Day Two - Plenary

07:45
Registration and welcome coffee
08:30
Opening remarks from the chair

Elysse Morgan
Presenter
ABC TV's "The Business"

THE MAJOR ENERGY MARKET CHALLENGES OF TODAY
08:40
Guiding the energy market through a period of significant transition
  • AEMO’s vision for ensuring stability and affordability in the market while meeting decarbonisation goals
  • Making the grid more resilient and adaptable with better technology
  • Putting customers first and rethinking the approach to market problems

Audrey Zibelman
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Energy Market Operator

09:10
CEOs Panel Discussion: The big picture: the NEM’s future
  • Is the NEM more resilient in 2018 than it was in 2017?
  • Can the goals of reliability, emissions reduction and affordable prices be delivered simultaneously, and if so, how?
  • What will the energy supply chain look like in 5 and 10 years?

Panel Moderator:

Tarandeep Singh Ahuja
Partner
McKinsey & Company

Panellists:

Audrey Zibelman
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Energy Market Operator

Merryn York
Chief Executive
Powerlink

Richard Gross
Chief Executive Officer
Ausgrid

Martin Moore
Chief Executive Officer
CS Energy

Ivor Frischknecht
Chief Executive Officer
ARENA

10:00
The importance of putting the customer at the centre of the energy debate

James Fazzino
Former Chief Executive Officer, Incitec Pivot
Chair, Manufacturing Australia

10:30
Morning tea and networking
The future grid - enabling a new energy system
11:00
A global perspective on energy markets and implications for Australia

Adrian Booth
Partner and Global Expert on Digital Energy
McKinsey and Company (USA)

11:30
Utilising the grid infrastructure to help meet decarbonisation goals, while maintaining reliability
  • Transforming operations at Ausgrid - a new vision for its role in the energy supply chain
  • The changing relationship between networks and customers, and opportunities to deliver better outcomes
  • Examining Ausgrid’s revenue proposal for 2019-2024

Richard Gross
Chief Executive Officer
Ausgrid

12:00
Panel Discussion: How will the grid support a decentralised, digital and decarbonised energy system?
  • Is the death of the grid assured? What role does the grid play in delivering energy after the ‘energy revolution’?
  • What role does the grid play in supporting the development of new generation resources (small and large) - and how will it do this?
  • What are the key technical challenges arising from the significant changes in the energy market and how can they be overcome?

Panel Moderator:

Andrew Mansour
Partner
Allens

Panellists:

Jon Stretch
Chief Exectuive Officer
ERM Power

Paul Italiano
Chief Exectuive Officer
TransGrid

Brett Redman
Chief Financial Officer
AGL Energy

Jim Cox
Board Member
Australian Energy Regulator

Rachel Watson
General Manager
Pacific Hydro

12:45
Networking lunch
13:45
The evolving energy mix - what will power Australia going forwards?
  • Examining the role of retailers in a changing market
  • Powershop’s view on investing in generation assets
  • A perspective on the workability of the NEG and impacts on market power
  • Assessing the potential for demand response to assist in achieving desired market outcomes

Ed McManus
Chief Executive Officer
Powershop

14:15
Panel Discussion: The future energy mix - what will it look like and how will we build it?
  • What are the new generation assets most likely to be built and why? Will new renewables all be ‘firmed’?
  • How will new generation assets be funded, who will fund them and where will they be?
  • What role will coal continue to play in the energy mix?

Panel Moderator:

Elysse Morgan
Presenter
ABC TV’s “The Business”

Panellists:

Greg Everett
Chief Executive Officer
Delta Electricity

David Green
Founding Partner
Lyon Group

Suzanne Falvi
Executive General Manager Security and Reliability
Australian Energy Market Commission

Gustavo Collantes
CSO
Nad Grid

15:00
Afternoon tea and networking
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGICAL DRIVEN CHANGE IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY?
15:30
Using technology to help solve the big problems in the energy market today

Tim Nelson
Chief Economist
AGL Energy

16:00
A novel smart control system to increase energy yield on solar power plants

Peter Wheale
Vice President-Australia, SE Asia & Pacific
NEXTracker

16:30
Technology Leaders Panel: How are new technologies transforming the energy market?
  • What are the technologies that are really going to ‘change the game’ and disrupt the way in which energy is delivered to customers?
  • Data - how can it be better utilised to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations throughout the length of the energy supply chain?
  • How are energy companies developing intelligent, integrated and personalised services?

Panel Moderator:

Elysse Morgan
Presenter
ABC TV’s “The Business”

Panellists:

David Edwards
Technical Visionary
Horizon Power

Hannah McCaughey
Executive General Manager Transformation
Ausgrid

Adrian Booth
Partner and Global Expert on Digital Energy
McKinsey and Company (USA)

Mike Ballard
Vice President, Industry Strategy
Oracle Utilities

17:15
Networking drinks on the exhibition floor presented by NEXTracker
19:00
Australian Energy Week gala dinner

The Australian Energy Week dinner is your perfect opportunity to network, unwind and socialise with industry experts.

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