Key Themes

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Australian Energy Week 2018 is addressing the key opportunities and challenges facing the energy market value chain, covering key topics such as:


Conference Plenary – Australia’s Energy Markets Outlook (9 May)


  • The big picture – overcoming the major energy market challenges of today
  • The future grid – enabling a new energy system
  • The evolving energy mix – what will power Australia going forwards?
  • How technology is transforming everything – OT, IT and business models

Future Grid Stream (10 May)


  • Thinking innovatively to ensure the grid continues to be an enabler in the energy market
  • Adding intelligence to assets to drive operational efficiency
  • Managing increased intermittency in the grid with innovative solutions
  • Regulating network businesses in a time of uncertainty

NextGen Generation Steam (10 May)


  • Follow the money – the generation projects that will attract funding
  • The opportunities for hydro to play a bigger role in supporting the NEM and implications for other assets
  • The role of storage backed renewables in the future energy mix
  • Creating a better policy framework to facilitate the transition from coal

Demand Response & Energy Productivity Stream (10 May)


  • Examining the role of demand response in summer 17/18
  • Using demand response to assist in providing stability services to the grid
  • Assessing the bigger role that energy productivity can play in the energy market
  • Understanding the concerns of large users and opportunities to engage more in the energy market

Rethinking Retail Stream (10 May)


  • How the utility of tomorrow will engage with customers
  • Understanding the future of pricing and packages
  • Embracing technology and new ideas to rethink customer engagement
  • What role will different ‘retail’ models play in the future?

Energy Policy Forum (11 May)


  • Overcoming the real policy challenges of today
  • The critical role of the states in the direction of the energy industry
  • Examining upcoming policy and rule changes and understanding their implications for the market