Registrations are now open for Energy Networks 2016: Energy in Transition. The Energy Networks Association’s (ENA) biennial conference and exhibition will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 18-20 May 2016.

As the only conference and exhibition in the market developed by the network industry for the industry, Energy Networks 2016 will have unrivalled access to the leaders and experts in the sector.

Energy Networks 2016 will bring together international and Australian energy industry experts in technology, service delivery and asset management as well as Australia’s energy policy makers, regulators and advocates.

Conference program

The ENA is excited to confirm the attendance of industry leaders from Australia and around the world. The plenary agenda will include AGL CEO Andrew Vesey, Landis+Gyr President and CEO Americas Prasanna Venkatesan, and Lena Hansen of the Rocky Mountain Institute.

The Energy Networks 2016 plenary will also feature leaders across the energy supply chain, including Energy Network CEOs Ben Wilson (Australian Gas Networks), Paul Adams (Jemena), Merryn York (Powerlink) and Ian McLeod (Ergon Energy).

The Energy Networks 2016 concurrent program will feature over 60 national and international experts discussing key issues for the future of the energy system. Some of the topics to be explored will include:

  • Gas and the grid
  • Metering and grid intelligence
  • Case studies in storage
  • Connecting embedded generation.

Confirmed speakers come from energy network businesses across Australia and from leading service and technology providers and researchers across the sector including GreenSync, CSIRO, Siemens, Reposit Power, the Clean Energy Council, Enernoc and Ernst & Young.

New! Operational best practice workshop

A new feature of Energy Networks 2016 is the Operational Best Practice Workshop. Designed specifically for network business line managers and operational staff, this workshop will consider the latest practices and technology that supports the modern grid and will appeal to a broad range of those working in the industry.

Four fundamental elements in the safe and efficient operation of electricity distribution and transmission networks will be discussed over the course of the workshop, including:

  • Substation Modernisation
  • Vegetation Management
  • Managing Embedded Generation on the Grid
  • Asset Defect Identification and Reporting.

Managing vital electricity assets and integrating new technology and services on the grid, whilst meeting the core responsibility to deliver safe and reliable energy in diverse conditions is critical for network businesses. Expert speakers across the two days will come from electricity networks, service and technology providers and research agencies, including Oracle Utilities, United Energy, Siemens, Fugro Roames, SA Power Networks, Geomatic Technologies, North Power, Ergon Energy, AECOM, Wilson Transformer Company and CSIRO.

New! Product and service demonstration area

For exhibitors and sponsors keen to increase their exposure to delegates, a new opportunity to highlight innovative products or services during the conference breaks has been introduced. The Product and Service Demonstration Area will be a key feature of the Exhibition Hall, and is a great opportunity to showcase your business. Spots are limited, so find out today how your business can participate in this new feature.

Secure your preferred sponsorship and exhibition opportunity today

Energy Networks 2016 is offering extensive opportunities for businesses that support the industry to meet key decision makers in the energy networks sector through sponsorship or exhibiting in the Exhibition Hall.

A number of exciting sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available, so visit the Energy Networks 2016 website today to download the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus. Take action today to ensure your preferred level of engagement is secured.

With increased attendance in 2014, Energy Networks 2016 is an important opportunity for businesses across the energy supply sector to make direct contact with relevant industry people.

Delegates at Energy Networks 2016 will be drawn across the energy network sector and will include CEOs and senior executives, senior technical and regulatory managers, team leaders and line managers, consumer engagement specialists, technology and service providers, experts from across gas and electricity markets and representatives from key regulatory and government agencies.

In 2016 exhibitors are also welcome to participate in the conference sessions. The conference program will reflect the changing environment that energy businesses are operating in, ensuring your organisation stays ahead of the market and is aware of research and development within the sector.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this critical conversation.

Early bird registration closes on the 26 February 2016. Registering early for Energy Networks 2016 will save you $200 off the full delegate rate. Discounts are also available for group bookings made by a company in a single transaction.

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Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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