All-Energy Australia is back for its ninth year, with more than 120 speakers, more than 120 domestic and international exhibitors, and the launch of new program streams, making the event one of the world’s most significant platforms for the clean and renewable energy industry.
Held in partnership with the Clean Energy Council, the two-day program, to be held from 11 to 12 October, features 80 hours of learning across a six-stream program, focusing on the evolving energy landscape, its future and new market realities for Australia’s energy system.
Clean Energy Council chief executive Kane Thornton said the recent boom in the sector is unprecedented, which means this year’s All-Energy Australia will be critical for delegates who are seeking an insight into the future path of Australia’s energy market.
“Following a record-breaking year, All-Energy Australia is the perfect platform for looking ahead to 2018 and beyond,” Mr Thornton said.
All-Energy Australia Exhibition director Robby Clark believes that All-Energy Australia will set the stage for further growth and prosperity for the clean and renewable energy industry.
“With so many sector leaders under one roof, this event will highlight the ways in which our energy sector is tackling the future, balancing the needs for clean, efficient renewable energy with practical demands for constant supply,” Mr Clark said.
Smart cities, energy storage and the transformation of existing utility models are three emerging themes from this year’s conference program, helping visitors keep abreast of new and emerging sector trends.
The conference program will cover the latest government initiatives, smart grid power systems, project development in wind, solar and bioenergy, electric vehicles, energy storage and efficiency, new technologies and more.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to develop personal connections at exclusive business networking events, and to build their skill base with programs such as the Clean Energy Council’s Solar Masterclass series.
All-Energy Australia is also co-located with Waste Expo Australia, the country’s premier event for the waste and resource recovery industry.
Conference program highlights
Some of the industry’s most respected sector leaders will share their expertise, insights and projections on the evolving energy space.
- Wind Energy: Looking at the wind energy industry, their impact from an economic and social perspective on the communities they operate in, and new development ways forward, Wednesday 11 October 10.50am – 12.10pm. Can wind farms and communities co-exist harmoniously? The team behind the 240MW Ararat wind farm, Renewable Energy Systems Australia’s communications and company services manager, Tanya Jackson, and economist John Noronha, will outline their strategies for tackling this issue. National Wind Farm commissioner Andrew Dyer will end the session with his presentation on collaboration and engagement in wind farm development.
- Energy Storage 2: Regulatory and investment considerations for energy storage, Wednesday 1:10pm-2:30pm
This three-part presentation provides an overview of energy storage systems, associated technologies and their market position in Australia. The presentation will cover key emerging markets, applications and drivers behind energy storage systems, with a focus on battery storage. Speakers include Baker McKenzie’s head of Asia Pacific renewable energy group, Paul Curnow, Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s Zeno Atherton and DNV-GL’s Toby Barber.
- Alternative Fuels: Future Potential of Hydrogen, Thursday 12 October, 11:10am – 12:30pm
Hydrogen Utility (H2U) CEO and co-founder Attilio Pigneri will chair and lead this session, sharing his projection for future Australian hydrogen projects. Hydrogenics Europe N.V’s managing director of onsite generation, Filip Smeets, will look at renewable hydrogen as a decarbonising solution for the transport and fuel sectors. CSIRO Energy’s leader of the electrochemical energy systems team, Sarb Giddey, will conclude with renewable energy export opportunities for Australia with hydrogen.
On the exhibition floor
The exhibitor line-up features renewable and clean energy specialists, manufacturers and suppliers – ranging from evolving start-up companies to market leaders with decades of industry experience.
- Tesla: Elon Musk’s brainchild, Tesla, is globally renowned for energy innovation. Tesla launched the Powerwall Home Battery Storage in 2015, followed by the latest new and improved Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2 system. The new system is the talk of the industry, after doubling the storage capacity of the original model.SMA Australia: SMA is a global market leader for solar inverters and offers a wide range of products and solutions that allow for high energy yields for residential and commercial PV systems, as well as large-scale PV power plants.
- Fronius: The Austrian company works in the manufacture of welding equipment, solar inverters, battery chargers and other energy devices. Fronius opened its Australian branch, based in Melbourne, in 2010 and its biggest Australian seller is the Fronius Primo series for single-phase residential systems.
- LG: An institution among electrical goods manufacturers, LG has been a stalwart of solar research since the mid ‘80s. The LG NeON range won the Intersolar Award in Europe for innovation in 2013, 2015 and 2016, as well as a range of other international awards.