Join us for the 20th Energy in Western Australia Conference

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Proudly hosted by Energy Policy WA and the Australian Institute of Energy Perth branch, we are pleased to announce that the Energy in WA Conference will be held on the 5th - 6th of May 2021 at the Pan Pacific Hotel Perth.
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Register now to reserve your spot for our 20th Energy in WA Conference

The theme for the 2021 Energy in Western Australia Conference is Change and all that it encompasses.

The conference program will look at the current status and trends in energy policy and regulation, primary fuel supply and demand, technology changes, markets and disruption, emissions and consumer trends.

Registrations are now live and further information on the event is available here: Register now 

We are pleased to announce some key speakers from Energy Policy WA:

Kate Ryan


Kate Ryan, Coordinator of Energy will emcee one of the days. 

Kate Ryan was appointed Coordinator of Energy on 5 September 2019. She is also a member of the Energy Transformation Taskforce, which was established to deliver the Government's Energy Transformation Strategy. 



Steve Edwell

Steve Edwell, Independent Chair, Energy Transformation Taskforce

Session: Where to next for Western Australia’s energy transformation?

In his role, Steve Edwell has led the delivery of the State’s Energy Transformation Strategy, comprising comprehensive and innovative policy reforms that respond to emerging customer and industry needs, and facilitate investment in technologies and business models of the future. With the Taskforce coming to an end in May, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

Join Steve Edwell and Matthew Bowen for a lively discussion on where to next for Western Australia’s energy transformation.


Jai Thomas

Jai Thomas, Program Director, Energy Transformation

Session: Bringing VaDER in from the dark: unlocking the value of DER

The Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap was the Australia-first plan to integrate Distributed Energy Resources in the power system. One year on, the Roadmap is leading how customers, the network and the system adapt to safely integrate the small-scale devices leading the energy transformation. Join this session to get a better understanding of the pioneering changes made over the last 12 months that seek to unlock the value of customer DER, and the innovative pilots and reforms planned for completion over the next few years.


Other key speakers include:

  • Professor Ross Garnaut, Research Fellow in Economics at University of Melbourne
  • Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist and Managing Director at HSBC
  • Dr Mary Stewart, Chief Executive Officer at Energetics
  • Professor Paul Stevens, Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House
  • Philip Andrews-Speed, Senior Principal Fellow, Energy Studies Institute
  • Roberto F. Aguilera, Energy Economist at Curtin University

To find out more about our program, speakers and to view their bios visit the conference website: Energy in Western Australia.

We hope that you can join us!

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