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.
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.
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.
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.