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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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NSW Treasurer Matt Kean has announced plans for a 700 megawatt battery to help compensate for the expedited closure of Origin Energy’s Eraring coal plant.
Kean says NSW will become home to “the biggest battery in the southern hemisphere” to help free up capacity. He is confident it will be ready in time for Eraring’s 2025 closure.
“The best way to deal with price increases in our electricity system is to build more supply and our electricity infrastructure road map will ensure that that is exactly what occurs,” he says.
Australian Financial Review,17 February 2022

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

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


The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull AC

Dr Alan Finkel AC

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

Principal, Energy Estate

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

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

Head of Portfolio Development, EnergyAustralia

Dan Sturrock

Investment Director, Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Amy Kean

Director, Stride Renewables

Rachele Williams

General Manager, Project Delivery, Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Caroline Wykamp

Executive General Manager, Commercial, Hydro Tasmania

Andrew Kingsmill

Executive Director Technical Advisory Services, Energy Corporation of NSW

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

CEO, Marinus Link

Andrew Hyland

Executive General Manager - Energy Management, ENGIE

Richard Lowe

Chief Executive Officer, Lumea

Dr Mark Locke

Principal Hydropower, GHD

Glen Conway

Principal Battery Storage, GHD

Danielle Beinart

Acting EGM Transmission and Distribution Networks, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

Howard Leong

CEO, Founder, Key Energy

Dr Vicky Au

Engagement & Strategy Lead, Hydrogen Industry Mission, CSIRO

David Bones

Executive Manager - Risk, Assurance and Regulation, GHD

Helen Gough

Director, Energy Storage & Innovation, Lumea

James Allan

Director, Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

Jaryd Revere

Manager Customer Solutions, Horizon Power

Jeremy Moon

Project Director, Oven Mountain Pumped Hydro (OMPS Pty Ltd)

Tim Harris

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Redflow Limited

Our Gold Sponsor ENGIE, interview

Andrew Hyland, Executive General Manager, ENGIE >>

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
T: +61 (2) 9080 4334

Health & Safety Commitments

When you join our event, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organised event experience.

All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, Informa Australia will follow some key health and safety priority commitments as part of “Informa AllSecure“.

Full vaccination against Covid-19 is required for all in-person attendees.

IMPORTANT: For more information on Informa’s Vaccination requirement for all in-person attendees, our Event Health & Safety measures in place and Conditions of entry, click here.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.

when & where

23 - 24 Mar 2022

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

Swissotel Sydney Special Accommodation Rate: 10% discount off best available rate at the time of booking. In order to qualify, please call the Reservations Team on 02 9238 8888 between 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday or email and quote INFORMA


Still have a question?

Aya Mersal
Conference Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4338

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4334

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