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 email@example.com
Professor Andrew Blakers
Director, Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, Australian national University
Executive Director, Genex Power
Transaction Specialist | Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Program Director, Battery of the Nation, Hydro Tasmania
Head of Assets, Energy Australia
Manager Network Planning, Transgrid
Executive Director Corporate & Project Finance, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Senior Civil Engineer, Entura
Vice President, Special Projects Co-ordinator, Bendigo Sustainability Group
Chief Executive Officer, Hillgrove Resources
Dr Roger Dargaville
Senior Lecturer, Renewable Energy, Monash University
General Manager Interconnector Assessment, TasNetworks
Director, Altura Group
Associate Director of Research, RepuTex
Managing Director, Snowy Hydro
Hydraulic Application Engineer, Voith Hydro
Senior Advisor, International Business Division, J-Power
Senior Manager, Electrical Engineer, J-Power
Athanasios (Thanos) Krontiris
Global Product Specialist HVDC Connections, ABB
Barbara Blake JD
Manager, Investment & Special Projects, Energy Commercial Projects & Programs, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning