Parliament House Smart Energy Summit: Building an Energy Grid for the New Climate

Parliament House Smart Energy Summit 27 February 2020

Parliament House Smart Energy Summit: Building an Energy Grid for the New Climate

9.30am-12.30pm, Thursday 27 February
Committee Room 2S3, Parliament House, Canberra


Draft Agenda:

9.30am Welcome – John Grimes, Chief Executive, Smart Energy Council.

9.35am Welcome – Helen Haines MP, Member for Indi; Rebekha Sharkie MP, Member for Mayo (Co-Chairs Parliamentary Friends of Climate Action).

9.45am – Prof Frank Jotzo, Director Centre for Climate and Energy Policy, Australian National University.
Climate impacts on our Energy System.

10.00am – Rebuilding and Energy Resilience after the Bushfires:
•    Deb Lenson, Mark Shorter, Environmental Services, Eurobodalla Shire Council, NSW.
•    Darren O’Connell, Energy Management Consultant, Shoalhaven City Council, NSW.

10.15am – Ted Surette, Partner and Global Sector Head, Power & Utiliites, KPMG.
Global Perspectives on Smart Energy.

10.30am – Gabrielle Kuiper, Distributed Energy Resources Strategy Specialist, Energy Security Board.
The role of distributed energy resources in future energy systems.

10.45am – Simon Holmes a Court, Melbourne University Energy Transition Hub.
Building a zero emissions energy system.

11.00am – Simon Corbell, Special Advisor, Energy Estate.
Rebooting the Renewables Revolution.

11.10am – Ben Hutt, CEO Evergen.
Building resilience into the energy system of the future.

11.20am – Prof Ken Baldwin, Director ANU Energy Change Institute.
Opportunities and Challenges for Renewable Hydrogen Exports.

11.30am – Andrew Dickson, Development Manager Asian Renewable Energy Hub.
Transformative potential of mega-scale, export oriented renewable projects.

11.40am – Michele O’Neil, President Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Climate Change is a worker’s issue.

11.50am – Discussion:

•    How do we build an energy system that helps tackle climate change?

•    How do we build an energy system that is resilient to climate impacts?

•    How do we reboot the renewables revolution?

12.20pm Concluding Remarks – John Grimes, CEO Smart Energy Council.

12.25pm Concluding Remarks – Zali Steggall MP, Member for Warringah, Deputy Chair Parliamentary Friends of Climate Action.

12.30pm – ENDS.