Speakers

Michael Maranta

Director, MGM Co.

Michael is considered a renewable energy technology operative, however his vast experience and network make him a generalist working across varied platforms and industries. His passion is about delivering creative solutions for the new world economy.

Michael is drawn to global market applicability with a sector that attracts institutional investment support and he continually seeks to explore commercial collaboration opportunities, leveraging his global network.

His experience at having the strategic ability, know-how and drive to deliver on connecting like-minded businesses to partner, enables him to assist with negotiating and optimising the benefits of an infrastructure asset class with improved environmental outcomes.

Key professional highlights include in 2019 a global first $300m retail green bond for QIC’s GRE real estate business; In 2020 creating and facilitating a portfolio-wide PV Solar roll-out for QIC GRE in partnership with Yurika Energy and their Smart Connected Solar proposition and formulating QIC GRE ESG strategy, including ZNE 2028 pathway.

He is known for his capabilities in stakeholder management and engagement and he is motivated by achieving value and meeting key commercial deliverables.

Michael is focussed on facilitating relationships with public utility energy generation assets looking to deliver optimal energy performance outcomes by introducing leading technology platforms and resources.

Where you can see them

March 11, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

 

Location: Enlit Australia Summit

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Stephanie Bashir

Founder, Nexa Advisory

Ron Beatty

Principal Adviser, Electricity Authority of New Zealand

Andrew Bills

Chief Executive Officer, CS Energy

Luigi Bonadio

Director, Luigi Bonadio & Associates

Mark Bonnar

Managing Director, Southern Cross Venture Partners

Dr Julio Braslavsky

Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO

Tim Buckley

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

Omar Castrejon Campos

PhD-Engineering Student, The University of Melbourne

Matthew Charles-Jones

Community Lead - Renewable Energy, Mondo

Amy Childs

Managing Director, Momentum Energy

Chris Cunningham

Principal, Covaris

Dr Glen Currie

Senior Tutor, The University of Melbourne

The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio

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

Ruchika Deora

Strategic Marketing Manager, CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy

Tracy Deveugle-Frink

Head of Change and Innovation, Western Power

Chris Dunston

Chief Research Officer, Race for 2030 CRC

Jason Froud

Policy Manager, Synergy

Alex Georgiou

Co-Founder and CEO, ShineHub

Robert Giglio

Senior Vice President, Sumitomo SHI FW

John Grimes

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

Christopher Gwynne

Program Director Battery of the Nation Initiative, Hydro Tasmania

Sheri Hickok

Chief Executive Officer - Onshore Wind Asia Pacific & China, GE Renewable Energy

Zoltan Kelly

Asset Information Improvement Specialist, Melbourne Water

Ji Hwan Kim

Supervisor, Korea South-East Power CO (KOEN)

Erik Laykin

Managing Director, Practice Lead, Global Data Risk, Duff & Phelps Los Angeles

Benjy Lee

Manager Energy and Carbon Policy, Jemena

Richard Lowe

Executive General Manager Business Growth, TransGrid

Professor Pierluigi Mancarella

Chair of Electrical Power Systems Electrical And Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne

Rob Mannion

Manager Digital Experience, Sydney Water

Andrew McConnell

Senior Engineer, Distributed Energy, AusNet Services

Richard McIndoe

Executive Chairman, Edge Electrons

Lisa McLean

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

Sarah McNamara

Chief Executive, Australian Energy Council

Darren Miller

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Dr Reihana Mohideen

Senior Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Terry Mohn

Chair, International Microgrid Association

Tim Nelson

Executive General Manager, Energy Markets, Infigen Energy

Lachlan O’Neil

Team Leader Energy Data Sciences, CSIRO

Kumar Padisetti

Partner, Deloitte

Asanka Paranamana

Distributed Energy Engineer, AusNet Services

Professor Nando Ochoa Pizzali

Professor of Smart Grids and Power Systems, The University of Melbourne

David Prins

Director, Etrog Consulting

Stephen Quilter

Executive General Manager Energy Trading and Commercial Strategy, Stanwell Corporation Limited

Nic Reardon

Annual Works Plan Manager, WEL Networks

Andrew Richards

Chief Executive Officer, Energy Users Association of Australia

Justine Ryan

Global Director, GE Renewable Energy

Maia Schweizer

Chief Executive Officer, CleanCo Queensland

João Segorbe

Executive General Manager Strategy & Corporate Development, AGL Energy

James Seymour

CEO, Center for New Energy Technologies (C4NET)

Paul Siemers

Program Director - Digital Transformation, Melbourne Water

Dr Robert Simpson

Demand Management Development Manager, Ausgrid

Vikram Singh

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

Richard Van Breda

Chief Executive Officer, Stanwell Corporation Limited

Oliver Yates

Non Executive Director, Smart Energy Council

Victor Young

General Manager Commercial & Industrial Energy Services, Yurika

Frank Zeichner

Chief Executive Officer, IoT Alliance Australia

Audrey Zibelman

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Energy Market Operator

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