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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:

 

  • Smart Cities: As energy grid technology continues its rapid evolution, renewable energy and energy storage is becoming central in the creation of new, smarter cities. The conference will explore this transformation.

 

  • Energy Storage: Batteries are the new game-changer in the contemporary energy debate. All-Energy Australia will focus on the technology’s emergence at all levels: household, commercial and grid, and how Australia can unlock the potential of these emerging technologies in the current environment.

 

  • Utilities: As clean energy investment continues to rise, utilities must adapt to market demands. The transformation of existing utility models will be discussed and industry leaders will outline how to balance these with consumer expectations.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Program Highlights

 

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

Wednesday 1:10pm-2:30pm

 

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:

 

  • Tesla: Elon Musk’s brainchild, Tesla, is globally renowned for energy innovation. Tesla launched the Powerwall Home Battery Storage in 2015, followed by the latest new and improved Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2 system. The new system is the talk of the industry, after doubling the storage capacity of the original model.

 

  • LG: An institution among electrical goods manufacturers, LG has been a stalwart of solar research since the mid ‘80s. The LG NeON range won the Intersolar Award in Europe for innovation in 2013, 2015 and 2016, as well as a range of other international awards.

 

  • NEXTracker: As the Australian solar market turned its attention to utility-size projects, NEXTracker launched its New South Wales-based solar power plant, Moree Solar Farm – the first of its kind. The US tracking specialist developed a unique foundation solution that addresses the challenging soil conditions at the site.

 

  • Redback Technologies: Renewable energy start-up Redback Technologies is focused on the advancement of low cost solar solutions and smart grid management devices for household use. Teague collaborated with Redback to create the high-performing and aesthetically pleasing Redback Smart Hybrid system.

 

  • ABB: ABB is a leader in energy storage solutions, with more than 125 years’ experience in power engineering and 10 years’ expertise in energy storage implementation. This year ABB unveiled a UNO-DM-PLUS single-phase solar inverter, featuring wireless connectivity and web-enabled software updates.

 

  • SMA Australia: SMA is a global market leader for solar inverters and offers a wide range of products and solutions that allow for high energy yields for residential and commercial PV systems, as well as large-scale PV power plants.

 

  • Fronius: The Austrian company works in the manufacture of welding equipment, solar inverters, battery chargers and other energy devices. Fronius opened its Australian branch, based in Melbourne, in 2010 and its biggest Australian seller is the Fronius Primo series for single-phase residential systems.

 

  • Enphase Energy: With a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award among its many accolades, the California-headquartered company is a worldwide leader in microinverters, AC home battery storage, smart solar monitoring technologies, and now integrated AC modules from top PV manufacturers.

 

  • Array Technologies: A newcomer to the Australian market with more than 28 years of industry experience and almost 20,000 kilometres of trackers installed. It is a leading solar tracking solutions and services provider for utility-scale projects.

 

Networking

 

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.

 

EVENT DETAILS

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.

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