Day Two - Plenary

Tuesday 25 May

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07:15
Registration and welcome coffee

08:30
Opening remarks from the Chair

Matthew Warren
Columnist
Australian Financial Review

Resolving the current crisis in the energy sector and defining future directions
08:45
Ministerial Address (video presentation)

The Hon Angus Taylor
Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction
Federal Government

09:00
Update from Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

Anna Collyer
Chair
Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

09:30
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Future of energy in the Asia Pacific region (LIVE VIDEO PRESENTATION)
  • How should energy sector leaders respond to Asian market forces as they strategise for the next decade?
  • What are the most disruptive forces shaping the region's energy sector now and in the next 10 years?
  • How is the region's energy sector innovating to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rising Asian economy?
  • How will the region's energy sector drive the energy transition?
  • What is the role of LNG in the growth of energy transition in Asia?

Oliver Tonby
Chairman
McKinsey & Company

10:00
Ensuring continued innovation and growth in renewable energy in Victoria

The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change & Minister for Solar Homes
Victorian Government

10:15
PANEL DISCUSSION: Leadership challenges in a period of transition in the energy market
  • What are the biggest challenges and opportunities, given the magnitude of the energy transition?
  • How do we align stakeholders around such an enormous shared goal?
  • What unique challenges do business leaders in this rapidly evolving sector face?
  • What steps can be taken to encourage investment given the uncertainty?

Moderator:

Tarandeep Singh Ahuja
Partner
McKinsey & Company

Panellists:

Rod Duke
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Queensland

James Harman
Chief Executive Officer
EDL

Paul Italiano
Chief Executive Officer
TransGrid

10:55
Morning tea in the expo hall
11:25
Snowy 2.0 - its critical place in Australia’s transition to a cleaner reliable energy future

Gordon Wymer
Chief Commercial Officer
Snowy Hydro

Navigating disparate energy policy

11:55
PANEL DISCUSSION: Increasing the resilience of the grid and power reliability in the face of catastrophic events
  • What lessons can we take from the 2019-20 fire crisis to future-proof energy continuity?
  • How well do current structures cope with higher temperatures, more heatwaves, and more frequent demand spikes?
  • What fault lines has the COVID crisis revealed?
  • Will building more interconnectors or the modernisation of transmission networks ensure resilience?

Moderator:

Matthew Warren
Columnist
Australian Financial Review

Panellists:

Kevin Kehl
Executive General Manager, Corporate Development
Powerlink

Gordon Wymer
Chief Commercial Officer
Snowy Hydro

Jill Cainey
General Manager Networks
Energy Networks Australia

12:35
Networking lunch in the expo hall
13:35
Securing the energy transition and Australia’s economic future – the role of gas

Frank Tudor
Managing Director
Jemena

Pushing the boundaries: solutions within the current framework
14:05
Making the grid future ready
  • Betterr integrating large-scale and DER better into the grid
  • Future reform to make the grid more flexible
  • Enabling investment through Renewable Energy Zones

Alex Wonhas
Chief System Design and Engineering Officer
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

14:35
Using smart technology to realise value now and in the future

Jessica Venning-Bryan
Chief Client Officer
Flux Federation

The role of technology and innovation in securing Australia’s long term energy future
15:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Are new technologies going to create paradigm shifts in how the energy sector operates?
  • Can new technology solve the problems of the energy sector?
  • Which technologies will be game changers for how the energy sector does business?
  • How important is being agile in a shifting market?

Moderator:

Ben Burge
Member of the Team
Telstra Energy

Panellists:

Michelle Taylor
Manager, Intelligent Grid New Technology
Energy Queensland

John Chambers
Executive General Manager, Future Business & Technology
AGL Energy

James Colbert
Regional Director East Asia & Pacific - Digital Grid
Schneider Electric

Amy Childs
Managing Director
Momentum Energy

15:40
Afternoon tea in the expo hall
16:10
PANEL DISCUSSION: Assessing the feasibility of hydrogen as an at scale energy source
  • What could prevent hydrogen from achieving its potential?
  • How accurately can we price production costs?
  • How quickly can it be introduced?
  • What are the traps energy producers and users need to be wary of?

Moderator:

Peta Ashworth
Director, Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership
University of Queensland

Panellists:

Vicky Au
National Lead, Engagement & Strategy
CSIRO

Stephen Quilter
Executive General Manager Commercial Strategy & Energy Futures
Stanwell

Christiaan Heyning
Partner
McKinsey & Company

Jamie Lowe
Head of Regulation, Compliance and Sustainability
ENGIE

16:50
Closing remarks from the chair
16:55
End of Plenary and start of networking drinks
18:30
Official event dinner

General Assembly, 29 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf

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