The power industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation as renewable power is rapidly introduced into the system,and distributed generation and microgrids take on increasing significance as an energy solution. Power & Utilities Australia is designed to examine the challenges and opportunities created by this unprecedented disruption in the industry.

The 2019 Power & Utilities Australia Conference and Exhibition will be held at Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre on 14–15 August. Power & Utilities Australia, created with the co-location of several established power and utility events, focuses on strategies and solutions along the entire electric power supply chain – power generation, transmission and distribution, and digital transformation. This event features discussions on industry driven frameworks that allow for affordability, sustainability and reliability.

The Power & Utilities Australia Conference will have an audience of C-suite executives discussing, at the highest levels, strategies and frameworks to meet the challenges of providing reliable, affordable and sustainable power to Australia.

The Power & Utilities Australia Exhibition, running alongside the conference, will feature 150 exhibitors and 3,000 visitors from across the industry spectrum. The exhibition floor will have three knowledge theatres – Generation, Transmission and Distribution, and Digital Transformation – offering high-quality content free of charge to qualified visitors.

The Generation Theatre, where presentations will focus on the challenges of balancing traditional energy with clean energy, will feature case studies on topics such as asset management, utility-scale solar and storage, emissions control and demand management.

The Transmission and Distribution Theatre will focus on new challenges and opportunities for network companies as they manage intermittent power on a grid built for a different era. Additionally, microgrids, community energy and edge-of-grid intelligence will be explored.

The Digital Transformation Theatre looks at case studies from utilities that have invested In IoT, AI and customer facing strategies to gain efficiency and reduce customer churn.

Power & Utilities Australia will also include exciting additional features such as breakfast forums, industry roundtables, business matching, a start-up zone and innovation pavilion.

Some of the most important industry organisations are participating, including:

  • Google Cloud ANZ
  • GE
  • Ausgrid
  • Hydro Tasmania
  • Western Power
  • Ausnet Services
  • IBM A/NZ
  • Siemens
  • Australian Energy Council
  • Energy Networks Australia
  • CS Energy
  • BLOOMBERG NEF
  • The Energy Charter
  • Jemena
  • AVEVA
  • AEMO
  • AEMC
  • Yarra Valley Water
  • Sydney Water
  • Zinfra
  • Telensa

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jett Winter, Global Leader for GE Digital Energy Grid Analytics
  • John Cleland, CEO of Essential Energy
  • Andrew Bills, CEO of CS Energy
  • Rebecca Kardos, CEO of Aurora Energy
  • Colin Timm, Country Director, Google Cloud ANZ
  • Dave Johnson, General Manager Development and Construction, AGL
  • Seb Henbest, Head of EMEA, BLOOMBERG NEF
  • Andrew Dillon, CEO of Energy Networks Australia

For speaking and marketing partnerships at Power & Utilities Australia please contact Michael Silber, [email protected]; to discuss sponsorship and exhibition packages, please contact Patrick Baker, [email protected]

For more information or to register for a free Expo Pass, please visit: www.powerandutilitiesaustralia.com.

Siobhan Day is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and Pump Industry magazine, and has been part of the team since early 2019. With a background in management in the non-profit sector, Siobhan has extensive experience in communications, professional writing and client management. She holds a Bachelor of Business and Communications and is currently completing a postgraduate degree.

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