A new event taking place in Melbourne in August aims to bring together all elements of the energy supply chain, resulting in a holistic industry event.

The all new Power & Utilities Australia Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre on 14-15 August 2019. Power & Utilities Australia, to be co-located with several established power and utility events, focuses on strategies and solutions along the entire electric power supply chain – power generation, transmission & distribution and digital transformation.

The event aims to be apolitical and will feature discussions on industry solutions that allow for affordability, sustainability and reliability.

The power industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation as variable/renewable power is rapidly introduced into the system; and as 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 event is the result of a combination of several event brands including Australian Utility Week, POWERGEN Australia, DistribuTech and SolarVision, effectively creating a single event covering the industry from end to end.   

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

Some of the most important industry organisations are participating, including GE, Ausgrid, Hydro Tasmania, Western Power, Ausnet Services, Australian Energy Council, Energy Networks Australia, CS Energy, The Energy Charter, Jemena, AVEVA, AEMO, AEMC, Zinfra and Telensa.

Confirmed speakers include John Cleland, Chief Executive Officer of Essential Energy; Andrew Bills, Chief Executive Officer of CS Energy; Rebecca Kardos, Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Energy; Paul Simshauser, Executive General Manager of Infigen Energy; Scott Strazik, Chief Executive Officer of GE Gas Power; Dave Johnson, General Manager Development & Construction of AGL; Tony Wood, Energy Program Director, The Grattan Institute; and Andrew Dillon, CEO of Energy Networks Australia.

The Power & Utilities Australia Exhibition will feature  150 exhibitors and 3,000 visitors from across the industry spectrum.

Additionally, the exhibition floor will have three knowledge theatres – Generation, T&D and Digital Transformation – offering high quality content free of charge to qualified visitors.

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

The T&D 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 are explored.

The Digital Transformation Theatre will look at deployment 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 services and a start-up and innovation pavilion.

For more information on Power & Utilities Australia please visit our website or contact Michael Silber, [email protected] or Patrick Baker, [email protected]


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