Wednesday 14 – Thursday 15 June 2017 | International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia | 8am – 5pm Daily


Program – Day 1

Wednesday 14th June 2017


Registrations Open

9.00am - 10.00am

Opening Plenary

Location: Parkside 2

Moderator: Mary Hendriks, Industry Executive, Australian Energy Storage Alliance

NSW Leadership on Renewable Energy and Storage
Hon Ben Franklin MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy and Northern NSW

Clean Energy Council Presentation 
Kane Thornton, CEO, Clean Energy Council


10.05am – 11.00am

The Road to NEM 2.0

Location: Parkside 2

Moderator: Mary Hendriks, Industry Executive, Australian Energy Storage Alliance


Mark Higgins, COO, Strategen Consulting

Kobad Bhavnagri, Head of Australia and Head of Asia-Pacific Economics and Policy,Bloomberg New Energy Finance

11.00am - 11.30am

Morning Tea

Stream 1

Stream 2

11.30am – 12.45pm

Innovations in Grid Energy Storage Systems

Location: Parkside 2

Moderator: Simon Currie, Global Head of Energy, Norton Rose Fulbright

Accelerating the World’s Transition to Sustainable Energy
Lara Olsen, Head of Business Development, Tesla Energy Products

The Role of Energy Storage in Supporting Grid Infrastructure – A Win Win in the New World of Distributed Generation and Renewables
Ike Hong, Vice President, Kokam

Market and Product Needs that Place Energy Storage at its Inflection Point for Broad Application in the Power Infrastructure
Rick Winter, MD and CTO, UniEnergy Technology

The Economics of Australian Pumped Hydro

Location: C2.5 – C2.6

Moderator: Ian Kay, CFO, ARENA

Kidston Pumped Hydro Project
Michael Addison, MD, Genex Power

Energy Australia Feasibility Study
Julian Turecek, Head of Assets for Energy Australia

Pumped hydro and 100% renewable energy futures
Andrew BlakersProfessor of Engineering, Australian National University

Tasmanian Pumped Hydro Opportunities in the future NEM
Christopher Gwynne, Program Director, Battery of the Nation Initiative, Hydro Tasmania

12.45pm - 2.00pm


2.00pm - 3.15pm

The Financial Case for Large Scale Energy Storage (Case Studies)

Location: Parkside 2

Moderator: Dan Sturrock, ARENA

Lessons Learned from the Rapid Deployment of the Largest Energy Storage Array to Solve Grid Reliability in Southern California
Mark Leslie, Asia Market Leader, AES Energy Storage

The Role of Energy Storage in Supporting the Future of the Grid
Garrie ChubbEnergy Services Manager, TransGrid

Grid-Scale Batteries for Distribution Utilities
Dr. Jill Cainey, Grid Solutions Global Application Director, Energy Storage, S&C Electric


Standards, and the Pathway to Global Uptake

Location: C2.5 – C2.6

Moderator: Simon Brooker, Executive Director, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

GRIDSTOR: Recommended Practice for Grid Connected Energy Storage Systems
Nishad Mendis, Senior Electrical Engineer. DNV-GL Australia

Economics of Grid-Scale Storage in Australia – Key Revenue Streams and Uncertainties
Ali Asghar, Senior Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

What does the future hold for the solar PV market? 
Andrew Kent, Sales Manager, SolarEdge

3.15pm - 3.45pm

Afternoon Tea

3.45pm – 5.00pm

Network Economics: the Promotion and Implementation of Distributed Generation Resources

Location: Parkside 2

Moderator: Annabel Wilton, New Energy Analyst, Bloomberg NEF

Energy Storage  – The Queensland Story and Journey Ahead
Craig Chambers,  Executive GM – Strategy, Portfolio and Innovation, Energy Queensland

Re-inventing the Future of Electricity in Regional WA
Mark Paterson, GM Consumer Energy, Horizon Power

The Virtual Power Plant in South Australia (VPP-SA) Project
Elisabeth Brinton, Executive General Manager, New Energy


Benefits and Challenges Energy Storage Systems on Commercial Sites (Case Studies)

Location: C2.5 – C2.6

Moderator: Warwick Johnston, Managing Director, Sunwiz

Monetising Storage at the Grid Edge in the Adelaide CBD: The South Australian Storage Demo Project
Terry Teoh, GM Engineering, Zen Energy

California Dreamin: How San Diego and Energy Storage Made VPP a Reality
Mark Triplett, COO, GreenCharge

Cathedral College Rockhampton Solar + Storage Case Study
Ben Kölle, GM, Gem Energy

5.05pm - 6.00pm

Networking Drinks

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