Day One - in-depth learning sessions

TUESDAY 8 MAY 2018

 

PLENARY FUTURE GRID STREAM

DEMAND RESPONSE & PRODUCTIVITY STREAM RETHINKING RETAIL STREAM

NEXTGEN GENERATION STREAM TECHNICAL ROUNDTABLES

ENERGY POLICY FORUM

 

Registration and morning coffee for all sessions is at 08:30 and sessions will conclude at 17:00. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided.

Choose from:

08:30
SESSION A: Managing rising uncertainty in the grid

Key takeaways:

  • Better understand and manage uncertain energy fluxes associated with intermittent energy resources
  • Assess the impact & value of various customer driven choices including rooftop solar PV, battery storage and demand flexibility
  • Plan for various regulatory and policy changes, and examine their potential influences of market outcomes
  • Build strategies for understanding and managing these rising uncertainties in the electricity industry

 

Facilitator:
Hugh Outhred
Professorial Visiting Fellow
UNSW

08:30
SESSION B: EXPLORING THE FACTORS DRIVING CHANGES IN THE ENERGY MIX

Key takeaways:

  • Analysing the changing cost curves of various forms of generation based on recent and upcoming projects in Australia and globally, and their implications
  • Understanding the implications of dispatchable and intermittent renewable electricity generation at both the central and distributed levels for the future energy mix
  • The impact of evolving business models and supply chain capabilities and constraints on the future energy mix (and particularly the rate of change in the mix)
  • Examining how existing and possible federal and state policies are likely to impact the energy mix under present electricity sector arrangements

 

Facilitator:

Greg Thorpe
Executive Director
Oakley Greenwood

08:30
SESSION C: Assessing the potential for demand response and energy management to stabilise the grid

Key takeaways:

  • Gain an understanding of how energy management is used globally by businesses and market operators alike to address acute market issues
  • Discover how large energy users can better engage with the energy market and utilise innovative solutions and products to help reduce their costs
  • Assess the pros and cons for big business on various ways to increase engagement with the energy market including; participating in the wholesale market, corporate PPA’s, self-generation, storage and more
  • Take a detailed look at Australian businesses that are participating in demand response trials currently and get insights into the benefits and challenges of participating

 

Interested in running this session?

Contact Aleks Zids today at aleksz@questevents.com.au

08:30
SESSION D: Utilising data and analytics to help create the right product and pricing strategy

Key takeaways:

  • Discover new techniques for utilising the data you already have to better understand your customers
  • Develop the analytical and practical skills you need to help better understand your customers' perception of value
  • Get insights into how global companies (energy and others) have re-developed their product and pricing strategies for better outcomes
  • Gain the skills to develop new product and pricing strategies to stay ahead in a competitive market

 

Facilitator:

Christoph Petzoldt
Partner & Managing Director Oceania
Simon Kucher & Partners