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Commercial & Large Scale Solar Conference

25 – 26 February 2019 | Swissotel Sydney

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overview

Informa Australia is delighted to hold the forthcoming Commercial & Large Scale Solar Conference which is taking place on the 25-26 February 2019 at the Swissotel Sydney This event will examine the advances and challenges with solar in Australia.

This important industry conference is being driven by the many new developments in the energy sector.

With electricity prices continuing to spiral ever higher while the cost of solar power continues to fall there has been increasing investment in solar to meet Australia’s energy needs, from the construction of large scale solar farms to businesses rolling out commercial solar on their infrastructure and pursuing power purchase agreements. The Commercial & Large Scale Solar Conference proposes two days of in-depth discussions around the current changes and challenges affecting the market, including practical cases studies, technologies, finance, regulations, maintenance and international perspectives.

We expect the Commercial & Large Scale Solar Conference to compliment this series of events and bring the most topical and important issues to the fore.

agenda

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

Observations and outlook of the Large Scale Solar sector in Australia: An ARENA Perspective

Matt Walden, Transaction Specialist | Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

9:30 am

Reliability and security in the context of solar

Damien Sanford, Executive General Manager of Operations, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

10:00 am

Update on the impact of solar in Australia’s Renewable Energy Target

Dean Smeulders, Manager, Large Scale Renewables, Clean Energy Regulator

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

Solar in Australia: Lessons learned from the past two years

Simon Currie, Global Head of Energy, Norton Rose Fulbright

11:30 am

Tim Buckley, Energy Finance analyst with IEEFA will discuss the latest developments in the global energy system transformation, with a focus on the key markets of China, Japan and India and how they are increasingly embracing lower emissions, deflationary electricity generation and smart grids to drive more sustainable economic growth and head off both stranded asset risks and avoid excessive build up in air pollution.

12:00 pm

This presentation will explore CWP Renewables large scale hybrid projects including the Renewable Energy Hub and Asian Renewable Energy Hub in the Pilbara, which will export electricity to Jakarta and Singapore via subsea cables.

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

140 MW Whyalla solar farm

Jennifer Purdie, CEO, Adani Australia Renewables

2:00 pm

  • Addressing community and planning concerns
  • Grid Connection – the biggest challenge for solar projects
  • Securing offtakes for projects; will the corporate PPA market continue to grow?

2:30 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:00 pm

As more solar projects are developed around Australia, a number of challenges are arising for developers and regulators in the assessment and approvals phase. As occurred in the wind sector, some early solar projects were approved with swift assessments and relatively few conditions. However, as more and larger projects are proposed and the sector matures, the assessment process is evolving with new considerations emerging. With reference to Pacific Hydro’s Prairie Solar Farm and other developments across Australia this presentation will look at emerging issues and opportunities, new State based guidelines that are being developed and the growing range of evaluations that may need to be considered in the environmental assessment/ approvals phase.

3:30 pm

  • A Flinders University Case Study for a 1.7 Mw solar project that meets multiple goals – clean energy, shading carparks, infrastructure upgrade and future water collection.
  • Will discuss drivers behind building on-campus solar decisions and designs
  • What the future may look like for University energy

4:20 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:30 pm

Networking drinks

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

The LRET is now set to be met and then exceeded in 2020, no new capacity or investments are required to meet the legislated targets.

Does this signal a return to the doldrums for large-scale solar or will falling technology costs, State specific renewable energy targets and growing corporate demand for renewables be enough sustain the industry?

This session examines the outlook for the commercial and large-scale solar industry in Australia.

9:30 am

  •  Developer and investor perspectives
  •  Commercialising large scale solar
  •  Challenges and opportunities

10:00 am

Update on IKEA’s plan to rely entirely on renewables by 2020

Dr Kate Ringvall, Country Manager Sustainability, Retail, IKEA Australia

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

CASE STUDY | Daydream Solar Farm

John Cole, Founder & Chief Executive, Edify Energy

11:30 am

CASE STUDY | The Kiamal Solar Farm

Michael Vawser, Regional Director - Asia Pacific, Total Eren

12:00 pm

  •  Introduce and outline of the paper
  •  Key bankability issues to consider
  •  Manufacturers’ warranties, defects liability
  •  Performance testing and performance guarantee framework
  •  Staged completion and interface issues

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

  •  How record low hurdle rates decrease wholesale merchant risk
  •  Potential income streams from dispatchable generation, storage with solar
  •  How VPP’s should interact with AEMO
  •  Brief overview of software stacking to achieve VPP status

2:00 pm

Vicinity Centres is one of Australia’s leading retail property owners and operators with a port-folio of more than 80 shopping centres and $26 billion in assets under management. Nick Ir-vine, in his role as General Manager National Operations, manages shopping centre opera-tions across the portfolio and leads a national team driving innovative solutions including the recently announced largest Australian renewable energy investment ($75m) in shopping cen-tres covering solar, batteries, energy blockchain technology solutions and energy manage-ment systems.

2:30 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:00 pm

ISPT’s major solar panel roll out

Garry Hendrix, Senior Engineer, Sustainability & Technical Services, ISPT

3:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION | The future of solar in Australia

4:00 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:10 pm

End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3195$2695+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
  • EARLY BIRD RATE EXPIRES BY 21 December 2018

speakers

Matt Walden

Transaction Specialist | Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Damien Sanford

Executive General Manager of Operations, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

Dean Smeulders

Manager, Large Scale Renewables, Clean Energy Regulator

Simon Currie

Global Head of Energy, Norton Rose Fulbright

Tim Buckley

Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australasia, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

Andrew Dickson

Business Development Manager, CWP Renewables

Jennifer Purdie

CEO, Adani Australia Renewables

Jonathan Upson

Senior Business Development Manager, ESCO Pacific

Kim Derriman

Manager, Environment and Development, Pacific Hydro

Mark Gregory

Vice-President Corporate Services (COO), Flinders University

Leonard Quong

Senior Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Anthony Lamb

Division Director, Macquarie Capital

Dr Kate Ringvall

Country Manager Sustainability, Retail, IKEA Australia

John Cole

Founder & Chief Executive, Edify Energy

Michael Vawser

Regional Director - Asia Pacific, Total Eren

Charlie Grover

Partner, PwC

Cameron Quin

National Business Director, Solar Bay

Nick Irvine

General Manager of Operations, Vicinity Centres

Garry Hendrix

Senior Engineer, Sustainability & Technical Services, ISPT

THE ENERGY & INVESTMENT SERIES

The Energy & Investment Series brings together for the first time three of Informa’s leading renewable energy events under the one roof. This allows the finance and investment community, service, engineering and supply industries, government agencies and the broader energy sector to switch sessions and plan a track to suit their requirements. This is great value and offers exceptional networking opportunities.

All three conferences – Commercial & Large Scale Solar, Pumped Hydro Energy Storage, and Off-Grid & Stand Alone Power will be co-located at the Swissotel, Sydney on the 25-26 February 2019

One registration to any of these conferences gives you an Access All Areas Pass to attend any of the sessions at the three events.

That’s three conferences for the price of one. Over 80 speakers on the most cutting edge energy projects being rolled out across Australia.

Insights

ARENA’s perspective on the future of large scale solar
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Wind versus solar – the obsolete debate
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How Horizon Power are developing their microgrid capability
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Managing renewable energy intermittency: Case study of Genex’s Kidston Renewable Energy Hub
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when & where

25 - 26 Feb 2019

Swissotel Sydney
68 Market St
Sydney, NSW 2000

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contact

Still have a question?

Lisa Hedlund
Conference Producer
+61 2 9080 4058
Lisa.Hedlund@informa.com.au

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
Phone: +61 (02) 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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