NextGen Generation Stream - 10 May

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Jim Snow
Adjunct Professor
UQ Energy Initiative

Follow the money - the generation projects that will attract funding
09:00
New approaches for securing financing and PPA’s for renewable projects - looking beyond the normal players

Michael Fuge
Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Hydro

09:30
Investing in the future - how AGL is using innovation in financing models to help drive investment in new energy supply

Brett Redman
Chief Financial Officer
AGL Energy

10:00
Panel Discussion: What are the major concerns for investors looking to fund Australian generation assets?

Panel Moderator:

Jim Snow
Adjunct Professor
UQ Energy Initiative

Panellists:

Monique Miller
Director - Corporate & Project Finance
Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Michael Fuge
Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Hydro

Greg Everett
Chief Executive Officer
Delta Electricity

Emma Herd
Chief Executive Officer
Investor Group on Climate Change
 

10:45
Morning tea and networking
The opportunities for Hydro to play a bigger role in supporting the NEM and implications for other assets
11:15
The increasingly important role of hydro and pumped hydro in ‘balancing’ the NEM

Paul Broad
Chief Executive Officer
Snowy Hydro

11:45
Will Tasmania become the NEM’s biggest battery?

Stephen Davy
Chief Executive Officer
Hydro Tasmania

12:15
Examining the future of generation in Queensland

Martin Moore
Chief Executive Officer
CS Energy

12:45
Networking lunch
The role of storage backed renewables in the future energy mix
13:45
Will firmed renewables become the cornerstone of the energy system?

Stephen Quilter
Executive General Manager Energy Trading and Corporate Strategy
Stanwell Corporation

14:15
Panel Discussion: Examining the opportunities and challenges in building more ‘firmed’ renewable generation assets and their role in the future generation mix

Panel Moderator:

Jim Snow
Adjunct Professor
UQ Energy Initiative

Panellists:

Stephen Quilter
Executive General Manager Energy Trading and Corporate Strategy
Stanwell Corporation

Simon Brooker
Executive Director
Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Jo Evans
Deputy Secretary Climate Change & Energy Innovation
Department of Environment and Energy

15:00
Afternoon tea and networking
15:30
Demand and Response: the ARENA funded trials, what are the results showing?

Demand response has been widely understood as a low cost decarbonisation or energy transition pathway. It is seen as a way of keeping energy costs down; by reducing the cost of whole of system asset base, or limiting the over capitalisation of energy production and distribution; and improving asset efficiency or capacity factor.

While demand response has the potential to be an energy transition silver bullet - much of this depends on firming up details on how much load it can shift and at what time.

During this panel find out what the ARENA supported demand response trials such as the Powershop Curb Your Power initiative, are starting to indicate, how much can demand response really save us, and what regulatory frameworks or market incentives are needed for it to be widely adopted.

Facilitated by:

Michael Brear
Director
Melbourne Energy Institute

16:30
Closing remarks from the Chair
16:35
Close of the NextGen Generation stream