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Renewable Energy in the Central West Forum

Exploring the Central West’s renewables transformation and what this means for the future of the region.

15 September 2020 | Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

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Early bird rate expires 10 August 2020


“Plans to open up the Central West of NSW to more renewable energy have generated overwhelming investor interest – topping $38 billion, or nine times the government’s available capacity… [and has] drawn proposals for 27,000MW in so-called 113 registrations of interest, the Berejiklian government said…

The projects in the Central West are expected to bring 450 construction jobs to the region and generate enough electricity to power 1.3 million homes when completed.” – Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June 2020

Informa Australia is delighted to be holding the forthcoming Renewable Energy in the Central West Forum, which will be held on the 15th of September at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. This event will explore the Central West’s renewables transformation and what this means for the future of the region.

In order to ensure reliable and affordable energy supply for energy consumers across the state, the NSW Government are planning to invest in the creation of Renewable Energy Zones to help unlock a significant pipeline of large-scale renewable energy and storage projects while supporting private sector investment in NSW’s regions, the first of which will be located in the Central West.

With the help of the State Government investment the Central West is predicted to attract 3,000MW of investment in wind and solar projects to replace ageing coal-fired power stations, transforming the region and bringing investment into the local community.

Join us to explore the Central West’s renewable energy journey.

Topics will include:

• Case studies on the proposed renewable projects
• Investment opportunities
• Policy landscape
• Community engagement and social license
• Technology outlook
• Transmission


Packages Price
One Day Conference$1295$895+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate

Early bird rate expires 10 August 2020


The Hon. Matthew Kean MP

Minister for Energy and Environment, NSW Government

Councillor Ben Shields

Mayor, Dubbo Regional Council

Councillor Reg Kidd

Mayor, Orange City Council

Dan Sturrock

Investment Director, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Simon Franklin

Managing Director, ITP Renewables

Matthew Flower

Development Manager, CWP Renewables Pty Ltd

Alan Major

Managing Director, Energy Democracy

Professor Andrew Blakers

Director, ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems

Senior Representative, NSW Department of Planning & Environment

Garth Heron

Head of Development Australia, Neoen

David Salisbury

Executive Manager, Engineering, Essential Energy

when & where

15 Sep 2020

Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Obley Rd, Dubbo NSW 2830


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Lisa Hedland
Conference Producer
(02) 9080 4058

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
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