Enlit Australia Summit

Over 2 days Enlit Australia’s content offering will provide strategic insights and end-to-end solutions across the entire power value chain.

The Enlit Australia Summit will provide a platform from which senior members of the Australian power and utilities sector can debate and discuss critical strategic issues impacting the industry.

Issues of policy direction, regulation, financing, markets and adapting business models will be at the fore regardless of whether the focus is from the generation, trading, power delivery or customer side.

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The Program

March 10, 8:45 am - 10:30 am | Enlit Australia Summit

Wednesday Opening Plenary

8.45 – 10.30 am | Opening Plenary
Speakers: The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Audrey Zibelman and Darren Miller
Enlit Australia opens with keynote speeches from several industry and government luminaries and an international guest to be announced closer to the date.

Speaker/s: The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Audrey Zibelman, Darren Miller,

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March 10, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Enlit Australia Summit

Energy Transition Strategies Block

10.30 – 11.30 am | Energy Mix and Decentralisation Roundtable
Speakers: Amy Childs, Sarah McNamara, Tim Nelson and Joao Segorbe
The Australian Energy Council Chief Executive chairs a top executive panel that will explore in-depth the fundamentals of the energy transition, in particular the new energy mix going forward.

 

11.30 am – 12.00 pm | Decarbonising the Grid: The Role of Hydro
Speaker: Christopher Gywnne
Hydro and pumped hydro are a critical piece of delivering sustainable power to Australia. Here the Chief Strategist from Hydro Tasmania focuses on the challenges and opportunities in this sector.

 

Speaker/s: Amy Childs, Sarah McNamara, Tim Nelson, João Segorbe, Christopher Gwynne,

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March 10, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Networking Lounge

Networking Lunch

Join fellow industry professionals for a networking lunch. Catch up with old friends or connect with new industry colleagues.

The lunch is available to Summit Pass holders, upgraded Expo Pass holders, exhibitors and presenters.

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March 10, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Enlit Australia Summit

Business Strategies Block

1.30 – 3.00 pm | The Energy Transition from the CEO’s Office Roundtable
Speakers: Andrew Bills, Kumar Padisetti and Richard Van Breda
Top industry leaders will discuss and debate the high-level strategies needed to meet the challenges of the energy transition

 

3.00 – 3.30 pm | Using Data to Manage Power Quality in a Decarbonised and Decentralised World
Speaker: Richard McIndoe
One of the most critical aspect of managing the energy transition is monitoring LV networks and behind the meter activity. Realtime data is critical in this effort.

 

3.30 – 4.00 pm | The Strategic Urgency for Cyber Security
Speaker: Erik Laykin
An expert from the United States provides a comprehensive over-view of issues and challenges of preventing a breach of cyber security.

 

4.00 – 4.30 pm | A Case Study on Using Big Data to Optimise Plant Management During the Energy Transition
Speaker: Uniper
A case study of how the Enerlytics platform uses big data to optimise plant management during the energy transition.

 

4.30 – 5.00 pm | Strategies for Managing Customer Engagement and the Network
Speaker: Ruchika Deora
Customer engagement is critical in the new paradigm but needs to be aligned closely with network management, a highly complex endeavour.

 

Speaker/s: Andrew Bills, Kumar Padisetti, Richard Van Breda, Richard McIndoe, Erik Laykin, Ruchika Deora,

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March 11, 8:45 am - 9:45 am | Enlit Australia Summit

Thursday Opening Plenary

8.45 – 9.45 am | The Energy Transition: An Academic View
Speakers: Omar Castrejon Campos, Dr Glen Currie, Professor Pierluigi Mancarella, Dr Reihana Mohideen and Professor Nando Ochoa Pizzali
A panel of esteemed professors and lecturers from the University of Melbourne delve into the scientific and engineering issues of the energy transition.

 

Speaker/s: Omar Castrejon Campos, Dr Glen Currie, Professor Pierluigi Mancarella, Professor Nando Ochoa Pizzali, Dr Reihana Mohideen,

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March 11, 9:45 am - 10:45 am | Enlit Australia Summit

Finance and Investment Block

9.45 – 10.45 am | The Current Energy Investment Climate Panel
Speakers: Mark Bonnar, Tim Buckley, Justine Ryan and Oliver Yates
A senior level panel takes an in-depth look at trends and opportunities for investment in the Australian Energy sector.

 

Speaker/s: Mark Bonnar, Tim Buckley, Justine Ryan, Oliver Yates,

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March 11, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm | Enlit Australia Summit

Renewable Energy Block

10.45 – 11.15 am | Technology and the Energy Transition: The Role of Hydrogen
Speaker: Stephen Quilter
Hydrogen is playing a major role in the decarbonisation of system. A senior executive from Stanwell details the company’s efforts in developing hydrogen.

 

11.15 am – 12.00 pm | The CEO Panel: Introducing Renewables into the System
Speakers: Richard Lowe, Maia Schweizer and Ramesh Singaram 
A panel of CEOs and industry leaders discuss integrating renewables into a system that was not designed for intermittent power.

 

Speaker/s: Stephen Quilter, Richard Lowe, Maia Schweizer,

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March 11, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Networking Lounge

Networking Lunch

Join fellow industry professionals for a networking lunch. Catch up with old friends or connect with new industry colleagues.

The lunch is available to Summit Pass holders, upgraded Expo Pass holders, exhibitors and presenters.

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March 11, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Enlit Australia Summit

C&I Large Energy Users Block

1.30 – 2.00 pm | Trends and Challenges Facing Large Energy Users
Speaker: Andrew Richards
The C&I sector is driving changes in the sector from demand / response to solar and the energy industry is increasingly working in cooperation with large scale users of power.

 

2.00 – 2.30 pm | Navigating the Uncertainty of Long Term PPAs
Speakers: Michael Maranta and Victor Young
A real-world case study of how a Power Purchase Agreement was developed and implemented.

 

2.30 – 3.00 pm | Energy Procurement Strategies
Speaker: To be announced
A large-scale energy user details the importance of clearly developed strategies for ensuring reliable power supply.

 

Speaker/s: Andrew Richards, Michael Maranta, Victor Young,

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