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
Chief Executive Officer, Genex Power
Managing Director, Syncline Energy
Principal, Energy Estate
Partner, KPMG Australia
Executive Director, Head of Storage, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Co-Founder & CEO, Maoneng Group
Louis de Sambucy
Managing Director, Neoen
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)
Chief Operating Officer, AGL Energy
Community Battery Project Manager, Yarra Energy Foundation
Head of Network Strategy & Non-network Solutions, CitiPower and Powercor
Professor Andrew Blakers
ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems
Investment Director, Octopus Investments Australia
Head of Portfolio Development, EnergyAustralia
Investment Director, Australian Renewable Energy Agency
Director, Stride Renewables
General Manager, Project Delivery, Australian Renewable Energy Agency
Executive General Manager, Commercial, Hydro Tasmania
Executive Director Technical Advisory Services, Energy Corporation of NSW
General Manager Australia, Vice President, Delivery, Asia Pacific, Fluence
Chief Operating Officer, Snowy Hydro
Head of Energy, Telstra
CEO, Marinus Link
Executive General Manager - Energy Management, ENGIE
Chief Executive Officer, Lumea
Dr Mark Locke
Principal Hydropower, GHD
Principal Battery Storage, GHD
Acting EGM Transmission and Distribution Networks, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)
CEO, Founder, Key Energy
Dr Vicky Au
Engagement & Strategy Lead, Hydrogen Industry Mission, CSIRO
Executive Manager - Risk, Assurance and Regulation, GHD
Director, Energy Storage & Innovation, Lumea
Director, Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
Manager Customer Solutions, Horizon Power
Project Director, Oven Mountain Pumped Hydro (OMPS Pty Ltd)
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Redflow Limited
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:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and quote INFORMA