• AFR National Energy Summit

    Attended by over 300 industry stakeholders, including governments, regulators, investors, and consumers, the National Energy Summit serves as an important platform for policy debate surrounding Australia’s energy crisis.

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Overview

The AFR National Energy Summit was held on 10-11 October 2018 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

Over two days, 300 stakeholders – political leaders, regulators, energy producers, disrupters, and users – came together for the nation’s highest-level discussion of Australia’s multiple energy challenges and opportunities.

The second annual summit came at a critical time for determining whether Australia can agree on a stable policy framework to provide more investment certainty around the rules for cutting carbon emissions, securing reliable power supply, and reducing prices.

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“There are currently not many more important issues in Australia than the future of our energy sector”Michael Rath, National Leader for Energy & Resources, Deloitte

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    2018 Attendees

    • ACCC
    • Acciona Energy
    • Adelaide Brighton Cement Ltd
    • Advanced Integrated Energy Solutions
    • AEMO
    • Aggreko
    • AGL
    • AGL Energy
    • Alinta Energy
    • APA Group
    • APT Management Services Pty Ltd
    • AquaSure
    • ATCO Australia Pty Ltd
    • Ausgrid
    • Australia Pacific LNG
    • Australian Energy Council
    • Australian Energy Daily
    • Australian Energy Market Commission
    • Australian Energy Market Operator
    • Australian Energy Regulator
    • Australian Industrial Energy
    • Australian Pipelines & Gas Association
    • Australian Renewable Energy Agency
    • Bloomberg
    • BNG Group
    • BOC
    • Brickworks
    • Caltex Australia
    • Castlereagh Coal
    • CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited
    • Clean Energy Finance Corporation
    • Conergy Australia
    • CS Energy Ltd
    • CSIRO
    • CWP Renewables
    • Deloitte
    • Deloitte Access Economics
    • Deloitte India
    • Delta Electricity
    • Department for Energy & Mining
    • Department of Finance
    • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
    • Dow Asia Pacific
    • Dow Chemical
    • Energy Australia
    • Energy Consumers Australia
    • Energy Developments Pty Ltd
    • Energy Queensland Limited
    • Energy Security Board
    • EnergyAustralia
    • Enwave Australia
    • Epic Energy
    • ERM Power
    • Esso Australia
    • Federal Government
    • Federal Opposition
    • Finncorn Consulting
    • Flow Power
    • Gas Energy Australia
    • Gilbert + Tobin
    • GRACosway
    • Greensync
    • Horizon Power
    • Hydro Tasmania
    • Incitec Pivot
    • InfraRed Capital Partners Australia
    • Investor Group on Climate Change
    • J.P. Morgan
    • Japan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corporation
    • Jemena
    • KPMG
    • Laing O’Rourke
    • Macquarie Capital
    • Mears Group
    • Mergermarket
    • MHI Australia, Pty.LTD
    • Minter Ellison
    • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
    • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    • MST Marquee
    • NERA
    • Newgate Australia
    • NSW Government
    • Orica
    • Origin Energy
    • Pacific Hydro
    • Power and Water Corporation
    • Powershop
    • PwC
    • Qenos
    • Quanta Services Australia Pty Ltd
    • Queensland Competition Authority
    • Queensland Resources Council
    • Queensland Treasury
    • Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
    • RBC Capital Markets
    • RISC
    • Russell Northe Member for Morwell
    • Salini Impregilo SpA
    • Santos
    • Senex Energy
    • Shell Australia
    • Shell Energy Australia
    • Shell QGC
    • SIMEC ZEN Energy
    • Snack Brands Australia
    • Spark Infrastructure
    • Squadron Energy
    • State Grid International Development Co., Ltd
    • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
    • TasNetworks
    • Telstra Energy
    • Tesla
    • The Australian Financial Review
    • TransGrid
    • Transurban
    • TW Power Services Pty Ltd
    • Victoria Government
    • VisIR
    • VISY
    • Wesfarmers Kleenheat Gas Pty Ltd
    • Western Downs Regional Council
    • Western Power
    • Windlab
    • Woodside Energy Ltd
    • WSP
    • Yurika Pty Ltd
    • Zinfra Pty Ltd


    2018 Agenda

    8:45

    Opening comments from the Chair

    Michael Stutchbury, Editor Chief, The Australian Financial Review

    8:50

    Welcome

    Michael Rath, National Leader, Energy & Resources, Deloitte

    THE POLITICAL FRAMEWORK

    9:00

    The Ministerial Keynote Address | Delivering long-term energy policy

    The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy, Federal Government

    9:25

    The ALP energy perspective

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

    THE ROAD TO THE A NEW ENERGY MARKET

    Chair: Mark Ludlow, Brisbane Bureau Chief, The Australian Financial Review

    9:50

    Listening to customers to meet their needs

    Brett Redman, CEO (Interim), AGL

    10:10

    Re-imagining the energy market place

    Dr Kerry Schott AO, Independent Chair, Energy Security Board

    10:30

    Pathways to regain Australia’s competitive advantage in energy

    Frank Calabria, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Origin Energy

    10:50

    Networking and refreshment break

    11:10

    Panel Discussion – The Next Energy Market

    Clare Savage, Deputy Chair, Energy Security Board
    Mark Collette, Energy Executive, Energy Australia
    Ian Macfarlane, Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council
    Ed McManus, CEO, Powershop Australia
    Rosemary Sinclair CEO, Energy Consumers Australia
    Moderator: Ben Potter, The Australian Financial Review

    11:50

    Victoria Energy Policy

    The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Minister for Suburban Development, Victoria Government

    12:10

    With disruption comes opportunity

    Audrey Zibelman, CEO, Australian Energy Market Operator

    12:30

    The role of the grid to unlock the potential of the energy sharing economy

    Richard Gross, CEO, Ausgrid

    12:50

    Lunch and networking break

    13:50

    New South Wales Energy Policy

    The Hon Don Harwin MLC, Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Utilities, Minister for the Arts, NSW Government

    14:10

    Renewable energy – a game changer
    Delivering low cost sustainable energy solution to the market

    Professor Ross Garnaut, President, SIMEC ZEN Energy

    WHAT ROLE SHOULD REGULATION PLAY IN THE NEW ENERGY MARKET?

    14:30

    PANEL DISCUSSION: Evolving regulatory issues – Australia’s energy sector is becoming increasingly customer-centric, distributed and clean. So, how do we expect energy regulation to develop and what are the challenges/opportunities/considerations in the road ahead? Has regulation delivered value for customers and the economy? If not, what faith would the economy put on the economy to deliver value into the future?

    Rod Sims, Chairman, ACCC
    Paula Conboy, Chair, Australian Energy Regulator
    John Pierce AO, Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission
    Moderator: Mark Ludlow, The Australian Financial Review

    WHAT WOULD TRANSITION LOOK LIKE FOR AUSTRALIA

    15:10

    What will the energy transition look like for Australia?

    Paul Italiano, CEO, TransGrid

    15:30

    Meeting the supply and demand energy challenge

    Jon Stretch, CEO, ERM Power

    15:50

    The Australian energy trilemma

    Jim McIlvenny, President, Dow Asia Pacific

    16:05

    Networking and refreshment break

    16:20

    Battery of the Nation

    Steve Davy, Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Tasmania

    16:35

    PANEL DISCUSSION: Emerging technologies will be both a driver of transition and a tool of transition. Battery storage, Pump Hydro Energy Storage, solar, wind, virtual power plant

    Roger Price, Executive Chairman and CEO, Windlab
    Dr Phil Blythe, Founder and CEO, Greensync
    James Harman, CEO, Energy Developments Limited
    Christopher Flynn, Partner, Gilbert +Tobin
    Emlyn Keane, CEO, Evergen
    Moderator: Ben Potter, The Australian Financial Review

    END USERS’ VIEWPOINT

    17:15

    Views from major energy users
    PANEL DISCUSSION: Customers are changing the energy landscape while connecting distributed generation and implementing energy efficiency

    James Gerraty, Head of Telstra Energy, Telstra
    Louis Vega, President and Managing Director, Dow Chemical Australia and New Zealand
    Jeanne Johns, Managing Director and CEO, Incitec Pivot
    Moderator: Angela Macdonald-Smith, The Australian Financial Review

    17:50

    Closing remarks

    Michael Rath, National Leader, Energy & Resources, Deloitte

    18:00

    Networking drinks – Sponsored by Energy Developments

    8:15

    Morning Coffee & Registration

    8:45

    Opening remarks from the Chair

    Mark Ludlow, Brisbane Bureau Chief, The Australian Financial Review

    8:50

    Introduction

    Michael Rath, National Leader, Energy & Resources, Deloitte

    8:55

    Ministerial Address

    Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

    9:20

    The role of gas in partnering with renewables

    Zoe Yujnovich, Executive Vice President, Australia & New Zealand and Country Chair in Australia, Shell Australia and Chair, APPEA

    9:40

    The Chinese State Grid

    Dr. Ruan Qiantu, CEO, State Grid International Development Limited

    10:00

    Businesses taking on the power market

    Matthew van der Linden, Managing Director, Flow Power

    10:20

    Greening Australia’s Grid – collaborating to solve Australia’s energy issues

    Clean, reliable and affordable energy is fiendishly difficult to deliver without effectively ‘war gaming’ the Australian energy market in preparation for a low-carbon future. The Deloitte Energy Modelling Ecosystem maps potential scenarios and provides a view on investment needs, demand, generation mix and market resilience in an uncertain world.

    Clear understanding of these possible futures is critical to enable co-ordinated long-term planning, an appropriate regulatory framework and robust investment signals of Australia’s energy market.

    Kumar Padisetti, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics and Emma Fishburn, Associate Director, Deloitte

    FUTURE ENERGY MIX

    10:35

    PANEL DISCUSSION: What’s the optimal fuel mix for Australia? Is coal part of the future energy market by extending the life of newer coal fired power plants? How do we expect Australia’s fuel mix to evolve? What’s the outlook for renewable energy in Australia and what does a renewable future mean for system reliability? An emerging challenge for Australia’s electricity system is how to maintain the reliability standard as the generation mix changes.

    Greg Everett, Managing Director, Sunset Power International Pty Ltd t/as Delta Electricity
    Alex Hewitt, CEO, CWP Renewables
    Adam Bandt MP, Deputy Leader and Climate and Energy Spokesperson, Australian Greens
    Erica Smyth AC, Non-Executive Director, NERA Growth Centre
    John O’Brien, Partner Energy, Resources & Industrials, Deloitte Financial Advisory Pty Ltd
    Moderator: Ben Potter, The Australian Financial Review

    11:15

    Making energy more affordable

    Jeff Dimery, MD and CEO, Alinta Energy

    11:35

    Networking and refreshment break

    GAS DEVELOPMENTS

    12:00

    Australian Industrial Energy LNG Import Terminal

    James Baulderstone, CEO, Australian Industrial Energy

    12:20

    Santos Presentation

    Phil Byrne, Executive Vice President Marketing, Trading and Commercial, Santos

    12:40

    PANEL DISCUSSION: How can Australia ensure there’s sufficient gas supply for the domestic market without causing market distortions? What’s the optimal infrastructure solution (gas pipelines, LNG import terminals, gas processing centres, gas storage hubs), how big is the investment requirement and what’s needed to incentivise supply development?

    Warwick King, CEO, Australia Pacific LNG
    Paul Adams, Managing Director, Jemena
    Dr Alberto Calderon, CEO, Orica
    Ian Davies, Managing Director and CEO, Senex Energy
    Moderator: Matthew Stevens, The Australian Financial Review

    13:20

    Lunch and networking break

    FUTURE GRID IDEAL

    14:10

    PANEL DISCUSSION: Re-thinking the network infrastructure. How to ensure the grid will deliver better outcomes for the consumers? How can the networks be prepared to operate efficiently in an uncertain future? What role does the grid play in the development of new generation resources – and how will it do this?

    Gerard Reiter, Executive Manager – Network Planning and Operations, TransGrid
    Rachel Watson, General Manager, Pacific Hydro
    Ben White, Head of Stakeholder Relations, Community Engagement, Environment & Planning Approvals (Project Marinus), TasNetworks
    Hannah McCaughey, Executive General Manager Transformation, Ausgrid
    Geoff Petersen, Special Counsel, Gilbert +Tobin
    Moderator: Mark Ludlow, The Australian Financial Review

    15:00

    Grand plans, chaos and green shoots: What a year of energy turmoil means for customers

    Catherine Tanna, Managing Director, EnergyAustralia

    15:20

    Afternoon break

    CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND ALTERNATIVE FINANCING MODELS

    15:50

    PANEL DISCUSSION: How do we fund the next generation of power stations and network investments given ongoing uncertainty in the market and competition for capital? What are the alternative funding models? What are the major concerns for investors looking to fund Australian generation assets? The need for policy clarity

    Ian Learmonth, CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
    Emma Herd, CEO, Investor Group on Climate Change
    Sarah McNamara, CEO, Australian Energy Council
    Jeremy Hasnip, Deputy General Manager & Head of Power and Renewables, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
    Moderator: Tony Boyd, The Australian Financial Review

    THE ANALYSTS ON THE COUCH

    16:30

    PANEL DISCUSSION: This session will review, comment and analyse the viewpoints, initiatives and solutions put forward by Governments, regulators and industry players to end the current energy uncertainty and build a reliable and affordable 21st century energy market in Australia

    Mark Busuttil, Executive Director – Energy & Utilities Analyst, J.P. Morgan
    Ben Wilson, Analyst Oil & Gas Research, RBC Capital Markets
    Mark Samter, Senior Research Analyst, MST Marquee
    Rob Koh, Utility & Infrastructure Analyst, Morgan Stanley
    Moderator: Angela Macdonald-Smith, The Australian Financial Review

    17:10

    Conclusive remarks

    Michael Stutchbury, Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review

    17:20

    Close of Summit

    2018 Speakers

    The Hon Angus Taylor MP
    Minister for Energy, Federal Government

    Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan MP
    Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

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

    Catherine Tanna
    Managing Director, EnergyAustralia

    Brett Redman
    Interim CEO, AGL

    Zoe Yujnovich
    Executive Vice President, Australia & New Zealand and Country Chair Australia, Shell, and Chair, APPEA

    The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP
    Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
    Minister for Suburban Development, Victoria Government

    Professor Ross Garnaut
    President, SIMEC ZEN Energy

    Richard Gross
    CEO, Ausgrid

    Dr Kerry Schott AO
    Independent Chair, Energy Security Board

    Ian Macfarlane
    Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council

    Adam Bandt MP
    Deputy Leader and Climate and Energy Spokesperson, Australian Greens

    Dr Alberto Calderon
    CEO, Orica

    Frank Calabria
    Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Origin Energy

    John Pierce AO
    Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission

    Rod Sims
    Chairman, ACCC

    Paul Italiano
    CEO, TransGrid

    Jon Stretch
    Managing Director and CEO, ERM Power

    Warwick King
    CEO, Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited

    Paula Conboy
    Chair, Australian Energy Regulator

    Paul Adams
    Managing Director, Jemena

    Matthew van der Linden
    Managing Director, Flow Power

    Ed McManus
    CEO, Powershop Australia

    James Gerraty
    General Manager – Strategy & Commercial, Telstra Energy

    The Hon Don Harwin MLC
    Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Utilities, Minister for the Arts, NSW Government

    Audrey Zibelman
    CEO and MD, AEMO

    Roger Price
    CEO, Windlab

    Jeff Dimery
    MD and CEO, Alinta Energy

    Greg Everett
    Managing Director Sunset Power International Pty Ltd t/as Delta Electricity

    John O’Brien
    Partner Energy, Resources & Industrials, Deloitte Financial Advisory Pty Ltd

    Hannah McCaughey
    Executive General Manager Transformation, Ausgrid

    Ian Davies
    Managing Director, Senex Energy

    Emma Herd
    CEO, Investor Group on Climate Change

    Gerard Reiter
    EXECUTIVE MANAGER – NETWORK PLANNING AND OPERATIONS, TransGrid

    Clare Savage
    Deputy Chair, Energy Security Board

    Phil Blythe
    CEO, Greensync

    Christopher Flynn
    Partner, Gilbert+Tobin

    Sarah McNamara
    CEO, Australia Energy Council

    Mark Busuttil
    Executive Director – Energy & Utilities Analyst, JP Morgan Chase

    Michael Rath
    National Leader Energy and Resources, Deloitte

    Mark Collette
    Head of Energy, Energy Australia

    Ben White
    Head of Stakeholder Relations, Community Engagement, Environment & Planning Approvals (Project Marinus), TasNetworks

    Ian Learmonth
    CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

    Emma Fishburn
    Associate Director, Deloitte

    Kumar Padisetti
    Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

    Rosemary Sinclair
    CEO, Energy Consumers Australia

    Alex Hewitt
    CEO, CWP Renewables

    Jim McIlvenny
    President, Dow Asia Pacific

    Phil Byrne
    Executive Vice President Marketing, Trading and Commercial, Santos

    Steve Davy
    Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Tasmania

    Jeremy Hasnip
    ‎Deputy General Manager & Head of Power and Renewables – ‎Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

    Shubhranshu Patnaik
    Partner, Deloitte India

    James Baulderstone
    CEO, Australian Industrial Energy

    Erica Smyth AC
    Non-Executive Director of NERA Growth Centre

    Jeanne Johns
    Managing Director & CEO, Incitec Pivot

    James Harman
    CEO, Energy Developments

    Mark Samter
    Senior Research Analyst, MST Marquee

    Louis Vega
    President and Managing Director, Dow Chemical Australia and New Zealand

    Ben Wilson
    Analyst Oil & Gas Research, RBC Capital Markets

    Geoff Petersen
    Special Counsel, Gilbert+Tobin

    Rob Koh
    Utility & Infrastructure Analyst, Morgan Stanley

    Emlyn Keane
    CEO, Evergen

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