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International Microgrid 2020 Virtual Summit

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Unlocking the Future of Energy through Business Model Transformation, Digitisation and Decarbonisation of the Energy Industry

Power grids all over the world are being increasingly challenged by weather events, cyber threats and the rapid growth of distributed energy resources (DERs). Grid operators are realising the role microgrids can play in improving resiliency, reliability and efficiency.

Microgrids must seamlessly orchestrate hybrid central energy resources with DERs, while maintaining grid security and safety. However, advanced microgrids have many challenges ahead as operating in parallel with utility distribution systems and seamlessly transitioning to ‘island’ mode is just the beginning…

This event will explore the global transition towards utility optimisation and electrification through advanced microgrids. Leaders from across the globe will come together to assess the evolution of the industry and the new challenges which have arisen. From utilities to regulators to government agencies, a cross industry perspective on how to leverage the opportunities offered by microgrids will be provided through panels, workshops, case studies and debates.

Explore the Innovation & Disruption Shaping the Energy Industry

The International Microgrid Event connects global thought leaders in the fields of grid transformation, digital enablement, renewable strategies, storage innovation and grid reliability, resilience and security, to explore the innovation shaping the energy industry.

Key Discussion Themes

  • Microgrid business model metrics and value propositions
  • DERs' value propositions - 'Then vs Now vs Future'
  • Curating Interoperability standards for the grid and connected devices
  • Advanced microgrids as enablers of grid resilience, DER and the IoT
  • Engaging the market for funding, financing, investment & entrepreneurship
  • Role of hydrogen and battery storage
  • New innovations in monetising the aggregation of DER resources
  • Data, AI and meachine learning for optimising strategic deliverables

Who Should Attend?

  • Utilities
  • Regulators, Government & Policy Makers
  • Microgrid Consumers
  • Technology, Analytics & Application Providers
  • Research Insitutes & Educators
  • Investors and Capital Providers
  • Microgrid Control, Management, Modelling & DER Level Vendors

2020 Executive Speaker Faculty

  • The Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy: Industrial Relations Western Australian Legislative Assembly, Western Australian Legislative Assembly
  • Jessica Shaw, MLA Member for Swan Hill, Chair of the WA Parliament's Economics and Industry Standing Committee
  • Laurence Abcede, P.E., Distributed Resources Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric - USA
  • Mark McGranaghan, Vice President of Integrated Grid, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA
  • Terry Mohn, Chairman, International Microgrid Association
  • Stevan Green, President, ATCO Gas Division Australia
  • Sam Lee Mohan, Manager, Innovation Projects, ATCO Gas Division Australia
  • Francis Norman, Executive Manager, Growth, NERA
  • Stuart Nahajski, General Manager Regional, DevelopmentWA
  • Chris Judd, EGM Electricity Markets, Jemena
  • Peter Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Lord Howe Island Board
  • Ben Bristow, Head of Grid Transformation (acting), Asset Management, Western Power
  • Andrew Blaver, Manager Energy Transition, Horizon Power
  • Mark McGranaghan, Vice President of Integrated Grid, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA
  • Laurence Abcede, P.E., Distributed Resources Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric - USA
  • Fiona Simon, CEO, Australian Hydrogen Council
  • Allan O'Connor, Assistant Director of Energy Efficiency, Environmental Resource Management & Sustainability, Australian Department of Defence
  • Violette Mochaileh, EGM of Emerging Markets & Services, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
  • Stephen Edwell, Chairman, Energy Transformation Strategy Taskforce, Energy Policy WA
  • Andrew Truswell, Acting Executive General Manager, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)
  • Peter Klinken, Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
  • Stephen Richardson, Senior Technology Innovation Engineer Intelligent Grid New Technology, Ergon Energy
  • Jason Froud, Manager Policy, Synergy
  • Lee Ucich, Engineering Lead DERMS Project, Horizon Power
  • Francis Norman, Executive Manager, Growth, National Energy Resources Australia
  • Lachlan Creswell, Executive Director, Macquarie Capital
  • Jeff Haworth, Executive Director, Geological Survey and Resource Strategy, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Western Australia
  • Leigh Kennedy, National Lead for Energy, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
  • Colin Sadlier, Head of Business Development, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
  • Craig Chambers, Director of Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
  • Geoff Hobley, General Manager Remote Energy, Energy Developments (EDL)
  • Gary Bryant, General Manager of Asset Strategy, Alinta Energy
  • Justine Jarvinen, CEO, UNSW Energy Institute
  • Kelvin Say, Energy Transition Hub, University of Melbourne
  • Juergen Zimmerman, Business Development & Technology Manager, ABB
  • Stedman Ellis, Chief Executive Officer, Future Batteries Industry CRC
  • Samantha Kali, Senior Project Engineer, SAGE Automation
  • Rob Wilson, Head of Western Australia, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  • Roly O-Connell, Head of Portfolio & Transformation, Transgrid
  • Rob Breden, GM Western Australia, Enwave
  • James Seymour, CEO, C4NET

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Event details
Organizer : IQAU
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22383