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McKinsey & CompanyStrategic PartnerMcKinsey & Company
For more information visit: www.mckinsey.com/australia-and-new-zealand/overview
Oracle UtilitiesGold sponsorOracle Utilities
Oracle Utilities helps electric, gas and water utilities worldwide enhance the customer experience, increase operational efficiency and achieve performance excellence. The largest provider of cloud services in the industry today, we enable our utility clients to adapt more nimbly to the complex, continually-evolving future. Find out how we can become your trusted advisor at www.oracle.com/utilities.
For more information, please visit: https://www.ibm.com/au-en/industries/energy
GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. Committed to creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of over 10,000 people delivers design, environmental, project management, advisory and digital services to public and private sector clients across five continents – Australia, Asia, Europe and Middle East, North and South America – and the Pacific region.
GHD is an industry leader in engineering, procurement, construction management, operational optimisation and regulation of power generation, energy storage, transmission and distribution assets.
Our experience spans all aspects of generation, including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, waste to energy and conventional thermal generation. We are a leader in power networks, distributed energy resources, microgrids and power system analysis, including associated storage by battery and pumped hydro.
Our engineering and advisory professionals are focussed on optimising value for our clients in the power sector who are tackling an increasingly complex future shaped by disruptive forces and increased regulation.
For more information, please visit: www.ghd.com/en-au/index.aspx
As the Experience Company powered by the Intelligent Enterprise, SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world's transaction revenue touches an SAP system. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables more than 437,000 business and public customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people's lives.
For more info visit: www.sap.com/australia
Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world and provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction and program-management for both public and private sector clients. Our Power Consulting team deliver consulting solutions and whole-of-life services to the entire power and energy sector. Our strategic advisory team have in-depth knowledge of current and emerging global and national trends, the challenges they pose to the energy sector and provide trusted advice on how businesses can adapt. Our technical team works with clients to plan, design, develop and manage both generation assets and electricity transmission and distribution networks.
For more info visit: www.jacobs.com
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 477,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
Visit us at www.accenture.com
As a leading global producer of sustainable distributed energy, EDL is dedicated to a world of new energy for our customers, stakeholders and communities. We understand, and are prepared for, the complexities associated with a decarbonising energy market.
EDL owns and operates a global portfolio of power stations in Australia, North America and Europe.
We develop innovative, tailored solutions that deliver on our customers’ expectations of reliable, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable energy. These solutions include renewables, remote energy and hybrids, waste coal mine gas, landfill gas, liquid natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG).
At Mondo, we see a bright future.
There have never been more options for how we use electricity, water, gas and transport.
We help businesses and communities make sense of what’s possible, then plan and deliver solutions to keep everyone ahead of the rapidly changing landscape.
From connecting Australia’s largest wind farms to the grid, to helping maintain water and gas networks or assisting regional communities to achieve their energy goals, we improve the way things flow today, then seek ways to do this even better tomorrow.
Because when we can help make sense of what’s possible, we think you’ll get excited about the future too.
Mondo. Bright future.
For more info visit: https://mondo.com.au/
Schneider ElectricBronze sponsorSchneider Electric
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management - Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems.
We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.
For Electricity Companies, we offer industry-leading technology and services that simplify and optimise power distribution network design, operation, planning, and maintenance. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.
For more info visit: https://www.se.com/au/en/
Aurecon brings ideas to life to design a better future. Imagining what is possible, we turn problems into solutions.
For more information visit the website: www.aurecongroup.com
Essential EnergyBarista SponsorEssential Energy
Essential Energy builds, operates and maintains the electricity network across 95 per cent of New South Wales and parts of southern Queensland. The business maintains and develops the infrastructure – the poles and wires – that delivers power to more than 840,000 homes and businesses, 170 hospitals, and 1,250 schools.
With approximately 3,000 employees based in around 100 local depots and regional offices, Essential Energy is an economic enabler for regional, rural and remote NSW and parts of southern Queensland.
Essential Energy aims to continuously improve safety performance for employees, contractors and the community, and the reliability, security and cost efficiency of the network, while striving to maintain downward pressure on the network component of customers’ electricity bills.
Raedyne SystemsInnovation Zone ExhibitorRaedyne Systems
Raedyne Systems help transmission network owners minimise their risk exposure while maximising their RoI through the extension of their assets' operational life. We deliver single-pass, high-speed aerial inspection, analysis, and reporting of all conductors and hardware of complete circuits.
This service offering is a step-change in risk management to the industry as our combination of high-resolution imagery and automated data mining consistently and accurately captures asset condition. We then seamlessly document this information into our customers' operations and business processes for best-practice maintenance and compliance.
Raedyne Systems, helping our customers capture the Power of Knowledge.
Vodafone Hutchison AustraliaExhibitorVodafone Hutchison Australia
Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) is an Australian telecommunications company providing mobile, fixed broadband services and Internet of Things (IoT). VHA is a 50:50 joint venture between Vodafone Group Plc and Hutchison Telecommunications (Australia) Limited.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia has a long track record of success in IoT, with capability to offer end-to-end solutions including hardware, connectivity and applications. The Vodafone Global Platform features a single control point for all your IoT connections worldwide - the ultimate result is an IoT solution that is easy to set-up and can be deployed by interacting with a single point of contact.
Alinta EnergyWomen in Energy Breakfast SponsorAlinta Energy
Alinta Energy is a fast-growing Australian energy generator and retailer with an owned and contracted generation portfolio of around 3,000MW and over one million combined electricity and gas retail customers in Australia. We employ over 700 people throughout operations across five of Australia’s six states as well as New Zealand. With a decades-long history in Australia, we’re proud to deliver essential services to our customers.
Energy QueenslandLanyard sponsorEnergy Queensland
Ergon Energy and Energex, as part of Energy Queensland, are Australia's largest electricity distribution company, connecting electricity supply to 2.3 million customers across Queensland.
The business was formed as a Queensland Government-owned corporation in 2016 through the merger of Ergon Energy and Energex.
Energy Queensland is driven by its vision to energise Queensland communities not just through its 220,000km of electricity network, but also through its commitment to deliver better outcomes for customers, employees and all Queenslanders.
Distributed energy, energy storage and electric vehicles all have a part to play in the future Energy Queensland is developing for its customers.
IG PartnersWomen in Energy Breakfast SponsorIG Partners
For more information, please visit: https://igpartners.net/
PowerpalInnovation Zone ExhibitorPowerpal
Powerpal is a digital engagement platform that enables electricity retailers and distributors to leverage high speed data from existing smart meter assets to create new levels of trust and loyalty with their residential energy customers, without the need for data to transit via meter data providers. Visit our stand in the innovation zone to see a live demonstration of how this first of its kind Australian developed technology can help your utility unlock additional value streams from your smart meter assets across multiple engagement paradigms, including behavioural demand response, personalised energy efficiency advice and real-time energy insights.
For more information visit: www.powerpal.net/
RedEye is an engineering drawing and content management service that is provided through next generation software. RedEye was created by engineers in the industry who dealt with the challenges first hand around drawing management in the O&M phase. RedEye allows unlimited users easy access of upwards of millions of drawings through simple web or native mobile application – whilst maintaining full control, visibility and auditability of all the actions performed on their data (including integration into their enterprise systems). We do this by partnering with our clients to ‘clean’ their legacy data and set them up for future digital transformation and BIM strategies.
Power ParametersExhibitorPower Parameters
Our name says it all—Power Parameters. We are expert in the science of power, solving power security and distribution problems (UPS, static var generators, active harmonic filters), and power quality and efficiency enhancing systems to improve asset economic life and performance. Our equipment range includes power quality analysers, and grid response simulators. Instrumentation includes CT LAB Vecto III GPS-synchronised, 100 nanosecond time base power quality analyser/SCADA systems measuring voltage and current harmonics, sequence components and micro-synchrophasors with milli-radian precision, and Baur Cable condition testing systems with advanced assessment, fault location and GIS-based tracing systems incorporating GeoBase mapping app via Smart Phone.
Amplitude ConsultantsExhibitorAmplitude Consultants
Amplitude Consultants is an Australian-based engineering consulting company that provides specialist consulting services to clients involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity throughout Australia and internationally. The Amplitude team can deliver successful outcomes for a broad range of consulting engagements associated with AC power transmission and distribution, HVDC power transmission, high voltage land and submarine cables, power electronics and Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) and grid connection of conventional and renewable energy generation projects.
For more information visit: https://amplitudepower.com/
Brighter is an initiative of APPEA, the voice of the oil and gas industry. Brighter exists to champion stories surrounding natural gas in everyday life, including the role this abundant resource plays in Australia's energy mix now, and in a clean energy future. Learn more about Brighter at bright-r.com.au
S&C Electric CompanyExhibitorS&C Electric Company
S&C Electric Company is applying its heritage of innovation to address challenges facing the world’s power grids and is thus shaping the future of reliable electricity delivery. The mission of employee-owned S&C is to continually develop new solutions for electricity delivery, fostering the improved efficiency and reliability required for the intelligent grid. Additional information about S&C is available at www.sandc.com
Daly's ConstructionsContent SponsorDaly's Constructions
Daly’s Constructions [Australia] are a family owned and operated enterprise established in 1971.
We provide specialist design, civil works, cable installation, jointing and terminating services to the energy infrastructure industry across Australia and New Zealand, specialising in major sub-transmission and transmission underground projects.
Our company has a strong value system based on principles that include commitment to safety, quality of service, integrity in our relationships and client satisfaction.
Our reputation with industry leaders including AusNet Services, CitiPower, CPB Contractors, Energy Queensland, Jemena, John Holland, Nexans, Powercor, Prysmian, SA Power, Taihan, TasNetworks and Western Power reflects our capability and performance.
MarketviewInnovation Zone ExhibitorMarketview
Mozo is extremely excited to announce the launch of Marketview, a comprehensive tool that consolidates retail pricing data from across the Australian electricity and gas market. We’ve used our experience in competitor monitoring services for the banking industry to develop an energy service covering all electricity and gas, residential and small business energy offers that are directly available, from every retailer. We hold all price points including discounts, incentives, fees and the full range of tariffs across all distributor areas, updated on a daily basis. Access options include a web portal, csv downloads, daily change alerts and an API.
Southern Sustainable ElectricExhibitorSouthern Sustainable Electric
Southern Sustainable Electric (t/s SSE Australia), formally known as Surpass Energy Pty Ltd is an Australian-based solar company with 19 years’ experience both domestically and overseas. We’re renewable energy specialists with experience in commercial and utility-scale solar as well as EV charging solutions.
We provide an end-to-end service using high-quality solar products, led by an experienced and professional solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) team.
Since 2010, SSE Australia has successfully delivered over 1GW of solar power worldwide with our partners, and over 30mw of utility and rooftop solar in Australia.
NozomiInnovation Zone ExhibitorNozomi
Nozomi Networks is the leader of industrial cybersecurity, delivering the best solution for real-time visibility to manage cyber risk and improve resilience for industrial operations. With one solution, customers gain advanced cybersecurity, improved operational reliability and easy IT/OT integration. Innovating the use of artificial intelligence, the company helps the largest industrial sites around the world See and Secure™ their critical industrial control networks. Today Nozomi Networks supports over a quarter of a million devices in the critical infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation and utility sectors, making it possible to tackle the escalating cyber risks to operational networks (OT).
OSI provides open, state-of-the-art and high-performance automation solutions to utilities worldwide. These solutions include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Network Management Systems (NMS), Energy Management Systems (EMS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS), Outage Management Systems (OMS), Generation Management Systems (GMS), Substation Automation (SA) Systems, Data Warehousing (Historian) Analytics, Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS), Situational Awareness Systems, Pipeline Network Management systems, individual software and hardware products, and Smart Grid solutions for utility operations. OSI’s solutions empower its users to meet their operational challenges, day-in and day-out, with unsurpassed reliability and a minimal cost of technology ownership and maintenance.
For more information please visit: https://www.osii.com/
EA TechnologyExhibitorEA Technology
EA Technology is a specialist in asset management solutions for owners and operators of electrical assets.
Founded in 1966 as the research and development arm of the UK electricity industry, EA Technology has grown into an award-winning global enterprise, providing innovative products and services that ensure the reliability and efficiency of electricity networks.
We are committed to providing our customers with innovative products, services and consultancy which deliver tangible benefits for their businesses enabling them to create safer, stronger and smarter networks for today and the future.
For more info visit: www.eatechnology.com/australia/
Darktrace IndustrialExhibitorDarktrace Industrial
Darktrace Industrial is the world’s leading artificial intelligence for the defense of ICS and operational technologies (OT) against cyber-threats. Powered by machine learning and AI-algorithms, Darktrace’s Industrial Immune System learns the ‘pattern of life’ of an organization, together with its devices, and detects novel vulnerabilities and emerging threats that bypass traditional controls. As a self-learning system, it is vendor and protocol agnostic, and continually adapts to the evolving real-time activities of operational environments, including SCADA and Industrial IoT, and provides customers with 100% visibility of their OT and IT networks.
aglWomen in Energy Breakfast Sponsoragl
AGL is committed to helping shape a sustainable energy future for Australia. We operate the country’s largest electricity generation portfolio, we’re its largest ASX-listed investor in renewable energy, and we have 3.6 million customer accounts.
Proudly Australian, with more than 180 years of experience, we have a responsibility to provide sustainable, secure and affordable energy for our customers.
As an essential service provider, we take our position in homes and businesses seriously and that's why we're committed to supporting our customers and the communities we operate in.
Our power generation portfolio is diverse. It includes base, peaking and intermediate generation plants spread across traditional thermal generation, natural gas and storage, as well as renewable energy sources; from hydro, to wind, solar, landfill gas and biomass.
Energy MagazineMedia partnerEnergy Magazine
Energy is a thought-leading, technology-neutral magazine, developed to help the industry answer some of the critical questions it is currently grappling with:
What are the energy sources of the future?
How do we provide energy that is clean, affordable and reliable?
How to we contend with disruption in the energy sector?
In every issue of Energy, we consider these questions and respond with thought-leading and thought-provoking content from some of the best and brightest minds the energy industry has to offer.
We believe the future for the energy sector – while it looks considerably different than it has over its first century of existence – has never looked brighter. The opportunities are waiting to be taken advantage of, and Energy will be there, showing you how to best position yourself in energy’s brave new world.
Energy Source & DistributionMedia partnerEnergy Source & Distribution
The Australian Power Institute (API) represents major Australian power companies in providing future professional power engineering capability whose vision is:
"To Deliver a Sustainable Supply of Highly Skilled Power Engineering Professionals Working Effectively to Meet the Challenges of Australia’s Emerging Energy Future and to Support the Technical and Commercial Success of Member Companies in the Energy Sector"
The key objectives of API are:
- Provide a sustainable supply of quality power engineering graduates to energy industry
- Facilitate a strong power engineering education platform
- Coordination of industry and university innovation initiatives
Visite the website and learn more: www.api.edu.au
ECD SolutionsMedia partnerECD Solutions
ECD [Electrical + Comms + Data] provides busy electrical, data and communications contracting, wholesaling and engineering professionals with an easy-to-use, readily available source of information, crucial to gaining valuable industry insight. Members have access to thousands of informative items across a range of media channels. Comprising a bi-monthly magazine (print and digital), website and eNewsletter – subscription is free to qualified industry professionals.
To register for your FREE copy visit www.ECDOnline.com.au.
Sustainability MattersMedia partnerSustainability Matters
Providing a powerful voice for the waste management, resource, recovery and emerging sustainability sectors. Sustainability Matters showcases the latest products, technology and sustainable solutions for industry, government and business across Australia and New Zealand. Comprising a bi-monthly magazine (print and digital), website and eNewsletter, subscription is free to qualified industry professionals.
To register for your FREE copy visit www.sustainabilitymatters.net.au.
Manufacturing AustraliaSupporting partnerManufacturing Australia
Australian Energy CouncilSupporting partnerAustralian Energy Council
The Australian Energy Council (AEC) represents 23 major electricity and downstream natural gas businesses operating in competitive wholesale and retail energy markets. These businesses collectively generate the overwhelming majority of electricity in Australia and sell gas and electricity to over 10 million homes and businesses.
The energy council began operating from 1 January 2016. With Australia’s energy industry undergoing a period of rapid, transformative change member companies of the Energy Supply Association of Australia (esaa), Energy Networks Australia (ENA) and the Energy Retailers Association of Australia (ERAA) decided to reorganise and rationalise their representative associations in 2015.
From 1 January 2016, the merchant, non-network energy businesses commenced the Australian Energy Council and the ERAA merged into this new organisation. Matthew Warren was appointed as its inaugural Chief Executive.
In July 2018, Sarah McNamara was appointed as Chief Executive of the Australian Energy Council.
The ENA continues to serve its network members and absorbed the responsibility for Grid Australia activities on behalf of the electricity transmission sector.
Learn more about us:https://www.energycouncil.com.au/
Energy Efficiency CouncilSupporting partnerEnergy Efficiency Council
Melbourne Energy InstituteSupporting partnerMelbourne Energy Institute
AUSTRALIAN PIPELINES AND GAS ASSOCIATIONSupporting partnerAUSTRALIAN PIPELINES AND GAS ASSOCIATION
The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Ltd (APGA) is the peak body representing Australasia’s pipeline infrastructure, with a focus on gas transmission, but also including transportation of other products, such as oil, water and slurry. Our members include constructors, owners, operators, advisers, engineering companies and suppliers of pipeline products and services.
APGA has been based in Canberra since January 1998 and has developed a strong presence and profile. APGA manages and promotes an annual Convention and Trade Exhibition as well as a comprehensive program of seminars, luncheons and dinners. APGA also provides information on, and promotes the interests of, the pipeline industry through public presentations, newspaper feature articles, editorial comment in The Australian Pipeliner and other publications, media releases as well as a regular newsletter to members.
An important role for APGA has been its industry research programs and the Association has strong working relationships with leading institutions. As part of this research focus, APGA has been a leading proponent in the development of the industry-accepted technical standard, AS 2885.
APGA’s role has broadened in response to governments economic reform policies and the consequent deregulation of the industry, particularly the privatisation of government-owned gas pipelines. The changes continue, and APGA is preparing for the evolving political, financial and economic environment and the impacts that this will have on the industry.
APGA is also involved in the climate change debate, reviewing government policies with regard to emissions trading and other greenhouse gas reduction measures.
Our overarching mission is to provide services for our members and to ensure the broader community, including government, industry and community groups, understand the benefits that a dynamic, market-driven Australian pipeline industry can deliver to the national economy and to regional development.
Utility MagazineMedia partnerUtility Magazine
Australia’s largest energy user advocacy organisation, the Energy Users’ Association of Australia is the peak national body representing major Australian electricity and gas users. The organisation plays a critical role in helping companies navigate uncertainty in energy markets, participate in driving changes in market rules and the way the network is managed, to ensure better outcomes and reduced costs for energy users.
EUAA members are part of a critical network of companies spanning food, transport, technology, energy, mining, real estate, provision of raw materials, entertainment and professional services that benefit the Australian community every day.
Through the organisation’s efforts, it has contributed to saving its members millions of dollars on their energy bills.
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Coolibah Pty Ltd is an energy communications and issues management consultancy based in Sydney, Australia. It provides advisory services to government, industry associations, management consultancies and companies engaged in a wide range of energy activities and services.
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Cigre AustraliaSupporting partnerCigre Australia
The first port of call for power network know-how is CIGRE.
The global technical forum for large electric systems, CIGRE counts more than 14000 equivalent members in over 90 countries. This membership is composed of researchers, academics, engineers, technicians, suppliers, market and system operators and other decision makers, and is supported by 3500 experts actively collaborating in a structured work programme.
CIGRE Australia was established in 1951 and boasts over 70 member organisations and 360 active individuals participating in our events as well as our 16 technical domains and corresponding panel activities.
These professionals are focused on sharing and developing the right skills for today but with an eye to the challenges of tomorrow.
Learn about CIGRE: www.cigreaustralia.org.au