ACCC’s Rod Sims and Lily D’Ambrosio to headline ENA’s Gas 2015

ENA's <em>Gas 2015 Customer, Choices and Challenges</em> will look at the critical issues facing the Australian gas industry.

ENA's Gas 2015 Customer, Choices and Challenges will look at the critical issues facing the Australian gas industry.

Natural gas networks are facing a number of challenges, from uncertain wholesale gas markets, changing industrial demand profiles and increasingly intense competition in appliance markets.

Against these challenges, the abundance of gas in Australia creates opportunities to develop alternative transport fuel options, support low emission power generation and provide choice in cooling, space and water heating and cooking appliances to residences and businesses.
Join the gas network sector and key stakeholders representing policy makers, consumers, appliance manufacturers and major gas users for Energy Networks Australia’s (ENA) Gas 2015 Customer, Choices and Challenges to consider the critical issues facing the future growth and prosperity of the Australian gas market, and the customers it serves.

As Victoria’s Andrews Government passes its first six months in office, Gas 2015 will hear from Victorian Minister for Industry, Energy and Resources The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio.

Minister D’Ambrosio will address the Government’s priorities in upstream gas market development, the connection of gas to regional towns; and the future role of Victoria’s energy efficiency target. The Minister’s views are critical in shaping the role Victorian gas suppliers and networks play in meeting the energy requirements of almost 2 million Victorian gas customers.

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims will provide the keynote address, and will discuss the ACCC’s public inquiry into the competitiveness of wholesale gas prices in Eastern and Southern Australia.

The inquiry will consider competition levels on the East Coast upstream gas market - the producer, processor, pipeline, and wholesale levels of the market. Mr Sims’ address will be a timely opportunity to gain insights into this critical inquiry for the domestic gas sector and its customers.
Other distinguished speakers include:

  • Gas Network executives, including the new CEO of Australian Gas Networks Limited, Ben Wilson;
  • Representatives of commercial and residential users, including Gavin Dufty and Innes Willox;
  • Policy makers and regulators, including Australian Energy Regulator CEO Michelle Groves; and,
  • Greg Ellis, Managing Director of appliance manufacturer Rinnai and Sean Blythe of gas transport operator Envirotrans.

Register today for Gas 2015: Customers, Choices and Challenges, Friday 12 June 2015, Hotel Windsor, Melbourne. To download the program and registration form, go to http://www.ena.asn.au/events. For more details email events@ena.asn.au

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