Re-engineering the Grid Stream

Wednesday 17 February

 

in-depth learning sessions plenary day  

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08:15
Registration and welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Mark Paterson
Chief Strategy Officer & Managing Director, Australia Pacific
Strategen

Maximising the effectiveness of existing grid infrastructure

09:05
KEYNOTE: Grid transformation - opportunities for improvement and innovation
  • Putting energy consumers at the centre of grid reform
  • Adapting the grid to meet the growing challenges of reliability and decentralisation
  • Integration of the electricity and gas markets
  • Accurately gauging the outlay necessary for reform – and who is likely to end up paying!

Nino Ficca
former Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
AusNet Services

09:35
From basket case to market leader: how South Australia is remodelling its grid

 

The Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan
Minister for Energy and Mining
South Australia Government

10:05
Responding to AEMO’s final Integrated System Plan (ISP) from the ‘end of the line’
  • Stabilising power through the Dalrymple battery and synchronous condensers
  • Coping with being islanded when interconnectors are lost
  • Strengthening the grid with Project EnergyConnect - will the net benefits justify the costs?

Steve Masters
Chief Executive Officer
ElectraNet

10:35
Morning tea in the expo hall
Meeting the challenges of integrating VPPs and DER

 

11:05
Optimising consistency of supply in isolated grids – the Denham solar powered hydrogen plant
  • Accurately calculating hosting capacity
  • Feed in management and DER orchestration
  • Machine learning, predictive analysis
  • Integrating renewables into existing grid structures

Stephanie Unwin
Chief Executive Office
Horizon Power

11:35
Working within the existing grid model to allow domestic imports - overcoming challenges of integrating intermittent resources into the grid
  • Structuring hybrid grids to allow for intermittent DER imports
  • Encouraging behavioural demand response
  • Improving the engagement of installers to ensure inverter standard compliance
  • Transitioning to more sophisticated connection options for customers

Bryn Williams
Future Network Strategy Manager
SA Power Networks

12:05
CASE STUDY: Integrating distributed assets through the world's largest virtual power plant - South Australia’s 50,000-home program
  • Ensuring that that distributed assets are able to match the service provided by utility scale assets
  • Prioritising customer value in the reforms required to make VPPs and DSOs function
  • Addressing the key impediments for DER assets to participate in the existing energy markets
  • Learnings from the South Australia Home Battery Scheme

Mark Twidell
APAC Director – Energy Products
Tesla

12:35
Networking lunch in the expo hall

Improving network performance with smart technology
13:35
PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating a more effective financial structure to enable the future grid – tariff reform
  • What regulation do we change to make a two sided market possible?
  • How can we co-ordinate renewable energy zones to avoid concentrations of DER?
  • How do we resolve equity issues for consumers who cannot participate in DER?
  • What needs to happen to ensure that transition is orderly and timely?
  • How can we build a service regime for exporters that is clearly understood by both sides?

Moderator:

Mark Paterson
Chief Strategy Officer & Managing Director, Australia Pacific
Strategen

Panellists:

Simon Camroux
Head of Regulation
SIMEC Energy

Gavin Dufty
Manager Policy and Research
St Vincent de Paul Society

Lucy Moon
Head of Regulation
Energy Networks Australia

14:15
Partner presentation
14:45
Developing IOT-driven networks to deliver a better user experience
  • Increasing resilience to faults
  • Understanding IOT’s self-healing capabilities
  • Linking service desk and self-service capabilities to log faults proactively
  • Spotting trends early to maintain service levels

Eva Hanly
Executive Manager Strategy, Innovation & Technology
TransGrid

15:15
Afternoon tea in the expo hall
Strengthening grid performance through new infrastructure – interconnectors and transmission issues
15:45
How the Battery of the Nation will impact on energy storage and firming in the NEM
  • Battery of the Nation - a whole of portfolio response to more interconnection
  • How long / deep duration storage will increase NEM reliability, security and affordability
  • Insights in managing short, medium and long term storages
  • Actively developing deep storage pumped hydro opportunities – project update
  • Synchronous Condensers – a technology already in use in Tasmania

Christopher Gwynne
Project Director – Battery of the Nation
Hydro Tasmania

16:15
Partner presentation
16:45
PANEL DISCUSSION: Building the physical infrastructure to ensure reliable supply – overcoming the challenges to stability
  • Can we integrate the grid through transmission upgrade projects?
  • Are interconnectors in dispersed locations appropriate in a joined state grid?
  • How do we build system-wide resilience against links being knocked out in crisis situations?
  • What is the impact of the loss of coal-fired power over the next decade?
  • How feasible are the proposed KreangLink, Marinus link, Project EnergyConnect and East-West link?

Moderator:

Tony Callan
Executive Manager Marketing
Delta Electricity

Panellists:

David Edwards
Technical Visionary
Horizon Power

Tony Wood
Energy Program Director
Grattan Institute

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Networks Australia

17:05
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:10
End of Re-engineering the Grid Stream