Tuesday 7 June - Australia’s Energy Market Outlook (Plenary)

TUESDAY 7 JUNE

  • Frank Calabria
    Chief Executive Officer
    Origin Energy
  • Mark Collette
    Managing Director
    EnergyAustralia
  • David Dyer
    Partner
    McKinsey & Company
  • Christine Corbett
    Chief Customer Officer
    AGL Energy
  • Rod Duke
    Chief Executive Officer
    Energy Queensland
  • Brett Redman
    Chief Executive Officer
    TransGrid

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07:15
Registration and welcome coffee

08:30
Opening remarks from the Chair

Elysse Morgan
Business and Finance Reporter
ABC News

AUSTRALIA'S EVOLVING ENERGY POLICY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ENERGY MARKET

08:45
Implementing the ESB's post-2025 redesign of the National Electricity Market (NEM)

Anna Collyer
Chair
Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and Energy Security Board (ESB)

09:10
Ministerial Address: Policy and national direction for the energy sector

The Hon Matt Kean
Treasurer and Minister for Energy
NSW Government

09:20
Carbon light: Australia's energy future

David Dyer
Partner
McKinsey & Company

09:50
PANEL DISCUSSION: Net-zero: Uncertainty or opportunity for energy leaders?
  • How do leaders spot and capture the upsides of the energy transition?
  • How can you build strategy and capability amid uncertainty?
  • How should 'opportunity' be quantified beyond financial returns?
  • How can leaders, lead and motivate teams toward an uncertain future?

Moderator:

Sophie Underwood
Associate Partner
McKinsey & Company

Panellists:

Matt Halliday
Chief Executive Officer
Ampol

Graeme Hunt
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
AGL Energy

Mark Collette
Managing Director
EnergyAustralia

Tarandeep Singh Ahuja
Partner
McKinsey & Company

 

 

10:35
Morning tea in the expo hall
DECARBONISATION AND ACCELERATED TIMELINES IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION

11:10
Leading and meeting the challenges of the accelerating clean energy transition

Mark Collette
Managing Director
EnergyAustralia

11:35
Digitalisation, decarbonisation and decentralisation - examining the impact of energy transition on consumers

Frank Calabria
Chief Executive Officer
Origin Energy

12:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: What will it take to accelerate energy decarbonisation?
  • What is the future of the NEM and interconnected power systems as policy becomes increasingly state-based?
  • What are the important issues being ignored/swept aside in the rush to renewables?
  • How can the industry overcome conflicting modelling and chose a path that encompasses market mechanisms, interconnectivity, energy storage?
  • How does the energy sector account for market sentiment (ESG) and its consequences for funding projects?

Moderator:

Matthew Warren
Principal
Boardroom Energy

Panellists:

Daniel Westerman
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

Brett Redman
Chief Executive Officer
Transgrid

Craig de Laine
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

Clare Savage
Chair
Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

12:40
Lunch in the expo hall
SEQUENCING THE PACE - KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON IN AN ORDERLY TRANSITION

13:45
Orchestrating the pace of change so the energy system stays functional through the transition
  • The change underway in Australia’s energy system
  • Overcoming power system challenges and planning for the future
  • Enabling a sustainable energy system that provides safe, reliable and affordable energy

Daniel Westerman
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

 

14:10
Unlocking Tasmania's renewable energy and storage resources through Marinus Link

Benjamin White
Acting Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Manager of Stakeholder Relations, Land & Environment
Marinus Link

14:30
Re-engineering the business of energy as Australia (and the world) moves to decarbonise

Tony Nunan
Australia Country Chair
Shell Australia

14:55
Afternoon tea in the expo hall
15:30
Re-inventing AGL as a vital part of the clean energy economy
  • Exploring what an energy retailer needs to be post transition and how to get there
  • Bringing consumers on the journey by placing them at the centre of business operations

Christine Corbett
Chief Customer Officer
AGL Energy

TECHNOLOGY AS A DRIVER OF THE TRANSITION

15:55
Partner presentation

16:15
PANEL DISCUSSION: Which technologies are going to be the game-changers?
  • What comes after batteries and hydrogen?
  • Will connectivity and digitalisation rewrite the way energy is sold to consumers?
  • How do we avoid investing in expensive white elephants when the pace of change is so rapid?
  • Are HVDC and Long Duration Energy storage the keys to increasing resilience?
  • Which technologies are going to reduce emissions fastest?

Moderator:

Ben Burge
Member of the Team
Telstra Energy

Panellists:

Chloe Lamb
Partner
McKinsey & Company

Stephanie Unwin
Chief Executive Officer
Horizon Power

Rod Duke
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Queensland

Vik Selvaraja
General Manager, Energy Development Pacific
Rio Tinto

Peter Wells
Chief Executive Officer
Smart Wires

17:00
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:05
End of Plenary and start of networking drinks
18:30
Official Event Dinner

Time: 6:30pm -9:30pm - (arrive for 6:30pm canapes and drinks)

Venue: The Pavilion, Arts Centre (100 St Kilda Rd)

Map: Located on the river, about 10 min walk from MCEC - Getting Here | Arts Centre Melbourne

Cost: $225, inclusive of canapes, 3 course dinner and drinks