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Australian Power Purchase Agreements Conference

21 – 22 October 2019 | Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

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overview

Informa – Australia’s leading business conference organiser – are delighted announce the inaugural Australian Power Purchase Agreements Conference which is taking place on the 21-22 October at the Radisson Blu in Sydney. This event will examine the rise and opportunities of corporate PPAs in Australia.

With electricity prices continuing to spiral ever higher while the cost of renewable energy continues to fall, businesses are turning to power purchase agreements to meet their energy needs with increasing frequency. The Australian Power Purchase Agreements Conference proposes two days of in-depth discussions around the rise of PPAs in Australia and what this means for both businesses and the Australian renewable energy industry.

Topics include:

  • Case studies
  • Market outlook
  • Financing
  • Risks and challenges involved in PPAs
  • Impact of PPAs on the renewables market
  • The future of PPAs and lessons learnt

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agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

KEYNOTE | Ministerial Address

9:40 am

The role of corporate PPAs and other financial innovations in supporting the growth of large-scale renewable energy in Australia

Dan Sturrock, Investment Director, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

10:10 am

Overview of corporate PPA funding in Australia – a Clean Energy Finance Corporation perspective

Monique Miller, Large-Scale Solar Lead and Director, Corporate and Project Finance, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

Helping Australian businesses and organisations procure renewable energy through power purchase agreements

Dr Chris Briggs, Technical Director, Business Renewables Centre Australia

11:30 am

Future trends in Corporate PPAs – towards market “standards”, aggregation models and financial instruments to manage merchant and firming risks

Zoë Hilson, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

12:00 pm

Telstra's sustainability efforts

Wes Ferguson, General Manager Renewable Energy Generation, Telstra Energy

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

The complexity of Australia’s energy pricing market, and how PPAs can provide certainty for both generators and customers

Craig Mickle, Partner - Infrastructure Advisory, Ernst & Young

2:00 pm

As Australia transitions to clean energy generation, new opportunities are opening up for corporates. Many are exploring how they can access lower electricity prices and achieve greater price certainty through corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreements. But how do corporates – and their key decisionmakers – navigate a deal against a backdrop of shifting market conditions and corporate drivers?

2:30 pm

Australian and international renewables market in the context of corporate PPAs

Lara Panjkov, Renewable Energy Analyst, Bloomberg NEF

3:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:30 pm

When it comes to Corporate PPAs, Energy Action see things differently. Chief Executive Officer, John Huggart discusses not only the powerful advantages of a Corporate PPA, but shines a light on the various risks they have identified that many businesses aren’t including in their evaluation. Following a detailed assessment of this emerging purchasing practice John shares what they believe to be the Powers & Perils of A Corporate Power Purchasing Agreement. If you’re thinking about PPAs, don’t miss out on this presentation!

4:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION | Challenges in developing power purchase agreements

Felipe Kovacic, General Manager - Business Development, TEC-C Investments

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & Networking drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

  • Future opportunities in a challenging market
  • PPA models
  • Allocating risk
  • Firming solar PPA energy for end use customers

9:40 am

CASE STUDY | Edify Energy’s power purchase agreement with Delta Electricity

John Cole, Founder & Chief Executive, Edify Energy

10:10 am

Impact of PPAs on the renewables market

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

Up to now it was challenging to align the diverging interests of landlords, tenants and solar asset developers when it came to solar power systems on large industrial roofs. However, new developments with respect to solar system design concepts allow to align these interests and open the multi GW potential for urban powers stations, in particular Bright Thinkers Power Stations. Bright Thinkers Power Stations combine the best of off-site corporate PPAs between power user and solar farms and on-site behind-the-meter solar systems.

11:30 am

  • Summary of the current PPAs in Hydro Tasmania’s portfolio
  • Firming VRE via pumped hydro energy storage
  • Part of Least cost customer solution
  • Flexible and innovative products (including PPA’s) that could complement VRE and storage
  • Informing regulatory/policy platforms to support VRE and Storage development

12:00 pm

Through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), UTS has committed to purchase the equivalent of half of our annual electricity demand from the soon-to-be-built Walgett Solar Farm for 12 years. This gives the solar project developers the surety they need to source further finance and start construction, while UTS will benefit from a competitive fixed ongoing energy cost with the potential for substantial savings over the life of the contract.

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

Sustainability calls for new ways of thinking about our future. We have an obligation to younger generations to ensure that sustainable practices are at the heart of Ascham School. In order to be viable, sustainable and in the interests of all stakeholders, the benefits of continually improving our environmental performance must be educational, financial and, of course, reduce the impact on the world around us. Candice focuses on Ascham School’s Sustainability Strategy, outlining the School’s Power Purchase Agreement with Flow Power and the School’s journey towards renewable energy.

2:00 pm

The future of PPAs and lessons learnt

2:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

2:40 pm

Afternoon Tea & End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3095+GSTEarly Bird

speakers

Dan Sturrock

Investment Director, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Monique Miller

Large-Scale Solar Lead and Director, Corporate and Project Finance, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Dr Chris Briggs

Technical Director, Business Renewables Centre Australia

Zoë Hilson

Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Wes Ferguson

General Manager Renewable Energy Generation, Telstra Energy

Craig Mickle

Partner - Infrastructure Advisory, Ernst & Young

Kelly Davies

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Lara Panjkov

Renewable Energy Analyst, Bloomberg NEF

John Huggart

Chief Executive Officer, Energy Action

Felipe Kovacic

General Manager - Business Development, TEC-C Investments

Tony Callan

Executive Manager Marketing, Delta Electricity

John Cole

Founder & Chief Executive, Edify Energy

Dr Oliver Hartley

Managing Director, Epho Commercial Solar

Caroline Wykamp

Chief Commercial Officer, Hydro Tasmania

Jonathan Prendergast

Green Infrastructure Project Manager, University of Technology Sydney

Candice Heapes

Business Manager, Ascham School

when & where

21 - 22 Oct 2019

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
27 O’Connell Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Lisa Hedlund
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Lisa.Hedlund@informa.com.au

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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