Day One - in-depth learning sessions

09:00
SESSION A: Upgrading the NEM design to manage a more decentralised industry

Key takeaways:

  • Review the key factors driving the decentralisation of the power system
  • Explore the technical, security, commercial and governance implications of a decentralised electricity industry
  • Examine relevant current initiatives such as Virtual Power Plants and Open Energy Networks
  • Discuss plausible updated electricity industry designs that would be fit for purpose in this brave new world

Facilitator:

Hugh Outhred PhD
Managing Director
Ipen Consulting

09:00
SESSION B: Assessing the opportunity for Demand Response to make a significant, positive impact in the NEM

Key takeaways:

  • A brief history of Demand Response (DR) in the NEM, and how it can be used going forwards
  • Analysing how DR is utilised by other jurisdictions around the world
  • Overview and comparison of the 3 rule change proposals being considered
  • Assessing the key issues around expanding the use of DR in the NEM and strategies to overcome them

Facilitator:

Lance Hoch
Executive Director
Oakley Greenwood

09:00
SESSION C: Utilising data and analytics to better understand your customers and their behaviours

Key takeaways:

  • Analyse the opportunities presented by your ability to access and process more data about your customers – products, pricing, smarter billing
  • Discover new techniques for utilising the data you already have to better understand your customers
  • Explore the business opportunities and challenges presented by AI
  • Get insights into how global companies have re-thought their product and pricing strategies 

Facilitator:

Daniel Lowe
Enterprise Account Manager
Oracle Utilities
08:30
SESSION D: Forecasting and modelling developments in the wholesale energy market

Key takeaways:

  • Get insights into the macro trends and policy drivers shaping the medium and long-term generation outlook
  • Analyse changing generation technology costs and the impacts this is having on the new project pipeline
  • Using various models to analyse the short and medium term impacts on wholesale markets, including intraday analysis
  • Use scenario analysis tools to assess the impact of various scenarios on the wholesale market

Interested in running this session?

Contact Nischal Aryal today at nischala@questevents.com.au