Clean Energy Week conference program
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Day One - Wednesday 24 July 2013
Below is a draft program and is subject to change. Click on the session titles for further details about each session.
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Conference Open: Chaired by Michael Fraser, CEO and Managing Director, AGL Energy
Conference Welcome: David Green, Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council
Welcome from Major Sponsor: Oliver Hartley, Managing Director, Hanwha Q.CELLS
|11.00am||ENERGY MARKET REFORM/#|
LUNCH WITH THE FINANCIERS/
|2.00pm||CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS|
|Carbon Market Opportunities/||Analysing Clean Energy Markets/|
|4.00pm||CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS|
|Smart Energy Future/||Financing Clean Energy Projects/|
|6.30pm||PRE-GALA DINNER DRINKS|
|7.00pm||CLEAN ENERGY WEEK GALA DINNER|
Additional Session Information
Latest developments in the Australian and international carbon markets.
- Chloe Munro, Chair and Chief Executive, Clean Energy Regulator
The Australian Government has made major commitments to assist emerging clean energy technologies navigate through the valley of death. Come and join the heads of some of those key institutions in a discussion about the challenges facing the next generation clean energy technologies and how you can access the funding or finance available.
- Oliver Yates, CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
- Meg McDonald, Low Carbon Australia
- Ivor Frischknecht, ARENA
- Dr Mark Bonnar, Southern Cross Venture Partners
RSVP to this session is essential. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other attendees will be admitted if space permits.
An overview of key reforms to the Australian energy market to accelerate clean energy deployment.
Challenges and opportunities facing $20 billion woth of clean energy investment.
- Jack Curtis, Vice President- Business Development & Sales, First Solar Inc
- Geoff Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Geodynamics
Analysis of the RET and forecasts for future deployment.
- Tim Nelson, Head of Economics, Policy and Sustainability, AGL Energy
Internationally, the market for large-scale solar is growing rapidly. With only a handful of projects on the ground, it is still early days for large scale solar in Australia. There is much we can learn from the experience of companies operating in Europe, the USA, South Africa and elsewhere. Come and hear about what Australia needs to lift its game and attract investment in large scale solar.
The technology of large scale solar is developing rapidly and costs are continuing to come down. Come and hear about the latest exciting developments in large scale solar technologies.
the process of connecting large-scale solar to the grid will become increasingly important as more projects are deployed in Australia. This session outlines some of the experiences of projects currently operating, the technical challenges they faced and how resource assessment and forecasting can smooth the integration of large-scale solar into the grid.
Energy storage is a potential game-changer in the Australian energy market, providing the opportunity to lower costs, improve reliability and cut greenhouse gas and other pollutants. Come and listen to key stakeholders discuss the latest developments in energy storage technologies, and the type of energy market reforms we will need to incentivise investments in storage.
Cogeneration is not a new technology, nor is it new to Australia. There is just over 3350MW of cogeneration and almost 10MW of trigeneration in Australia.
Through a series of case studies, come and learn about the latest developments in cogeneration plants, both here and overseas, and the regulatory challenges facing cogeneration and distributed generation more widely in Australia.
Bioenergy has grown only marginally in Australia over the past few years yet there is huge potential to produce more energy from our biomass resources. Come and join a discussion on the latest innovative developments in bioenergy projects and the commercial challenges, regulatory barriers and market drivers underpinning such projects.