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 – 4:15pmIncreasing transparency and exchange of information between the NEM and large-scale energy storage developers and investors

• Increasing transparency and exchange of information between the NEM and large-scale energy storage developers and investors
• Amending definitions and terms to allow bi-directional facilities and a mix of technologies to be connected to the grid
• Analysing the resulting benefits and costs of the proposed arrangements so far

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

Markus Brokhof
COO
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 Session info coming soon
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