“The Battery of the Nation and Marinus Link projects are expected to create up to 3,800 direct and indirect jobs during construction and deliver an economic stimulus up to $7 billion.”
As the uptake of renewables continues to surge and aging fossil fuel plants trip during critical demand periods, concerns on energy reliability across the NEM are increasingly on the minds of businesses, politicians and the public – and Tasmania is uniquely placed to address this.
The proposed Project Marinus would see a second interconnector linking Tasmania to the mainland, allowing Tasmania’s ambitious Battery of the Nation initiative to ensure energy security for both the state and the nation, aid the development of additional projects with their eye on export, and prompt the creation of thousands of new jobs.
It is in this atmosphere that Informa Australia are delighted to announce the inaugural Tasmanian Energy Development Conference, held 19-20 June 2019 at the brand new Paranaple Convention Centre, Devonport. Join us for a comprehensive two-day event of national significance featuring government commentary, major project updates, regional development opportunities, and stakeholder discussions, both public and private, across every level – from local to federal.
Guy Barnett MP
Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Minister for Energy, Minister For Veterans' Affairs, Member for Lyons, Government of Tasmania
Executive General Manager, Clean Energy Regulator
Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Tasmania
General Manager Project Marinus, TasNetworks
Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, Aurora Energy
General Manager, Tas Gas Retail
Managing Director, Goldwind Australia
Chief Executive Officer, UPC Renewables Australia
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Epuron
Managing Director, Entura
Group Manager System Planning, Australian Energy Market Operator
General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Program Director, Battery of the Nation, Hydro Tasmania
Head of Stakeholder Relations, Community Engagement, Environment & Planning Approvals (Project Marinus), TasNetworks
Commercial Manager, Enwave Australia
Managing Director, Joule Logic
Managing Director, Westcoast Renewable Energy
Dr Attilio Pigneri
Chief Executive Officer, The Hydrogen Utility
Dr Matthew Stocks
Research Fellow, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Cr Alison Jarman
Deputy Mayor, Devonport City Council
Chief Executive Officer, Cradle Coast Authority
Chief Executive Officer, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Chief Executive Officer & Director of Regional Development, Regional Development Australia - Tasmania
Managing Director, Powercom Group
Executive Officer, Tasmanian Small Business Council
Co-Founder, Agri-Energy Alliance
Principal Adviser Energy and Power Supply, Bell Bay Aluminium
Energy Committee Chair, Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council
Director of Customer Strategy and Market Development, Entura
Director - Investment Attraction, Office of the Coordinator-General
Official Conference Dinner | 19 June, 7:00pm
Join us for a night of relaxed networking, drinks and dinner at one of Devonport’s best kept secrets – Bistro Camille.
Fresh Tasmanian produce. A classic French chef. Traditional French food.
An intimate venue with authentic food brought to life by Tasmania’s world class produce. Whether its your first time in Devonport or your hundredth, Bistro Camille promises to deliver the perfect end to the first day of the conference. Secure your place to enjoy our carefully selected Three Course Set Menu Dinner as places are strictly limited.
CONFERENCE DINNER SOLD OUT! – REGISTER NOW TO JOIN THE WAIT-LIST
Complimentary Site Tour
Cethana Lake and Power Station Site Tour: Friday 21 June, 10:00am – 12:00pm
If you’re inspired by Tasmania’s exciting renewable energy potential, join Hydro Tasmania for a first-hand look at a hydropower asset that could be part of the future transformation of Australia’s electricity sector.
The field trip will provide insight into Hydro Tasmania’s operations (including a tour of the underground Cethana Power Station), and how Tasmanian pumped hydro will play an important role in the future national electricity market
What to expect:
- The event will take around 2 hours. You’ll be guided through the power station and to vantage points overlooking Lake Cethana.
- Hydro Tasmania’s staff will be on hand to answer questions about its operations, the national electricity market and the Battery of the Nation.
- Hydro Tasmania will provide transport to site (this will be tailored for guest convenience but can include pick up and drop off from Devonport and Gowrie Park near Sheffield).
- Hydro Tasmania will provide personal protective equipment (safety helmet, glasses, gloves and high-visibility vest) and you will receive a full safety briefing.
- Guidance will be provided on appropriate clothing. Weather conditions in the area at this time of year can be very cold and wet so warm, showerproof clothing is recommended.
- A light lunch will be provided.
To add your name to the Site Tour waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org after receiving your registration confirmation.
Note: Due to the electro-magnetic fields produced, people with pacemakers are unable to enter the power station as this may interfere with their device.
when & where
19 - 20 Jun 2019
Paranaple Convention Centre, Devonport
137 Rooke Street, Devonport TAS 7310
03 6420 2900
The Quality Hotel Gateway
16 Fenton Street
Devonport, TAS 7310
03 6424 4922
The Quality Hotel Gateway is pleased to provide you with preferred accommodation rates.
Book online www.gatewayinn.com.au
Enter Promotion Code: Convention
Room availability and rates are subject to availability, see attached flyer and below;
STUDIO ROOM: $148 including continental breakfast
EXECUTIVE KING: $158 including continental breakfast
DELUXE SPA ROOM: $185 including continental breakfast