Agenda

Tuesday 29 June 2021
Day 1: Regulation, investment and returns

8:50am – 9:00am Opening remarks from the Chair
9:00am – 9:45amThe Future: Long-Duration Energy Storage at Grid Scale

Dr Imre Gyuk
Director
Energy Storage Research
U.S. Dept. of Energy
9:45am – 10:30amA birds eye view of the global big battery market

Matt McDonnell
Managing Director
US Consulting
Stratagen
10:30am – 11:00amNetworking break
11:00am – 11:45amUnderstanding the domestic market for big batteries and energy storage

• Cost of capital – is it expected to rise or will it begin to stabilise?
• Predictions in the shift of funding sources – equity or debt?
• What developers can do to increase their chances, tips to increase bankability and building the right relationships

Abbie McQueen
Director Energy
AECOM
11:45am – 12:30pmBig batteries are becoming increasingly attractive for investors – accessing funds

Tim Buckley
Director of Energy Finance Studies
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis
12:30pm – 1:30pmNetworking and lunch break
1:30pm – 2:15pmView from the financier –ING’s Wandoan South BESS $120 million investment

Sieuwert de Zwaan
Head of Energy
ING
2:15pm – 3:00pmUnderstanding the Battery Investment Models and use cases

Jonathan Prendergast
Head of Energy Markets
Komo Energy
3:00pm – 3:30pm Networking and tea break
3:30pm – 4:15pmUnderstanding the importance of FACS

Ben Macey
Energy Storage Expert

Cornwalls
4:15pm – 4:45pmTrading, Optimisation and Investment – Strategies to Maximise Revenues and Protect Investment

• A deep dive into the current trading landscape Clear insight for developers, owners, investors and asset managers into the complex balance between investment risk and asset optimisation
• Current trading landscape and the key trends moving forward in a post-COVID trading environment

Chris Halliwell
Co-Founder
Renewable Energy Hub
4:45pm – 5:30pmPower Panel – Q&A
5:30pm – 6:30pmEnd of day 1 and networking drinks

Wednesday 30 June 2021
Day 2: Technology and Innovation

8:50am – 9:00am Opening remarks from the Chair
9:00am – 10:00am Can Australia be a battery superpower, or is it too late?

Overview of AGL’s Torrens Island and Loy Yang grid-scale battery projects, and AGL’s game-changing framework with Wartsila and Fluence

David Moretto
General Manager
AGL
10:00am – 10:45am Tasmania’s opportunity in a transforming electricity market

Prajit Parameswar
Commercial Lead for Battery of the Nation
Hydro Tasmania
10:45am – 11:15am Networking break
11:15am – 12:00pm Investing Community Batteries – Overview of Byron Bay’s first community battery project

Felicity Stening
CEO
Enova Energy
12:00pm – 12:45pm Enabling grid-scale virtual power plants through dynamic operating envelopes

Cathryn McDonald
Network Optimisation Engineer
SA Power Networks
12:45pm – 1:45pm Networking and lunch break
1:45pm – 2:30pm How businesses can lead the charge in developing dispatchable and distributed batteries
Learn how businesses can lead the charge in developing dispatchable and distributed batteries that reduce their energy costs while supporting Australia’s transition to renewable power. Hear about Enel X’s newest battery storage project and Australia’s largest network of C&I batteries.

Matt will look at the challenges and risks to developing behind-meter distributed batteries; and the opportunities for companies and the community in developing more distributed dispatchable resources, including with Enel X’s innovative technology and financing solutions, some of which are completely de-risked for businesses.

Matt Schultz
Head of Energy Storage
Enel X Australia
2:30pm – 3:15pm Panel discussion – Understanding other storage technologies

Prajit Parameswar
Commercial Lead for Battery of the Nation
Hydro Tasmania
Cathryn McDonald
Network Optimisation Engineer
SA Power Networks
3:15pm – 3:30pm Closing remarks and end of conference