EAEMO conference set to be the most significant east coast energy markets discussion in 2015

Attendees at the 2014 EAEMO event.

Attendees at the 2014 EAEMO event.

Over 200 energy leaders will gather again at this year’s fourth annual Eastern Australia’s Energy Markets Outlook 2015 conference, the only annual and dedicated senior level, strategic platform for exploring future directions of eastern Australia’s energy sector.

So far 2015 has seen the release of the Federal Government’s White Paper and domestic gas strategy, two extremely significant state elections in NSW and QLD, as well as a number of regulatory announcements and ongoing uncertainty around the Renewable Energy Target. November will also see the Federal Government attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and mark a landmark shift for east coast gas as Queensland CSG-to-LNG projects get underway.

The overarching theme of the 2015 conference will answer the question: What will the east coast energy market look like in 2025, and how should industry and policy makers prepare and respond?

One the biggest stories in 2015 – and to the end of the decade – surrounds the future of the east coast gas markets. QGC sent its first shipment from Gladstone in December 2014, and both Australia Pacific LNG and Gladstone LNG are also expected to hit that significant landmark this year, marking the start of a step-change in east coast gas demand.

One of the key sessions at the conference will look at the east coast market, the impact of Queensland LNG, the opportunities for further domestic basin development and solutions available to relieve the pain being felt by large gas users.

Furthermore, in order to properly address the important issue of east coast gas supply, this year the conference will feature an additional conference day focused on gas supply and demand issues.

OTHER KEY CONFERENCE THEMES

Alongside gas markets, the conference will address the outlook for the length of the energy supply chain including generation, transmission, distribution, retail and end use.

The generation sector currently faces two main challenges – the need to be part of a lower carbon economy and the oversupply within the wholesale market, stemming from falling demand.

Networks throughout the National Electricity Market need to ensure they continue to deliver reliable electricity at a time when affordability issues are very acute and when new technologies and innovations are rapidly changing consumer demand profiles.

As both gas and electricity prices climb, affordability is becoming an increasingly large issue for consumers and also for retail companies.

EAEMO 2014

Last year’s event saw over 200 attendees from the length of the supply chain discuss and debate the outlook for the east coast energy sector. Speakers included executives from; Origin, AGL, Transgrid, United Energy and Multinet Gas, Snowy Hydro, CS Energy, Ausnet Services, Alinta and Pacific Hydro as well as the heads of all major industry associations including; Ai Group, APPEA, APGA (formerly APIA), CEC, ENA, ERAA, ESAA, EUAA.

The Eastern Australia’s Energy Markets Outlook 2015 conference is an outstanding opportunity for energy industry solutions and service providers to showcase their products and services to a targeted, high profile gathering of senior-level decision makers within Australia’s energy industry.

If you are interested in attending, speaking at or sponsoring the 2015 event, please visit the event website at www.questevents.com.au

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