Day Four - Policy Forum

 

FRIDAY 2 MARCH

 

DAY ONE  DAY TWO LEARNING SESSIONS

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00
Opening remarks from the chair

Keith Orchison
Director
Coolibah Pty Ltd

THE PATH TOWARDS AN ENERGY REVOLUTION
09:00
The role of gas in the US energy transition and the role of state government leadership
  • Exploring current emissions trends in the US
  • The role of Natural Gas in a decarbonizing US electric sector
  • How states are leading the energy transition in the absence of Federal leadership
     

Tom Plant
Senior Policy Advisor
Centre for the New Energy Economy, Colorado (USA)

09:30
Stabilising the Australian energy market through supporting national gas demand
  • Lessons from the AEC ‘Electricity Gas Australia’ yearbook
  • Broader economic implications of developing an Australian National Energy Guarantee
  • Strategies for creating a competitive operational market
     

Matthew Warren 
Chief Executive Officer 
Australian Energy Council

10:00
Do Australian policy settings support the energy revolution?
  • ENGIE’s view on the future of energy markets – a decarbonised, decentralised and digitalised world
  • Is policy certainty a pre-condition to the energy revolution?
  • National Energy Guarantee and the energy revolution
     

Jamie Lowe 
Head of Regulation
ENGIE

10:30
Understanding the settings in NSW for gas exploration and extraction
  • The role of geoscience in NSW gas
  • Understanding the framework for the strategic release of new exploration areas
  • Considering the influence of community on the sector’s longevity

Kylie Hargreaves
Deputy Secretary, Resources and Geoscience
NSW Department of Planning and Environment

11:00
Morning tea
ENSURING A STABLE GAS MARKET BY BALANCING DEMAND, SUPPLY AND PRICING
11:30
Understanding the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM)
  • What are the impacts of ADGSM being implemented?
  • How relevant is ADGSM to the gas supply chain?
  • How the ADGSM will affect the longevity of Australian gas on the international stage
     

Nicole Hinton 
Manager, Onshore Gas Section 
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

12:00
Collaborative approaches changing the national market
  • Enabling a strategic response to national issues with national adoption
  • Looking at how collaboration aims to increase market competition and apply downward pressure on prices
  • Promoting dialogue across the sector to improve transparency and boost the market
     

Rebecca Knol 
Chief Executive Officer 
South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy

12:30
Lessons from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Gas Market Statistics
  • An overview of ABS macro-economic statistics covering the natural gas and energy markets
  • Recent statistical development work in the measurement of natural gas extraction prices for use in the domestic market
  • Highlighting market applications to bring transparency for future years
     

Bruce Hockman
Chief Economist
Australian Bureau of Statistics

13:00
Improving stakeholder engagement to enhance policy development
  • Optimising engagement with planners through the Australian Pipeline Database
  • Maintaining communications in challenging times
  • How improved market communication will support policy development
     

Steve Davies
Chief Executive Officer 
Australian Pipeline and Gas Association

13:30
Networking lunch
ACCOMMODATING A DYNAMIC MARKET WITH IMPROVED POLICY AND BETTER REGULATION
14:30
Policy and regulation response to changing dynamics in the gas market

Balancing diminishing demand for gas in households to the growing role of gas in maintaining secure, reliable and clean electricity supply
 

Craig Memery
Energy and Water Policy Lead
Public Interest Advocacy Centre

15:00
Panel Discussion: The role of policy in stimulating supply
  • What steps do state and federal governments need to implement to stimulate supply?
  • How can policy stifle or stimulate the energy market?
  • What are the broader economic implications of current state and federal policies?
     

Panel Facilitator:
Simon Camroux

Head of Regulation
Ausgrid

Panellists:
Jamie Lowe 

Head of Regulation
ENGIE

Craig Memery
Energy and Water Policy Lead 
Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Matthew Warren
Chief Executive Officer 
Australian Energy Council

Rebecca Knol
Chief Executive Officer 
South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy

15:30
Closing remarks from the Chair and drawing of the lucky door prize!
15:50
End of Day Three and close of conference