Jessica Shaw

MLA Member for Swan Hill Chair of the WA Parliament's Economics and Industry Standing Committee

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

9:10 AM Insights from the Final Microgrids Enquiry Report

The WA Parliament’s Economics and Industry Committee has recently conducted a wide-ranging Inquiry on the benefits and barriers to microgrid technologies. The Interim Report provided an overview of the technical, operational, market and regulatory contexts for microgrids, together with an examination of value chain opportunities. The Final Report took a deeper look at regulatory, technical and market barriers and enablers. Given the wide ranging scope of the inquiry, Jessica’s presentation will focus on the Inquiry’s findings on market structures, the role of market actors and potential for commercial partnerships. 

9:40 AM The Evolution of the Energy Economy in line with a Global Commitment to Carbon Reduction

As part of a strong commitment to the Paris climate change conference, Australia has set a target to reduce carbon emissions to 26-28% on 2005 levels by 2030. Renewable energy will be key to this and globally will not only play a role in the reduction of carbon emissions, but will offer a host of benefits to developing nations from reliability to resilience. Here ministerial perspectives will be shared as to what this commitment means to the energy economy globally and what the future of the industry will look like.

  • Commitments to carbon reduction across state and federal government
  • The future of energy economy and opportunities for diversification and investment
  • Renewable energy: industry impact and opportunities across developed and developing regions


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Jessica.

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