Stand applications are now open for Renewable Cities Australia.  This is the must-attend event in Australia for renewable business and zero emission transport, make sure you are a part of it!




You can find the timetable for day one of the forum below. Please note that forum delegates can also attend the Australian Energy Storage & Renewable Cities exhibition for free during breaks.

Wednesday 23rd May 2018



09:00 - 09:40

Official Opening of Renewable Cities Australia

Right Hon. Lord Mayor Martin Haese,City of Adelaide

A/Prof Monica Oliphant OA

Chair & Opening Remarks:  John O’Brien, MD, Australian CleanTech


09:45 - 11:00

Update on Urban Renewable & Carbon Neutral Programs

Michelle English, City of Adelaide

Translating Carbon Neutral Policy into on-the-ground Action

Keith Reynard, City of Greater Bendigo

How Bendigo is Benefitting as a Community Power Hub

Sam Johnson, City of Port Augusta, 

Session Leader: Kathryn Vines, Climate-KIC Australia

11:00 - 11:30

Morning tea

11:30 - 12:45

Plenary Keynotes

KEYNOTES: Innovations in Managing Energy

Belinda Kinkead, LO3 Energy

Creating Local Energy Marketplaces using Blockchain – From Brooklyn to Australia

Councillor Cathy Oke, City of Melbourne

Renate Egan & Dan Stevens, SunSPot by APVI

SunSpoT – a Smart Cities Project, working with councils to map solar potential

Chair: Mary Hendriks, Industry Executive, Australian Energy Storage Alliance

12:45 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:15

Business taking the lead in going 100% Renewable

Dr Kendra Wasiluk, Monash University

Monash University’s Net Zero Initiative – Leading the Way To 100% Renewable Power

Brenton Cox, Adelaide Airport

 Adelaide Airport’s Sustainability Flight Path

Peter Dyson, Phoenix Energy Australia

Turning Waste into Renewable Energy – How 9 Metropolitan Councils in Perth are leading the way in Australia

Session Leader: Dr Sven Teske, Institute of Sustainable Futures, UTS

15:15 - 15:45

Afternoon tea

15:45 - 16:30

Ramping up Renewables - case studies

Barbara Albert, 100% Renewables

Sharing the stories of local governments going renewable, floating solar, PPAs & generating at scale

Speaker: Alix Pearce, Cities Power Partnership

Session Leader: Monica Oliphant, ISES Board Member

16:30 - 17:00


Jacqui Fetchet, Young Ambassadors Program Leader, Renewable Cities Australia

Update on Renewable Cities Young Ambassadors Program



17:05 - 18:30

Join Networking Drinks in Expo