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Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Conference

Enabling Australia’s Energy Transition

25-26 February 2019 | Swissotel Sydney

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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.




Simon Corbell

Chief Advisor, Energy Estate

Mark Williamson

Executive General Manager, Clean Energy Regulator

Professor Andrew Blakers

Director, ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems

Dr Cameron Potter

Future Energy Market Strategist, Hydro Tasmania

Liam Reid

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

Sam Magee

Head of Commercial - Corporate, Energy Australia

Michael Addison

Director, Genex Power

Andrew George

Executive Manager Asset Solutions and Delivery, WaterNSW

Damien Sanford

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

Dennis Freedman

Head of Infrastructure Development, AusNet Services

Fiona Orton

Future Grid Manager, TransGrid

Benjamin 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, BloombergNEF

Jil Lindau

Commercial Head - Australia & New Zealand, BloombergNEF

Steve Aubert

International Expert, ABB

Harald Lippe

International Expert, Voith Hydro


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.

when & where

25 - 26 Feb 2019

Swissotel Sydney
68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9238 8888

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call on 02 8585 0808.


Still have a question?

Nicholas Mayfield
Conference Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4477

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4030

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