Energy Policy Forum

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Keith Orchison
Director
Coolibah

Resolving key regulatory issues
09:05
PANEL DISCUSSION Resolving the conflict between regulatory bodies to give cohesion to energy policy
  • How can we cut through the current tangle of complexity, conservatism and conflict?
  • What should new planning guidelines and targets for renewable energy look like?
  • What are the minimum standards that will drive the industry forward?

Moderator:

Simon Camroux
Head of Regulation
SIMEC Energy

Panellists:

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Networks Australia

Sarah McNamara
Chief Executive Officer,
Australian Energy Council

Tennant Reed
Head of Climate, Energy and Environment Policy
Australian Industry Group

Jamie Lowe
Head of Regulation
ENGIE

Matthew Warren
Author of "Blackout" & Director
ENPEC

09:35
Maximising the benefits of a two sided energy market
  • How technology is changing who participates in the market and the nature of that participation
  • Realising technology driven benefits for the energy sector AND for energy customers
  • Meeting the challenges of security and reliability
  • Establishing a fit for purpose framework ahead of fundamental, consumer-led changes

John Pierce
Chair
Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

10:15
Morning tea
Preparing for future policy and its impacts

10:45
System challenges and harnessing the transition for the benefit of the consumer

Audrey Zibelman
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

11:15
Pulling the trigger on "Retailer Reliability Obligation” and other new legislation
  • Longer-term (and lower cost) solution for Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader (RERT)
  • 2025 market design review
  • Ensuring Australia’s long term energy security in a more volatile international market
  • Governance review of the Energy Security Board

Kerry Schott
Independent Chair
Energy Security Board

11:45
PANEL DISCUSSION: Supporting the National Electricity Market: resolving the tension between competing initiatives
  • Will the Grid Reliability Fund provide a backbone for network infrastructure and grid stabilising technologies?
  • How should the conflict between commercial and government interests be resolved?

Moderator:

Simon Camroux
Head of Regulation
SIMEC Energy

Panellists:

Ross Edwards
Markets Executive
EnergyAustralia

Bianca Sylvester
Associate Director - Government and Stakeholder Relation
Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

12:25
Networking lunch

Securing reliable and cost effective energy for Australia’s future
13:25
Putting energy consumers at the centre of policy decisions - cost and affordability
  • How the DMO (Default Market Offer) is effecting consumer behaviour and industry pricing
  • Coping with proposed changes to the Market Settlement and Transfer Solutions (MSATS) Procedures
  • Complications arising from the proposed Energy Fairness Plan

Sarah McNamara
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Energy Council

13:55
Evaluating Australia’s energy transition – reviewing the Finkel review
  • Reducing carbon emissions without a target
  • Defining the energy companions that will stabilise supply until a full transition to clean energy
  • Is nuclear power a viable option?

Speaker TBC

14:25
Closing remarks from the Chair
14:30
End of Policy Day and Australian Energy Week 2020