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Pumped Hydro
&
Battery Storage Conference

Enabling Australia’s Energy Transition

25-26 February 2020 | Swissotel Sydney

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Early Bird Rate $2,595 + GST (SAVE $600) Expires 20 Dec 2019 // See Pricing Below

overview

Co-located with the Large Scale Solar Conference and the 7th Annual Off-Grid and Stand Alone Power Conference. One registration for all events.

Australia’s renewable generation capacity continues to surge with 6.5GWs projected to come online by the end of 2019 – up from 2018’s already record breaking 5.1GWs – highlighting the NEM’s ever growing need for energy storage.

This need for storage is further highlighted by the strain distributed renewable generation is placing on the NEM’s transmission network, originally built with baseload generation in mind, alongside increasingly common negative pricing events which put further pressure on the nation’s aging fossil fuel generators, increasing the risk of their early exit from the market.

It is in this atmosphere that Informa Australia are delighted to announce the 4th Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Conference, held 25-26 February 2020 at the Swissotel Sydney. Part of the Energy & Investment Series, join us for a unique shared learning and networking opportunity; bringing together industry leaders, government representatives and key experts for a comprehensive two days of in depth case studies, project updates and industry analysis.

Key Topics Include:

  • Balancing the future need for storage with current market investment signals
  • Examining the energy mix, looking to future projections, and establishing a timeline of when we will need large scale energy storage to come online
  • Taking a look at the NEM’s transmission, required works, and how it may shape future development
  • Discussion on energy policy and regulation across the NEM at both State and Federal levels
  • Current Pipeline of projects across the NEM, opportunities new and established, and comprehensive updates from the developers and project proponents

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agenda

8:30 am

Registration & Morning Coffee

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

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

9:00 am

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | NSW Government

The Hon. Matthew Kean MP, Minister for Energy and Environment, NSW Government

9:10 am

AGL Address

Doug Jackson, Executive General Manager Group Operations, AGL

9:35 am

Innovating Battery Storage

Mark Twidell, Director, Energy, Tesla

9:55 am

We sit down with some of the nation’s leading authorities for a comprehensive discussion outlining the current state of the NEM, its overall health, and what we can expect in terms of FCAS and storage/firming demand in the short to medium term – alongside analysis on what current renewable development rates may mean for the long-term energy mix.

10:25 am

Networking and refreshments break

10:50 am

CEFC: Funding, Investment & Future Plans

Simon Brooker, Executive Director, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

11:20 am

Battery of the Nation

Dr Cameron Potter, Manager, Strategic Market Analysis, Hydro Tasmania

11:50 am

As Australia’s renewable generation capacity continues to grow the need for additional firming assets becomes ever more apparent. To examine this, we sit down with a panel of experts discussing Pumped Hydro, Battery Storage and Hydrogen in terms of their technical capabilities, market opportunity, investability, and how all of this may be shaped by increasingly common negative pricing events and government policy.

ENERGY & INVESTMENT SERIES MIDDAY PLENARY

12:30 pm

SPECIAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Energy, the climate & realising Australia's renewable potential

The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull, 29th Prime Minister of Australia

1:00 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:50 pm

Learnings from the Hornsdale Battery Case Study

Marija Petkovic, Managing Director, Energy Synapse

2:20 pm

  • Technical and skills needed over the lifecycle of the BotN project
  • Niche skills for the future that need to be developed now

2:50 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:20 pm

Integrating transmission networks and battery storage

Nicola Tully, Head of Innovation and Technology, TransGrid

3:50 pm

The Baroota Pumped Storage Project

Brer Adams, Director, Rise Renewables

4:20 pm

A technical look at the role for a HVDC backbone in renewables-reliant networks, the likelihood and appetite for significant development of this infrastructure in Australia, and what it may mean for future demand for large-scale storage in the NEM.

4:50 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

5:00 pm

CLOSING | Networking Drinks & End of Conference Day One

8:30 am

Registration & Morning Coffee

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

WaterNSW

Joseph Pizzinga, Chief Financial Officer, WaterNSW

9:40 am

Marinus Link

Stephen Clark, Technical and Economic Leader - Project Marinus, TasNetworks

10:10 am

  • Significant progress has been made by large-scale batteries over
    the past 3 years
  • A number of important technical and regulatory issues still need
    to be addressed
  • ARENA is considering a range of projects to move the sector
    towards commercial viability

10:40 am

A technical look at machine learning enable analytics, their potential
to optimise and automate your market interactions, predict
fluctuations, and tangible case-study level examples of how they can
benefit your operations.

10:50 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:20 am

SIMEC Update

Marc Barrington, Chief Executive Officer, SIMEC Energy Australia

11:50 am

Learnings from Lake Bonney and next steps

Tony Clark, Executive General Manager - Operations and Projects, Infigen Energy

12:20 pm

Goal Hill Pumped Storage Hydro Project

Christian Reilly, Director, Altura Group

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

Analysis on the breadth of major works coming across the Energy and
East-Coast Infrastructure Sectors, what this means for developers,
and why 2023 may be a challenging year for the industry.

2:10 pm

Water Usage in our Energy Industry – Traditional Generation VS 100% Renewable Future

Dr Matthew Stocks, Research Fellow, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

2:40 pm

Update from one of Australia’s leading large scale storage projects.

3:10 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

3:20 pm

CLOSING | Afternoon Tea and End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3195$2595+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird

Event pricing

  • Early bird rate $2,595 – Expires 20 Dec 2019
  • Standard rate $3,095 – Expires 06 Feb 2020
  • Full rate $3,195 – From 07 Feb 2020

speakers

The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull

29th Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon. Matthew Kean MP

Minister for Energy and Environment, NSW Government

Dr Alex Wonhas

Chief System Design and Engineering Officer, AEMO

Mark Williamson

Executive General Manager, Clean Energy Regulator

Doug Jackson

Executive General Manager Group Operations, AGL

Marco Assorati

Executive Director Asia-Pacific, Salini Impregilo

Mark Twidell

Director, Energy, Tesla

Joseph Pizzinga

Chief Financial Officer, WaterNSW

Marc Barrington

Chief Executive Officer, SIMEC Energy Australia

Daniel Nugent

Portfolio Development Leader, EnergyAustralia

Dr Cameron Potter

Manager, Strategic Market Analysis, Hydro Tasmania

Stephen Clark

Technical and Economic Leader - Project Marinus, TasNetworks

Nicola Tully

Head of Innovation and Technology, TransGrid

Simon Brooker

Executive Director, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Dan Sturrock

Director Business Development and Transactions, ARENA

Tony Clark

Executive General Manager - Operations and Projects, Infigen Energy

Christian Reilly

Director, Altura Group

Mike Westerman

Senior Technical Director Hydropower, GHD

Benjamin White

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

Angus McDonald

Venture Architect, SAP Innovation Services and Solutions

Dr Matthew Stocks

Research Fellow, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Marija Petkovic

Managing Director, Energy Synapse

Nick West

Senior Engineer, Civil, Entura

Ali Asghar

Senior Associate – Power, Energy Storage & Electric Vehicles, BNEF

Brer Adams

Director, Rise Renewables

Simone Lutz

Head of Business Development, Energy Estate

THE ENERGY & INVESTMENT SERIES

The Energy & Investment Series brings together 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 – The 6th Annual Large Scale Solar, the 4th Annual Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Conference, and 7th Annual Off-Grid and Stand Alone Power Conference will be co-located at the Swissotel, Sydney on the 25-26 February 2020

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 2020

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

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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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