Smart Energy Council CEO, John Grimes, said Smart Energy 2019 will set the stage for the climate change election and outline an agenda for Australia’s energy transformation.
Former Federal Liberal Party leader John Hewson will chair the opening plenary, with keynote speeches from Australia’s leading finance and investment commentator Alan Kohler, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) chief executive, Audrey Zibelman, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) CEO Ian Learmonth and leading renewables investor and candidate for the federal seat of Kooyong, Oliver Yates.
Victoria’s Energy Minister, Lily D’Ambrosio, and former NSW Australian of the Year and sustainability guru, Jon Dee, will headline the second day of Smart Energy 2019.
“The calibre of this year’s speakers and exhibitors is outstanding and cements Smart Energy 2019 as a premier smart energy event and meeting point for Australia’s renewable energy industry,” said Mr Grimes.
“With so many leaders under one roof, this event will highlight the ways in which our energy sector is shaping the future, balancing the needs for smart, clean and efficient renewable energy with the demand for cheaper electricity.”
The conference program will cover the latest Australian and international market trends, finance and investment, demand response and energy efficiency, transforming to zero carbon, government initiatives, project development, alternative energy including hydrogen, energy storage and efficiency, new technologies and more.
Sustainable transport will also make up part of the Smart Energy program. CWP Renewables business development manager, Andrew Dickson, and Claire Johnson, CEO, Hydrogen Mobility Australia will be among the industry experts exploring hydrogen and alternative fuels.
Smart Energy 2019 will be held from 2-3 April 2019 at the Sydney International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
To access the 2019 program and register for the free-to- attend trade show and conference, please visit the Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition website: www.smartenergyexpo.org.au.