Day Three - Gas, Carbon and Power Stream

08:30
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Keith Orchison
Director
Coolibah Pty Ltd

THE BIG PICTURE – UNDERSTANDING THE KEY DRIVERS INFLUENCING THE OUTLOOK FOR GAS’ ROLE IN ENERGY MARKETS
09:00
Overcoming the raft of challenges facing domestic gas markets in order to deliver an affordable and secure gas supply
  • The steps needed to create a competitive and transparent gas market
  • Why ‘social license’ suddenly become such a problem for the industry and how it can better respond
  • Examining key supply options that could quickly help addresses market concerns of short supply and rising prices

 

Richard Cottee
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Central Petroleum

09:30
Looking out to 2050 – what role does gas continue to play in the energy mix?
  • Examining the role network businesses will play and the energy landscape changes
  • The role of gas in the grid in 2025, 2035 and 2050 – understanding the role it can play in supporting renewables from a grid perspective
  • Network costs and the implications of trying to replace the gas grid

 

Ben Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Gas Networks

10:00
Gas’ critical role in the Australian economy – export, industry and power
  • Discussing the role natural gas plays in the Australian economy – tax revenue, jobs and powering industry
  • Overcoming current critical policy shortfalls
  • Gas’ potential in helping to reduce emissions from power generation

 

Damian Dwyer
Director, Economics
APPEA

10:30
Morning tea
11:00
Panel discussion: Moratoriums and a step-change in demand – how can the east coast address its gas woes?
  • A rapid increase in gas demand from CSG-LNG projects coupled with moratoriums in some states – what will be the long term impacts on gas markets?
  • Reviewing the current regulatory environment across Australia in relation to gas – what needs to addressed first?
  • What will be the long term impact on investor confidence of recent policy changes?
  • Evaluating the environmental credentials of natural gas to become a major part of the energy generation mix

 

Panel Moderator:

Keith Orchison
Director
Coolibah Pty Ltd

Panellists:

Richard Cottee
Chief Executive Officer
Central Petroleum

Ben Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Gas Networks

Tennant Reed
Principal National Adviser, Public Policy
Ai Group

Damian Dwyer
Director, Economics
APPEA

Ian Davies
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Senex

EXAMINING WHAT THE FUTURE ENERGY MIX MIGHT LOOK LIKE AND GAS’ ROLE WITHIN IT
11:45
What future does gas have as fuel for generation in the NEM?
  • The impact of challenging domestic gas market conditions in determining the potential for the development of the development of further gas generation assets
  • Assessing the potential for new gas plants to be built in Australia and the obstacles to that end
  • If not gas, which combination of fuel sources will generators look to meet their portfolio requirements

 

Jon Stretch
Chief Executive Officer
ERM Power

 
12:15
Natural gas generation in a clean energy future
  • ATCO’s unique perspective on the gas market as a generator and distributor
  • Hybrid gas and renewable developments and their potential to become the baseload that underpins the energy mix
  • Identifying and overcoming technical challenges in replacing existing base load with gas and renewable hybrids

 

Bobbi Lambright
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
ATCO Australia

 
12:45
Networking lunch
13:45
Examining how the energy mix will evolve and gas' potential in balancing more intermittent resources
  • Evaluating potential scenarios that could unfold as Australia’s transitions to a lower carbon energy mix
  • Creating a regulatory and policy environment that is technology neutral to encourage innovation and least cost investment
  • Gas’ potential role in helping to address peak loads

 

Matthew Warren
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Energy Council

 
14:15
Partner presentation
14:45
The critical importance of a secure gas and energy supply for industry
  • Determining what Australia’s industry view as a ‘stable and secure’ supply
  • Fuel switching – understanding the costs of fuel switching for industry, and also that it’s not an option for some
  • Supply, supply, supply – is more supply the answer to industries gas challenges?
  • Opportunities for Federal and State governments’ to better deliver on both the environments’ and industries needs

Innes Willox
Chief Executive Officer
Ai Group

15:15
Afternoon tea
UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF GAS STORAGE AS MARKET DYNAMICS CHANGE
15:45
Recent developments in coal technology and the opportunity it represents for Australia
  • Reflecting on HELE technology and the role it can play to meet emission reduction targets
  • Ensuring diversified supply in the grid to provide reliable electricity to customers
  • Committing to cheaper prices for Australian customers

Brendan Pearson
Chief Executive
Minerals Council of Australia

 
16:15
Gas, carbon and storage – the role storage can play in maximising the benefits of gas use in the market
  • Understanding the changing gas market dynamics in Australia’s south
  • The role of gas storage as a hedging mechanism and to help better manage the grid
  • Is there room for more storage to enter the grid to better manage seasonal peaks?

 

Anthony Fowler
Chief Executive Officer
Lochard Energy

 
16:45
Closing remarks from the chair and drawing of the lucky draw prize
16:55
End of Gas, Carbon and Power Stream