Day Three - NextGen Generation Stream

08:00
Registration

08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Jim Snow
Executive Director, Oakley Greenwood and Adjunct Professor
University of Queensland

FUTURE GENERATION LANDSCAPE

09:00
Meeting the energy market challenge

Sarah McNamara
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Energy Council

09:15
The clean energy transition: status, opportunities & challenges

Kane Thornton
Chief Executive Officer
Clean Energy Council

RE-THINKING STRATEGIES FOR GENERATION BUSINESSES

09:30
How much renewable energy can the NEM integrate?

Greg Everett
Managing Director
Delta Electricity

10:00
Why demand for renewable energy hasn’t stopped with the RET

Andy Hyland
Executive Manager Commercial and Wholesale Markets
Pacific Hydro

10:30
Morning tea in the exhibition hall

11:00
How generators can adapt to a new market paradigm

Andrew Bills
Chief Executive Officer
CS Energy

11:25
Hydro in Tasmania: the future battery of the nation

Stephen Davy
Chief Executive Officer
Hydro Tasmania

INVESTMENT CONFIDENCE AND PROJECT FINANCIERS
11:45
Panel Discussion: How are investors and nanciers viewing opportunities in the Australian generation landscape?

Panel Moderator:

Jim Snow
Executive Director, Oakley Greenwood and Adjunct Professor
University of Queensland

Panellists:

Tim Buckley
Director of Energy Finance Studies
IEEFA

Rob Koh
Equity Research Analyst - Utilities, Infrastructure & Transport
Morgan Stanley

Michael Faulkner
Infrastructure Investment and Asset Management
H.R.L. Morrison & Co

Kirsten Hannan
Division Director
Macquarie Capital

 

12:30
Networking lunch in the exhibition hall

MAINTAINING THE NEM’S RELIABILITY
13:30
PROTECTING CRITICAL GRID INFRASTRUCTURE

Sunil Sharma
Digital Risk Lead
GHD

14:00
What is the role of gas in the optimal generation mix?

Mark Busuttil
Executive Director, Energy & Utilities Analyst
J.P.Morgan

14:20
The Future of Hydrogen – implications for industry & power sectors

Sector coupling across power and gas could become a reality sooner than we think. We see electrolyser capital costs reducing on trajectories mirroring solar & wind technologies of ~10 years ago. The implications for natural gas use in Australian industry and power market flexibility for intraday balancing could be significant, in particular as reducing capital costs reduces the importance of asset utilisation. Longer term, hydrogen could be required to provide seasonal flexibility as we near 100% decarbonisation of the energy system.

Godart van Gendt
Senior Expert
McKinsey & Company

14:40
Improving competitiveness of renewable energy technologies and increasing the supply of renewable energy

Darren Miller
Chief Executive Officer
ARENA

15:00
AUSTRALIA’S PURSUIT OF A LARGE-SCALE HYDROGEN ECONOMY – LEVERAGING CROSS SECTOR KNOWLEDGE TO ADDRESS ECONOMIC & SUSTAINABILITY IMPLICATIONS

Walter Geradi
Regional Technical Director, Energy Markets
Jacobs

Henry Swisher
Strategic Consultant
Jacobs
15:20
Afternoon tea in the exhibition hall

15:50
Gas, pumped hydro or large-scale batteries: which assets should generators invest in to balance renewables?

Paul Graham
Chief Economist, Energy
CSIRO

16:10
Hydrogen - improving the economics of renewables

Ben Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
AGIG

Daniel Roberts
Leader, Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform
CSIRO

 

GAINING AND MAINTAINING SOCIAL LICENCE TO OPERATE
16:40
Presentations followed by Q+A: Community impacts: how generation projects can leave lasting positive legacies for communities

Clare Mildren
Senior Manager
AGL Energy

Tara Wood
Program Manager, Strategic Futures
Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

 

17:15
Closing remarks from the chair

Jim Snow
Executive Director, Oakley Greenwood, and Adjunct Professor
University of Queensland

17:20
End of NextGen Generation Stream