Innovation, disruption and opportunities on the grid; the future of Australia and New Zealand’s energy markets

Sydney | 23-24 October 2018          View Full Program Here  
 
In a world of decarbonized, distributed, digital energy, utilities have a decision to make. Do they maintain the status quo of an engineering firm maintaining copper wires and pipes, or do they become a service platform that allows others to innovate at the Edge? This transformation is huge - in mindset, in skills, in technology and in business planning. It is now or never. 
 
Grid Edge Australia & New Zealand Conference is where utilities and grid operators test their thinking, evaluate the business value of enabling technologies, and meet the partners that can help on their journey.  
 
Join the region’s energy sector leaders as they discuss the impact of new technologies, digital transformation, disruption and innovation taking place at the “Grid Edge” as they provide an insight into the future of the region’s energy markets.

TOP SPEAKERS

Kaspar Kaarlep

Co-Founder and CTO

WePower Networks

Megan Fisher

Head of Digital and Innovation

AusNet Services

Mark Vincent

General Manager Network Management

SA Power Networks

Tony Pfeiffer

Managing Director

Enova Energy

Con Kemenade

Director, Public Policy

LO3energy

Joshua Harvey

Head of Strategy, Regulation and Transformation

Essential Energy

Justin Morghem

Operational Delivery Risk Manager, Network Operations & Control

Jemena

David Shepherd

Strategic Innovation Manager

Endeavour Energy

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WHY ATTEND

  1. Hear from WePower Managing Director, Kaspar Kaarlep, on innovation and disruption on Grids around the world, and how the ANZ Grids might evolve in kind. 
  2. Understand the latest technological innovations and grid edge pilot programs from LO3 Energy, Essential Energy, Jemena and Origin  
  3. Learn how Mark Vincent, General Manager Network Management at SA Power Networks, is integrating distributed energy resources into their networks, the risks of leaving such resources unmanaged, and the opportunities involved with managing it effectively. 
  4. Understand the potential for blockchain in energy markets from Power Ledger. Hear how to capitalise on the opportunities, rather than simply innovate for the sake of innovation.  
  5. See how Planet Ark Power are realising the benefits and exciting potential of microgrids  
  6. Understand from MESMSI the game changing technology that Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings to the Grid, and how the demand side of the industry will support the integration of large scale renewables.  
  7. Discover the next wave of innovation in consumer-facing technology, how it integrates with latest grid technologies and what it means for grid operators, DSOs and retailers.  
  8. Find out what “grids as service platforms” really means, the transformation process and how organisations can target and achieve true neutrality.  
  9. Discover the role that Virtual Power Plants will have in the evolution and disruption of the grid, from Tony Pfeiffer, the Managing Director of Enova Energy. 
  10. Evaluate the business value in adopting new technologies and how they can streamline the management and operation of the Grid 
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Anyone who is affected by technology-driven innovation and disruption on the Grid including: 
  • Utilities  
  • Retailers 
  • Transmission organisations 
  • Power generators 
  • Government bodies 
  • Energy market investors 
Attending job titles will include:  
  • CEO/COO/CIO/CTO 
  • Chief Digital Officer 
  • Chief Data Officer 
  • Chief Customer Officer 
  • Head of Innovation 
  • Head of Network Management/Planning/Technology 
  • Head of Strategy 
  • Head of Asset Management 
  • Head of Operation Systems 
  • Head of Distribution 
  • Head of Smart Grid/Smart Metering 
  • Head of Renewables

WHO SHOULD SPONSOR?

Grid Edge is where utilities and grid operators evaluate the business value of enabling technologies, and meet the partners that can help them on their journey.

 
   
 
Download the prospectus here 

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VENUE

The Conference will take place in a deluxe hotel in Sydney CBD