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Australia’s leading clean energy & renewables event announces 2019 conference line-up

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The conference program for All-Energy Australia, the leading Australian clean and renewable energy event, has been announced for 2019, with over 200 speakers across two days.

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The conference program for All-Energy Australia, the leading Australian clean and renewable energy event, has been announced for 2019, with over 200 speakers across two days. All-Energy Australia, which attracted over 8,500 local and international industry visitors in 2018, will be held on 23 and 24 October at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

This year’s conference program will align to the event’s theme of ‘Advancing Australia’s transition to a clean energy future’, which is focused on driving the clean energy and renewable sector’scontinued growth and collaboration required to realise the vision of an Australia powered by clean energy. In partnership with the Clean Energy Council, Australia’s peak body for the renewableenergy industry, All-Energy Australia is an industry event targeted at professionals working within or investing in the renewables sector.

“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 byclean energy. 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.” Kane Thornton, Chief Executive of the Clean Energy Council explained.

Opening with a welcome from The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Victoria’s Minister for Energy and SolarHomes, a keynote from Richard Adams, Director – Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre, NREL and Tim Finnigan, Director – CSIRO Energy, the All-Energy Australia conference will offer attendees the latest advice, insights and recommendations to support their 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, bothin successes and scale, as Australia continues to increase integration and reliance on these energysources. With the industry continuing to spur Australia’s progression to zero emissions, the 2019conference 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,” Robby Clark, Exhibition Director at Reed Exhibitions Australia, said.

All-Energy Australia’s 2019 free-to-attend Conference will feature numerous must-attend sessions across its seven streams with topics including 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:

  • 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
  • Alternative Energy Systems.
Noteworthy sessions for attendees across these streams and the conference’s two days include:

Dr Phil Blythe, Chief Executive Officer of GreenSync, who will be presenting on the pathway todecentralise flexible grids in his session titled ‘Market mechanisms: A global shift to DER flexibility markets’, comments: “Energy systems have traditionally been operated and managed through generators and networks. 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. 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.”

Tristan Edis, Director – Analysis & Advisory, Green Energy Markets, who will present in the Utility Scale Solar plenary on ‘The outlook for large-scale renewable energy projects post-election’ comments:

“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.”

Guy Chalkely, Chief Executive Officer, Western Power, who will feature in the ‘A look at how the shift in energy supply will affect the design of the system’ panel discussion, comments: “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. 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.”

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