Stephen Edwell

Chairman, Energy Transformation Strategy Taskforce Energy Policy WA

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

5:40 PM REGULATORY / POLICY PANEL: What Role Do Microgrids Play as Part of the Changing Electricity Market?

Microgrids are a technology which is considered to facilitate the modernization of the grid. But the value drivers for microgrids vary by customer, utility and regulator. This panel will look to outline the appropriate regulatory model needed to optimize the value of a microgrid and the multiplicity of angles which must be considered.

  • Technology innovation, increased DER and climate policy directives
  • Microgrids as an opportunity for the energy sector
  • Regulatory changes of the network: the current and future state of the Energy Economy
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Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

3:40 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: How Microgrids will Signal a More Reliable and Resilient Energy Future

As electricity grids are challenged by threats of weather, cyber and the rapid growth of distributed energy resources Microgrids are a solution to a more sustainable, secure and reliable energy supply. What’s more they offer the opportunity to utilise more renewable energy resources and move to a greener future. This panel will discuss:

  • Tools, methods and trials for increasing hosting capacity of DER on the network
  • How to make DER work for both for electricity users and the power system
  • Opportunities and strategies for diversifying your asset portfolio and integrating morerenewable energy into operations

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

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