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Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Conference

Enabling Australia’s Energy Transition

25-26 February 2019 | Swissotel Sydney

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Early Bird Rate $2,695 ( Save $500) Expires on 22 December 2018 // See Pricing Below

overview

Co-located with the Commercial & Large Scale Solar Conference and the 6th annual Off Grid & Stand Alone Power Conference. One registration for all events.

As Australia’s energy transition continues on the back of lowering costs and consistent technological efficiencies, Renewable Generation is set to supply 29% of our electricity needs by 2020 should the industry maintain its current rate of development. As the penetration of renewables increases however, so does the need for large scale storage and the stability it provides.

While this transition has opened the door for new storage technologies such as South Australia’s Hornsdale Power Reserve, PHES accounts for over 95% of all energy storage capacity worldwide, arguably due to its longevity, reliability, and potential for scale – making it the clear solution to Australia’s looming storage needs.

It is in this atmosphere that Informa Australia are delighted to announce the 3rd annual Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Conference, held 25-26 February 2019 at the Swissotel Sydney.

Join us for a unique shared learning and networking opportunity; bringing together industry leaders, government representatives and key experts for a comprehensive 2-days of in depth case studies and project updates alongside energy market and investment analysis, commentary on policy and regulation, and discussion on the state of the industry and future opportunities.

agenda

8:00 am

Morning Coffee & Registration

8:30 am

Opening remarks from the chair

Professor Andrew Blakers, Director, ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems

8:40 am

An invitation has been extended to The Hon. Don Harwin, Minister for Energy & Utilities

9:00 am

Making Pumped Hydro Great Again

Professor Andrew Blakers, Director, ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems

9:30 am

The Pipeline of Renewable Generation Projects

Mark Williamson, Executive General Manager, Clean Energy Regulator

10:00 am

An in-depth look at the current state of the NEM, Policy and Regulation, the need for PHES and firming, the speed at which we might be able to develop and integrate additional capacity, and where we expect to be in 5-10 years’ time.

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

MAJOR PROJECT UPDATES

11:10 am

Snowy Hydro

Senior Representative, Snowy Hydro, (Invited)

11:40 am

Battery of the Nation

Christopher Gwynne, Program Director, Battery of the Nation, Hydro Tasmania

12:10 pm

The Kidston Energy Hub: Dispatchable Renewable Energy on Tap

Simon Kidston, Executive Director, Genex Power

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

CEFC

Simon Brooker, Executive Director Corporate & Project Finance, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

2:10 pm

Baroota Pumped Hydro Project

Brer Adams, Director, Rise Renewables

2:40 pm

International Case Study

Senior Representative, Voith Hydro,

3:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break

TRANSMISSION ACROSS THE NEM

3:30 pm

TransGrid

Fiona Orton, Future Grid Manager, TransGrid

3:50 pm

TasNetworks

Ben White, Head of Stakeholder Relations, Community Engagement, Environment & Planning Approvals (Project Marinus), TasNetworks

4:10 pm

AusNet

Dennis Freedman, Head of Infrastructure Development, AusNet Services

4:30 pm

Powerlink

Senior Representative, Powerlink Queensland, (Invited)

4:50 pm

Building on previous discussion, we talk openly about the current state of Transmission in the NEM, the impact of policy and regulation on development and investment, how well placed we are to handle future demand and disruption, and what we may need to change.

5:10 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:15 pm

CLOSING | End of Conference Day One and Networking Drinks

8:30 am

Morning Coffee & Registration

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

ARENA

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

9:30 am

Energy Australia Update

Sam Magee, Head of Commercial - Corporate, Energy Australia

10:00 am

Middleback Range Pumped Hydro Project

Liam Reid, General Manager, Corporate Development, SIMEC ZEN Energy, GFG Alliance

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

AEMO

Damien Stanford, Executive General Manager of Operations, Australian Energy Market Operator

11:30 am

Goat Hill Update

Christian Reilly, Director, Altura Group

12:00 pm

Hillgrove Resources - Kanmantoo

Steve McClare, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Hillgrove Resources

12:30 pm

A spotlight on the role of local government in facilitating renewable energy projects and transitioning a fossil fuel driven community; with insights from Muswellbrook Shire – which is home to 8 thermal coal mines and 2 coal fired power stations.

1:00 pm

Lunch and networking break

2:00 pm

Technical Case Study

2:30 pm

Technical Case Study

3:00 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

3:10 pm

CLOSING | Afternoon Tea and End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3195$2695+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird

Early Bird Rate $2,695 (Save $500) – Expires on 22 December 2018
Standard Rate $3,195 – From 23 December 2018

speakers

Mark Williamson

Executive General Manager, Clean Energy Regulator

Professor Andrew Blakers

Director, ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems

Christopher Gwynne

Program Director, Battery of the Nation, Hydro Tasmania

Liam Reid

General Manager, Corporate Development, SIMEC ZEN Energy, GFG Alliance

Sam Magee

Head of Commercial - Corporate, Energy Australia

Simon Kidston

Executive Director, Genex Power

Damien Stanford

Executive General Manager of Operations, Australian Energy Market Operator

Matt Walden

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

Simon Brooker

Executive Director Corporate & Project Finance, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Cameron Potter

Future Energy Market Strategist, Hydro Tasmania

Dennis Freedman

Head of Infrastructure Development, AusNet Services

Fiona Orton

Future Grid Manager, TransGrid

Ben White

Head of Stakeholder Relations, Community Engagement, Environment & Planning Approvals (Project Marinus), TasNetworks

Christian Reilly

Director, Altura Group

Fiona Plesman

General Manager, Muswellbrook Shire Council

Brer Adams

Director, Rise Renewables

Steve McClare

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Hillgrove Resources

Ali Asghar

Senior Associate – Power, Energy Storage & Electric Vehicles, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Senior Representative, Voith Hydro

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 – Pumped Hydro Energy Storage, Commercial & Large Scale Solar, 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.

2018 Partners

when & where

25 - 26 Feb 2019

Swissotel Sydney
68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9238 8888
www.swissotel.com/sydney

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contact

Still have a question?

Nicholas Mayfield
Conference Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4477
Nicholas.Mayfield@informa.com

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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