What Will Our New Energy Future Look Like?
The world wants power from renewable sources: how can SA position itself as a global leader and what are the business opportunities for local companies? Get a local and global perspective from our exciting speakers. BOOK NOW
Are power bills hurting your business? South Australia is positioned to become the leader for solar energy and despatchable renewable energy in Australia. SA now holds a 53% share in renewable electricity with solar and wind power the main contributors to renewable energy generation. The proportion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in South Australia has grown considerably from 4.9% in 2004-05 to 48.9% in 2016-17.
Tilt Renewables is a leading developer and owner of renewable energy generation in Australia and New Zealand, owning and operating seven wind farms with an installed capacity of 582 MW and the 54MW Salt Creek Wind Farm in Western Victoria currently under construction. It has a significant pipeline of more than 3000MW of wind and solar projects in Australia and New Zealand. Last week Tilt Renewables announced advances in two new renewable energy projects for South Australia - Snowtown Solar and Storage Project and Highbury Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project.
Tesla makes more than electric cars. To create an entire sustainable energy ecosystem, Tesla has designed a unique set of energy solutions to enable homeowners, businesses, and utilities to manage renewable energy generation, storage, and consumption. Supporting Tesla’s automotive and energy products is the Gigafactory – a facility designed to significantly reduce battery cell costs and by 2018 produce more lithium-ion batteries annually than were produced worldwide in 2013. Tesla vows to make products accessible and affordable to more and more people, and businesses, ultimately accelerating the advent of clean transport and clean energy production. Electric cars, batteries, and renewable energy generation and storage already exist independently, but when combined, they become even more powerful and useful.
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is responsible for operating Australia’s largest gas and electricity markets and power systems, including the National Electricity Market (NEM), the interconnected power system in Australia’s eastern and south-eastern seaboard and Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) and power system in Western Australia. AEMO also operates theVictorian Declared Wholesale Gas Market (DWGM) and the Victorian gas transmission system, Wholesale gas Short Term Trading Market hubs in Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane, Retail Gas Markets in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales and Australia Capital Territory, Wallumbilla and Moomba Gas Supply Hub in Queensland and South Australia, Natural Gas Services Bulletin Board, and the Western Australia Gas Bulletin Board.
SolarReserve is a leading worldwide developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology. Australia has been identified as a priority market for the global organisation and the Adelaide team will focus on delivering the Aurora Solar Energy Project near Port Augusta as well as SolarReserve’s future projects in South Australia and the broader region. The company is targeting a large percentage of the sourcing and services value for the Aurora project to come from South Australia in the construction phase. They hope to build six solar thermal projects in the State over the next ten years and aim to develop a supply chain that can be leveraged across the broader region, creating thousands for jobs for South Australians, and bringing about a new age in clean, reliable and affordable energy that’s fully dispatchable, day and night.
Deion Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, Tilt Renewables
Deion Campbell is a 25 year veteran of the renewable energy industry. With his engineering background, he has worked extensively in renewable generation asset management, operations and development and prior to joining Tilt Renewables, Deion held management roles at Trustpower where he had responsibility for safety, environment, development, maintenance and operations activities for 50 power stations across Australia and New Zealand. Deion also led the development, construction and operation of wind and hydro generation projects worth over $1 billion in New Zealand and Australia and has worked with leading turbine suppliers to drive innovation in wind farm maintenance strategies and commercial frameworks.
Mark Twidell, Managing Director – Energy Products and Programs, TESLA
Mark has worked in the renewable energy industry for over 25 years in Australia, India, USA and Europe in Solar related industry and government leadership roles. He is leading Tesla’s entry into the Australian and neighbouring regional stationary energy markets. Previously he has been MD of SMA in the Australia and SE Asia, CEO of the Australian Solar Institute and held a variety of roles with BP Solar managing activity across Australia, Asia and the Middle East. He has served on the Boards of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the Clean Energy Council (CEC) and various private sector companies throughout Australia and Asia through his roles with SMA and BP. He has an Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from Sydney University.
Audrey Zibelman, Chief Executive Officer, AEMO
Audrey previously was Chair of the New York State Public Service Commission (NYPSC), responsible for overseeing the regulation and safety of New York’s electricity, gas, telephone, cable, water and steam utilities. Prior, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of GO15 member organisation, PJM, responsible for operating the power grid and wholesale power market serving 14 states across the eastern United States. She was also a Founder and past President and Chief Executive Officer of Viridity Energy, Inc. She has served on numerous industry-related and non-profit boards, and currently serves on the CSIRO Energy Advisory Committee and the Melbourne Energy Institute’s Advisory Board. Former board related appointments include Advisor to Secretary of Energy for the US Department of Energy and Advisory Council, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the New York State Planning Board and the New York State Emergency Planning Council.
Daniel Thompson, Director of Development, Australia, SolarReserve
Daniel is SolarReserve’s Australian Director of Development, responsible for developing innovative renewable energy projects in Australia utilising SolarReserve’s world leading solar thermal and integrated storage technology, as well as large scale PV projects. Prior to joining SolarReserve, Daniel led the renewable energy development team at Verve Energy (now part of Synergy), Western Australia’s largest electricity generator. They hope to build six solar thermal projects in the State over the next ten years and aim to develop a supply chain that can be leveraged across the broader region, creating thousands for jobs for South Australians.
Cancellation for this event is: 5pm 13th March, 2018