Speakers

Neil Roberts

General Manager (Australia), Highview Power

Operated in the international infrastructure and energy sectors over 25 years holding senior positions on a wide range of complex project financed deals. Founded ARC Developments in 2002 leading the advisory and development work on the company’s projects under mandates for several international power producers, energy resource corporations, governments and financiers throughout South Asia, SE Asia, Latin America, Pacific and Australia on a wide range of energy projects (fossil fuel fired, renewable, transmission and distribution) and infrastructure deals (road, water, rail, flood control & reclamation).

Managed the company growth to a position where it has representative offices in several Asian and Australian cities.

Recently held role as bid manager on behalf of the Philippine Government and the National PPP Centre for the US$4bn Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike PPP project and as TA (technical and commercial) on the CHP#5 power deal in Mongolia, on behalf of the ADB. Currently transaction advisor lead on two major PPP projects (Turkestan Highway in Kazakhstan) and Hydro power review in Kyrgyz Republic.

Mandates have included advisory work for major mining companies, commercial and multilateral financiers, independent infrastructure and renewable funds, federal governments, IPPs, O&M entities and government owned corporations during this period in PPP, public and private initiatives.

Previously engaged as an energy developer at National Power Plc and a founding partner of a successful energy development company in Hong Kong in the mid-1990s moving to Australia in 1998 to develop several generating asset sales, cogeneration and renewable energy developments. Was a co-founding director of an ultimately UK listed renewable energy company, Novera Energy.

Where you can see them

July 21, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Storage & Decentralisation

1.30 – 2.00 pm | Large Scale Storage Solutions
Speaker: Dr Julio Braslavsky
Energy Storage is critical to managing the intermittency of renewable power. Providing storage is even more important for ensuring reliable power.

 

2.00 – 2.30 pm | Advances in Storage Technology
Speakers: Neil Roberts
Storage Solution Technologies are developing rapidly and driving the energy transition.

 

2.30 – 3.00 pm | The Importance of Demand / Response
Speaker: Michael Bradley
Demand / Response is essential to reliability and affordability as intermittent renewable energy is integrated into the system. AEMC provides details on the rules surrounding these efforts.

 

Location: Generation & Renewable Technology Hub

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Richard Van Breda

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Maia Schweizer

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Andrew Bills

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Anna Collyer

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Ramesh Singaram

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Gordon Wymer

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Mark Collette

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Deepak Sambhi

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Tim Nelson

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Tim Buckley

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Oliver Yates

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Sarah McNamara

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Aaron Scott

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Patrick Hartley

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Richard Jeffery

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Kumar Padisetti

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Lisa McLean

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Tim Ryan

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Mike Davis

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Caroline Wykamp

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Jamal Cheema

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Andrew Davis

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Sabiene Heindl

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Nic Reardon

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Javier Cavada

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Michael Bradley

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Dr Robert Simpson

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Tracy Deveugle-Frink

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Andrew McConnell

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Glenn Wood

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Vikram Singh

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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

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Dr Julio Braslavsky

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Matthew Charles-Jones

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James Seymour

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Chris Cunningham

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Lachlan O’Neil

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Justine Ryan

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Alex Georgiou

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Luigi Bonadio

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Christopher Gwynne

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Sheri Hickok

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Zoltan Kelly

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Ji Hwan Kim

Supervisor, Korea South-East Power CO (KOEN)

Erik Laykin

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Benjy Lee

Manager Energy and Carbon Policy, Jemena

Professor Pierluigi Mancarella

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

Michael Maranta

Director, MGM Co.

Richard McIndoe

Executive Chairman, Edge Electrons

Dr Reihana Mohideen

Senior Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Dr Glen Currie

Senior Tutor, The University of Melbourne

Terry Mohn

CEO, General Microgrids

Asanka Paranamana

Distributed Energy Engineer, AusNet Services

Professor Nando Ochoa Pizzali

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

David Prins

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Stephanie Bashir

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Paul Siemers

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Victor Young

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Frank Zeichner

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Rob Mannion

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