Day Three - Future Grid Stream

08:00
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Ian McLeod
Global Ambassador
Edison Electric Institute

Thinking innovatively to ensure the grid continues to be an enabler in the energy market
09:00
Utilising new technologies and delivery methods to deliver better outcomes for customers

Frank Tudor
Managing Director
Horizon Power

09:30
Investing strategically to enable large scale renewables with the high voltage network

Merryn York
Chief Executive Officer
Powerlink

09:50
Panel Discussion: How can network business best prepare for operating in an uncertain future?

Panel Moderator:

Naveen Unni
Partner
McKinsey and Company

Panellists

Hannah McCaughey
Executive General Manager Transformation
Ausgrid

Charles Rattray
Executive General Manager
Yurika

Guy Chalkley
Chief Executive Officer
Western Power

Alistair Parker
EGM - Regulated Energy Services
AusNet Services

Keith Henry
Technical Sales Manager
Telansa

10:30
Morning tea and networking
Adding intelligence to assets to drive operational efficiency
11:00
YURIKA AND THE MODERN ENERGY SYSTEM: HOW OUR DIGITAL UTILITY CAN CUT THROUGH THE ENERGY TRILEMMA

Charles Rattray
Executive General Manager
Energy Queensland

11:25
Microgrids and storage delivering lowering energy cost and improving supply reliability

Juergen Zimmermann
Business Development and Technology Manager
ABB Global Centre of Competence for Microgrids

11:45
HOW MORE INTELLIGENT ASSETS WILL TRANSFORM THE WAY IN WHICH THE GRID OPERATES IN THE SWIS

Guy Chalkley
Chief Executive Officer
Western Power

12:10
The new opportunities for networks created by technological disruption
  • How technological disruption is the driver of new opportunities for networks - a focus on unregulated divisions
  • The potential for unregulated network divisions to expand the offering of networks
  • Examining the role of data and analytics in making smart decisions on where to invest

James Seymour
General Manager New Energy
Jemena

12:35
Networking lunch
Managing increased intermittency in the grid with innovative solutions
13:30
Supporting a Vision of Customer -Centric Grid

 

With the immense growth of grid-connected, customer-owned distributed energy resources and technologies, the utility customer has moved to the center of the grid equation like never before. This session will bring together the customer, grid, asset, and workforce operations technologies, enabling utilities to further provide safe and reliable services as the electric grid changes from one-way power delivery to a complex, multi-directional system of inputs and outputs.

Bradley Williams
Vice President, Utility Innovation Engineering
Oracle Utilities

14:00
Case Study: The world’s largest battery - the implementation and impacts to date
  • Examining the role of the new 100 MW in conjunction with other works, to help stabilise the grid
  • Key lessons from the feasibility, procurement and implementation processes
  • The results and learnings from its first summer of operation

Josh Carmichael
Director - Low Carbon Energy
South Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

14:15
Insights into game-changing storage projects and their potential to reshape the market

Lara Olsen
Regional Manager – Business Development
Tesla Energy

14:30
Panel Discussion: What are the leading strategies and technologies for managing the technical challenges arising from changes in the use of the grid?

Panel Moderator:

Ian McLeod
Global Ambassador
Edison Electric Institute

Panellists:

Godart van Gendt
Partner
McKinsey and Company

Steven Neave
General Manager Electricity Networks
CitiPower and Powercor

Alex Wonhas
Managing Director Energy
Aurecon

Ty Christopher
General Manager Asset Management
Endeavour Energy

Andrew Fraser
Network Innovation Team Leader
TasNetworks

15:00
Afternoon tea and networking
15:30
Key considerations when planning the next wave of transmission infrastructure

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Networks Australia

Regulating network businesses in a time of uncertainty
16:00
Panel Discussion: Reviewing the rate of return guideline - trying to find the right balance

Panel Moderator:

Ian McLeod
Global Ambassador
Edison Electric Institute

Panellists:

David Prins
Member
AER Consumer Challenge Panel

Rick Francis
Chief Executive Officer
Spark Infrastructure

Rob Amphlett Lewis
Executive General Manager Strategy and Regulation
Ausgrid

Tom Hallam
General Manager Regulation and Network Strategy
AusNet Services

16:45
Closing remarks from the Chair
16:50
Close of Future Grid stream