Conference Day Two

Conference Day Two – Tuesday 31 October

 

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Post-conference learning sessions


08:30 | Welcome coffee


08:50 | Opening remarks from the Chair

Keith Orchison, Director, Coolibah


RETHINKING POLICY TO REFLECT MAJOR CHANGES IN THE ENERGY SECTOR


09:00 | Securing energy supply in the NEM

  • Reflecting on the consequences of the Finkel Review
  • Supporting and implementing recommendations from the review
  • How is the NEM going to overcome the challenges of electricity security, while ensuring affordability

James Chisholm, First Assistant Secretary, Department of the Environment and Energy


09:30 | Shadow Ministerial Address

The Hon. Mark Butler, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Federal Opposition


10:00 | Finding the ‘sweet spot’ between tariff reform, technology and customer engagement

  • How electricity tariffs can better account for impacts of various technologies
  • Avoiding ‘gold plating’ and protecting the customers
  • The role of regulation in integrating new technologies

Darren Gladman, Director Smart Energy, Clean Energy Council


10:30 | Morning tea


11:00 | Getting out of the policy paralysis in the NEM

  • Addressing the major issues facing the NEM today
  • Evaluating potential scenarios that could unfold as Australia’s transitions to a lower carbon energy mix
  • Creating a regulatory and policy environment that is technology neutral to encourage innovation and least cost investment

Kieran DonoghueDirector, Newgrange Consulting


11:25 | PANEL DISCUSSION: Changing the rules in the NEM to make electricity cheaper, more reliable and greener?

  • Is there a need to change the 30 minutes settlement rule have on the NEM?
  • Should users pay a connection charge to access the grid?
  • Discussing the possibility of a Renewable Energy Target in the NEM

Panel Moderator:

Keith Orchison, Director, Coolibah

Panelists:

Darren Gladman, Director Smart Energy, Clean Energy Council
Simon Camroux, Manager Wholesale Market Regulation, AGL Energy
Tennant Reed, Principal National Adviser Public Policy, Ai Group


UNDERSTANDING MAJOR STATE BASED RENEWABLE ENERGY INITIATIVES


12:05 | Insights into Victoria’s renewable energy policy initiatives

Benjamin WhiteDirector Strategy, Insight & InvestmentDepartment of Environment, Land, Water and Planning


12:30 | Integrating renewable energy in New South Wales

Amy Kean, Renewable Energy Advocate, NSW Government


12:55 | Networking lunch


13:55 | Unlocking Australia’s renewable energy future

  • Solutions for a secure, reliable and affordable electricity supply
  • Connecting large-scale renewable generation
  • Renewable energy zones to support the national electricity system

Tony Meehan, Executive Manager Regulation, Transgrid


THE ROLE OF STORAGE IN THE FUTURE ENERGY GRID


14:25 | CASE STUDY: Insights into the largest storage battery project in the world

  • How the South Australian government has partnered with Tesla to build a 100 megawatt battery
  • The opportunities created for South Australia
  • Understanding the necessity to stabilize the grid after the recent crisis

Josh Carmichael, Director – Low Carbon Economy Unit, South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet


14:50 | Battery storage in the South Australia - transformation from a network perspective

  • Overcoming the challenges of integrating battery storage to the grid
  • Insights into the first results after the installation of the battery
  • Understanding the challenges of managing this asset in the long term

Rainer Korte, Executive Manager Asset Management, ElectraNet


15:20 | Afternoon tea


15:50 | How battery storage can supply frequency control ancillary services

Dean Spaccavento, CEO and Co-Founder, Reposit Power


16:15 | CASE STUDY: How can the grid integrate battery storage to improve reliability in remote areas

  • Insights into the 1MW grid energy storage system AusNet Services has been implementing in Victoria
  • Improving reliability for the customers at the end of the network
  • Where can batteries be connected to the network the most efficiently?

Siham Knowles, General Manager Network Engineering, AusNet Services


16:40 | CASE STUDY: The impact of batteries on consumers – analysing the Bruny Island battery trial project

  • Insights into the Bruny Island battery trial project
  • Coordinating batteries to alleviate congestion on Bruny’s undersea power supply cable and to reduce the reliance on costly and polluting diesel generation during peak season
  • Understanding better how customers use electricity when using batteries

Andrew Fraser, Network Innovation Team Leader, TasNetworks


17:05 | Closing remarks from the Chair and drawing of the lucky door prize!


17:15 | End of Day Two and close of conference


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