Energy Networks 2016 will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 May 2016.
Given the significance of the gas sector to Australia’s communities and economy, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) is delighted that the The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, will be speaking at Energy Networks 2016. With an election about to be held, the new Minister’s address will be an important contribution to the national conversation on the future of electricity and gas services, and priorities in energy and carbon policy.
In addition to Minister Frydenberg, Energy Networks 2016 will hear from The Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Minister for State Development and Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy who will be providing the South Australian Ministerial Address.
Energy Networks 2016 will also include panel debates featuring leading Australian and International energy industry CEOs and executives, Australia’s energy policy makers, regulators and advocates including Ben Wilson (Australian Gas Networks), Paul Adams, (Jemena), Andrew Vesey, (AGL) and Paula Conboy, (Australian Energy Regulator).
The ENA is delighted to welcome international gas expert Prof. Dr. Gerald Linke, Chief Executive Officer, Gas and Water Association of Germany (DVGW). He will be speaking on the plenary panel “˜Bring it on!’, with a focus on the the technological transformation of the gas and electricity sector-how new technologies will be deployed to enable better customer service outcomes; reduced carbon emissions and deliver economically efficient services to consumers.
Prof. Dr. Linke’s extensive experience in the German gas industry, working in both grid operations and the nation’s peak body, will provide an important international perspective on the part the gas sector has to play in the transformation of the energy system.
In addition to presentations of interest to the energy sector as a whole, Energy Networks 2016 also features concurrent sessions focused on the gas supply chain. This includes, Gas and the Grid – A Competitive Fuel of Choice – featuring presentations from Jemena, ATCO Gas Australia, Jacobs and Envirotrans and Gas and the Grid – Technical Excellence and Innovation with presentations from Australian CleanTech , Zinfra and Jemena.
Interest in the Energy Networks Conference and Exhibition grows stronger every year and conference registrations have exceeded expectations to date. Registrations from gas and electricity network businesses have surpassed those received in 2014, in addition to strong registrations from across the supply chain, government, research organisations and industry suppliers.