australian Financial Review

THE CUSTOMERS

4:30 pm

View from major energy users

Louis Vega, President & Managing Director Australia & New Zealand and Vice President, Olympic & Sports Solutions, The Dow Chemical Company

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

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

Stephen Bell, CEO, Qenos Pty Ltd

Royce DeSousa, General Manager - Energy & Sustainability, Visy

Moderator: James Thomson, Companies & Markets Editor, The Australian Financial Review

5:15 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

Laura Tingle, The Australian Financial Review

6:00 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

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

6:05 pm

Networking drinks

6:45 pm

End of Day One

8:15 am

Morning Coffee & Registration

8:40 am

Introduction

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

8:45 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Michael Stutchbury, Editor In Chief, The Australian Financial Review

8:50 am

Climate and Energy Policy

Frank Calabria, Chief Executive Officer, Origin Energy

ENERGY INVESTMENT AND EFFICIENCY

Moderator: Chris Flynn, Partner, Gilbert + Tobin

Session moderated by Chris Flynn, Partner Corporate Advisory and Energy + Resources, Gilbert + Tobin

9:10 am

The benefits of proactively managing your energy

Megan Houghton, Executive General Manager Energy Solution, ERM Power

9:30 am

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

Ian Learmonth, CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

9:50 am

Growing Solar Investment

Roger Lloyd, Managing Director, Palisade Investment Partners Limited

10:10 am

Q&A session

INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Session facilitated by Ben Potter, The Australian Financial Review

10:20 am

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction – when businesses buy wholesale power

Matthew van der Linden, Founder and Director, Flow Power

10:40 am

From rocket ships to the family car – is hydrogen the fuel of the future?

Mike Straughton, Environment and Resources Leader for Australasia, Arup

11:00 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:30 am

Innovation in the Energy Sector Study

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

Andrew Dillon, Interim CEO, Energy Networks Australia

12:00 pm

Integrating battery storage into the NEM

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

12:20 pm

Innovations in energy storage systems

Luke Osborne, Chief Operations, Reposit Power

12:40 pm

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

Belinda Kinkead, Australian Director, LO3 Energy

1:00 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

1:20 pm

Lunch and networking break

THE ANALYSTS ON THE COUCH

2:15 pm

This 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

Chair: Tony Boyd, The Australian Financial Review

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

4:50 pm

CLOSING PANEL | Chair: Jennifer Hewett, The Australian Financial Review

Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive, BCA

Paul Italiano, CEO, Transgrid

Paul Broad, Managing Director, Snowy Hydro

5:30 pm

Closing remarks

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

pricing

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Who's Attending

  • Acciona Energy
  • Advisian – WorleyParsons Group
  • AEMO
  • Aggreko
  • Alinta Energy
  • Anglican Church Grammar School
  • ANT Energy Solutions
  • ANZ
  • ATCO Australia
  • Ausgrid
  • Australian Energy Council
  • Australian Energy Market Operator
  • Australian Gas Networks
  • Australian Philanthropic Services
  • Australian Renewable Energy Agency
  • Bird & Bird
  • Brookfield Australia Pty Ltd
  • Castlereagh Coal
  • Central Petroleum Ltd
  • Commonwealth Bank Of Australia
  • CS Energy
  • CSIRO
  • DELWP
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of the Premier &
  • Department of the Prime Minister
  • Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • Dexus
  • Dow Chemical Australia Pty Ltd
  • Ecovantage
  • Edge Energy Services
  • ENEA Australia
  • Energy Developments Pty Ltd
  • Energy Efficiency Council
  • Energy Innovation & Engineering
  • Energy Pipelines CRC Ltd
  • Energy Power Systems
  • Energy Queensland
  • Energy Queensland Limited
  • ENGIE
  • Epic Energy
  • Essential Energy
  • Fairfax Media
  • Freshwater Group
  • FTI Consulting
  • Gas Energy Australia
  • Gas Market Reform Group
  • Genex Power Limited
  • GHD
  • GreenSync
  • Hastings Funds Management
  • Houston Kemp Pty Ltd
  • IKEA Pty Ltd
  • James Engineering
  • Jemena
  • JOHNSON
  • KPMG
  • Lidiar Group
  • Macquarie Capital
  • Macquarie Corporate Holdings
  • Manildra Group
  • Morphosis PC
  • Nano-Nouvelle
  • National Australia Bank
  • Office of Environment & Heritage
  • Petronas Australia
  • Power & Water Corporation
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Purpose
  • PwC
  • Quanta Services
  • Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
  • Rainbow Bee Eater Pty Ltd
  • RISC Operations Pty Ltd
  • Salesforce
  • Santos
  • Shell Energy Australia
  • Snack Brands Australia
  • Solar Analytics
  • Stanwell Corporation Ltd
  • Stockland
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd
  • Todae Solar
  • TransGrid
  • UNO Technology Pty Ltd
  • UNSW Future Energy Institute
  • Watt Watchers
  • Wester Power
  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Westpac
  • Woodside Energy Ltd
  • WSP
  • Yackborn Advisory
  • Zinfra Pty Ltd


speakers

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

Kevin Gallagher

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Santos

Frank Calabria

Chief Executive Officer, Origin Energy

Andrew Vesey

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, AGL

Dr Malcolm Roberts

Chief Executive, APPEA

Audrey Zibelman

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

John Pierce

Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission

Innes Willox

CEO, AiGroup

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

Tony Nunan

Vice President, QGC

Rod Sims

Chairman, ACCC

Paula Conboy

Chair, Australian Energy Regulator

Luke Osborne

Chief Operations, Reposit Power

Belinda Kinkead

Australian Director, LO3 Energy

Ian Learmonth

CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

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

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, APA Group

Paul Italiano

CEO, Transgrid

Megan Houghton

Executive General Manager Energy Solution, ERM Power

Grant King

President, Business Council of Australia

Dr Cassandra Goldie

Chief Executive Officer, ACOSS

Paul Broad

Managing Director, Snowy Hydro

Chris Birrer

First Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure, Department of Defence

Professor Ian Harper

Senior Advisor, Deloitte Access Economics

David Maxwell

Managing Director, Cooper Energy

Rob Koh

Utilities and Infrastructure Research Analyst, Morgan Stanley

Mark Samter

Director, Credit Suisse

Dr Ralph Craven

Independent Non-Executive Director, Senex Energy

Bruce Cox

Managing Director, Rio Tinto Aluminium – Pacific Operations

Lara Olsen

Regional Manager Business Development & Policy, Tesla Energy

Louis Vega

President & Managing Director Australia & New Zealand and Vice President, Olympic & Sports Solutions, The Dow Chemical Company

Royce DeSousa

General Manager - Energy & Sustainability, Visy

Michael Rath

National Lead Partner, Energy & Resources, Deloitte Australia

Mark Paterson

General Manager Consumer Energy, Horizon Energy

Stephen Bell

CEO, Qenos Pty Ltd

Matthew van der Linden

Founder and Director, Flow Power

Mike Straughton

Environment and Resources Leader for Australasia, Arup

Danny Price

Founder and Managing Director of Frontier Economics (Australia)

Roger Lloyd

Managing Director, Palisade Investment Partners Limited

Andrew Dillon

Interim CEO, Energy Networks Australia

Chris Flynn

Partner, Gilbert + Tobin

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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