Key three lead Energy Policy Forum

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Less than three weeks after the critical CoAG Energy Council meeting on the “national energy guarantee” Australian Energy Week will present a forum focused on what has happened and what lies ahead.

The Energy Policy Forum of the conference on 11 May will feature three of the key players at the 20 April Energy Council meeting:

  • Federal Environment & Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, Chairman of the Council
  • Kerry Schott, chair of the Energy Security Board, which is the lead advisory body for governments on the National Electricity Market transition and the national pursuit of affordability and reliability in power supply
  • John Pierce, chairman of the Australian Energy Market Commission, rule-maker for the NEM and a member of the Energy Security Board

The Energy Policy Forum also includes another CoAG Energy Council member, Shane Rattenbury, the ACT’s Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, talking about the highly controversial issue of pursuit of 100 per cent renewable energy in power supply – and his predecessor in the Territory, Simon Corbell, now Renewable Energy Advocate for the Victorian Government, examining this State’s goal to become a renewable energy powerhouse.

Matthew Warren, CEO of the Australian Energy Council, will analyse the supply industry’s reactions to the CoAG meeting’s decisions on the “national energy guarantee” and Ron Ben-David, Chairman of the Victorian Essential Services Commission, will canvass “The limits of a competitive market” and what this may mean for consumers, energy retailers, policymakers and regulators.

Robert Slonim, Research Director of the Behavioural Economics Team of the Federal Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, will make a presentation on how consumers really engage with energy markets – and Mark Williamson, Executive General Manager of the Australian Clean Energy Regulator, will discuss developments and trends for the Renewable Energy Target, which needs to deliver 33,000 gigawatt hours a year of power by 2020.

This program represents a top-class finale for Australian Energy Week, which will feature a smorgasbord of leading figures in energy supply, policymaking and regulation over three days at a time when energy issues, and especially their cost, are among the most important political issues for the country.

Take a look at the event brochure to get all the agenda details.

To make sure you have a spot at this years Australian Energy Week visit the website today.

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