Tuesday 29 June 2021
Day 1: Regulation, investment and returns

8:50am – 9:00am Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr Marnie Shaw
Research Leader, Battery Storage
and Grid Integration
9:00am – 9:45amThe Future: Long-Duration Energy Storage at Grid Scale

Dr Imre Gyuk
Energy Storage Research
U.S. Dept. of Energy
9:45am – 10:30amMarket Design Lessons to Maximise Energy Storage Value

In this keynote address, regulatory and market design expert Matt McDonnell will discuss market and regulatory conditions needed to maximize energy storage value, highlighting global case studies and best practices for grid-scale storage.

Matt’s remarks will include an overview of market, regulatory and policy activities underway in advanced US electricity markets such as California and Hawaii to accommodate long duration energy storage and next generation storage technologies like green hydrogen

Matt McDonnell
Managing Director
US Consulting
10:30am – 11:00amNetworking break
11:00am – 11:45amSustainable sourcing and Safety hazard mitigation for large-scale lithium ion batteries

Lithium ion batteries are emerging as an important enabler of decarbonization. However, safety and sustainability risks could pose challenges for some industry stakeholders. Two such challenges are environmentally and socially responsible sourcing of LIBs, and the risk of hazardous failure in large-scale battery energy storage systems.

Matthew Pellow
Pellow Energy Insights
11:45am – 12:30pmView from the financier –ING’s Wandoan South BESS $120 million investment

Sieuwert de Zwaan
Head of Energy
12:30pm – 1:30pmNetworking and lunch break
1:30pm – 2:15pmBig batteries are becoming increasingly attractive for investors – accessing funds

Tim Buckley
Director of Energy Finance Studies
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis
2:15pm – 3:00pmUnderstanding the Battery Investment Models and use cases

Jonathan Prendergast
Head of Energy Markets
Komo Energy
3:00pm – 3:30pm Networking and tea break
3:30pm – 4:15pmUnderstanding the importance of FCAS

Ben Macey
Energy Storage Expert

4:15pm – 4:45pmTrading, Optimisation and Investment – Strategies to Maximise Revenues and Protect Investment

• A deep dive into the current trading landscape Clear insight for developers, owners, investors and asset managers into the complex balance between investment risk and asset optimisation
• Current trading landscape and the key trends moving forward in a post-COVID trading environment

Phil Cronin
Chief Operating Officer
Renewable Energy Hub
4:45 pmEnd of day 1

Wednesday 30 June 2021
Day 2: Technology and Innovation

8:50am – 9:00am Opening remarks from the Chair

Anthony Arrow
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
9:00am – 10:00am Can Australia be a battery superpower, or is it too late?

Overview of AGL’s Torrens Island and Loy Yang grid-scale battery projects, and AGL’s game-changing framework with Wartsila and Fluence

David Moretto
General Manager
10:00am – 10:45am Tasmania’s opportunity in a transforming electricity market

Prajit Parameswar
Commercial Lead for Battery of the Nation
Hydro Tasmania
10:45am – 11:15am Networking break
11:15am – 12:00pm Future Charge: Building Australia’s Battery Industries
A comprehensive assessment of Australia’s economic opportunity to leverage its competitive advantages as a major supplier of battery minerals and expand its role within a growing global industry. As well as quantifying the value adding opportunities available to Australia, the report proposes a set of actions that are required from government and industry to capture the battery opportunity.

Toby Brenan
Principal Director Strategy
12:00pm – 12:45pm Enabling grid-scale virtual power plants through dynamic operating envelopes

Cathryn McDonald
Network Optimisation Engineer
SA Power Networks
12:45pm – 1:15pm Networking and lunch break
1:15pm – 2:00pm How businesses can lead the charge in developing dispatchable and distributed batteries
Learn how businesses can lead the charge in developing dispatchable and distributed batteries that reduce their energy costs while supporting Australia’s transition to renewable power. Hear about Enel X’s newest battery storage project and Australia’s largest network of C&I batteries.

Matt will look at the challenges and risks to developing behind-meter distributed batteries; and the opportunities for companies and the community in developing more distributed dispatchable resources, including with Enel X’s innovative technology and financing solutions, some of which are completely de-risked for businesses.

Matt Schultz
Head of Energy Storage
Enel X Australia
2:00pm Closing remarks and end of conference