SGA International Summit
Empowered customers, can we keep up?
With the customer now being an active participant in the energy system, it is the customer who has become the disrupter facilitated by new technologies. The industry will need to integrate the energy system into customer needs. By following the customer, this Summit will explore on how we can work with them to reshape our smart energy future.
It is in the industry’s interest to build a platform that allows all of the various customer and industry elements to be interconnected and engage in multiparty activities. Putting the customer central to these developments means providing them with the tools and services they are looking for enabling choice, affordability, simplicity and reliability.
An open and interconnected environment will facilitate growth opportunities for existing and new entrants to drive innovative technologies and business models. It will allow the existing $100 billion being invested in electricity infrastructure to be leveraged for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Following the explosion in PVs, storage, including new advances in battery technology will accelerate this disruption. To gain the most from them, key elements include the development of a holistic platform that can incorporate transactive energy, virtual power plants, microgrids, EVs, communications developments such as machine to machine (M2M) interactions and data analytics.
Creating a platform that can accommodate the disruptive customer is one of the key issues that SGA will address in its 18 November 2015 Summit with keynote presentations and discussions with international and national speakers, hands-on roundtables and plenary panel discussions.
SGA International Summit
18th November 2015
Venue: Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour
|09:30 – 10:00||Arrival coffee/networking|
|10:00 – 10:05||Opening and Introduction Paul Budde, Executive Director – Smart Grid Australia|
|10:05 – 10:15||Introduction and Welcome Judy Anderson, President – Smart Grid Australia|
|10.15 – 10:45||International key note speaker Customers in control
Jostein Eikeland, a visionary serial entrepreneur. He founded the Energy Service Provider Alevo and is the company’s Chairman and CEO.
|10.45 – 11.15||International Keynote speaker Underlying market dynamics in the USA for integration and interconnection.
Fereidoon Sioshansi, President and founder of Menlo Energy Economics (MEE), USA, Energy Economist and Strategic Adviser.
|11.15 – 12.00||Coffee break|
|12.00 – 12.30||Panel discussion with keynote speakers|
|12.30 – 13.00||SGA Key Messages – Judy Anderson and discussion with delegates|
|13.00 – 14:00||Lunch (this will include AGM for SGA members)|
|14.00 – 14.20||Australian Keynote speaker TBA|
|14:20 – 15.30||Roundtables
|Afternoon tea and coffee are available throughout the afternoon|
|15.30 – 16.00||Outcomes Roundtable Panel discussions with facilitators|
|16.00 – 17.00||Where to go from here. Interactive discussion with Ann Burns|
|17.00||Close of the conference|