C&I Energy Management Stream

Wednesday 26 May

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in-depth learning sessions plenary day  

re-engineering the grid    future retail    generation 2.0   

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08:05
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Royce De Sousa
Director
Eastern Energy Buyers

Understanding the rapidly changing big picture of business energy use in Australia
09:05
PANEL DISCUSSION: What is the future of gas for commercial and industrial users?
  • What are the wider implications of the ACT’s policy of a ‘no gas’ energy future?
  • What is the role of the gas network for smelting and manufacturing energy users?
  • Is electric energy a viable replacement for industrial high temperature heat?
  • Can we decarbonise the gas network?

Moderator:

Steve Davies
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Pipelines & Gas Association

Panellists:

Jeremy Stone
Non-Executive Director & Adviso
J Power

Andrew Richards
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Users Association of Australia

Craig de Laine
General Manager People and Strategy
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

09:45
Partner Presentation
10:15
PANEL DISCUSSION: Risks and opportunities: commercial and industrial energy use in Australia

Australia’s energy landscape is shifting constantly; we ask Australia’s leading experts on strategic energy management to tell us the biggest energy risk – and the biggest energy opportunity – they are facing in their business in 2021.

Moderator:

Luke Menzel
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Efficiency Council

Panellists:

Andrew Richards
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Users Association of Australia

Stuart Mathews
Executive Vice President Australasia
Gold Fields

Melissa Perrow
General Manager Energy
Brickworks Limited

10:55
Morning tea in the expo hall
Firming through physical infrastructure - batteries, microgrids and renewable energy
11:25
Building your own energy supply – Gold Fields’ microgrid energy solution at the Agnew mine
  • Optimising energy costs with first Australian mine to be powered by wind, solar, battery and gas
  • Strengthening energy security using cloud forecasting and an advanced microgrid control systems to enable integration
  • Analysing whether off-grid energy solutions such as Agnew and Granny Smith are practical and cost effective

Stuart Mathews
Executive Vice President Australasia
Gold Fields

11:55
Creating more climate resilient assets through on-site solar and battery systems

Speaker to be announced

12:25
The practical realities of large scale batteries in industrial settings

Speaker to be announced

12:55
Networking lunch in the expo hall
Structuring contracts to reduce exposure to volatile grid prices
13:55
PANEL DISCUSSION: Practical realities of commercial demand response
  • How should a reasonable baseline price be set within AEMO’s framework?
  • When can the ‘Off’ switch be pressed? Recognising the whole of business impacts– operational, safety, engineering and IR issues to consider
  • What is the financial tipping point where DR becomes financially worthwhile?

Moderator:

Royce De Sousa
Director
Eastern Energy Buyers

Panellists:

Melissa Perrow
General Manager Energy
Brickworks Limited

Damian Pyle
Strategic Procurement Manager
Opal Packaging

14:35
CASE STUDY: How EastLink reduced energy consumption by 70% using IoT
  • Balancing cost considerations of implementing IoT against the relentless rise in energy costs
  • Identifying the critical data and building an appropriate reporting system to measure it
  • Ensuring real-time control capability for demand response and smart grid control applications
  • Recommendations for other organisations considering implementing IoT

Doug Spencer-Roy
Corporate Affairs and Marketing Manager
EastLink

15:05
Are PPAs going the way of the dodo? Evolving a more sophisticated energy contract to meet commercial/industrial needs
  • Identifying and avoiding the common pitfalls of traditional power purchase contracts – finding the right style of supply
  • Acknowledging the risks of new generation sources – delays in connection, lower than expected outputs
  • Looking at future price trends to ensure you aren’t going to get trapped into paying higher prices

Jim Snow
Adjunct Professor
University of Queensland Energy Initiative

15:35
Afternoon tea in the expo hall
Alternative solutions for gas users in an environment of high prices
16:05
How does a heat energy manufacturer increase efficiency, reducing emissions and remain profitable?

Speaker to be announced

16:35
Saving money on operating costs using renewable heat as an alternative to gas
  • Quantifying the costs and risks of rising transport costs and variable gas prices
  • Applying renewable energy for process heating in manufacturing
  • Retrofitting a new boiler system to existing manufacturing infrastructure
  • Analysing the savings against increased logistics of moving to biomass energy

Bob Mac Smith
Managing Director
MSM Milling

17:05
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:10
End of Commercial and Industrial Energy Management Stream