energy in wa: delivering the energy transition for consumers

23rd Energy in Western Australia Conference

Energy in WA: Opportunties & challenges

15 - 16 August 2024
The Ritz Carlton, Perth
Hon. Bill Johnston addressing conference attendees at The Ritz Carlton, Perth

About Energy Week

Energy Week is an annual program of events brought to you by the Perth branch of the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE) and Energy Policy WA.

The cornerstone event of Energy Week is the annual Energy in WA Conference. Energy Week events are developed by industry, for industry, with the aim of bringing together a diverse group of energy professionals with expert national and international speakers from across the sector, including energy retailers, consultants, energy providers, and government services.

Our events offer the perfect opportunity to network while keeping pace with emerging trends and issues in the sector. A range of in-person and online events ensure there is something for everyone, with several free events also on offer.

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Monday to Friday
12 to 16 August, 2024

2024 conference

Speakers

We are currently working on a great line-up of international, national and local speakers for this year’s Energy in WA Conference, with more speakers to be confirmed soon.

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Hon Reece Whitby MLA
Hon Reece Whitby MLA
Western Australian Minister for Energy; Environment; Climate Action
WA Government
Western Australia

Reece has overseen government departments responsible for protecting Western Australia’s environment since December 2021 and regained the Racing and Gaming portfolio in December 2022.

Sam Barbaro
Sam Barbaro
CEO
Western Power
Western Australia

Sam was appointed Western Power CEO in August 2022. He has been a member of the Executive team since 2014 serving firstly as the Executive Manager of the Governance & Assurance and then the Executive Manager Asset Operations.

Stephanie Unwin
Stephanie Unwin
CEO
Horizon Power
Western Australia

As Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Power, Stephanie Unwin leads Australia’s only vertically integrated energy utility and is responsible for the largest geographical catchment of any Australian power provider, covering an area more than one quarter of the Australian continent.

Kate Ryan
Kate Ryan
Executive General Manager WA & Strategy
AEMO
Western Australia

Kate Ryan is responsible for leading the Western Australia function and AEMO’s corporate strategy. Kate joined AEMO in February 2022, and has extensive knowledge and experience built over decades in the energy industry.

Dr Alice E. A. Evatt
Dr Alice E. A. Evatt
Research Fellow on Net Zero for the Fossil Fuel Sector
University of Oxford
England

Dr Kate George
Dr Kate George
Principal Consultant
Claypan Services
Western Australia

Dr Kate George is a Putejurra woman from the Murchison-Gascoyne region in Western Australia. She was born on the 494 mile peg of the rabbit-proof fence and belongs to the Putejurra people who are part of the Martu of the Western Desert. She spent 14 years in a Perth institution from the age of 3. She was the first Aboriginal student to graduate in law from the Australian National University, the first Aboriginal woman admitted to practice law in WA, and one of the first Aboriginal women to chair an ASX-listed company.

Roland Short
Roland Short
Principal Consultant - Social Performance
SLR Consulting

Sarah Derham
Sarah Derham
Head of Sustainability
Collgar Renewables
Western Australia

Margot Hammond
Margot Hammond
Social Performance Manager
Western Power
Western Australia

John Hassell
John Hassell
General Section President (& Members' Representative for Renewable Energy Projects)
WA Farmers Federation
Western Australia

Rachel Peterson
Rachel Peterson
Executive Director
California Public Utilities Commission
United States

Katie McKenzie
Katie McKenzie
Director
EY
Western Australia

Katie is an energy policy, regulation and stakeholder relations specialist pursuing her passion for a clean, consumer-centric energy transition.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
General Manager
Energy & Resources Program Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

Ross De Rango
Ross De Rango
Head of Energy & Infrastructure
Electric Vehicle Council
Victoria

Fabian Le Gay Brereton
Fabian Le Gay Brereton
Chief Executive Officer
Gridcog

Fabian Le Gay Brereton is a passionate clean energy entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and CEO of Gridcog, a groundbreaking startup dedicated to the clean energy transition.

David Fyfe
David Fyfe
Chief Executive Officer
Synergy
Western Australia

David has more than 20 years' experience across the energy and telecommunications industries, including holding executive roles in operations, commercial sales, asset management and business development.

2023 Speaker: Mary Burce Warlick
2023 Speaker: Mary Burce Warlick
Deputy Executive Director
International Energy Agency
International

A retired career diplomat and former U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, Ms. Warlick has held a variety of senior leadership positions at the U.S. Department of State, National Security Council and Department of Defense, serving in Washington and abroad.

2023 Speaker: Naoki Takahashi
2023 Speaker: Naoki Takahashi
Chief Representative
Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Naoki Takahashi is Chief Representative of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation's Sydney Office

2023 Speaker: Professor Rod Sims AO
2023 Speaker: Professor Rod Sims AO
Chair of the Superpower Institute
Professor, Australian National University

Rod Sims AO is Chair of the Superpower Institute, a non-profit organisation dedicated to Australia moving quickly to,and benefitting from, the transition to net zero emissions.

2023 Speaker: Alan Finkel
2023 Speaker: Alan Finkel
Chair, Corporate Advisor and Author
Stile Education

Dr Alan Finkel AC is a neuroscientist, engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Energy Week 2024

Conference Program & Themes

Global Trends

Social License to Operate & Performance

Climate Risk & Resiliency

DER

Energy Transition Initiatives in WA

Engaging Consumers in the Energy Transition

Role of Future Fuels in the Energy Transition

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Ministerial address

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Indigenous participation in the energy transition

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Bridging the Gap: Social Realities in WA's Energy Transition

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This presentation talks about key social considerations that continue to affect the scale and pace of the energy transition, the social realities that every organisation working on a project should be aware of and plan for, as well social performance perspectives to overcome social realities.

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Understanding different electricity consumer perspectives

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Planning for climate risk

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Planning for climate risk, e.g., designing for extreme weather, managing extended periods of low wind energy availability. What are the challenges and some of the practical measures?

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Closing remarks

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2024 WA Energy Awards Dinner

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Join us for a memorable evening as we wine, dine and celebrate the people behind Western Australia’s energy sector. Brought to you by the Australian Institute of Energy Perth and the City of Perth, this is our eighth celebration of excellence.

Venue Details

Venue: Fraser’s Restaurant, Kings Park
Address: 60 Fraser Ave, West Perth, WA 6005
Date: Thursday 15 August 2024
Pre-drinks and Canapés: 6pm and Dinner: 7pm

2024 Categories

Energy Professional of the Year
Young Energy Professional of the Year (35 and under)
Energy Innovation of the Year
Leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Energy

Nominations for the 2024 Awards close on 15 July 2024 at 11:59pm (AWST). For enquiries, please contact Cleta Blakiston at registrationswa@aie.org.au.

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This year, the AIE Energy in WA Awards Dinner is not included in the 2-day conference ticket. Instead, it will need to be purchased as an add-on item during the conference registration process. Alternatively, if you are not attending the conference, you can purchase tickets to the AIE Energy in WA Awards Dinner only.

Proudly sponsored by

The City of Perth is very proud to sponsor this year’s WA Energy Awards Dinner highlighting outstanding performance across the state and reinforcing Perth as global leader across the energy sector.

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Women in Energy and Young Energy Professional Breakfast- Topic announced soon.

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Consumers vs community expectations of transition

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Consumers vs community expectations of transition: What do consumers expect through the energy transition? Do consumers and the community expect different things? How can the industry meet community and consumer expectations?

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The scale of investment necessary to decarbonise the Western Australian energy sector is substantial and coordinating that level of investment is no small task. This panel will discuss the approach to coordination, so the industry has the best chance of harnessing the disruption that is now well underway to meet government and community decarbonisation objectives.

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Morning tea sponsored by Sia Partners

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The $3.8 billion dollar man

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Synergy has an ambitious investment program and David Fyfe will outline how it plans to tackle decarbonisation, what challenges it anticipates along the way, how it will ensure efficient expenditure, and what resources will be needed along the way.

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Growing the grid in the north west of WA

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Horizon Power will explore what electrification and decarbonisation means for the Pilbara.

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Closing remarks

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Conference closing function sponsored by Western Power

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FAQs

Have a question that we haven't answered in our FAQs? 

Can I share my ticket with a colleague?

Yes. Your ticket is entirely transferable. You can attend your favourite sessions and then hand your pass to a colleague to attend theirs. Just remember, only one person per ticket for each session.

Can I cancel my ticket?

We accept cancellation requests 1 month prior to the conference with a $110 administration fee. No refunds are provided within 30 days of the conference.

I’d like to present at the Conference, or I know someone who I’d like to recommend.

Excellent! Please reach out to the Conference Organiser, The Association Specialists at conference@energywa.org.au with your idea.

Are there discounts?

Yes! We also offer discounts for AIE members. Please see our tickets page for more information.

Can I bring a partner/friend to the Conference dinner?

Yes. Individual tickets can be purchased for the Conference dinner. Please see our tickets page for more information.

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