Thursday 24th May 2018


Registration open

9:00 - 9:55

Government Minister Opening


Mary Hendriks, Industry Executive, Australian Energy Storage Alliance

Opening Speaker

The Right Hon Lord Mayor Martin Haese, City of Adelaide

Keynote Speaker

Simon Hackett, Non Executive Director & Technology Evangelist, Redflow Limited

10:00 - 11:15

The Economics and Applications of Grid Energy Storage

Session Moderator

Dan SturrockSenior Consultant, Business Development and Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)


Caleb WaughHead of Business Analytics – Energy Storage for Lockheed Martin Energy

PV Solar + Storage Economics and the Road to a Sustainable Future

 Raymond Schmid,  Market Development Director for NEL/Proton Onsite

Creating a Hydrogen Economy

Dr Kevin MoriartyExecutive Chairman of 1414 Degrees Ltd

Transforming the Future of Low Cost Grid and Industrial Scale Storage

Diverse Solutions for Commercial Energy Storage

Session Chair
John O’Brien, Renewable Energy Partner, Deloitte Financial Advisory


Amrit Robbins,  Founder and CEO of Axiom Energy

Bringing Australian Grocery Stores into the Energy Storage Fold with Long-Duration, Thermal Energy Storage

Rajesh Mehta, Business Manager for New Economy Vertical at Honeywell

Maximising Return on Investment with Hydro Storage

Scott McGregorCEO, redT Energy Storage

Diverse Solutions for Commercial Energy Storage

11:15 - 11:45

Morning Tea

11:45 - 13:00

Grid Stability Through Smart Technology

Session Moderator

Suzanne Falvi Executive GM, Security and Reliability with the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)


Jon NormanPresident and COO of Hydrostor Inc

Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage: A solution to address the NEM’s growing requirement for grid-scale storage, flexible capacity and ancillary services

Alan Kneisz,  Business Development Director at Hydrogenics Corp

Hydrogen Storage: The Most Versatile Storage Technology

Gianpaolo Giuliani, Global Sales Director, Energy Storage for GE Energy

Innovation in Grid Scale Energy Storage: from the first generation hybrids to the Energy Reservoir design

Session Sponsor:

Remote Energy Systems

Session Moderator

A/Prof. Nesimi Ertugrul, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Adelaide


Jiamao WuGeneral Manager at Sungrow Power Supply

Microgrid Case Studies

Juergen ZimmermanBusiness Development and Technology Manager, Microgrids and Distributed Generation for ABB

Microgrids and Storage: Delivering Lower Energy Costs and Improved Supply Reliability

Hemant Kumar,  General Manager Capital Works, Solomon Power

Taro, Seghe – Design, Installation and Commissioning of Hybrid Generation Systems in Provinces

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:15

The Many Faces of Large Scale Energy Storage

Session Moderator

Craig Bearsley,  Director – Power and Industrial, NSW/ACT, AECOM


William GoloveVice President, Business Development at Amber Kinetics

Commercial and Utility Flywheel Case Studies

Neil Thompson, Managing Director, ITM Power Pty Ltd

Large-scale hydrogen energy storage systems using wind and tidal power

Paul Rasmussen, Agribusiness and Energy Leader with ARUP

How will Pumped Hydro change the NEM

Adding Value Streams with Energy Storage

Session Moderator

Maryanne CoffeyPolicy and Product Coordinator, Clean Energy Council


Dan SturrockSenior Consultant, Business Development and Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

ARENA and the Opportunity for Distributed Storage for Commercial Customers

Aylin CunsoloSenior associate, Baker McKenzie

Revenue Stacking on the NEM

Andrew Tang, Senior Vice President, Greensmith

The importance of the EMS (Energy Management Systems) in Utility Scale Battery Storage projects

Session Sponsor:


15:15 - 15:45

Afternoon Tea

15:45 - 16:45

Energy Storage, Driving Change in Australia

Session Moderator
Professor Andrew Stock, Councillor, Climate Council


Matthew van der Linden, Managing Director at Flow Power

The Role of Demand Response in Load Shifting for Energy Storage

Simon Ahlin, Business Development Director- EnerStore

Energy storage based on Nano-coated salt



16:45 - 16:50

Conference closes

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