All-Energy Australia program released
The program for All-Energy Australia 2019 has been announced, with over 200 speakers across the two-day event. In partnership with the Clean Energy Council, All-Energy Australia is an industry event targeted at professionals working within or investing in the renewables sector.
This year’s program aligns with the event theme ‘Advancing Australia’s transition to a clean energy future’, focused on driving growth in the clean energy and renewable sector and fostering collaboration to make a clean-energy-powered Australia a reality.
“All-Energy Australia is a vital platform for the industry to celebrate recent success and increase collaboration, both of which are crucial in supporting Australia’s progression to a future powered by clean energy,” said Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton.
“This event has become an industry focal point over the last few years due to the strong connections that are made through the numerous insightful conference sessions and engaging exhibition.”
All-Energy Australia will offer attendees the latest advice, insights and recommendations to support clean and renewable energy generation. The conference sessions, featuring 200 speakers across seven streams, will be beneficial for professionals in the renewable energy sector including installers, investors, consultants, engineers, local government, government agencies, clean energy project developers and planners and site operators.
“Each year the clean and renewable energy sector continues to grow from strength to strength, both in successes and scale, as Australia continues to increase integration and reliance on these energy sources,” said Reed Exhibitions Australia Exhibition Director Robby Clark.
“With the industry continuing to spur Australia’s progression to zero emissions, the 2019 conference program at All-Energy Australia will celebrate the renewable energy sector’s success and discuss the challenges and new market opportunities for Australia’s energy system. We encourage anyone working in the sector looking to improve their clean and renewable energy adoption to come and learn from the industry’s leading experts and professionals.”
Conference topics include consumer energy, commercial energy, zero emissions mobility, large to utility-scale systems, future energy models, technical innovation and R&D, agricultural energy, resourcing the industry, microgrids, energy storage, finance, smart grids and alternative energy systems.
Noteworthy sessions for attendees across these streams and the conference’s two days include:
GreenSync CEO Dr Phil Blythe will present on the pathway to decentralise flexible grids in his session titled ‘Market mechanisms: a global shift to DER flexibility markets’.
“Energy systems have traditionally been operated and managed through generators and networks,” he said.
“To achieve grids that can operate with a high penetration of distributed and renewable energy, there is now a need for a new market architecture that allows its newest investors — households and businesses — to participate and be rewarded for providing a range of grid services at times of need by the network.
“There will not be a single market for these flexibility services. Rather, multiple (parallel) markets can all be hosted on a digital exchange, for things like asset deferral tenders, wholesale energy, ancillary services and network capacity products. In this new architecture, services can be contracted by customer-owned distributed energy resources (DER) such as solar, batteries and electric vehicles, no matter their jurisdiction,” Blythe explained.
“As we (as an industry) transition, we need to design a solution to support all stakeholders in the energy system — from networks to technology vendors to customers. I am excited to be able to explore this crucial DER discussion further within All-Energy Australia 2019’s conference program.”
Green Energy Markets Director of Analysis and Advisory Tristan Edis will present in the Utility Scale Solar plenary on ‘The outlook for large-scale renewable energy projects post-election’.
“All-Energy Australia 2019 comes at a crucial time, with the future of large-scale renewable energy projects under serious consideration following the federal election. Green Energy Markets continuously tracks supply and demand for large-scale renewable energy certificates (LGCs) and prices, as well as the impact on renewable energy investment from policy changes.
“At All-Energy, I am excited to be able to discuss how policy changes such as the National Energy Guarantee, a Clean Energy Target and even an emissions intensity trading scheme will have for the industry,” Edis said.
Western Power CEO Guy Chalkley will feature in the ‘A look at how the shift in energy supply will affect the design of the system' panel discussion.
“New technology is diversifying the options available to customers, providing choice in how they want their energy generated, stored and supplied.
“Understanding how the network will function and developing capabilities to meet customer choices is critical,” Chalkley said.
“From electric vehicles to virtual power plants, new industries are emerging and Western Power is ahead of the curve in evaluating many of these changing technologies. At All-Energy Australia, I am looking forward to discussing the impact of these technologies that will be critical to the success of a modern, modular network.”
Visitors to All-Energy Australia will also have the benefit of gaining access to the co-located Energy Efficiency Expo and Waste Expo Australia. Together, the three industry events combine to form a comprehensive opportunity to learn about renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable solutions.
Free registration for the event is available at www.all-energy.com.au.
What: All-Energy Australia
Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
When: 23–24 October 2019
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