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Spencer Gulf Renewable Energy Conference

7-8 August 2019 | Stamford Plaza Adelaide

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overview

Informa Australia is delighted to announce the forthcoming Spencer Gulf Renewable Energy Conference which will be held on the 7-8 August at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide. The conference aims to explore the Spencer Gulf’s continuing transformation into a renewable technology hub.

This important industry conference is being driven by the many new developments in the Spencer Gulf region. Once facing economic uncertainty, the Spencer Gulf has been revived with an influx of renewable projects including solar and wind farms pumped hydro energy storage and hydrogen production. The Spencer Gulf Renewable Energy Conference will explore this transformation and what this means for the future of the region.

Topics will include:

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

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agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

KEYNOTE | Ministerial Keynote

9:40 am

STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | SA Government Ministerial Keynote

The Hon. David Speirs MP, Minister for Environment and Water, Government of South Australia

10:10 am

Spencer Gulf’s renewable energy transformation

Dr. Paul Heithersay, Chief Executive, Department for Energy & Mining

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

LOCAL COUNCIL ADDRESS | The impact of renewable projects in the Port Pirie region

Leon Stephens, Mayor, Port Pirie Regional Council & Chair, Spencer Gulf Cities Association

11:40 am

—— Overview of ARENA’s portfolio and key lessons
—— Opportunities in South Australia
—— Impacts and considerations of high renewable systems

12:10 pm

How states and territories are leading the charge in renewables in Australia

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

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

SIMEC ZEN Energy Australia’s US$1 Billion Renewable Energy Program

Marc Barrington, Chief Executive Officer, SIMEC ZEN Energy

2:10 pm

LOCAL COUNCIL ADDRESS | The impact of renewable projects in Whyalla

Clare McLaughlin, Mayor, Whyalla City Council

2:40 pm

Adani Renewables’ 140MW solar farm in Whyalla

Derek Chapman, Business Manager, Adani Renewables

3:10 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:30 pm

Regional Development Australian Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula (RDAWEP) and Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association (EPLGA) are working together with the aim of diverting cash currently
spent on electricity bills back into the local economy. A survey has found that the 3 main reasons why buildings don’t have rooftop solar (or batteries) is 1. Confusion in solar/battery products 2. Lack of starting capital or 3. The building is leased or rented.

Working with premier South Australian companies, solution pathways are being implemented using top quality solar/battery hardware with innovative financing to see cash flow positive
solutions from day one. This will give pensioner home owners, all the way through to businesses who lease premises, a way forward to reduce energy bills. The 12 participating Councils have combined resources to increase bulk buying power to secure competitive pricing for solar, batteries, and retail pricing.

4:00 pm

This panel session will examine the importance of community support and ways to create social license with waste to energy projects.

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & Networking drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

This presentation will provide case studies on EPS Energy’s 500MW Robertstown & 280MW Bungama solar projects, and the community engagement and social license involved.

9:40 am

Dalrymple North Battery Energy Storage System

Rainer Korte, Executive Manager Asset Management, Electranet

10:10 am

LOCAL COUNCIL ADDRESS | The impact of renewable projects in Port Augusta

Brett Benbow, Mayor, Port Augusta City Council

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park: The advantage of hybrid energy in the National Electricity Market

Catherine Way, Director, Country Manager, DP Energy Australia

11:40 am

Sam will present in relation to the biggest challenges that EnergyAustralia needs to grapple with and overcome to commit the half a billion dollar investment that will be required in order to develop the proposed Cultana Pumped Hydro Power Station.

12:10 pm

The transmission infrastructure challenge

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

Technology outlook for providing low carbon heat, power and fuels for industry in the Upper Spencer Gulf region

Professor Gus Nathan, Director, Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide

2:10 pm

The Port Lincoln Green Hydrogen Power Plant project will integrate new hydrogen technologies, including a 15MW electrolyser plant, a distributed ammonia production facility, and a 10MW hydrogen-fired gas turbine and a 5MW hydrogen fuel cell, which will both supply power to the grid.

2:40 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:00 pm

Is Concentrating Solar Thermal still a good choice for South Australia?

Dr Keith Lovegrove, Managing Director, ITP Thermal Pty Ltd and a Director of Austela (The Australian Solar Thermal Energy Association)

3:30 pm

Port Augusta solar-thermal & storage project

Steve Hollis, Chief Executive and Managing Director, Solastor

4:00 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair & END OF CONFERENCE

pricing

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Event Pricing

Early Bird Rate $1,495 + GST (Save $200) – Expires on 30 June 2019
Standard Rate $1,695 + GST – From 1 July 2019

speakers

The Hon. David Speirs MP

Minister for Environment and Water, Government of South Australia

Dr. Paul Heithersay

Chief Executive, Department for Energy & Mining

Leon Stephens

Mayor, Port Pirie Regional Council & Chair, Spencer Gulf Cities Association

Matt Walden

Director, Business Development and Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Tim Buckley

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

Marc Barrington

Chief Executive Officer, SIMEC ZEN Energy

Clare McLaughlin

Mayor, Whyalla City Council

Derek Chapman

Business Manager, Adani Renewables

Peter Scott

Economic Development Manager, Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula

Steve McCall

Director, EPS Energy

Rainer Korte

Executive Manager Asset Management, Electranet

Brett Benbow

Mayor, Port Augusta City Council

Catherine Way

Director, Country Manager, DP Energy Australia

Sam Magee

Head of Commercial - Corporate, Energy Australia

Professor Gus Nathan

Director, Centre for Energy Technology, The University of Adelaide

Dr Attilio Pigneri

Chief Executive Officer, The Hydrogen Utility

Dr Keith Lovegrove

Managing Director, ITP Thermal Pty Ltd and a Director of Austela (The Australian Solar Thermal Energy Association)

Steve Hollis

Chief Executive and Managing Director, Solastor

when & where

07 - 08 Aug 2019

Stamford Plaza Adelaide
150 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

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Lisa Hedlund
Conference Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4058
Lisa.Hedlund@informa.com.au

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

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