Power Australia 2019 – The Proper Energy Mix for the Next Ten Years and the Impact on Costs to the Consumer
Power Australia is the first industry event to focus on solutions and strategies across the entire electricity value chain. With the traditional industry silos disappearing industry executives from all segments of the industry must adopt a “whole of system” approach to meet the unique challenges facing the electric power market in Australia.
The industry is at a critical point in its transformation as the transition from traditional fossil fuels to renewable technology as well as to distributed generation and microgrids continues. The complexities of the fast developing generation, distribution and consumption convergence is changing the industry beyond recognition.
Why is this critical?
The Australian industry is undergoing a once in a millennium transformation. Blurring industry lines, transitioning to renewable energy, continuing development of fossil fuels and the growth of distributed generation and microgrids, has created an overwhelming need to develop creative solutions that balance reliability and clean energy with affordability.
Power Australia in 2018 was the first event to address the disruption facing the industry from an whole of system perspective – to focus on developing strategies that address the unique challenges of today and review solutions that simultaneously provide a high level of energy security, reliability and affordable energy services while reducing emissions.
Power Australia was widely acclaimed as a new and valuable event that stood out in a cluttered and fractured conference and exhibition landscape. Conference delegates overwhelming endorsed the concept and praised the sophisticated level of all the presentations.
Why is this different?
Blurring lines demands “whole of system” solutions. No longer can the industry operate in distinct silos. Australia Power will include content and speakers from jurisdictions outside of Australia to provide insights, best practices and lessons learned in markets that have undergone similar disruption.
New technologies are transforming the electricity sector in unprecedented ways and Power Australia will discuss the use of these new technologies as strategic tools to create a vision for the future.
There are inevitably challenges integrating new technologies and services into existing markets which if not properly managed could lead to adverse outcomes for consumers. The Australian electricity sector needs to be flexible enough to accommodate innovation in a range of forms, while maintaining security, reliability and affordability.
Recent advances include low emissions electricity generation technologies, distributed energy resources such as digital metering, rooftop solar PV, battery storage systems and electric vehicles, and software for peer-to-peer electricity trading will all be part of this flexibility and at Power Australia steps to manage this process will be a central part of the discussion.
There are also a number of other zero-emission electricity generation technologies, such as concentrated solar thermal, geothermal, ocean, wave and tidal, and low emission electricity generation technologies such as biomass combustion and coal or gas-fired generation with carbon capture and storage which need to be factored into the conversation.
And In addition, the continued development of cleaner fossil fuels is central to the future and must be considered in the framework for the future.
All of these issues require the Power Australia conference.
In 2018, the Power Australia Conference was extraordinarily well received bringing together a renowned group of top executive speakers from Australia and around the world. The products displayed in our exhibition attracted top level executives and power engineers from across the spectrum looking for the latest technology and solutions for the industry.