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 AUG 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 JUL 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 AUG 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 AUG 2021
Informa Australia is delighted to announce the 2022 Australian Energy 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 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
Chief Executive Officer, Genex Power
Managing Director, Syncline Energy
Director, Energy Estate
Director, Energy Infrastructure and Zones, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Community Battery Project Manager, Yarra Energy Foundation
Executive Director, Head of Storage, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Head of Network Strategy & Non-network Solutions, CitiPower and Powercor
Professor Andrew Blakers
Director, ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems