Day One - in-depth learning sessions

Monday 15 February

plenary day   re-engineering the grid   future retail

                                                  C&I energy management   generation 2.0   

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SESSION A: Making the most of Demand Response - opportunities and risks in the market and in the market rules

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding the need for/value of DR in various applications - RERT, FCAS and the wholesale market
  • Lessons from Australian and international applications of DR… and how to avoid the pitfalls
  • Update on the status and prospects for the WDR Rule change
  • Implications of the ESB’s views and the AEMC’s two-sided market program


Lance Hoch
Executive Director
Oakley Greenwood

SESSION B: In-depth market modelling workshop for Australian energy

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding the scope and limitations of modelling
  • Building energy models that recognise the interactions between electricity, gas and renewable energy markets to provide analytical and strategic advice
  • Scenario and planning analysis with financial and policy evaluation models,
  • Applying the results to regulatory pricing determinations and other analysis

If you are interested in facilitating this workshop, please contact Nischal Aryal on +61 (0)2 8488 9948 or

SESSION C: Australian Energy industry boot camp – become an instant expert

Specifically for professionals new to the energy sector, this workshop will take you through the multiple agencies and major players in the Australian market. If you are still figuring out the difference between DR and DER, this workshop is for you.

Key takeaways:

  • Brief history of Australian energy – why things are the way they are
  • Who’s who of regulatory bodies and how they interact

If you are interested in facilitating this workshop, please contact Nischal Aryal 02 8488 9948

SESSION D: Successfully integrating renewables into the grid

Key takeaways:

  • Lessons from the European Union’s experience in integrating renewables into the grid
  • Understanding minimum network and Information and communications technology (ICT) requirements
  • Meeting requirements for transparency of the system state and smart metering systems
  • Developing short-circuit power, voltage quality and network control with power converters
  • Grid codes for renewable energy integration


Wayne Smith
Government Relations Manager
Smart Energy Council
Senior representative, VDE