• 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.

    10-11 October 2018
    Sofitel Wentworth Sydney

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Overview

The Australian Financial Review and Informa are pleased to announce the National Energy Summit 2018. The second annual Energy Summit comes 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, hence, reducing prices.

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

After getting through the Coalition party room, the National Energy Guarantee requires final sign-off from federal parliament and the states. This would still leave many issues to work through.

Labor pushes for a commitment to deeper cuts to carbon emissions. The ACCC has proposed government under-writing of dispatchable generation that could promote coal-fired investment.

Amid a boom in wind and solar generation, the electricity grid continues to transition from its traditional reliance on baseload power.

In the wake of our LNG export boom, the gas shortage on the eastern states has eased. Yet, amid continued bans on gas development, there are still plans to import LNG through terminals in NSW and Victoria.

Please join us on 10-11 October 2018 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth as we continue working towards solving Australia’s energy crisis.

“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

2017 Attendees

  • ACCC
  • Acciona Energy
  • ACOSS
  • Advisian – WorleyParsons Group
  • AFR
  • AFR’s BOSS Magazine
  • Aggreko
  • AGL
  • Alinta Energy
  • Anglican Church Grammar School
  • ANT Energy Solutions
  • ANZ
  • APA Group
  • APPEA
  • Arup
  • ATCO Australia
  • Ausgrid
  • Australian Council of Social Service
  • Australian Energy Council
  • Australian Energy Market Commission
  • Australian Energy Market Operator
  • Australian Energy Regulator
  • Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
  • Australian Gas Networks
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Australian Philanthropic Services
  • Australian Renewable Energy Agency
  • BCA
  • Bird & Bird
  • Bloomberg News
  • Brookfield Australia Pty Ltd
  • Business Council of Australia
  • Canadian Solar
  • Castlereagh Coal
  • CDPQ
  • CDPQ
  • Central Petroleum Ltd
  • Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  • Clean Energy Reguator
  • CNBC
  • CNBC
  • Coca-Cola Amatil Limited
  • Commonwealth Bank Of Australia
  • Cooper Energy
  • Cooper Energy Limited
  • Credit Suisse
  • CS Energy
  • CSIRO
  • Deloitte
  • Deloitte
  • Deloitte Access Economics
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of the Premier & Cabinet
  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dexus
  • Downer
  • Dragoman
  • Dwayhe Consultants
  • Ecovantage
  • Edge Energy Services
  • ENEA Australia
  • Energy Action
  • Energy Consumers Australia
  • Energy Efficiency Council
  • Energy Innovation & Engineering Solutions
  • Energy Networks Australia
  • Energy Pipelines CRC Ltd
  • Energy Queensland
  • Energy Queensland
  • Energy Queensland Limited
  • ENGIE
  • Epic Energy
  • ERM Power
  • Essential Energy
  • Fairfax Media
  • Fairfax Media
  • Federal Government
  • Fish & Nankivell
  • Flow Power
  • Flow Power
  • Freshwater Group
  • Frontier Economics
  • FRV Solar Holdings
  • FTI Consulting
  • Future Renewable Energy Fund
  • Future Renewable Energy Fund
  • Gas Energy Australia
  • Gas Market Reform Group
  • GFG Alliance
  • GHD
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Glencore
  • Goldwind Australia
  • Government of South Australia
  • GreenSync
  • Greenview Strategic Consulting
  • Hastings Funds Management
  • Horizon Energy
  • Houston Kemp Pty Ltd
  • i.n. concepts
  • IFM Investors
  • IPFA
  • James Engineering
  • Jemena
  • Jemena
  • JERA Australia Pty Ltd
  • JOGMEC
  • JOHNSON
  • KPMG
  • Leigh Creek Energy Ltd
  • Liberty- SIMEC
  • Lidiar Group
  • LO3 Energy
  • Lower Murray Water
  • Macquarie Capital
  • Manildra Group
  • Maoneng Australia
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morphosis PC
  • Nano-Nouvelle
  • National Australia Bank
  • National Farmers Federation
  • National Farmers’ Federation
  • Newgate Communications
  • Newgate Communications
  • Nine Entertainment Co.
  • NORD/LB Singapore
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Nova Systems
  • Office of Chief Scientist
  • Office of Environment & Heritage
  • OP Trust
  • Origin Energy
  • Palisade Investment Partners Limited
  • Palisade Investment Partners Limited
  • Partners Group
  • Petronas Australia
  • Petronas Australia
  • Point Advisory
  • Power and Water Corporation
  • Power and Water Corporation
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Purpose
  • PwC
  • Qenos
  • Quanta Power Pty Ltd
  • Quanta Services
  • Queensland Resources Council
  • Queensland Resources Council
  • Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Pty Ltd
  • Rainbow Bee Eater Pty Ltd
  • Renew Power Group Pty Ltd
  • Reposit
  • Rio Tinto Aluminium – Pacific Operations
  • RISC Operations Pty Ltd
  • Salesforce
  • Santos
  • Santos
  • Santos
  • Senex Energy
  • Senex Energy
  • Shell Australia
  • Shell Energy Australia
  • Snack Brands Australia
  • Snowy Hydro
  • Solar Analytics
  • Sourced Energy Pty Ltd
  • State Gas
  • Stockland
  • Sustainable Energie Partners
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd
  • Tesla
  • The Australian Financial Review
  • The Charlton Group
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Todae Solar
  • Toyo Tyre & Rubber Austalia
  • TPG Capital
  • Trans Pacific Energy Group Ltd
  • TransGrid
  • UNO Technology Pty Ltd
  • UNSW Future Energy Institute
  • Visy
  • Watt Watchers
  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Western Power
  • Westpac Institutional Bank
  • Wood MacKenzie
  • Woodside Energy
  • WSP
  • Yackborn Advisory
  • Zinfra Pty Ltd


Agenda

8:00

Morning Coffee & Registration

8:45

Morning Coffee & Registration

Michael Stutchbury, Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review

8:55

Welcome

Cindy Hook, CEO, Deloitte

THE POLITICAL FRAMEWORK – FROM THE FINKEL REPORT TO THE NEG

9:00

The Ministerial Keynote Address | Delivering long-term energy policy

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for Energy and the Environment, Federal Government

9:30

The ALP energy perspective

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

THE ROAD TO THE NEG

10:00

Re-imagining the energy market place

Dr Kerry Schott AO, Independent Chair, Energy Security Board

10:20

AGL Presentation

Andy Vesey, Managing Director, AGL

10:40

Panel Discussion – How the NEG will look like and work in practice

Clare Savage, Deputy Chair, Energy Security Board
Mark Collette, Energy Executive, Energy Australia
Ed McManus, CEO, Powershop Australia
Rosemary Sinclair CEO, Energy Consumers Australia

11:20

Networking and refreshment break

11:50

With disruption comes opportunity

David Swift, Advisor to CEO and EGM Planning and Forecasting, Australian Energy Market Operator

12:10

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

Sanjeev Gupta, Chairman, GFG Alliance

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

WHAT ROLE SHOULD REGULATION PLAY IN THE NEG?

14:10

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

WHAT WOULD TRANSITION LOOK LIKE FOR AUSTRALIA

14:50

What will the energy transition look like for Australia?

Paul Italiano, CEO, TransGrid

15:10

Meeting the supply and demand energy challenge

Jon Stretch, CEO, ERM Power

15:30

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

15:45

Networking and refreshment break

16:05

Battery of the Nation
Steve Davy, Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Tasmania

16:20

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

Mark Twidell, Managing Director, Energy Products and Programs Tesla
Roger Price, CEO, Windlab
Phil Blythe, CEO, Greensync
James Harman, CEO, Energy Developments
Christopher Flynn, Partner, Gilbert+Tobin

END USERS’ VIEWPOINT

17:00

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

17:40

Closing remarks

Michael Rath, National Leader, Energy & Resources, Deloitte

17:50

Networking drinks

18:50

End of Day One

8:15

Morning Coffee & Registration

8:45

Opening remarks from the Chair

Michael Stutchbury, Editor in 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

Pathways to regain Australia’s competitive advantage in energy

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

10:00

The Australian energy trilemma

Senior Executive, DOW

10:20

Flow Power

Matthew van der Linden, Managing Director, Flow Power

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, Executive Board Director, CPW Renewables
Erica Smyth AC, Non-Executive Director of NERA Growth Centre

11:00

Making energy more affordable

Jeff Dimery, MD and CEO, Alinta Energy

11:20

Networking and refreshment break

GAS DEVELOPMENTS

11:40

Australian Industrial Energy LNG Import Terminal

James Baulderstone, CEO, Australian Industrial Energy

12:00

Santos Presentation

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

12:20

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, Chief Executive Officer, Australia Pacific LNG
Paul Adams, Managing Director, Jemena
Alberto Calderon, Chief Executive, Orica
Ian Davies, Managing Director, Senex Energy
Bernadette Cullinane, Partner and National Oil and Gas Leader, Deloitte Consulting Pty Ltd

13:10

Lunch and networking break

FUTURE GRID IDEAL

14:00

The Greening the Grid initiative in India

Shubhranshu Patnaik, Partner, Deloitte India

14:20

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
Bess Clark, General Manager Project Marinus, TasNetworks
Merryn York, CEO, Powerlink
Hannah McCaughey, Executive General Manager Transformation, Ausgrid
Geoff Petersen, Special Counsel, Gilbert+Tobin

15:10

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

Catherine Tanna, Managing Director, Energy Australia

15:30

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, Australia Energy Council
Jeremy Hasnip, Deputy General Manager & Head of Power and Renewables, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

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, JP Morgan Chase
Andrew Hodge, Senior Energy Analyst Commodities and Global Market, Macquarie Securities
Ben Wilson, Analyst Oil & Gas Research, RBC Capital Markets
Mark Samter, Senior Research Analyst, MST Marquee

17:10

Conclusive remarks

Michael Stutchbury, Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review

17:20

Close of Summit

Speakers

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Minister for the Environment & Energy

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

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

Sanjeev Gupta
Chairman, GFG Alliance

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

Andy Vesey
Managing Director and CEO, AGL

Catherine Tanna
Managing Director, Energy Australia

Dr Kerry Schott AO
Independent Chair, Energy Security Board

Jon Stretch
Managing Director and CEO, ERM Power

Alberto Calderon
Chief Executive, Orica

Frank Calabria
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Origin Energy

Matthew van der Linden
Managing Director, Flow Power

John Pierce AO
Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission

Rod Sims
Chairman, ACCC

Paul Italiano
CEO, TransGrid

Paul Adams
Managing Director, Jemena

Warwick King
CEO, Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited

Paula Conboy
Chair, Australian Energy Regulator

Mark Twidell
Managing Director – Energy Products and Programs, Tesla

Mark Collette
Head of Energy, Energy Australia

Ed McManus
CEO, Powershop Australia

James Gerraty
General Manager – Strategy & Commercial, Telstra Energy

Clare Savage
Deputy Chair, Energy Security Board

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

David Swift
Advisor to CEO and EGM Planning and Forecasting, Australian Energy Market Operator

Roger Price
CEO, Windlab

Jeff Dimery
MD and CEO, Alinta Energy

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

Bernadette Cullinane
PARTNER AND NATIONAL OIL AND GAS LEADER, DELOITTE

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

Andrew Hodge
Senior Energy Analyst Commodities and Global Market, Macquarie Securities

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

Ben Wilson
Analyst Oil & Gas Research, RBC Capital Markets

Bess Clark
General Manager Project Marinus, TasNetworks

Ian Learmonth
CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Merryn York
CEO, Powerlink

Kumar Padisetti
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Emma Fishburn
Associate Director, Deloitte

Geoff Petersen
Special Counsel, Gilbert+Tobin

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

Rosemary Sinclair
CEO, Energy Consumers Australia

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

Jim McIlvenny
President, Dow Asia Pacific

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When & Where

10 – 11 Oct 2018

Sofitel Wentworth Sydney
61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9228 9188
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