Summit Agenda

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Welcome tea and coffee

March 22, 8:00 am - 8:30 am | Summit

Welcome tea and coffee

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Welcome to Country

March 22, 8:35 am - 8:40 am | Summit

Welcome to Country

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Official Welcome

March 22, 8:30 am - 8:35 am | Summit

Official Welcome

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CEO Plenary 1

March 22, 8:50 am - 9:05 am | Summit

Plenary 1: Bringing everyone to the table on the path to decarbonisation

Australia’s energy transition has thus far been led by consumers, and programs like rooftop solar. With state government policy becoming increasingly important, how can government and industry collaborate to achieve transition?

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CEO Panel 1

March 22, 9:05 am - 9:45 am | Summit

CEO Panel: What if … we renationalised the Australian energy system?

With Victoria re-establishing the State Electricity Commission, will other governments follow suit and renationalise sections of the energy system? If they do, what will the impact be?

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Plenary 2

March 22, 9:45 am - 10:00 am | Summit

Plenary 2: Governing the energy market

Energy transition is often framed in national terms, but what is the role of state governments in the transition? What level of involvement should they have?

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Panel 2

March 22, 10:00 am - 10:30 am | Summit

CEO Panel: Do state-based policies and initatives help or hinder the national goal?

With governments in different states and territories using and considering different policy levers, what is required to ensure the energy transition moves forward?

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March 22, 10:30 am - 10:45 am | Summit

Morning Tea

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March 22, 10:45 am - 12:30 pm | Summit

STREAM 1: THE ROLE OF THE CUSTOMER IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION

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Stream 1

March 22, 10:45 am - 11:00 am | Summit

Keynote: Building a social license to operate

Communicating big energy projects seems daunting, but there are already stories of hugely successful collaborations between community and industry from Australia and abroad

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Stream 1

March 22, 11:00 am - 11:35 am | Summit

Panel: Talking to communities about big energy projects

What are the critical things to keep in mind when you’re unveiling a big new project? What does communities and consumers need and want to know?

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Stream 1

March 22, 11:35 am - 11:50 am | Summit

Keynote: A just transition for regional Australia

With some industry, like coal mining, about to become a thing of the past, how can we ensure workers are able to reskill to avoid being left behind by the energy transition?

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Stream 1

March 22, 11:50 am - 12:30 pm | Summit

Panel: Navigating the energy transition in a fictional country town

Together, our panelists will explore what it means to have a just transition for workers in a fictional Australian town, and what will happen if the transition doesn’t go to plan.

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March 22, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Summit

Lunch

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Stream 1

March 22, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm | Summit

Keynote: How customer demand will drive strategy and shape the path to transition

Conversations about energy transformation are often conducted from the perspective of system operators or energy generators. But what about customers?

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Stream 1

March 22, 2:15 pm - 2:50 pm | Summit

Panel: Should customer needs be driving the energy transformation?

Customers expectations of energy companies are evolving. Our panellists will discuss the extent to which customers needs will and should drive the energy transition.

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Stream 1

March 22, 2:50 pm - 3:05 pm | Summit

Keynote: Boots on the ground – the personnel required to make energy transition a reality

Developing new industries require the traching of new skills to ensure workers can keep up. When it comes to energy, what’s required?

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Stream 1

March 22, 3:05 pm - 3:45 pm | Summit

Panel: How do we develop the skilled workforce required to transition our economy to renewable fuels?

Together, our panellists will discuss the innovative training models and approaches that can ensure we’re ready for the energy transition.

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March 22, 10:45 am - 12:30 pm | Summit

STREAM 2: HOW DOES THE GRID ENABLE TRANSITION?

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Stream 2

March 22, 10:45 am - 11:00 am | Summit

Keynote: Distributed Energy Resource Management (Sponsored by Schneider Electric)

Integrating technology and hardware to enable the energy transition.

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Stream 2

March 22, 11:00 am - 11:35 am | Summit

Panel: What role will distributed energy resources play in the energy transition?

What are the practical values of DERs in the future energy system?

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Stream 2

March 22, 11:35 am - 11:50 am | Summit

Keynote: The role of microgrids in the net zero future (Sponsored by Yokogawa)

Grid controls for a distributed and renewable grid

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Stream 2

March 22, 11:50 am - 12:30 pm | Summit

Panel: Where will microgrids be most effective in Australia?

Given the remoteness of many Australian communities and urban centres, microgrids can be a crucial tool in the future. What have learnt thus far?

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March 22, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Summit

Lunch

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Stream 2

March 22, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm | Summit

Keynote: Creating a strong, reliable renewable energy grid

Dealing with threats to reliability, from winter snaps to heat waves, to create the most secure grid possible.

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Stream 2

March 22, 2:15 pm - 2:50 pm | Summit

Panel: What factors will allow maximum reliability during and after the energy transition?

Our panellists will discuss the steps that could be taken to maximise reliability.

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Stream 2

March 22, 2:50 pm - 3:05 pm | Summit

Keynote: Digital twins in the energy world (sponsored by Cyient Technologies)

Using digital twins in the energy sphere can bring a number of operational benefits to your organisation.

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Stream 2

March 22, 3:05 pm - 3:45 pm | Summit

Panel: Using digital solutions and tools to optimise the energy transition

In the energy space, how can we use digital solutions, like twins, most effectively?

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March 22, 3:45 pm - | Summit

Happy Hour & End of Day 1

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Welcome tea and coffee

March 23, 8:00 am - 8:40 am | Summit

Welcome tea and coffee

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Welcome Day 2

March 23, 8:40 am - 8:50 am | Summit

Welcome Day 2

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Plenary 1

March 23, 8:50 am - 9:20 am | Summit

Plenary 1: Managing and transmitting energy in different forms

From modern power electronics systems to transmission assets that move energy in different forms, a integrated systrem can assist system stability and resilience.

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Plenary 2

March 23, 9:20 am - 9:35 am | Summit

Plenary 2

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Panel 1

March 23, 9:35 am - 10:15 am | Summit

Panel: Energy Storage Systems

Given the seasonal variability of Australia’s climate, and the potential for extreme weather events, how can we optimise our energy storage to ensure reliability and avoid blackouts?

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March 23, 10:15 am - 10:45 am | Summit

Morning Tea

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March 23, 10:45 am - 12:30 pm | Summit

STREAM 1: THE ROLE OF HYDROGEN IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION

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March 23, 10:45 am - 11:00 am | Summit

Keynote: Australia as a hydrogen superpower

Australia is consistently talked up as a potential hydrogen superpower. Are we on track to become one, and what more can we do?

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Stream 1

March 23, 11:00 am - 11:35 am | Summit

Panel: Using and integrating hydrogen into a multi-facted energy mix, from the home to heavy transport

Hydrogen has an array of uses. Where will it serve us best in our energy future?

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March 23, 11:35 am - 11:50 am | Summit

Keynote: Market signals and policies to drive the hydrogen economy

To fully integrate hydrogen into Australia’s energy mix, what support does industry want government to provide?

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March 23, 11:50 am - 12:30 pm | Summit

Panel: Hydrogen as a bridging technology

Hydrogen is known for its versatility. How can we ensure we use it to integrate the transport, industry and electricity sectors?

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March 23, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Summit

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March 23, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm | Summit

Keynote: Domestic offtakes

Connecting hydrogen producers with large energy users to underpin project development

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Stream 1

March 23, 2:15 pm - 2:50 pm | Summit

Panel: Lessons from existing hydrogen projects

Across Australia, hydrogen projects by the likes of AGIG and Jemena are becoming commonplace. What are the learnings so far?

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Stream 1

March 23, 2:50 pm - 3:05 pm | Summit

Keynote: Hydrogen and sector coupling

Hydrogen’s role in bringing the energy sector together under one holistic model

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March 23, 3:05 pm - 3:40 pm | Summit

Panel: Using hydrogen to support other forms of energy

What are the likely next steps to ensure hydrogen supports the energy system as a whole?

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March 23, 10:45 am - 12:30 pm | Summit

STREAM 2: THE ELECTRIFICATION OF EVERYTHING

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Stream 2

March 23, 10:45 am - 11:00 am | Summit

Keynote: As new markets collide, what are the new risks and opportunities in the electrification sphere? (Sponsored by Siemens)

Electrifying different industrial markets, or using alternative fuels like hydrogen, converges markets that have previously been separate, presenting new challenges and opportunities.

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Stream 2

March 23, 11:00 am - 11:35 am | Summit

Panel: Talking energy security – regulation, integration and policy opportunities and risks

As we decarbonise, and as different energy sectors converge, policy, market operations and trading have to tackle a number of challenges to enable innovation and protect consumers.

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Stream 2

March 23, 11:35 am - 11:50 am | Summit

Keynote: Sector Coupling

How can traditional segments collaborate to deliver the net-zero ambition?

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March 23, 11:50 am - 12:30 pm | Summit

Panel: Seizing sector coupling opportunities

How can different sectors find common ground and collaborate to confront new challenges in the energy transition?

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March 23, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Summit

Lunch

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Stream 2

March 23, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm | Summit

Keynote: Australia’s decentralising system

Australia’s electricity system is decentralising faster than all others. As new demands emerge, how do we avoid overloading the system?

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Stream 2

March 23, 2:15 pm - 2:50 pm | Summit

Panel: Managing the decentralising system

Do we need a new control system to smooth out demand fluctuation and maintain reliability?

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Stream 2

March 23, 2:50 pm - 3:05 pm | Summit

Keynote: Not the end of the weekend – integrating electric vehicles

Integrating electric vehicles at an affordable price will be critical to reducing Australia’s emissions

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Stream 2

March 23, 3:05 pm - 3:40 pm | Summit

Panel: Boosting EV visibility

What incentives can boost the visibility of EVs? Are there privacy issues?

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March 23, 3:40 pm - | Summit

Happy Hour & End of Day 2

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