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BY CAMERON DRUMMOND
All-Energy Australia is one of the world’s most significant platforms for the clean and renewable energy industry in 2017. Held in partnership with the Clean Energy Council, Australia’s largest clean and renewable energy event will showcase 120 world-class speakers, and feature 120 domestic and international exhibiting companies.
Two days of exclusive presentations, workshops, displays and demonstrations across a six-stream program will focus on the evolving energy landscape, its future and new market realities for Australia’s energy system.
Clean Energy Council chief executive Kane Thornton said the recent boom in the sector is unprecedented, which means this year’s All-Energy Australia will be critical for delegates who are seeking an insight into the future path of Australia’s energy market.
“Following a record-breaking year, All-Energy Australia is the perfect platform for looking ahead to 2018 and beyond,” said Mr Thornton.
All-Energy Australia Exhibition director Robby Clark believes that All-Energy Australia will set the stage for further growth and prosperity for the clean and renewable energy industry.
“With so many sector leaders under one roof, this event will highlight the ways in which our energy sector is tackling the future, balancing the needs for clean, efficient renewable energy with practical demands for constant supply,” said Mr Clark.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to develop personal connections at exclusive business networking events, and to build their skill base with programs such as the Clean Energy Council’s Solar Masterclass series.
World class speakers
This year’s conference program features some of the industry’s most respected sectoral leaders, sharing their expertise, advice and projections in three key focus areas:
The conference program will cover the latest Government initiatives, smart grid power systems, project development in wind, solar and bioenergy, electric vehicles, energy storage and efficiency, new technologies and more.
The event is also co-located with Waste Expo Australia, the country’s premier event for the waste and resource recovery industry.
Electric Vehicle 1: Market overview – a technical and commercial outlook
Wednesday 11 October, 10.50am – 12.10pm
For the first time, sustainable transport and electric vehicles will make up part of the All-Energy Australia program. Electric Vehicle Council chair Behyad Jafari and AGL’s electric vehicles manager Kristian Handberg are among the industry experts exploring policy and government support for electric vehicles, as well as infrastructure needs and new standards required to drive on Australia roads. A panel discussion will feature Tesla Motors Australia senior manager Heath Walker and Mitsubishi Motors national PHEV manager Craig Norris.
Wind Energy: Looking at the wind energy industry, their impact from an economic and social perspective on the communities they operate in, and new development ways forward Wednesday 11 October 10.50am – 12.10pm
Can wind farms and communities co-exist harmoniously? The team behind the 240MW Ararat wind farm, Renewable Energy Systems Australia’s communications and company services manager, Tanya Jackson, and economist John Noronha, will outline their strategies for tackling this issue.
National Wind Farm commissioner Andrew Dyer will end the session with his presentation on collaboration and engagement in wind farm development.
Community Energy: Initiating community projects for economic and social benefit
Luke Whiteside will share his experience establishing and rolling out the community led energy initiative, the Warburton Hydro Project.
Delegates will also learn about local government and community renewable energy partnership opportunities, and explore how renewable energy projects can empower Indigenous communities. Speakers include president of The Valley Centre, Tracey Cooper, and research director of Community Power Agency, Franzieska Mey.
Alternative Fuels: Future Potential of Hydrogen
Thursday 12 October, 11:10am – 12:30pm
Hydrogen Utility (H2U) CEO and co-founder, Attilio Pigneri, will chair and lead this session, sharing his projection for future Australian hydrogen projects. Hydrogenics Europe N.V’s managing director of onsite generation Filip Smeets will look at renewable hydrogen as a decarbonising solution for the transport and fuel sectors. CSIRO Energy’s leader of the electrochemical energy systems team, Sarb Giddey, will conclude with renewable energy export opportunities for Australia with hydrogen.
Project Development 2: Looking at the skills needed to shape the industry internally and externally
Thursday 12 October, 2:55pm – 4:15pm
A changing industry demands a changing workforce. Energy Skills Queensland’s CEO, Penelope Twemlow, will explore how the industry is adapting. Schneider Electric’s energy performance bureau manager, Kim Kreutz, will explain the value of people skills, especially a dedicated energy manager, to an energy strategy. NaturesEnergi PL’s Manager, Darryl Leahey will talk about the un-tapped opportunity of solar in Indonesia, and the skills that can be transferred from Australia.
On the Exhibition Floor
The exhibitor line-up features renewable and clean energy specialists, manufacturers and suppliers – ranging from evolving start-up companies to market leaders with decades of industry experience. The line-up includes:
The conference organisers have scheduled a number of networking opportunities for delegates to meet like-minded professionals. The Grand Networking Event enables attendees to unwind at the end of a busy first day and spend 90 minutes networking in a relaxed environment, while enjoying drinks and entertainment.
The Clean Energy Council’s prestigious Solar Design and Installation Awards Night also takes place on Wednesday 11 October. The Awards recognise excellence in the design and installation of Australian solar projects across a range of categories.
As part of the Clean Energy Council’s commitment to encourage women in the renewable energy sector to take on leadership roles, All-Energy Australia 2017 will also host a Women in Renewables lunch, to recognise and connect the many talented women in the industry.
The All-Energy Australia Business Matching Program helps visitors get the most of out the conference agenda by linking them with products and suppliers of interest, while creating a targeted conference schedule based on topics of interest.
All-Energy Australia Conference and Exhibition
11-12 October 2017
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
All-Energy Australia is a free-to-attend trade show and conference.
To access the 2017 program and register for free, please visit the All-Energy Australia website: www.all-energy.com.au.