• 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.

    9-10 October 2019 | Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

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Overview

The Australian Financial Review is pleased to present the third annual National Energy Summit on 9-10 October 2019 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

Bringing together over 300 key industry stakeholders – political leaders, regulators, energy producers, disrupters, and users – this comprehensive, two-day event is a critical platform for the nation’s highest-level discussions of Australia’s energy challenges and opportunities.

Join us as we work to determine a stable policy framework for providing more investment certainty, reducing carbon emissions, securing reliable power supply, and lowering prices.

Key topics to include:

  • Beyond policy uncertainty – Shaping a competitive and affordable energy market in Australia
  • Redefining the role of government and industry in the quest for a low carbon future
  • Understanding and engaging customers and communities
  • What role should the regulators play in a new energy market?
  • Ensuring sufficient gas supply to the domestic market without market distortions
  • Future energy mix – the outlook for renewable energy in Australia and what does a renewable future mean for system reliability?
  • The role of hydrogen in a carbon-constrained global economy and the opportunities for Australia
  • What role does the grid play in the development of new generation resources – and how will it do this?
  • Thinking about solutions – Innovative end-users initiatives
  • Capital investment and new financing models — What are the major concerns for investors looking to fund Australian generation assets?

The full 2019 agenda is coming soon. Register you interest to receive a copy.

“There are currently not many more important issues in Australia than the future of our energy sector”
Michael Rath, National Leader for Power and Utilities, 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


2019 Agenda

08:15

Morning Coffee & Registration

08:55

Opening comments from the Chair

Michael Stutchbury, Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review

09:00

Welcome

Michael Rath, National Leader, Power and Utilities, Deloitte

DEFINING THE POLICIES – IS THERE A LONG-TERM ENERGY PLAN?

09:10

The Ministerial Keynote Address | Delivering long-term energy policy

The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Federal Government

THE FUTURE ENERGY STATE

09:40

Keynote address – Designing the next energy market

Dr Kerry Schott AO, Independent Chair, Energy Security Board

10:00

Getting energy right for our customers, community and planet

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

10:20

PANEL DISCUSSION – Changing the face of energy retail

Embedding a customer-centric culture and conduct in energy businesses to create tangible improvements in affordability and service delivery.

Amy Childs, Managing Director, Momentum Energy
Richard Wrightson, Executive General Manager Wholesale Markets, AGL
Jim Galvin, Executive Director – Retail Markets, Alinta Energy
Matthew van der Linden, CEO, Flow Power

11:00

Networking and refreshment break

11:30

Victoria Energy Policy

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

11:50

The grid’s journey to 2035 – how Ausgrid is collaborating with customers as it prepares for the sharing economy and a low carbon future

Richard Gross, CEO, Ausgrid

12:10

Beyond the energy transition: when the demand side is demanding change

Sandra James, Energy Partner, Deloitte

12:30

Lunch and networking break

13:20

Keynote Presentation

Gerard Reiter, Executive Manager, Network Planning & Operations, TransGrid

13:40

Challenges (and opportunities) for energy in Australia beyond 2020

Audrey Zibelman, CEO, AEMO

WHAT ROLE SHOULD REGULATION PLAY?

14:00

PANEL DISCUSSION – Redefining the role of regulators: what are their visions and what are the consumers’ expectations?

Moderator: Deloitte Access Economics
Jim Cox, Board Member, Australian Energy Regulator
Anne Pearson, Chief Executive, Australian Energy Market Commission
Rosemary Sinclair AM, CEO, Energy Consumers Australia
David Parker, Chair, Clean Energy Regulator
Geoff Petersen, Special Counsel, Gilbert + Tobin

14:50

Networking and refreshment break

END USERS’ VIEWPOINT

15:20

A nation rich in gas resources – ensuring the East coast gas market works for Australia

Jeanne Johns, Managing Director & CEO, Incitec Pivot Limited

15:35

PANEL DISCUSSION – Views from major energy users. The need for an energy policy which can support medium-term investment in manufacturing

Jeanne Johns, Managing Director & CEO, Incitec Pivot Limited
Garbis Simonian, Managing Director, Weston Aluminium Pty
Stephen Bell, CEO, Qenos

16:25

NEM decarbonisation, at least cost

Gordon Wymer, Chief Commercial Officer, Snowy Hydro

16:40

PANEL DISCUSSION: Emerging technologies in renewables will be both a driver of transition and a tool of transition

Dr Mark Ho, President, Australian Nuclear Association
Rachel Watson, CEO, Pacific Hydro Australia
Steve Davy, CEO, Hydro Tasmania
James Harman, CEO, EDL

17:20

Closing remarks

Michael Rath, National Leader, Power and Utilities, Deloitte

17:25

Networking drinks

18:20

End of Day One

8:15

Morning Coffee & Registration

8:50

Opening remarks by the Chair

Michael Stutchbury, Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review

8:55

Introduction

Michael Rath, National Leader, Power and Utilities, Deloitte

WHAT WOULD TRANSITION LOOK LIKE FOR AUSTRALIA

9:00

If everyone is so right about energy, why does it feel so wrong?

Catherine Tanna, Managing Director, Energy Australia

CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND PATHWAYS TO FINANCE LOW CARBON ENERGY MARKETS

9:20

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?

Ian Learmonth, CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Emma Herd, CEO, Investor Group Climate Change
Paul Orton, Head of Project & Sustainable Finance, ANZ

10:10

Measuring and managing risk during the energy transition

Augustin Honorat, CEO, ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

GAS DEVELOPMENTS

10:30

Improving electricity and gas affordability

Rod Sims, Chairman, ACCC

10:50

Networking and refreshment break

11:20

Western Australia: A case study in the benefits of a domestic gas reservation

The Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations, WA Government

11:40

Keynote – Global Energy Outlook

Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist, BP Plc

12:10

PANEL DISCUSSION

The domestic Gas market outlook. Discussing alternative forms of gas supply to address the east coast gas crisis; encouraging domestic gas exploration and production development; how to achieve long term affordable gas

Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist, BP Plc
Jane Norman, Head of Gas Commercialisation, Santos
Ian Davies, Managing Director, Senex Energy
Antoon Boey, Executive General Manager of Gas Markets, Jemena
Saul Kavonic, Head of Australian Energy Research, Credit-Suisse

13:00

Lunch and networking break

THE ANALYSTS ON THE COUCH

13:40

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

Saul Kavonic, Head of Australian Energy Research, Credit-Suisse
Mark Samter, Senior Research Analyst, MST Marquee
Nicholas Browne, Director Gas & LNG Research Asia Pacific, Wood Mackenzie
Mark Busuttil, Energy & Utilities Analyst, JP Morgan Australian & New Zealand

DEVELOPING A HYDROGEN ECONOMY IN AUSTRALIA

14:20

The potential for hydrogen in a lower carbon world

Shaun Gregory, Executive Vice President Sustainability, Woodside

2:40

PANEL DISCUSSION

Advocating the role of hydrogen in a carbon-constrained global economy and the opportunities for Australia to profit by accelerating its uptake. Need for government and industry to collectively work to capitalise on Australia’s position

Alison Reeve, Taskforce Leader, National Hydrogen Strategy, Federal Australian Government
Fiona Simon, Chief Executive, Hydrogen Mobility Australia
Dr Daniel Roberts, Leader, Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform, CSIRO
Darren Miller, CEO, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

15:30

Afternoon break

THE FUTURE OF COAL IN THE ENERGY MIX

15:50

PANEL DISCUSSION

Trevor St Baker, Chairman, Delta Electricity
Mark McCallum, Chief Executive Officer COAL21, General Manager – Climate & Energy, Minerals Council of Australia
Tony Wood, Energy Program Director, The Grattan Institute
Sarah McNamara, Chief Executive, Australia Energy Council

FUTURE GRID IDEAL

16:30

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?

Nicola Tully, Head of Technology and Innovation, Transgrid
Lance Balcombe, CEO, TasNetworks
Kevin Kehl, Interim Chief Executive, Powerlink
Alistair Parker, EGM Regulated Energy Services, AusNet Services
Christopher Flynn, Partner, Gilbert +Tobin

17:20

Conclusive remarks

Michael Stutchbury, Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review

17:30

Close of Summit

2019 Speakers


The Hon Angus Taylor MP
Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Federal Government


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


Dr Kerry Schott AO
Independent Chair, Energy Security Board


Spencer Dale
Group Chief Economist, BP


Catherina Tanna
Managing Director, Energy Australia


Antoon Boey
Executive General Manager of Gas Markets, Jemena


Matthew van der Linden
CEO, Flow Power


Anne Pearson
Chief Executive, AEMC


Frank Calabria
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Origin Energy


Ian Learmonth
CEO, CEFC


James Harman
CEO, EDL


Richard Gross
CEO, Ausgrid


Augustin Honorat
CEO, Engie Australia & New Zealand


Rod Sims
Chairman, ACCC


Fiona Simon
Chief Executive Officer, Hydrogen Mobility Australia


Amy Childs
Managing Director, Momentum Energy


Trevor St Baker
Chairman, Delta Electricity


Steve Davy
CEO, Hydro Tasmania


Audrey Zibelman
CEO, AEMO

Jeanne Johns
Managing Director & CEO, Incitec Pivot Limited


Rachel Watson
CEO, Pacific Hydro Australia


Lance Balcombe
CEO, TasNetworks


Emma Herd
CEO, Investor Group Climate Change


Alison Reeve
Taskforce Leader, National Hydrogen Strategy, Federal Australian Government


David Parker
Chair, Clean Energy Regulator


Gordon Wymer
Chief Commercial Officer, Snowy Hydro


Garbis Simonian
Managing Director, Weston Aluminium Pty


The Hon Bill Johnston MLA
Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations, Western Australian Government


Rosemary Sinclair AM
CEO, Energy Consumers Australia


Jim Cox
Board Member, Australian Energy Regulator


Ian Davies
Managing Director, Senex Energy


Kevin Kehl
Interim Chief Executive, Powerlink


Alistair Parker
EGM Regulated Energy Services, AusNet Services


Dr Daniel Roberts
Leader, Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform, CSIRO


Richard Wrightson
Executive General Manager Wholesale Markets, AGL


Michael Rath
National Leader, Power and Utilities, Deloitte


Christopher Flynn
Partner, Gilbert +Tobin


Geoff Petersen
Special Counsel, Gilbert + Tobin


Sandra James
Energy Partner, Deloitte


Shaun Gregory
Executive Vice President Sustainability, Woodside


Stephen Bell
CEO, Qenos


Gerard Reiter
Executive Manager, Network Planning & Operations, TransGrid


Jim Galvin
Executive Director – Retail Markets, Alinta Energy


Darren Miller
CEO, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)


Jane Norman
Head of Gas Commercialisation, Santos


Saul Kavonic
Head of Australian Energy Research, Credit-Suisse


Nicola Tully
Head of Technology and Innovation, Transgrid


Mark McCallum
Chief Executive Officer COAL21, General Manager – Climate & Energy, Minerals Council of Australia


Mark Samter
Senior Research Analyst, MST Marquee


Paul Orton
Head of Project & Sustainable Finance, ANZ


Sarah McNamara
Chief Executive, Australia Energy Council


Tony Wood
Energy Program Director, The Grattan Institute


Nicholas Browne
Director Gas & LNG Research Asia Pacific, Wood Mackenzie


Mark Busuttil
Energy & Utilities Analyst, JP Morgan Australian & New Zealand


Dr Mark Ho
President, Australian Nuclear Association

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When & Where

9-10 October 2019

Sofitel Wentworth Sydney
61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
02 9228 9188
www.sofitelsydney.com.au

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