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NSW Energy Symposium

Sydney, 8 November 2016

EPIA to partner with ATSE in a symposium "Beyond Coal - What Will Power NSW?"


The ATSE NSW Division will hold a one-day symposium in Sydney on the future of electricity generation and in particular, the transition away from coal in a carbon constrained environment and in a market subject to increasingly disruptive change.

It will address the key issues facing the industry, investors, policy makers and regulators.

  • What is the outlook for demand growth and what are the key influencing factors, including the rise of consumers who also produce energy?
  • How rapidly will low emission technologies displace coal and what are the technical challenges in integrating these low carbon sources into the power system?
  • What are the available options for the mix of generation technologies which will support the transition and ensure stability and reliability at least cost?
  • And given the investment challenge of up to $70B by 2030, on some estimates, who will be willing to invest?

These technical and economic developments also pose unprecedented challenges to policymakers and regulators because they represent a fundamental departure from the assumptions underpinning the initial development of our electricity market.

This ATSE Symposium will bring together a range of distinguished speakers with unmatched expertise who are well placed to provide fresh insights in an interactive format designed to facilitate discussion.

They include representatives from AEMO, the CSIRO, General Electric, AGL, the NSW Department of Industry, Transgrid, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and the Grattan Institute.

Speakers include:

  • Peter Littlewood, former Director of Operations, China Light and Power, Hong Kong
  • Paul Italiano, CEO Transgrid
  • Michael Thorpe, Managing Director, Global Head of Infrastructure and Utilities, Commonwealth Bank Australia
  • Adam Bacon, Director, General Electric Australia and New Zealand
  • Tony Wood, Director of Energy, Grattan Institute
  • Tim Nelson, Head of Economics and Sustainability, AGL

This Symposium provides an outstanding opportunity for those either involved with the electricity industry or with an interest in one of the most critical transitions in this sector to gain an appreciation of the breadth and scope of the ramifications involved as well as contributing to an important national debate.

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National AIE Conference 2016

The National AIE Energy Conference incorporating 16th Energy in Western Australia will be held on the 24-25 August 2016 at Pan Pacific Perth.

The 2016 theme is Energy Options for our Region- the Way Forward. Speakers will assess the state of play on a range of energy matters, such as fuels, technology, market and legislative developments, supply and security, emissions and consumer trends while looking to the future.

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What's New

Public Policy Paper 2/2017: Time to Throw off the Chains

pdfClick here to view this paper by Robert Pritchard, EPIA


Final submission to the Finkel Review on Security of the NEM, March 2017

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The Institute’s submission to the COAG Energy Council, August 2016.

Policy Papers

Public Policy Paper 2/2017: Time to Throw off the Chains

pdfClick here to view this paper by Robert Pritchard, EPIA


Public Policy Papers: A compendium of Key Points (to Mar 2017) 

Since May 2013 the Institute has published fifteen Public Policy Papers.

pdfClick here to view the compendium of key points. 


Public Policy Papers : A Compendium of Key Points (Aug 2016)

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Since May 2013 the Institute has published twelve Public Policy Papers.

pdfClick here to view the compendium of key points.

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