As the threat of significant price hikes resulting from the export opportunities available to producers nears, understanding the outlook for domestic supply and demand is critical to ensuring local customers have access to gas at a reasonable price.
The question of whether east coast energy markets will have affordable gas available will be addressed in detail at Eastern Australia’s Energy Markets 2012–25, an event taking place from 17–18 October in Sydney.
The event will bring together policy makers with industry and end users to work towards satisfactory and sustainable outcomes for all concerned.
Day One of the conference will focus on the price of gas, overcoming the imminent threat to gas supplies for industry, and the changing face of east coast gas transportation and broader energy supply/demand outlooks.Article continues below…
This will include peak demand and the need for new generation capacity in the national electricity market, with speakers that include:
- AGL Head of Economics, Policy and Sustainability Tim Nelson;
- Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics Executive Director/Chief Economist Quentin Grafton;
- ACIL Tasman Executive Director Paul Balfe;
- APA Group Group Executive Transmission Rob Wheals; and,
- Incitec Pivot Ltd Chief Strategy Officer Jamie Rintel.
Day Two turns to policy and regulation issues with Australian Energy Market Commission Chairman John Pierce and Shadow Energy Minister Ian Macfarlane taking the stage.
This will be followed by a hard-hitting Q&A roundtable response to policy from industry, led by Energy Policy Institute of Australia Executive Director Robert Pritchard and comprising:
- Energy Supply Association of Australia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Matthew Warren;
- TRUenergy Group Executive Manager – Energy Markets Mark Collette;
- Energy Networks Association CEO Malcolm Roberts; and,
- Energy Retailers Association of Australia Deputy CEO Ramy Soussou.
Delegates will have access to the very latest information on government policy and industry developments, which will assist them in minimising risk and eliminating uncertainty, allowing them to better navigate the rapidly and ever changing energy sector landscape in Australia’s eastern states.