Renewable Cities Forum – 14 June

Friday 14th June 2019

09.00 - 09.05

Welcome Address

Welcome to the country:

Auntie Norma Ingram

Introduction of BRC-A:

Chris Lee, CEO ClimateKIC and Project Director, BRC

09.05 - 10.00

Towards Net Zero

We are at a critical juncture in our efforts towards a safer climate. The global push for net zero is being taken up by countries and industries. Is this a possible mission? What can Australia do to get on track? What can cities do? And what are some of Australia’s biggest businesses doing?

Tom Hume, Australian Youth Delegate, Clean Energy Ministerial/Mission Innovation

Mission Innovation – inspiring global stores

Lord Mayor Clover Moore, The Lord Mayor of Sydney

City of Sydney’s plan for net zero

Rob Kelly, Program Manager, ClimateWorks Australia

Setting an ambitious target – NetZero Carbon is doable and how is Australia tracking?

Rob McCartney, Director of Format Development, Woolworths

Journey, challenges, what’s next – Learning for industry

10.00 - 10.50

Transforming Cities

Cities share their case studies of success in making clean energy commitments and setting ambitious targets

Chair: Monica Richter, Project Director, BRC-A; Senior Manager, Low Carbon Futures, WWF

Adam Clarke, Program Coordinator – Strategy and Engagement, City of Newcastle

Newcastle Council’s renewable energy projects

Nicky Ison, Founding Director, Community Power Agency, Research Associate, ISF

Overcoming energy poverty through Solar Gardens

Barbara Albert, Director, 100% Renewables

Achieving ambitious energy efficiency and renewables

Sonya Williams, Council Funding Co-ordinator, Cities Power Partnership

Collaboration for joint local action

Kate Noble, Senior Sustainability Officer – Low Carbon Future Team, City of Melbourne

City of Melbourne’s new strategic plan of 1.5oC and the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project 2

Panel Discussion Q & A

10.50 - 11.20

Morning Tea

11.20 - 12.10

Corporations Inspiring Leadership

Jon Dee, Australian Coordinator, RE100 

RE100 companies share their motivations for committing to 100% renewables

12.10 - 13.00

Deep Dive into PPAs

Chair: Monica Richter, Project Director, BRC-A; Senior Manager, Low Carbon Futures, WWF

Jackie McKeon, Project Director, BRC-A; Renewable Technologies Manager, WWF

Presenting on BRC-A

Jonathan Prendergast, Technical Director, BRC-A

Mainstreaming PPAs – models available for corporates

Anita Sadler, Associate, Energetics

Market Trends – wholesale prices and LGCs

Jacqui Fetchet, Solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills

Managing legal complexities

Anne Bailey, Senior Manager, Baringa Partners

Global trends in PPAs

 

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

Renewable Cities Young Ambassadors Workshop

14.00 - 14.40

Lessons learnt from segments of the PPA Marketplace

Chair: Chris Lee, CEO ClimateKIC and Project Director, BRC

Rob Sims, Senior Manager, Group Sustainability & Energy, Dexus

Dexus – the value of a retail contract Presentation

Panel Discussion:

Dean Travers, General Manager, Renewables, ENGIE Australia

Phil Cohn, Head of Corporate Development, Renewable Energy Hub

Jenya Khvatsky, Director, Business Development, We Power

Daniel Teng, Head of Electricity Portfolio, Origin Energy

14.45 - 15.15

Negotiating the Deal

Chair: Jackie McKeon, Project Director, BRC-A; Renewable Technologies Manager, WWF

Kirk Lawrence, Client Development Director, Renewable Energy & Clean Tech

How to create a successful partnership

Bridgette Carter, Manager – Energy Sourcing, BlueScope Steel

Ben Waters, CEO, Presync

A story of success

Simon Currie, Principal and Co-Founder, Energy Estate

15.30 - 15.45

Final Session - Where to from here

Monica Richter, Project Director, BRC-A; Senior Manager, Low Carbon Futures, WWF

Jacqui Fetchet, Solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills

16:00

Networking Drinks

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