C&I Energy Management Stream

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re-engineering the grid    future retail    generation 2.0   

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Registration and welcome coffee
Opening remarks from the Chair

Royce De Sousa
Eastern Energy Buyers

Understanding the rapidly changing big picture of business energy use in Australia
PANEL DISCUSSION: Risks and opportunities: commercial and industrial energy use in Australia

Australia’s energy landscape is shifting constantly; we ask Australia’s leading experts on strategic energy management to tell us the biggest energy risk – and the biggest energy opportunity – they are facing in their business in 2021.


Luke Menzel
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Efficiency Council


Andrew Richards
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Users Association of Australia

Stuart Mathews
Executive Vice President Australasia
Gold Fields

Melissa Perrow
General Manager Energy
Brickworks Building Products 

Steve Davies
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Pipelines & Gas Association

James Hunt
Vice President Power Systems
Schneider Electric

Creating more climate resilient assets through on-site solar and battery systems
  • What is driving customer change
  • Technology trends
  • Standalone power solutions

Mark Coughlin
Amber Kinetics

Opportunities for industrial energy management and decarbonisation
  • Defining the barriers to lowering emissions and what can be done to resolve them
  • Overview of relevant ARENA projects
  • Getting involved in upcoming funding programs for industrial energy

Dan Sturrock
Director, Business Development & Transactions
Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Morning tea in the expo hall
Firming through physical infrastructure - batteries, microgrids and renewable energy
Introductory remarks from the Chair

James Harman
Chief Executive Officer

Building your own energy supply – Gold Fields’ microgrid energy solution at the Agnew mine
  • Optimising energy costs with first Australian mine to be powered by wind, solar, battery and gas
  • Strengthening energy security using cloud forecasting and an advanced microgrid control systems to enable integration
  • Analysing whether off-grid energy solutions such as Agnew and Granny Smith are practical and cost effective

Stuart Mathews
Executive Vice President Australasia
Gold Fields

CASE STUDY: How EastLink reduced energy consumption by 70% using IoT
  • Balancing cost considerations of implementing IoT against the relentless rise in energy costs
  • Identifying the critical data and building an appropriate reporting system to measure it
  • Ensuring real-time control capability for demand response and smart grid control applications
  • Recommendations for other organisations considering implementing IoT

Doug Spencer-Roy
Corporate Affairs and Marketing Manager

How does a heat energy manufacturer increase efficiency, reduce emissions and remain profitable?

Interface Carpets is a global flooring company committed to maximising energy efficiency, sourcing 100% renewable energy and producing products with the lowest carbon footprint. Hear about their journey to investigating bio methane and biogas for their Minto (NSW) factory and the solution they are implementing for green heat energy.

Aidan Mullan
Engineering and Sustainability Manager
Interface Carpets Australia/New Zealand

Off-grid energy use Q&A


James Harman
Chief Executive Officer


Stuart Mathews
Executive Vice President Australasia
Gold Fields

Darren Hill
General Manager Commercial & Business Development
Horizon Power

End of Commercial and Industrial Energy Management Stream
Networking lunch in the expo hall