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The Australian Energy & Battery Storage Conference

Enabling Australia’s Energy Transition

23-24 March 2022 | Swissotel, Sydney

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overview

There are more than 85 big batteries with a total capacity of 18,660 MW in the planning pipeline.
Mark Ludlow, Australian Financial Review, November 2021

Its research shows there are five utility-scale battery projects in operation in the NEM and 35 utility-scale battery projects in the pipeline. In Australia, the battery industry is predicted to be worth $7.4 billion by 2030.
Tony Boyd, Australian Financial Review, September 2021

A rapid, orderly transition to 100% renewable electricity is critical to Australia’s energy future, which is achievable in a sustainable, reliable and cost-effective way.
Shane Rattenbury, ACT Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister, August 2021

Energy storage will help make more efficient use of the network and will play an important role in accelerating our transition to a highly renewable electricity grid and low-carbon economy.
Rohan Leppert, The council’s environment portfolio chair, July 2021

Significant renewable energy investments, and well-progressed dispatchable generation projects, including gas plants, pumped hydro and battery storage, will all help replace retiring thermal plants. The new dispatchable capacity will also enable higher penetrations of low-cost solar and wind generation into the market in the coming years.
Daniel Westerman, CEO, Australian Energy Market Operator, August 2021

Based on the current trends AEMO expects that, if the power system is engineered appropriately, there could be up to 100% instantaneous penetration of renewables at certain times of the day throughout the year by 2025.
2021 Electricity Statement of Opportunities Report, August 2021

Informa Australia is delighted to announce the Australian Energy & Battery Storage Conference, held 23-24 March at the Swissotel Sydney. Re-join and reconnect with your colleagues, contacts and industry for this unique networking and shared learning opportunity.

The Australian Energy & Battery Storage Conference will focus on the latest development of large-scale batteries, pumped hydro projects & community batteries. The rapidly changing environment and technological advancements push forward the future goal of a successful 100% renewable energy transition. The surge in transmission investments also continues to ensure the opportunity to effectively improve long-term energy reliability. This exciting event allows the opportunity for greater transparency and effective collaboration across the sector.

Topics will include:

  • Policy – new proposed changes to the electricity grid (NEM) and the impact new energy storage will play (including REZ’s)
  • The latest advances in battery storage technology
  • Investment considerations for the roll-out of energy storage in the NEM
  • Case studies on the construction of new large-scale batteries (and pumped hydro)
  • Case studies of the actual operation of batteries in the grid
  • The transmission angle – how batteries (and pumped hydro projects) can be connected to the grid

speakers

The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull AC

Dr Alan Finkel AO

Special Adviser to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technology and Chair, Technology Investment Advisory Council, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

James Harding

Chief Executive Officer, Genex Power

Phil Galloway

Managing Director, Syncline Energy

Simon Currie

Director, Energy Estate

Chloe Hicks

Director, Energy Infrastructure and Zones, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Sally Torgoman

Partner, KPMG Australia

Simon Brooker

Executive Director, Head of Storage, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Morris Zhou

Co-Founder & CEO, Maoneng Group

Louis de Sambucy

Managing Director, Neoen

Michelle Elvy

General Manager Bauxite Operations, Rio Tinto

Koovashni Reddy

Co-Founder & Director, Development, ACE Power & Founder and Managing Director, CleanGen

Benn Barr

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

Markus Brokhof

Chief Operating Officer, AGL Energy

Chris Wallin

Community Battery Project Manager, Yarra Energy Foundation

Greg Hannan

Head of Network Strategy & Non-network Solutions, CitiPower and Powercor

Professor Andrew Blakers

ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems

Darren Brown

Investment Director, Octopus Investments Australia

Daniel Nugent

Portfolio Development Leader, EnergyAustralia

Stephanie Unwin

Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Power

Dan Sturrock

Investment Director, Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Rachele Williams

General Manager, Project Delivery, Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Caroline Wykamp

Executive General Manager, Commercial, Hydro Tasmania

Aaron McCann

General Manager Australia, Vice President, Delivery, Asia Pacific, Fluence

Roger Whitby

Chief Operating Officer, Snowy Hydro

Ben Burge

Head of Energy, Telstra

Bess Clark

General Manager - Marinus Link, TasNetworks

agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

SPECIAL ADDRESS |

9:30 am

SPECIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS| Energy and pumped hydro storage

The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull AC,

10:00 am

The Role of Big Batteries in the Future of the Grid

Louis de Sambucy, Managing Director, Neoen

10:25 am

Networking and refreshment break

10:55 am

Enabling an integrated energy hub vision

Markus Brokhof, Chief Operating Officer, AGL Energy

11:20 am

Additional investments in energy storage for the future

Simon Brooker, Executive Director, Head of Storage, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

11:45 am

  • Integrating transmission networks and battery storage
  • Investment & funding challenges
  • Integration of renewable assets
  • Requirements to enable transition through transmission network
  • The future of transmission – latest government policies and how it may shape priorities going forwards

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

  • Concurrent REZ delivery and the REZ lifecycle
  • Network solutions and infrastructure optimisation
  • Competitive processes for REZ connection
  • Firming the REZ through storage

1:50 pm

Building the business case for large scale energy storage projects

Daniel Nugent, Portfolio Development Leader, EnergyAustralia

2:10 pm

  • The case for large scale energy storage in North QLD
  • Challenges and opportunities in developing pumped storage hydro
  • Kidston Hydro project structure
  • Update on construction of the first Australian pumped hydro plant in 40 years

2:30 pm

The Fulham Solar Farm and Perry Bridge Solar Farm

Darren Brown, Investment Director, Octopus Investments Australia

2:50 pm

Snowy Hydro 2.0

Roger Whitby, Chief Operating Officer, Snowy Hydro

3:10 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:40 pm

Telstra's plans for the energy sector

Ben Burge, Head of Energy, Telstra

4:05 pm

Medium duration storage: why is it important and what options are emerging?

Dan Sturrock, Investment Director, Australian Renewable Energy Agency

4:25 pm

  • Electrify everything using solar & wind achieves rapid and deep emissions reductions
  • Storage, transmission and demand management balances solar & wind at low cost
  • No new technology needed to reach 80% emissions reductions

4:45 pm

  • The current challenges and core concerns surrounding renewable energy investment in Australia
  • Insights into what the capital market is looking for from projects
  • Clean energy investment strategies & opportunities
  • Investing in the transmission system and balancing technologies such as pumped hydro, battery storage for the future

5:20 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair & Networking Drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

SPECIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Australia’s energy transition & the role of energy storage technologies

Dr Alan Finkel AO, Special Adviser to the Australian Government on Low Emissions Technology and Chair, Technology Investment Advisory Council, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

9:40 am

Integrating energy storage systems into the National Electricity Market (NEM)

Benn Barr, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

10:05 am

The revolving list of case studies of batteries in the NEM

Sally Torgoman, Partner, KPMG Australia

10:30 am

ARENA’s Investment Plan: funding renewable energy technologies & storage

Rachele Williams, General Manager, Project Delivery, Australian Renewable Energy Agency

10:50 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:20 am

  • The Clean Energy Transition and its impact on the Australian Electricity Market
  • Business case for grid scale BESS
  • What Maoneng is doing to help accelerate the clean energy transition in Australia and abroad

11:40 am

ACE Power - battery storage, large scale solar and wind

Koovashni Reddy, Co-Founder & Director, Development, ACE Power & Founder and Managing Director, CleanGen

12:00 pm

  • The Weipa solar farm will triple in size
  • Reducing reliance on diesel power generation
  • Solidifying a commitment to reduce our footprint

12:20 pm

Hydro System improvements and Deep Storage

Caroline Wykamp, Executive General Manager, Commercial, Hydro Tasmania

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

Melton Renewable Energy Hub Project

Phil Galloway, Managing Director, Syncline Energy

2:20 pm

Renewable energy future: Battery energy storage projects

Stephanie Unwin, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Power

2:40 pm

Delivering quality grid-scale battery storage projects

Aaron McCann, General Manager Australia, Vice President, Delivery, Asia Pacific, Fluence

3:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:30 pm

Community based batteries: challenges & opportunities

Greg Hannan, Head of Network Strategy & Non-network Solutions, CitiPower and Powercor

3:50 pm

  • Vision and journey of the project
  • Ownership options and business models
  • Funding and technology choices
  • How to bring the community on-board
  • Steppingstone to the future of the electricity grid

4:10 pm

  • Challenges on the grid & improvements
  • Grid support to fast track the transition

4:50 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:00 pm

END OF CONFERENCE

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2695+GST Super Saver Rate

Event Pricing

  • Super Early Bird Rate $2,695 (Save $600) – Expires on 17 December 2021
  • Early Bird Rate $3,095 (Save $200) – Expires on 1 March 2022
  • Standard Rate $3,295 – Register from 2 March 2022

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Reconnect and re-engage with your industry peers at the Australian Energy & Battery Storage Conference.

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as networking drinks, refreshment breaks and lunches, making this not just a conference… but an all encompassing industry “experience”.

Event sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organisation to:

  • Build relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
  • Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
  • Demonstrate your product in person
  • Network with the industry
  • Build brand awareness

To see what is on offer please contact:
Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
E: Megan.Rogulski@informa.com
T: +61 (2) 9080 4334

when & where

23 - 24 Mar 2022

Swissôtel Sydney
68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
+61 (02) 9238 8888

contact

Still have a question?

Aya Mersal
Conference Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4338
Aya.Mersal@informa.com

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4334
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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