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Electricity Industry Fundamentals

2-Day Training Course: The Essential Bridging Course for the Electricity Sector.
An essential course on Australian electricity market design & performance, key issues, regulations, reforms & trading for those working within or alongside the industry needing to fast track their learning

Melbourne | 18-19 May 2020
Perth | 15-16 June 2020
Sydney | 19-20 October 2020
Brisbane | 9-10 November 2020

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Overview of electricity and gas industries in Australia
  • Key electricity industry technologies and how the industry works
  • Electricity industry design – objectives and implementation
  • Design and performance of electricity derivative markets
  • The National Electricity Market (NEM) – design, performance and trends, including challenges in wind, PV and storage integration
  • Network services and ancillary services in the NEM
  • Retail market design & possible future evolution
  • Overview of the current issues facing the electricity industry

About the Course

This course will provide a clear understanding of the fundamental structure and workings of the Australian electricity industry and the National Electricity Market (NEM).

Although this course will examine the stationary energy sector as a “whole”, it will focus more on electricity than gas.

Our expert instructor will describe the structure of the Australian electricity and gas industries, design of the NEM, current electricity industry issues including renewable energy and storage integration and the CoAG energy market reform agenda.

Participants will also learn about the technical concepts and language used within the electricity industry and within the emerging renewable energy and storage and “smart grid” technology spheres. This will help them bridge the cultural gap between the existing industry and the emerging technologies.

For those who need to become experts in the energy industry, this course will provide a fundamental background.

Who Will Benefit

Managers, executives and staff from the electricity, gas, renewable energy and storage industries, regulatory bodies and government, banks, brokers, lawyers, consultants, industry advisors, major energy users and other industry professionals seeking more knowledge about the current electricity industry and future trends


Packages Price
2 Day Training 2020$2995$2895+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
  • Special rate $2,316 + GST (per person) when you book for four or more participants, please call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email to take advantage of this offer.


Melbourne | 18-19 May 2020
Super Early Bird rate: $2,595 + GST (Save $400). Use code P20GR14ME. Expires 10 Apr 2020.
Early Bird rate: $2,895 + GST. Expires 1 May 2020.
Standard rate: $2,995 +GST.

Perth | 15-16 June 2020
Super Early Bird rate: $2,595 + GST (Save $400). Use code P20GR14PE. Expires 8 May 2020.
Early Bird rate: $2,895 + GST. Expires 29 May 2020.
Standard rate: $2,995 +GST.

Sydney | 19-20 October 2020
Super Early Bird rate: $2,595 + GST (Save $400). Use code P20GR14SY. Expires 11 Sep 2020.
Early Bird rate: $2,895 + GST. Expires 2 Oct 2020.
Standard rate: $2,995 +GST.

Brisbane | 9-10 November 2020
Super Early Bird rate: $2,595 + GST (Save $400). Use code P20GR14BR. Expires 2 Oct 2020.
Early Bird rate: $2,895 + GST. Expires 23 Oct 2020.
Standard rate: $2,995 +GST.


Dr Hugh Outhred


“Over the years I have attended many training courses provided by [Informa Corporate Learning]. I have always found the course content to be relevant and accurate and the course facilitators to be leaders in their field.”
Analyst, ENI Australia Ltd

Course Outline

The nature of electricity and gas industries

  • Australia’s energy resources within the broader global context
  • The stationary energy sector energy conversion chain
  • Key properties of electrical energy and the electricity industry
  • Managing availability and quality of supply by ancillary services
  • Coal and gas fired power stations, including co- and tri-generation
  • Wind, PV and reversible energy storage
  • Demand side options – efficiency and flexible demand
  • Comparison of options on economic, technical, social and environmental criteria

Overview of electricity industry design

  • Objectives of electricity industry design and decision-making protocols
  • Structural choices in electricity industry design
  • Comparison of design choices in Australia, North America and Europe
  • Limitations of present industry design choices and possible future design choices based on “smart-grid” concepts

Design of electricity derivatives & derivative markets

  • Contracts for difference
  • Call and put options
  • More complex derivatives
  • Derivative market designs – OTC & exchanges

Design of the NEM

  • Scope and key features that manage on-going supply-demand balance
  • Participant categories & requirements
  • Spot & derivative pricing using market regions & network loss factors
  • Dispatch, pre-dispatch, PASA, ESOO and NTNDP

Performance of the NEM

  • Security and reliability – history and trends
  • Demand, spot and derivative prices – history and trends
  • Market shares and market power issues
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the present design

Network services in the NEM

  • Services provided by transmission and distribution networks
  • Network ownership, operation, investment and pricing
  • Future trends in network services

Ancillary services in the NEM

  • Frequency-related ancillary services
  • Voltage-related ancillary services
  • Security-related ancillary services
  • Performance to date & future trends

Retail market design and trends

  • Economic, social & environmental objectives
  • Current retail market design & its limitations
  • Possible future directions in retail market design

Overview of current issues for the Australian electricity industry

  • Governance and institutions
  • Transition to a low-carbon future, including challenges of renewable energy and storage integration
  • Network investment and regulation
  • Smart grid, end-user engagement and retail market evolution

when & where

18 - 19 May 2020


15 - 16 Jun 2020


19 - 20 Oct 2020


09 - 10 Nov 2020


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