Day Three - Future Grid Stream

08:00
Registration

08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Ian McLeod
Director Smart Energy, Enzen &
Global Ambassador, Edison Electric Institute

BEING CENTRAL IN A DECENTRALISED SYSTEM

09:00
The transition of transmission in the future energy ecosystem

Merryn York
Chief Executive
Powerlink Queensland

09:30
The Cognitive Enterprise: Building an inside-out strategy for data-driven business.

Karyn Mercer Dallas
Head of Utilities - Australia & New Zealand
IBM

10:00
Panel Discussion: What is the outlook for customer trends in energy supply and demand, and what are the strategic implications for networks?
Moderator:

Rob Asselman
Senior Marketing Manager
Mondo 

Panellists:
 

Matthew Guthridge
Executive General Manager, Strategy and Transformation
AusNet Services

Mark Vincent
General Manager, Network Management
SA Power Networks

Hannah McCaughey
Executive General Manager, Transformation & People
Ausgrid

Andrew Davis
General Manager, Electricity Markets
Jemena

James Colbert
Director
Schneider Electric Australia & New Zealand

10:45
Morning tea in the exhibition hall

NETWORK POLICY AND FINANCE DEBATES
11:15
Aligning Operations and Engagement in a Customer-Centric Grid

Brad Williams
Vice President Industry Strategy
Oracle Utilities

11:35
PANEL DISCUSSION: HOW ARE CHANGING MARKET DYNAMICS SHAPING INVESTMENT IN AS END USE CUSTOMER LECTRICITY INFRASTRUCTURE?

Moderator:

Ian McLeod
Director Smart Energy, Enzen &
Global Ambassador, Edison Electric Institute

Panellists:

Simon Camroux
Head of Regulation
SIMEC Energy

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Networks Australia

Rick Francis
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Spark Infrastructure

Stasha Prnjatovic
Investment Director, Infrastructure
AMP Capital

12:15
Networking lunch in the exhibition hall

NEW TECH IMPACT - OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS
13:30
Harnessing Technology to Deliver the Intelligent Grid

Malaya Toll
Senior Director, Utilities
SAP Australia & New Zealand

14:00
The role of batteries on the future grid: ownership, operation and the implications for retail

Hannah McCaughey
Executive General Manager Transformation & People
Ausgrid

14:30
Panel Discussion: Untapped potential - what transformative technologies should networks be investing in?

Stephen Lindsay
Team Leader NEAR Program
CSIRO

Aidan O’Sullivan
Head of Energy and Artificial Intelligence Research
University College London

Hester de Wet
Global Digital Leader – Energy, Resources & Manufacturing
Aurecon

Jamie Azzopardi
Head of Watson Media and Weather and The Weather Company
IBM Australia and New Zealand

Brad Williams
Vice President Industry Strategy
Oracle Utilities

15:00
Afternoon tea in the exhibition hall
15:30
Reliable transition to renewables in remote energy

James Harman
Chief Executive Officer
EDL

16:00
What is the role of unregulated businesses in transforming grid operations?

Charles Rattray
Executive General Manager
Yurika

16:20
TRANSMISSION SYSTEM STRENGTH AND IMPLICATIONS FOR RENEWABLE GENERATION

Dr Stephen Hinchliffe
Leader- Regulation and Access
GHD Advisory

DERS - WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF ENERGY SOLUTIONS BEHIND THE METER
16:30
Lessons from WA and California on integrating distributed energy resources to the grid

Terry Mohn
Chief Executive Officer, General Microgrids
& Chair, International Microgrid Association

16:40
Trialling distributed energy resource management in WA

Matt Cheney
Head of Grid Transformation
Western Power

16:50
Time for a technology step change - Extending the hosting capacity of our grids for DERs and renewables

Phil Blythe
Chief Executive Officer
GreenSync

17:00
How are consumers driving the energy solutions of the future?

Michael Benveniste
Chief Commercial Officer
Powershop

17:10
Joint Q+A

Terry Mohn
General Manager, Advanced Microgrid Developments
Horizon Power

Matt Cheney
Head of Grid Transformation
Western Power

Phil Blythe
Chief Executive Officer
GreenSync

Michael Benveniste
Chief Commercial Officer
Powershop

17:30
Closing remarks from the chair

Ian McLeod
Director Smart Energy, Enzen &
Global Ambassador, Edison Electric Institute

17:35
End of Future Grid Stream