Speakers

Karl Rábago (USA)

Principal, Rábago Energy LLC
Former Commissioner, Texas Public Utility Commission
Vice President of Distributed Energy Services at Austin Energy

View Karl Rábago Texas Grid Collapse session here.

Karl R. Rábago operates an energy consultancy as Rábago Energy LLC, based in Denver, Colorado, USA. Karl has more than 30 years of experience in energy and climate policy and markets and is recognized as an innovator in utility regulatory issues relating to clean and distributed energy services and technologies.

Rábago has been a Commissioner on the Texas Public Utility Commission; a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US Department of Energy; Vice President of Distributed Energy Services at Austin Energy; Director of Regulatory Affairs for the AES Corporation and AES Wind; and Managing Director & Principal of the Rocky Mountain Institute.

Rábago is a frequent author on electricity industry issues and has provided testimony as an expert witness in more than 120 electric and gas utility regulatory proceedings.

Karl serves as Chair of the Board of the Center for Resource Solutions, a San Francisco-based non-governmental organization that manages the Green-e Certification program for green power products, and on the Board of Solar United Neighbors.

While on active duty in the US Army, Karl served as an Armored Cavalry officer in the 2d Squadron, 9th Armored Cavalry, as a trial counsel and defense counsel with the 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), and as an assistant professor of law at the US Military Academy at West Point, NY.

Karl is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management and has a Juris Doctorate (Honors) from the University of Texas and Master of Laws degrees, in environmental and military law, from Pace Law School and the US Army Judge Advocate General’s School.

 

Where you can see them

March 16, 8:45 am - 10:15 am

Wednesday Opening Plenary

8.45 – 10.15 am | Keynote Speakers

8.45 – 9.15am The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Climate & Environment
9.15 – 9.45am Karl Rabago USA (live via satellite) former Commissioner, Texas Public Utility Commission
9.45 – 10.15am Anna Collyer Chair, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

Keynote speakers share their insights on the energy transition landscape in Australia and overseas.

Location: Enlit Australia Leadership Summit, sponsored by Salesforce

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Leadership Summit

Sponsored by Salesforce

David Hochschild (USA)

Chair at California Energy Commission

The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes

Richard Van Breda

Chief Executive Officer, Stanwell Corporation Limited

Maia Schweizer

Chief Executive Officer, CleanCo Queensland

Andrew Bills

Chief Executive Officer, CS Energy

Anna Collyer

Chair, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

Darren Hill

General Manager for Commercial & Business Development, Horizon Power

Richard Lowe

CEO, Lumea

Ramesh Singaram

President & CEO GE Gas Power Asia Pacific, President & CEO GE ASEAN & ANP at GE

João Segorbe

Executive General Manager Strategy & Corporate Development, AGL Energy

Jon Briskin

Executive General Manager, Origin Retail

Jeffrey Goldmeer

Emergent Technologies Director - Decarbonization, GE Gas & Power

Gordon Wymer

Chief Commercial Officer, Snowy Hydro

Mark Collette

Chief Customer Officer, Energy Australia

Rupesh Ratilal

Senior Manager, Technology Transformation, EY

Deepak Sambhi

Director, Power KPMG

Sarah McNamara

Chief Executive, Australian Energy Council

Tim Nelson

Executive General Manager, Energy Markets, Infigen Energy

Dan Sturrock

Investment Director, ARENA

Tim Buckley

Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australasia at Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA)

Oliver Yates

Non Executive Director, Smart Energy Council

Aaron Scott

Country Leader, GE Gas Power

Jessica Venning-Bryan

Chief Customer Officer, Flux Federation

Patrick Hartley

Leader, CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission at CSIRO

Richard Jeffery

General Manager Commercial Strategy Delivery at Stanwell Corporation Limited

Neil Roberts

General Manager (Australia), Highview Power

Matthew Fairlie

Vice Chairman, Next Hydrogen

Kumar Padisetti

Partner, Deloitte

Lisa McLean

CEO, Open Cities Alliance | Chief Executive Officer, NSW Circular

Tim Ryan

Chief Executive Officer, Ready.Energy

Mike Davis

Network Innovation Manager, Jemena

Caroline Wykamp

Chief Commercial Officer Hydro Tasmania & Director Momentum Energy

Jamal Cheema

Executive General Manager of Intellihub Australia

Andrew Davis

General Manager Strategy and Commercial, Electricity Distribution, Jemena

Richard Porter

Principal Engineer, Simulation, Yokogowa

Nic Reardon

Annual Works Plan Manager, WEL Networks

Javier Cavada

Chief Executive Officer & President, Highview Power

Michael Bradley

Executive General Manager, Retail and Wholesale Markets, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

Dr Robert Simpson

Demand Management Development Manager, Ausgrid

Tracy Deveugle-Frink

Head of Change and Innovation, Western Power

Andrew McConnell

Senior DSO/DERMS Engineer, CitiPower, Powercor & United Energy

Glenn Wood

Head of Telecommunications, TransGrid

Vikram Singh

Lead Advisor Low Carbon Transformation, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

Andrew Richards

Chief Executive Officer, Energy Users Association of Australia

Ron Beatty

Principal Adviser, Electricity Authority of New Zealand

John Grimes

Chief Executive, Smart Energy Council | CEO, Australia Solar Council

Mark Bonnar

Managing Director, Southern Cross Venture Partners

Dr Julio Braslavsky

Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

Matthew Charles-Jones

Community Lead - Renewable Energy, Mondo

James Seymour

CEO, Center for New Energy Technologies (C4NET)

Chris Cunningham

Principal, Covaris

Lachlan O’Neil

Team Leader Energy Data Sciences, CSIRO

Chris Dunstan

Chief Research Officer, Race for 2030 CRC

Jason Froud

Policy Manager, Synergy

Lindsay Taylor

Group Business Development Manager, TEN Group (The Energy Network)

Alex Georgiou

Co-Founder and CEO, ShineHub

Luigi Bonadio

Principal/Director, Luigi Bonadio & Associates

Zoltan Kelly

Asset Information Improvement Specialist, Melbourne Water

Ji Hwan Kim

Supervisor, Korea South-East Power CO (KOEN)

Terry Mohn

CEO, General Microgrids

David Prins

Director, Etrog Consulting

Stephanie Bashir

Founder, Nexa Advisory

Frank Zeichner

Chief Executive Officer, IoT Alliance Australia

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