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WA Power & Gas Conference

Responding to energy market changes and consumer needs
27-28 March 2017 | Hyatt Regency Perth

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Informa is delighted to invite you to the 11th WA Power & Gas Conference on the Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th March at the Hyatt Regency in Perth.

The WA Power & Gas Conference analyses the impact of energy market changes worldwide and discusses how Western Australia is reforming, adapting and leading innovative projects and technologies to plan the energy transformation.

The state-wide black out in South Australia, the recent bushfires in Western Australia and the energy crisis in Tasmania strengthens the need to address current energy policies, the role of the grid and the energy mix, and the opportunities brought by new technologies and energy systems to address these issues.

We are pleased to announce The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy will open the 2017 Conference with a pre-recorded Ministerial Address.

The forum is following the WA State’s election to be held on 11 March 2017, providing a timely platform for the energy industry to network and discuss major changes, new opportunities and how we can best address energy transition challenges.

Key topics and questions to be discussed include:

  • The WA Market Review: new opportunities?
  • Domestic gas markets
  • How is WA sustaining the balance of the changing energy mix and the coal industry?
  • How can we best prepare and manage the economic and social cost of the transformation of the energy markets?
  • The transformation of the grid as a trading platform
  • Developments of the distributed energy industry
  • Microgrids and learnings from the off-grid sector
  • What is the role of major energy user in the energy transition?
  • Why is storage part of the solutions?
  • How are technology innovations impacting business models for retailers and utilities?
  • Will stand-alone microgrid become a sustainable power solution for major users?
  • How Australia will meet its emission reduction targets? What is the outlook for Western Australia?
  • What are the challenges to integrating high levels of intermittent generation in order to maintain security of supply at the lowest possible cost?
  • Opening the North West Grid to competition
  • What can WA learn from other States?

The WA Power & Gas Conference is for everyone involved in electricity energy markets in Australia. It is designed for energy businesses and electricity generation representatives, consumers, power companies, resources, agriculture, finance and property development industries, utilities, network, major industrial customers, government representatives, and regulators.



Ben Farnsworth

Partner, Allens

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

Minister for the Environment & Energy

Ali Asghar

Senior Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

John Greig

Partner, Allens

Murray Meaton

Director, Economics Consulting Services and Chair, Australian Energy Institute Perth Branch

Mark Searle

Principal Consultant, Key Energy & Resources Pty Ltd

Tim Langmead

Director External Relations, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

Cameron Parrotte

Executive General Manager WA, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

Mark Williamson

Executive General Manager, Clean Energy Regulator

Steven Bayne

IPP/Utilities Sector Manager, AusPac, Aggreko

Mark de Laeter

Director, EMCa

Lance Hoch

Director, Oakley Greenwood Pty Ltd (Panel Facilitator)

Rosemary Sinclair

Chief Executive Officer, Energy Consumers Australia

Thomas Scott-Morey

Chief Executive Officer, Collgar Wind Farm

Chris Twomey

Director of Social Policy, WACOSS

Sarah Fairhurst

Partner, The Lantau Group

Dr Renate Egan

Co - Founder & Director, Solar Analytics

Stephanie Unwin

General Manager Commercial, Synergy

Frank Tudor

Managing Director, Horizon Power

Seán Mc Goldrick

Executive Manager Asset Management, Western Power

Joaquin Melendez

Business Development Director, AES Philippines

Simon Kidston

Executive Director, Genex Power

Mark Twidell

Managing Director - Energy Products and Programs, Tesla

David Martin

Managing Director, Power Ledger Pty Ltd

Jemma Green

Researcher, Curtin University

Greg Allen

Chief Operating Officer, Carnergie Clean Energy

when & where

27 - 28 Mar 2017

Hyatt Regency Perth
99 Adelaide Terrace
Perth WA 6000
08 9225 1234

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
Phone: +61 (02) 9080 4030

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