Day One - 12 June

WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 2019

 

GO TO DAY TWO - 13 JUNE

08:00
Registration and welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Geoff James
Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures
University of Technology Sydney

OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING EFFICIENCY AND RELIABILITY OF THE GRID

09:00
Powering NSW’s future – learning from TransGrid’s substation automation and optimisation projects
  • Examining TransGrid’s strategies for data, technology and security
  • Using technology and data analysis on substation projects
  • The important role of automation in networks going forwards
  • Lessons learned and future plans for innovation

Mark Jones
Digital Infrastructure Asset Manager
Transgrid

09:30
Using edge intelligence to improve energy management and grid flexibility
  • Overview of the future of the grid and interaction with new technologies
  • Integrating power quality into the network
  • Applications of edge intelligence for real time peak management
  • Exploring real-life experiences on energy management in smaller networks

Ross Gawler
Senior Research Fellow - Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University

10:00
Morning tea in the exhibition hall
TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS FOR INCREASED INTERMITTENCY OF ENERGY SOURCES AND STORAGES
10:30
Overcoming technical challenges of integrating renewables into the grid
  • How can renewables compensate for the additional intermittency and uncertainty in the grid?
  • What strategies can be applied without the need of costly battery and energy storage solutions?
  • How to tackle infrastructure network optimisation
  • How can you increase capacity utilisation and enable renewables integration?

Panel moderator:

Geoff James
Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures
University of Technology Sydney

Panellists:

Jacqui Bridge
Transmission Network Development Manager
AusNet Services

Andrew Kingsmill
Manager Network Planning
Transgrid

Tony Fullelove
Microgrid and Energy Transformation
Monash University

ENERGY STORAGE – HOW IT COULD FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE ENERGY MARKETS
11:15
Batteries on wheels - how can we make electric vehicles work for transport and the grid?
  • Examining the impact of electric vehicles on the grid
  • The opportunities electric vehicles can create for network management
  • How do we bring customers along for the ride?

Laura Jones
Senior Innovation Engineer
TasNetworks

11:45
CASE STUDY: Insight from Ergon Energy’s on battery storage and distribution network
  • Strategies for effective management of energy storage integration
  • Developing and implementing new storage technologies
  • Insights into decision-making tools on the deployment of energy storage
  • Optimal sizing and placement of battery storage and distribution network

Stephen Richardson
Technology Innovation Engineer
Ergon Energy

12:15
Assessing the feasibility for non-network solutions to the augmentation of Evoenergy’s network
  • Understanding distributed energy resources (DER) and demand side solutions
  • Providing strategic advices on renewable and carbon policies
  • Investigating further government policies and energy market innovation in the DER sector
  • Assessing policies role in a clean energy future

Eddie Thanavelil
Demand Side Innovation Engineer
Evoenergy

12:45
Networking lunch in the exhibition hall

14:00
Keeping pace with the rapid evolution of battery and energy storage
  • Overview of energy storage technologies and applications
  • Analysing recent initiatives in inertial response from batteries
  • How to predict and integrate these changes into your infrastructure design
  • Technical considerations and key enablers of battery storage technologies

Geoff James
Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures
University of Technology Sydney

14:30
Future State NEM analysis for Hydro Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation initiative
  • An overview of the ‘Battery of the Nation’ project
  • Exploring the potential for Tasmania to play a substantially larger role in the NEM
  • Where the project is now and strategies moving forward

Cameron Potter
Future Energy Market Strategist
Hydro Tasmania

UTILISING TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE PLANT DOWNTIME AND MAINTENANCE COSTS
15:00
CASE STUDY: Power control and stability systems for electric generating stations
  • Overview of current issues in power control systems
  • Assessing what reliability and stability means for power systems
  • The philosophical conversation between local control versus centralised controls
  • The market tends to drive everything toward a centralised control – what it means to good power system control

Kate Summers
Manager, Electrical Engineering
Pacific Hydro

15:30
CASE STUDY: Establishing, maintaining and improving standards for power line and cables management
  • Understanding Powerlink’s electrical design of overhead and underground cable standards
  • Undertaking asset investigations into new and innovative technologies
  • Technical investigations into the operation and performance of the transmission assets

Glenn Stapleton
Principal Engineer Transmission Lines – Electrical
Powerlink Queensland

16:00
Afternoon tea in the exhibition hall

IMPROVING THE BONDS BETWEEN PROCUREMENT AND ENGINEERING TEAMS

16:30
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: Overcoming operations and technology procurement challenges in the electricity sector
  • Understanding how new technologies are affecting business
  • Addressing procurement engineering concerns on projects’ technical viability and risks
  • The challenges faced by engineering and procurement teams
  • Improving their bonds to ensure successful results to the business

Panel Moderator:

Geoff James
Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures
University of Technology Sydney

Panellists:

Andre Harvey
General Manager, Procurement and Supply
Stanwell Corporation

Coretta Bessi
Head of Procurement, People & Transformation
Ausgrid

 

 

17:00
Closing remarks from the Chair

17:10
End of Day One and networking drinks in the exhibition hall

19:00
Official event dinner