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Disruption & the Energy Industry Conference

Unleashes the potential for the growth of solar and energy storage, power purchase agreements and new disruptive energy channels

6-7 September 2017 | Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney

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Bringing together energy industry experts and operators to share and exchange expertise, the Disruption & the Energy Industry Conference will cover key topics such as the major implications for the growth of solar and energy storage, power purchase agreements, new “disruptive” channels to market and much more.

Energy Storage is the game changer in the home energy system and is fundamentally transforming the energy sector and changing the way the world uses energy. Storage is the next step needed to integrate renewable energy into electricity grids and turn intermittent renewable power into a direct competitor to base-load power.

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agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Mike Swanston, Principal Consultant, The Customer Advocate

9:10 am

  • What change and the NEW may look like
  • What needs to happen to support a stable transition towards a lower emissions economy

9:40 am

Future Stability in South Australia

10:10 am

Telstra’s role in changing the future

James Gerraty, General Manager - Strategy & Commercial, Telstra Energy

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

The role of demand response

Jeffrey Renaud, VP and MD Asia Pacific, EnerNoc

11:40 am

How cloud based VPP’s are enabling the power shift to consumers and creating new retail models

Philip Keogan, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Sunverge Energy

12:10 pm

Minigrid trial and our vision for the future

Alistair Parker, Executive General Manager - Regulated Energy Services, AusNet Services

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

  • What has the market seen in the last year and what does this mean for future stability and conditions?
  • What will be the opportunities and challenges ahead?

2:10 pm

  • Fundamentally, the electricity grid has always been about keeping demand equal to supply. However, with the introduction of distributed renewable electricity and advancements in technology, supply has become variable and unreliable
  • The Australia system is transitioning to a power system. With the value on the modulation of power rather than the provision of energy
  • The transition is an opportunity for us to reimagine how the grid works and to make it a lot more efficient and a lot cleaner. We can modernise the grid to make it more resilient to single points of failure, and more resilient to weather events. Consumers are a key part of how we can achieve this

2:40 pm

  • How the energy market is changing
  • Future directions for technology and innovation

3:00 pm

Afternoon refreshments

3:40 pm

  • Integration of battery storage into the NEM
  • Future business models in the energy market

4:10 pm

  • Developing technology that empowers consumers
  • Encouraging new energy innovations
  • What will our future look like

4:45 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:00 pm

Drinks reception

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Mike Swanston, Principal Consultant, The Customer Advocate

9:10 am

The growth of solar energy in Australia

Ian Kay, Chief Financial Officer, ARENA

9:40 am

  • Australia leads the world in residential uptake of solar
  • The increase in distributed energy generation has led to a greater need for data visibility
  • Solar customers are engaged energy users and sticky retailer customers
  • New service offerings deliver that provide useful insights drive increased engagement and delivers much needed data to the energy
  • The rise of residential solar and understanding the energy prosumer through engagement and data.
  • Australia leads the world in residential uptake of solar
  • The increase in distributed energy generation has led to a greater need for data visibility
  • Solar customers are engaged energy users and sticky retailer customers

10:10 am

Revolutionsing energy in Australia

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

  • The role of regulation in ensuring innovation succeeds
  • What do consumers need from regulation
  • What will our future challenges be

11:45 am

  • What investment is required in the energy transition
  • What businesses and technologies will be key for the energy sector
  • What the innovation fund looks for in investing in companies and technologies

12:15 pm

  • Is the current customer offering on life support?
  • Can a large retailer replace lost margin through distributed energy?
  • How can a retailer be aligned to customers’ incentives while being credible?

12:45 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:45 pm

  • Diversification of energy source and supply is key to building resilience during this time of disruption in the energy sector
  • Hybrid systems combining wave, solar, wind, battery storage and diesel via microgrids are the future of energy stability
  • Carnegie’s unique business model encompassing the full value chain of design, development, finance, construction, operation and maintenance is supporting innovation and adaptability to keep up with the pace of change
  • Case Studies: Discussion on some of Carnegie’s key microgrid projects being delivered in conjunction with Carnegie’s subsidiary, Energy Made Clean, and JVA partner Lendlease, to provide unprecedented energy stability

2:30 pm

  • Benefits to business, benefit to the market and benefits to everyone
  • Feedback from customers
  • Making Corporate PPAs work in Australia

3:00 pm

  • Addressing the power shift from retailers to consumers
  • The potential for different future energy retail scenarios

3:30 pm

Afternoon refreshments

4:00 pm

  • The growth in residential energy storage is redefining customers relationships with their utility companies
  • How will storage technologies alter demands on the grid
  • Will dumb batteries or smart energy management software lead the way forward

4:30 pm

  • Key considerations for retrofits and newly built apartments
  • Regulatory and technical issues for apartment owners
  • The buy-in process to get solar and storage into strata apartments

5:00 pm

Closing Comment from Chair

5:10 pm

Close of Conference

pricing

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speakers

mark-swanston

Mike Swanston

Principal Consultant, The Customer Advocate

Jo Witters

Head of Innovation, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

James Gerraty

General Manager - Strategy & Commercial, Telstra Energy

Jeffrey Renaud

VP and MD Asia Pacific, EnerNoc

philip_keogan

Philip Keogan

Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Sunverge Energy

Alistair Parker

Executive General Manager - Regulated Energy Services, AusNet Services

Tristan Edis

Director Analysis and Advisory, Green Energy Markets

Dean Spaccavento

Co-Founder, Reposit

Philip Livingston

Managing Director, Redback Technologies

Ian Kay

Chief Financial Officer, ARENA

Dr Renate Egan

Director and Co-Founder, Solar Analytics and Chair, APVI

Jim Cox

Board Member, Australian Energy Regulator

Corporate Portraits of CEFC staff on behalf of Craig Sillitoe

Katerina Kimmorley

Innovation Fund, Senior Associate, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

adrian-merrick

Adrian Merrick

Founder & CEO, Energy Locals

Dr Michael Ottaviano

CEO, Carnegie Clean Energy

Matthew van der Linden

Founder and Managing Director, Flow Power

Jemma Parsons

The Strategy Group

Nathan Dunn

Managing Director Asia Pacific, Enphase Energy

Dr Bjorn Sturmburg

Co-Founder and Director, Kairos Power

when & where

06 - 07 Sep 2017

Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney
27 O’Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000
www.radissonblu.com/en/plazahotel-sydney
(02) 8214 0000

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megan.rogulski@informa.com.au

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