Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney
Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney, 27 O'Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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Event Date Tue May 17 AEST - Wed May 18 AEST (12 days ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon May 16 10:00am - Tue May 17 10:00am
Location Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney
27 O'Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Region APAC

The renewable energy industry is moving forward at a rapid pace providing opportunities for companies and communities. This event is perfectly timed to bring key stakeholders together to discuss the latest developments and initiatives in the recently announced Renewable Energy Zones (REZ).

In order to ensure reliable and affordable energy supply for energy consumers, State Governments are planning to invest in the creation of a growing number of REZ to help unlock a significant pipeline of large-scale renewable energy and storage projects while supporting private sector investment in regional Australia. Renewable energy investment will help replace ageing coal-fired power stations, transforming the region and bringing investment into the local community.

By coordinating development in a strategic way, renewable energy zones also help us get the land use planning right, and renewable built in places that work for the community, developers, and cost efficiency.

Join us to explore Australia’s REZ opportunities and developments.

Our key topics Include:
• The need for REZ and potential impact and opportunity for regional Australia
• The role REZ can play in regional area’s clean recovery from COVID-19
• A look at state & local initiatives, policy and future plans for new zones
• Development & investment opportunities and considerations
• Transmission – Overcoming the barriers to achieve success….there’s no one size fits all approach
• Stimulating regional investment, job growth, innovative infrastructure and creating thriving communities
• Community engagement and social license
• Stakeholder representation and strategies to ensure local content and jobs for the regions we operate in
• The role of transparency, collaboration, alliances and clear communication to achieve success
• Case Studies – Updates from renewable developers on their operational assets and proposed projects
• Technology outlook


2022 Speakers

Hon Matthew Kean MP
Minister for Energy and Environment, NSW Government

Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Minister for Solar Homes, Victorian Government

The Hon Guy Barnett MP
Minister for Energy, Primary Industries and Water, Veteran’s Affairs, Government of Tasmania

Benn Barr
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

Alistair Parker
Interim CEO, VicGrid

Mike Young
Executive Director - Planning and Communities, Energy Corporation of NSW (EnergyCo)

David Wright
Director, Department of Energy and Public Works (Queensland)

Rachele Williams
General Manager, Project Delivery, Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Simon Currie
Principal, Energy Estate

Bobby Vidakovic
Director - Clean Futures Team, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

Amy Kean
Director, Stride Renewables

Simon Corbell
CEO & Chairperson, Clean Energy Investor Group

Sally Torgoman
Partner, KPMG Australia

Killian Wentrup
Head of Solar Development, UPC\AC Renewables Australia

David Beavers
Market Development Manager - Development and Future Networks, Ausnet Services

Richard Lowe
Chief Executive Officer, Lumea

Belinda Fan
Country Manager, X-ELIO

Raewyn Moss
GM External Affairs, Transpower NZ Ltd

Emma Fishburn
Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Andrew Bray
National Director, RE-Alliance

Dr Vicky Au
Engagement & Strategy Lead, Hydrogen Industry Mission, CSIRO

Mark Coughlin
Founder, Coughlin Advisory

Alistair Craib
Executive Director, ICA Partners

Ash Salardini
General Manager, Trade and Economics, National Farmers’ Federation

Laura Walsh
Network Planning and Engineering Lead, Ausnet Services

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

• AusNet
• Lumea