Energy Next’s Agenda Covers Major Budget Policies

Energy Next returns to the ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour on July 18th and 19th, 2023, co-located with the Clean Energy Council’s Australian Clean Energy Summit. The industry event is free-to-attend, with registrations now open for those working in the renewable energy industry to meet with leading suppliers, discover the latest technologies and discuss the latest renewable advancements.

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We take a look at the budget policies and some of the corresponding expert presentations happening at Energy Next this July:

Hydrogen – A Critical Part of Australia’s Clean Energy Future

Presentations around the production and export potential for Australia’s hydrogen market are included in the high-calibre Energy Next agenda, including a presentation by Peter Sallans, Technical Director of Zetta New Energy, whose talk ‘Large Scale Hydrogen Production for Domestic Consumption and Expert’ will examine hydrogen production processes, established and emerging, which will be relevant to opportunities Australia may have to establish a domestic hydrogen economy and to become a major exporter into a global hydrogen economy. 

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Bradley Lingo, Chairman of Pilot Energy, will talk about the Mid West Clean Energy Project. The project involves the integrated development of the first offshore carbon capture and storage (CCS) operation in Australian Commonwealth Waters to support the combined production of low-cost, clean blue hydrogen with over 99% CO2 capture and green hydrogen from behind-the-meter renewable wind and solar utilising an existing proven industrial water supply provided from the CCS operation.

EVs – The Future and the Infrastructure

EVs are very much in the spotlight at the moment, with most of the Energy Next expert speakers saying that they expect 25% of all new vehicle purchases to be EVs by the late 2020s/2030. At present only 3.8% of new car purchases are EVs and so there is a lot of work and challenges to tackle to hit the 25% in that timeframe, in particular, the costs of EVs and charging infrastructure.  

Energy Next has confirmed two presentations and one panel on the subject of EVs, namely, Amelia McVeigh from ACA Research talking about Model T to Tesla: The Consumer Journey to Electric in 2023 and Beyond, where she will share insights from ACA Research’s Consumer Automotive Program, revealing the current state of consumer electric vehicle sentiment, level of market maturity, expectations and sensitivity around vehicle pricing, other key barriers that still need to be overcome and our projections for future growth in this space.

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Gregory McGarvie, Managing Director of ACE Electric Vehicles Group will talk about the ‘energy democracy for EV owners with home solar,’ discussing how homeowners will be able to manage their energy usage and transactions within their own homes. 

And a panel discussion with Jason Venning, FIMER Country Manager, Australia & New Zealand and Rosemary Tan, Managing Director, I-Charge Solutions, who will talk about the EV Charging Infrastructure: Where we are and What’s to Come, discussing one of the critical challenges to Australians’ adoption of EVs. 

Energy Generation and Storage 

In the recent budget, the government announced the Capacity Investment Scheme. This scheme will unlock at least $10 billion of new investment and 6GW of dispatchable power by de-risking investments in priority generation and storage projects.

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A panel discussion will kick off the storage discussion on Day 1 of Energy Next discussing Long Energy Storage Technologies & Developments including panellists Bill Sproull, VP Business Development, ESS Inc who will talk about how ‘Energy storage will drive the global energy transition’, Kira Rundel, Commercial and Strategy, RayGen will present about the ‘World’s largest next-generation long-duration energy storage project in operation’, Tim Harris, CEO & Managing Director of Redflow will discuss the ‘Maturing energy storage market’, Lucas Sadler, VP Sales & Business Development APAC for Energy Vault will discuss ‘Accelerating the Global Renewable Energy Transition’ and Mark Swinnerton will present about ‘Accelerating renewables using gravity.’

Gravitational Energy Storage is not the only storage innovation being presented, with Tim Hill, Director of Essential Water and Energy Services presenting about an exciting technological breakthrough that enables Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) to scale all the way down to 50kWh and up to 50MW and how, at this scale, CAES becomes a new entrant into the consumer, microgrid and commercial market which is currently almost exclusively reliant on lithium-ion batteries for energy storage. 

All this and more and Registration is Completely Free

Powered by All-Energy Australia, in partnership with the Clean Energy Council and with the support of the NSW Government, Energy Next will be spread across two days, boasting an extensive exhibition and agenda in addition to workshops and networking opportunities. 

Anyone with an interest in the ‘clean energy’ space can register for FREE through this link.
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