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Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Conference

Informa Australia is delighted to announce the forthcoming Pumped Hydro Energy Storage conference

20-21 March 2018 | The Grace Hotel, Sydney

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Bringing together industry leaders, government representatives + key experts


As the energy industry continues its transition to renewable energies, pumped hydro storage is at the forefront of the nation’s energy debate as a solution to add much needed power storage capacity across the country’s energy networks and generation systems. Announcements and feasibility studies undertaken to explore ambitious major projects such as Snowy Hydro 2.0, Hydro Tasmania Battery of the Nation, the Kidston project, Cultana South Australia seawater project, and more recently Zen Energy’s Green Steel Project, have raised the profile of the potential for this viable and powerful technology to be rolled out.

The 2018 Pumped Hydro and Energy Storage Conference is returning to Sydney on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st of March, providing a timely platform early in the year to hear latest project developments and discuss associated challenges and opportunities.

Building upon the 2017 Conference, the agenda will feature updates on Australia’s major hydro power and storage projects as well as current projects in construction, additional projects under planning and the potential for mine sites to convert to pumped hydro and energy storage solutions. The two days of in-depth presentations will include discussions around regulation and policy, project economics, investment requirements, logistics, and service & supply developments, and the potential role of PHES to facilitate the transition of the energy industry to more renewable sources of energy.

Bringing together industry leaders, government representatives and key experts in this exciting field, this will be a unique event at which to explore opportunities for future growth.

The program is currently under development and will be announced in the coming weeks. If you are interested in contributing to the event, please contact





Christopher Gwynne

Program Director, Battery of the Nation, Hydro Tasmania

Professor Andrew Blakers

Director, Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, Australian national University

Matt Walden

Transaction Specialist | Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Bret Harper

Associate Director of Research, RepuTex

Simon Kidston

Executive Director, Genex Power

Gordon Wymer

Chief Commercial Officer, Snowy Hydro

Remus Schrepler

Hydraulic Application Engineer, Voith Hydro

Ken Seshimo

Senior Advisor, International Business Division, J-Power

Taichi Hirose

Senior Manager, Electrical Engineer, J-Power

Bess Clark

General Manager Interconnector Assessment, TasNetworks

Athanasios (Thanos) Krontiris

Global Product Specialist HVDC Connections, ABB

Andrew Kingsmill

Manager Network Planning, Transgrid

Dr Roger Dargaville

Senior Lecturer, Renewable Energy, Monash University

Christian Reilly

Director, Altura Group

Professor Simon Bartlett AM

Australian Chair in Electricity Transmission, University of Queensland

Julian Turecek

Head of Assets, Energy Australia

Martin Bruns

Development Engineer, Voith Hydro

Chris Corr

Vice President, Special Projects Co-ordinator, Bendigo Sustainability Group

Barbara Blake JD

Manager, Investment & Special Projects, Energy Commercial Projects & Programs, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Steven McClare

Chief Executive Officer, Hillgrove Resources

Deion Campbell

Chief Executive, Tilt Renewables

Simon Brooker

Executive Director Corporate & Project Finance, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Nick West

Senior Civil Engineer, Entura

Dan Barbulescu

Co-founder, Energy Storage Rights, and One Lake Pumped Hydro

when & where

20 - 21 Mar 2018

The Grace Hotel, Sydney
77 York St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9272 6888

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Still have a question?

Blandine Vallee
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4053

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4030

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