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4th Annual Large Scale Solar & Storage Conference

Investing in a sustainable solar future.

27-28 June 2018 | Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney

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overview

Informa Australia is delighted to announce the 4th Annual Large Scale Solar & Storage Conference to take place on 27-28 June 2018 at the Radisson Blu in Sydney.

Organised in partnership with Reneweconomy, the Large Scale Solar & Storage Conference will bring together industry-leading experts to examine the advances and challenges facing solar energy and storage in Australia.

Ten years ago, large scale solar PV generation was at zero. Today, it is around 265 MW and the AEMO is predicting it will rise to 11,000 MW over the next several years.

In a time of unprecedented change within the industry, please join us for two days of in-depth discussion around the current changes and challenges affecting the industry, including practical cases studies, technologies, finance, regulations, maintenance and international perspectives.

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agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

KEYNOTE | The future of large scale solar in Australia

Ian Kay, Chief Financial Officer, ARENA

9:50 am

Market outlook for large scale solar and storage in Australia

Leonard Quong, Sunpanel and Windmill Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

Large-scale solar is finding an ever broadening market. The Clean Energy Regulator is increasingly getting solar accreditation applications that include hybrid expansion, plant integration, transmission connection, energy storage or novel technology.

Project developers could benefit by factoring in financial elements of the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target at an early stage when devising an operating model for their solar project. Factors that should be considered include, identifying how eligible electricity generation is measured, recorded, apportioned and reported, the application of marginal loss factors to generation and to load, and whether the power station may be liable to surrender certificates under the scheme. This seminar aims to present information and provide guidance on these often misunderstood aspects of the RET scheme.

11:40 am

Foresight Group’s Australian solar investment programme

Carly Magee, Partner, Foresight Group

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:20 pm

—— Low cost energy storage required to compliment the continued growth of renewables
—— Pumped storage hydro: low cost, large scale energy storage
—— Kidston renewable energy hub is the first global example of the integration of large scale solar and pumped storage hydro

2:00 pm

CWP Renewables is currently hybridising its 270 MW Sapphire Wind Farm with 200 MW of solar PV and a large battery. CWP is also developing the 6,000 MW Asian Renewable Energy Hub in the Pilbara, which will export electricity to Jakarta and Singapore via subsea cables.

2:40 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:10 pm

Kennedy energy park project

Roger Price, Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Windlab

3:50 pm

Australia’s first renewable-hydrogen electrolyser plant

Dr Attilio Pigneri, Chief Executive, Hydrogen Utility (H2U)

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:40 pm

Networking drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

Gannawarra Energy Storage System

John Cole, Founder & Chief Executive, Edify Energy

9:50 am

Rodds Bay Solar Farm project

Toby Roxburgh, Director, Renew Estate

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

—— What are our views on the competing forces of least cost and emission reductions?
—— What are the implications for large energy users?
—— With the market for corporate PPA growing rapidly, what are the trends we’re observing?

11:40 am

Tailem Bend solar project

Josh Carmody, Partner and Head of Australia, Equis Group

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:20 pm

—— Fringe-of-grid strengthening and the challenges of a remote location
—— Beginning of the Battery Test Plan and next steps
—— Project performance – budget vs. reality
—— Operation and maintenance overview

2:00 pm

Horizon Power deployed Western Australia’s first multi-function utility grade battery in Carnarvon last year. This year it will further develop its capability in this emerging technology as it delivers a strategic pipeline of other exciting battery projects. Mastering the deployment and integration of battery technology is seen by Horizon Power as key for optimised future state microgrid operations.

2:40 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:10 pm

Construction of the Mildura solar farm

Daniel Parsons, Commercial General Manager, BayWa r.e.

3:50 pm

Warwick solar farm

Chris Wilson, Director, Terrain Solar

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:40 pm

Close of Conference

pricing

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Package(Two Days)$3195+GSTEarly Bird
  • Early Bird Rate $2,695 (Save $500) – Expires 24 April 2018
  • Standard Rate $3,195 – From 25 April 2018

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speakers

Ian Kay

Chief Financial Officer, ARENA

Leonard Quong

Sunpanel and Windmill Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

John Smeltink

Assistant Manager, Large Scale Renewables, Clean Energy Regulator

Carly Magee

Partner, Foresight Group

Simon Kidston

Executive Director, Genex Power

Andrew Dickson

Business Development Manager, CWP Renewables

Roger Price

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Windlab

Dr Attilio Pigneri

Chief Executive, Hydrogen Utility (H2U)

John Cole

Founder & Chief Executive, Edify Energy

Toby Roxburgh

Director, Renew Estate

Derek Chapman

Senior Commercial and Marketing Manager, Adani Australia Renewables

Josh Carmody

Partner and Head of Australia, Equis Group

Ian Kirkham

General Manager EPC & Solar Hybrid, Conergy

Vi Garrood

Commissioning Manager, Horizon Power

Daniel Parsons

Commercial General Manager, BayWa r.e.

Chris Wilson

Director, Terrain Solar

when & where

27 - 28 Jun 2018

Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney
27 O’Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000
02 8214 0000
www.radissonblu.com

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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contact

Still have a question?

Lisa Hedlund
Conference Producer
+61 2 9080 4058
Lisa.Hedlund@informa.com.au

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
Phone: +61 (02) 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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