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Tasmanian Energy Development Conference

Developing the State – Powering the Nation

19-20 June 2019 | Paranaple Convention Centre, Devonport

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“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.

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9:00 am

Registration & Welcome Breakfast

9:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Tammy Chu, Managing Director, Entura

9:55 am

Mayor’s Welcome

Cr Alison Jarman, Deputy Mayor, Devonport City Council

10:05 am

MINISTER’S ADDRESS | Tasmania’s Energy Future

Guy Barnett MP, Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Minister for Energy, Minister For Veterans' Affairs, Member for Lyons, Government of Tasmania

10:30 am

The Renewable Energy Pipeline | Implications for Tasmania

Mark Williamson, Executive General Manager, Clean Energy Regulator

11:00 am

A broad session on the project, what it means for the state, and a Hydro Tasmania Update

11:30 am

A broad session on the project, what it means for the state, and a TasNetworks Update

12:00 pm

Energy Development in Tasmania – A retailer's perspective

Rebecca Kardos, Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, Aurora Energy

12:30 pm

Lunch and Networking Break

1:20 pm

The AEMO Outlook

Craig Price, Group Manager System Planning, Australian Energy Market Operator

1:50 pm

The Outlook for PHES in Australia | Implications for Tasmania

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

A detailed examination of current works and work to come for these major initiatives – from approvals to shovels in the ground – including engagement with the community, local content, commentary on skills demand, what the rollout of these projects may look like, infrastructure development that may be required beforehand, and how future construction efforts may coincide with existing maintenance and upgrade plans.

2:20 pm

The Marinus Link

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

2:50 pm

The Battery of the Nation

Christopher Gwynne, Program Director, Battery of the Nation, Hydro Tasmania

3:20 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:45 pm

Renewable Energy in Tasmania – A Developer’s Perspective

Paul Fulton, Managing Director, Joule Logic

4:10 pm

Examining the key concerns and interest of leading local groups and business representatives, commentary on the need to ensure local content in major projects, and the building of economic partnerships in the regions your projects are operating in.

4:40 pm

A roundtable discussion on Renewable Investment in Tasmania, how Marinus and Battery of the Nation may shape this, and the impact mainland generation capacity and investment may have on Tasmania. Additional analysis on what large scale renewables development would mean for Tasmania – including local/state growth, regional development and jobs/skills demand.

5:10 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:20 pm

CLOSING | Networking Drinks & End of Conference Day One

7:00 pm

Official Conference Dinner

8:50 am

Registration & Morning Coffee

9:20 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

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

9:25 am

ARENA Update

Brad Williams, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

9:50 am

Goldwind in Tasmania

John Titchen, Managing Director, Goldwind Australia

10:15 am

Large scale development in Tasmania

Anton Rohner, Chief Executive Officer, UPC Renewables Australia

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

Tas Gas

Kate Daley, General Manager, Tas Gas Retail

Marcus Tonelly, Commercial Manager, Enwave Australia

11:35 am

Wind and Solar: Tasmania vs Mainland States

Andrew Durran, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Epuron

12:00 pm

Tasmania's Hydrogen Potential

Dr Attilio Pigneri, Chief Executive Officer, The Hydrogen Utility

12:25 pm

Powercom Update

Rohan Windsor, Managing Director, Powercom Group

12:50 pm

The unique story behind the development of Granville Harbour Wind Farm

1:15 pm

Lunch and networking break

2:15 pm

Leadership in dispatchable renewables, from Tasmania

Dale Bryce, Director of Customer Strategy and Market Development, Entura

2:40 pm

Building on topics from our two-day conference, we conclude with a round-table discussion from the perspective of Tasmania’s Energy Consumers. From farmers to industry, we hear their thoughts on development, energy security, pricing, and what more needs to be done to ensure Tasmania remains a competitive and desirable jurisdiction for industry and business of all sizes.

3:10 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

3:15 pm

CLOSING | End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1695+GSTEarly Bird
  • Late Rate: $1,695 + GST – From 2 June 2019

speakers

Guy Barnett MP

Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Minister for Energy, Minister For Veterans' Affairs, Member for Lyons, Government of Tasmania

Mark Williamson

Executive General Manager, Clean Energy Regulator

Stephen Davy

Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Tasmania

Bess Clark

General Manager Project Marinus, TasNetworks

Rebecca Kardos

Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, Aurora Energy

Kate Daley

General Manager, Tas Gas Retail

John Titchen

Managing Director, Goldwind Australia

Anton Rohner

Chief Executive Officer, UPC Renewables Australia

Andrew Durran

Executive Director & Co-Founder, Epuron

Tammy Chu

Managing Director, Entura

Craig Price

Group Manager System Planning, Australian Energy Market Operator

Brad Williams

General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Christopher Gwynne

Program Director, Battery of the Nation, Hydro Tasmania

Benjamin White

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

Marcus Tonelly

Commercial Manager, Enwave Australia

Paul Fulton

Managing Director, Joule Logic

Alan Morrell

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

Daryl Connelly

Chief Executive Officer, Cradle Coast Authority

Michael Bailey

Chief Executive Officer, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Craig Perkins

Chief Executive Officer & Director of Regional Development, Regional Development Australia - Tasmania

Rohan Windsor

Managing Director, Powercom Group

Robert Mallett

Executive Officer, Tasmanian Small Business Council

Mark Barnett

Co-Founder, Agri-Energy Alliance

Leigh Darcy

Principal Adviser Energy and Power Supply, Bell Bay Aluminium

Ray Mostogl

Energy Committee Chair, Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council

Dale Bryce

Director of Customer Strategy and Market Development, Entura

Peta Sugden

Director - Investment Attraction, Office of the Coordinator-General

Conference Dinner

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 info@informa.com.au 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
www.paranapleconventioncentre.com.au


The Quality Hotel Gateway
16 Fenton Street
Devonport, TAS 7310
03 6424 4922
www.gatewayinn.com.au

The Quality Hotel Gateway is pleased to provide you with preferred accommodation rates.
Book online www.gatewayinn.com.au
Email gatewayinn@alhgroup.com.au
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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

contact

Still have a question?

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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