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4th Annual Remote Area Power Supply Conference

Must attend event for the energy industry to share key achievements and latest innovations from the off-grid sector.

21-22 March 2017 | Sydney Harbour Marriott

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Informa is pleased to convene the 4th annual Remote Area Power Supply Conference on the Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at Sydney Harbour Marriott.

The “RAPS” Conference has been providing a valuable platform for the off-grid industry sector to meet and share updates on projects and technologies. As the sector is growing and the energy industry transforms to respond to current trends, off-grid and ‘fringe-of-grid’ energy solutions are attracting larger interest from a range of consumers and power producers in remote areas.

The conference offers an opportunity to share information on the diverse range of remote power solutions implanted around the world and in Australia, solutions varying from installation sizes, hybrid energy sources, locations and technologies.

In 2017, the agenda will continue to feature factual case studies on current projects to share latest developments and results with the industry, discuss practicalities of project delivery, financing options, and potential impacts of energy policies and regulation. It includes a focus on new technologies, latest innovations and the use and potential of microgrids. We will also look at a number of projects and electrification programmes in the Asia Pacific regions to discuss developments and opportunities.

This industry forum is for everyone involved in electricity supply solutions for remote areas and off grid renewables opportunities, including representatives from:

  • Utilities
  • Engineering, Construction and Project Development Services
  • System, Technology and Product Providers
  • Independent Power Producers
  • Renewable and Hybrid Energy Solution Providers, including solar power systems, wind, wave energy, thermal energy
  • Fuel Mix Power Generation
  • Consulting and Investment Services
  • Local and State Governments
  • Association, Government Agency and Research organisations
  • Industry Research and Innovations

Areas to be addressed include:

  • Off-grid market trends and opportunities
  • Energy solution and renewable energy system case studies
  • Managing off-grid energy solutions: the role of utilities, stakeholders and communities
  • Industrial, commercial, and community applications
  • Large scale battery storage: which role does storage play?
  • Traditional power generation and hybrid power plants
  • Microgrid and the potential for storage
  • “Fringe of grid” energy projects – remote locations that place a strain on the electricity grid
  • Asia Pacific Electrification Programme
  • The role of enabling technologies for decentralised energy generation
  • Financing
  • Development supply chain – construction and maintenance
  • Technical developments and innovations






Dr Paul Ebert

Global Director - New Energy, Advisian

Ivor Frischknecht

Chief Executive Officer, ARENA

Lyndon Frearson

Managing Director, CAT Projects

Simon Gamble

Manager Small Renewable Asset Development, Hydro Tasmania

Juergen Zimmermann

Business Development & Technology Manager Microgrids and Distributed Generation, ABB Australia

Andrew Drager

Managing Director, Juwi - Sandfire DeGrussa Solar Project

Keith Barker

EGM Technology, Energy Developments

Dr Saad Sayeef

Research Engineer, CSIRO Energy

Brett Whisson

Project Director Major Projects, Horizon Power

Andy Kondola

Emerging Technology & Innovations Manager, Western Power

Michael Ottaviano

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Carnegie Clean Energy

Chantal Bramley

Manager Community Engagement, Solar SETuP Program, Power and Water Corporation

Toby Roxburgh

Director, Beast Solutions, Chairman - Canberra Branch, Australian Institute of Energy

Mayor Peter Scott

Cook Shire Council

Lily Mitchell

Senior Adviser, Australian Energy Market Commission

Dr. Ariel Liebman

Deputy Director, Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute

Paul Makumbe

Founder and CEO, Sunergise

Gary Adkins

Business Development Manager, ElectraNet

Mark Schneider

Director, TEC-C Investments

Paul Matthews

President, Enernet Global

Gloria Chan

Large Scale Solar Lead, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Karen Gould

Senior Investment Manager, Palisade Investment Partners Limited

Bob Darwin

Energy Services, Energy Queensland Ltd

Andre Susanto

Clean Energy Consultant

Marie Pavlik

Commercial Manager, ComAp Pty Ltd

Anthony Maxwell

Principal Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Simon Troman

Manager Special Projects, ITP Renewables

Ajay Raniga

Cofounder and COO, Sunergise

John Blik

President, Australian Institute of Energy

Maurice Ryan

Project Director - Onslow, Horizon Power

Andrew Logan

Manager, Infrastructure & Engineering Services, Lord Howe Island Board

David Pollington

Chief Operation Officer, UPC Renewables

Professor Gus Nathan

Director, Centre for Energy Technology, University of Adelaide

when & where

21 - 22 Mar 2017

Sydney Harbour Marriott
30 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000
02 9259 7000

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Still have a question?

Richard Beattie
General Manager
Phone: +61 (02) 9080 4312

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (02) 9080 4030

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