The program for the Australian Clean Energy Summit will see two full days of sessions with the highest calibre of speakers from the clean energy industry.

Conference program by day

Tuesday 18 July    /     Wednesday 19 July

Day one

  • Keynote presentations from the politicians shaping the future of clean energy policy in Australia.

    • Bill Shorten, Australian Labor Party
    • Richard Di Natale, The Australian Greens
    • Hon. Don Harwin MLC, NSW Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Utilities
    • More to be announced
  • This not to be missed panel session will bring together thought leaders to discuss the rapid changes underway in the Australian energy sector and the big issues facing clean energy today and into the future.

    • Andy Vesey, AGL
    • Audrey Zibelman, AEMO
    • Wu Gang, Goldwind
    • Jérôme Pécresse, GE Renewable Energy
    • Frank Calabria, Origin
  • Australia is undergoing a period of peak disruption of the energy sector. What are the technologies and solutions driving these changes? How are business models changing and what’s the future of energy utilities? What solutions, mindsets and regulatory frameworks will facilitate this change? How do you predict the future? Expect a lively panel discussion.

    • Mark Collette, Energy Australia
    • Lara Olsen, Tesla
    • More to be announced
  • This session will explore the evolution and innovation underway to finance the billion-dollar investments necessary to transform Australia’s energy sector. It will cover what is happening in Australian and international financial markets, what this means for project developers, debt and equity providers and how this will change deal structures and project financing arrangements.

    With speakers from:

    • The Commonwealth Bank of Australia
    • Clean Energy Finance Corporation
    • More to be announced
  • This session will explore the status and outlook of smart regulation to support the deployment of clean energy solutions. How is regulation keeping pace with this change and what reform is necessary to ensure Australia has a secure, affordable and clean power system?

    • John Pierce, AEMC
    • Paul Italiano, TransGrid
    • More to be announced
  • What is the outlook for different technologies, their cost drivers and direction and what part will they play in Australia’s future energy mix? This session will analyse the latest developments and future outlook for the clean energy market, including how changes in the market will affect clean energy projects in the future.

    • Patrick Suckling, Ambassador for the Environment
    • Kobad Bhavnagri, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    • Clare Savage, Business Council of Australia
    • More to be announced
  • The clean energy sector is at the forefront of innovation in Australia. What are the future business models, technology developments and global trends and how will they impact the Australian energy sector?

    • Jack Curtis, First Solar
    • Alex Wonhas, AURECON
    • Jemma Green, Power Ledger
    • Ivor Frischknecht, ARENA