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Wednesday 23rd May 2018


Registration open

9:00- 10:00


Government Minister Opening (TBA)

Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman and CEO of the GFG Alliance

10:05 - 11:00

Panel Discussion- Energy Storage on the NEM

Panel TBA

11:00 - 11:30

Morning Tea

11:30 - 12:45

South Australia Powers Forward with Large-Scale Energy Storage

David Green, Founding Partner at the Lyon Group

Maximising Benefits for Investors and Consumers by Integrating Large Scale Solar and Battery Storage

Mark Twidell, Director, Energy at Tesla

Hornsdale Power Reserve and South Australia VPP

Grant Alderson, Development Manager, SolarReserve

The Aurora Solar Thermal Project


Energy Storage for the Commercial Built Environment

Amrit Robbins,  Founder and CEO of Axiom Energy

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

Jonathan Ruddick, General Manager at Planet Ark Power

Microgrids as a Service and Creating the Two-Way Grid”

Speaker TBA

12:45 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:15

Energy Storage and Hybrid Solutions for the Mining Industry

Rebecca Knol, CEO, South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME)

Ike Hong,  Vice President and Head of Power Solutions Division, Kokam

High Power/ Low Energy Lithium Battery Storage for the provision of Inertia, Spinning Reserve and Grid Support in Off Grid Mining applications

Will Rayward-SmithGeneral Manager of SunSHIFT

Next Generation Power Plants for Miners

The Software Side of Energy Storage

Mark Higgins, Chief Operating Officer of Strategen Consulting

Transactive Energy

Andrew Tanner, VP Business Development at GELI

Creating a Scalable, Dual-Value Virtual Power Plant

James Eggleston, Senior Analyst, Power Ledger


15:15 - 15:45

Afternoon Tea

15:45 - 17:00

Microgrids: Changing the Way We Think About Energy Networks

Greg AllenExecutive General Manager at Carnegie Clean Energy

Microgrid Case Studies – Battery Energy Storage Technology Network in Network-Connected and Off-Grid Applications

Craig Evans, President and CEO of ESS Inc

The Winds are Changing: Shifting the Economics of a Texas Microgrid with Long-Duration Energy Storage

Speaker TBA

Best Practices from Germany

Valeska GottkeSenior Expert for Communications and Markets at the German Energy Storage Association (BVES)

Panel TBA

17:05 - 18:00

Networking Drinks

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