Thursday 13th June 2019



9.00 - 10.00

Opening Plenary

Robert G Morgan, CEO, Energy Storage, GE Renewable Energy

10.05 - 11.00

Panel Discussion

11.00 - 11.30

Morning Tea

Stream One

Stream Two

11.30 - 12.45

Australia's Transition to Grid Scale Energy Storage

Caleb Waugh, Head of Business Analytics, Energy Storage, Lockheed Martin Energy 

Enabling 100% renewable grids – energy storage dispatchability and duration requirements in Australia

Gregory Abramowitz, Manager – Market Development, AGL Energy

AGL’s virtual power plant in South Australia – learnings and opportunties

Harley Mackenzie, Managing Director, HARD Software

Lessons from the implementation of market systems for utility scale batteries in the NEM

Innovative Commerical Hybrid Energy Solutions

Damian Edwards, Energy & Sustainability Specialist, CQ Partners

South Australian Produce Markets – Innovative Hybrid Energy Solutions

Edwin Foong, Business Development Manager, Enwave Tonsley

Philipp Dautel, Tonsley Precinct Director, Renewal SA

Tonsley District Energy and Water Scheme

12.45 - 14.00


14.00 - 15.15

Energy Storage as an Investment

Peter Sherry, Director – Australian Lead, Baringa Partners

Dispatchable Renewables – a markets and investor perspective 

Marija Petkovic, Managing Director, Energy Synapse

Risks and opportunities for battery storage in wholesale markets

Grid Stability Through Interconnected Microgrids

Mike Bagot, National Sales & Strategy Manager, NEC Energy Solutions 

Case Study: Grid modernization, microgrids and energy storage in the Eastern US

Brenton Laws, Business Development Principal, Western Power

Powerbank; a community storage project

Alan Louis, Principal Engineer Technology Innovation, Energy Queensland

Protection challenges in the design and operation of LV Microgrid Systems

15.15 - 15.45

Afternoon Tea

15.45 - 17.00

Australia's Utilities Driving Energy Transformation

Fiona Orton, Future Grid Manager, Trans Grid 

The role for energy storage in supporting a stable and reliable renewable energy power system

Hedy Dalvand, Manager Future Networks, United Energy

Solar and storage orchestration to defer distribution augmentation

Microgrids: The Swiss Army Knife of Energy

Dr Andrew Mears, CEO, SwitchDin

Building flexible, resilient microgrids with battery storage

Alberto Tubella, Area Manager Australia Asia Pacific, Cegasa Portable Energy

Case Study: Hybrid system for an off-grid livestock farm with 3,000 head of cattle

Craig Evans, President, CEO & Founder, ESS Inc.

Optimizing microgrids with long-duration energy storage assests

17.05 - 18.00

Networking Drinks

Unwind after the first day of the conference and exhibition, join your peers on the exhibition floor in a relaxed and informal environment and network over a few drinks.


Networking Dinner Cruise

For the first time, and to ensure the opportunity to network and develop business relationships continues past the event floor, a Dinner Cruise will take place on Sydney Harbour at the conclusion of the opening day. This is during Sydney’s iconic Vivid Festival and attendees can enjoy an evening of five-star food and entertainment whilst enjoying the spectacle that is Vivid.

*This conference program is subject to change