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Australian Power Generation Outlook Conference to provide insights on forthcoming challenges in the energy market

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IIR  have announced that Australian Power Generation Outlook Conference will be held at Vibe Hotel, Melbourne. The conference would discuss about the strategic insights into Australia's power industry. A huge transformation is occurring in the Australian power generation industry.

Significant changes to public policy, including a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, the threat of climate change related adjustments to the National Energy Market, and recent natural disasters indicate a real need for a true National Energy Market.

The Australian Power Generation Outlook Conference is the first event of its kind to address all the major challenges facing generators today, and provide a forum for discussion on the future of Australia's energy industry.

Following industry experts will join insightful discussion at the Australian Power Generation Outlook Conference:

  • Lana Stockman, Advisory Portfolio Manager, Stanwell
  • Susan Hocking, Director, VENcorp
  • Steven Davy, GM – Trading, Hydro Tasmania
  • Tony Callan, General Manager – Marketing, Delta Electricity
  • John Boshier, Director, National Generators Forum
  • Paul Troughton, Generation Manager, Energy Response
  • Paul Hyslop, Director Development, ACIL Tasman
  • Gavin Madson, Director, Fitch Ratings
  • Greg Thorpe, Director, Oakley-Greenwood
  • Hugh Bannister, Chairman, Intelligent Energy Systems
  • David Green, S3 Advisory
  • Katrina Groshinski, Partner, Clayton Utz
  • Rob Fowler, Emissions Trading Specialist, Booz
  • Lance Hoch, Director, Oakley-Greenwood
  • Bruce MacDiarmid, Head Utilities and Infrastructure Australia and New Zealand, Rothschild Australia

Following are the topics that are to be discussed at the Australian Power Generation Outlook Conference:

  • Comparison of New Zealand and Australian CPRS schemes
  • The development of gas peaking plants
  • A ratings agency's viewpoint of generation assets
  • Electricity and gas price outlook
  • Integration of the gas and electricity markets on the Eastern Seaboard
  • Financing of future energy sector investments in Australia
  • The role for the demand side in meeting Australia’s generation needs
  • The future for renewables in the NEM under the CPRS and RET
  • Implications of climate change for transmission planning
  • Windfall profit test electricity sector adjustment scheme
  • The equity market’s viewpoint on investment in Australian energy assets

IIR have also announced post conference workshops. Following are the two workshops:

  • Workshop A - complying with the CPRS and making the most of MRET – legal obligations and the carbon market led by Anna McCann, Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie and Lily Mitchell, Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie
  • Workshop B - on reducing carbon emissions while delivering energy security for the Australian stationary energy sector led by Hugh Outhred, Professorial Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales

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