EN2021 program and speakers announced

Angus Taylor
Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction the Hon Angus Taylor MP will speak at EN2021

Energy Networks Australia has announced its program for the highly anticipated EN2021, which addresses cutting-edge issues relevant to these extraordinary times.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, the Hon Angus Taylor MP on the Commonwealth Government’s perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented by the transformation of our energy system.
  • Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chair, Low Emissions Technology Investment Advisory Council on ‘Accelerating the move to a hydrogen economy’
  • Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell AO, Director, School of Cybernetics, ANU on ‘What history can teach us about the future of energy
  • Dermot Nolan – former CEO OFGEM UK on ‘Regulating networks for a low emissions future’.

Four plenary panels will provide in depth, engaging and challenging conversations on a range of themes:

  • Data to enable the energy transformation featuring speakers from CSIRO, Hitachi ABB, Australian Energy Market Commission and Essential Energy
  • Greening gas: challenges and opportunities featuring speakers from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, University of Queensland and the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
  • The energy future: who pays? Featuring speakers from TransGrid, the Australian Energy Regulator, Energy Users Association of Australia and the Clean Energy Council
  • Network report card: the customer journey featuring speakers from Ausgrid, Consumer Policy Research Centre, Schneider Electric and the Australian Energy Infrastructure Commission.

Related article: Dr Alan Finkel announced for EN2021

The concurrent sessions are not to be missed. As the premier event for the energy network sector, EN2021 is run by the industry for the industry. The event will provide a broad range of speakers including academics, consultants, consumer advocates, energy network and transmission businesses, government, market bodies and suppliers. The stream topics include:

  • Digital destiny – data transforming asset management
  • Connecting the low emissions future
  • Implementing post 2025 – NEM 2.0?
  • Gas evolution: the customer journey
  • Big data – delivering for customers
  • Evolving regulation to encourage investment
  • A smarter, safer, stronger grid
  • The battery balanced grid
  • VPPs becoming reality
  • Regulation: from building blocks to service based?
  • Social licence – the real power of connection
  • It’s gas, but not as you know it
  • Electric vehicles and distributed energy resources – a smooth
  • road ahead?
  • Pricing reform – are we there yet?
  • Gas supporting the clean energy transition
  • SAPS and microgrids – a macro issue.

You can find the EN2021 program here. Register today to obtain the early bird rate, which closes on August 17.