Renewable Cities Forum – 14 June

Friday 14th June 2019

09.00 - 09.05

Welcome Address

Chris Lee, CEO, Climate KIC

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 Possible – inspiring global stores

Mayor Clover Moore, Mayor City 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 - 11.00

Transforming Cities

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

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

One Planet cities challenge

Hugh Butcher, Energy Project Officer, Environment and Sustainable, Darebin Council

Victorian Councils stepping up

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

Newcastle Councils’ 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

11.00 - 11.20

Morning Tea

11.20 - 12.00

Corporations Inspiring Leadership

Jon Dee, Managing Director, RE100 Australia

RE100 companies share their motivations for committing to 100% renewables

12.00 - 13.10


13.10 - 14.00

Deep Dive into PPAs

Chair: Jackie McKeon, Project Director, BRC-A

Jonathan Prendergast, Technical Director, BRC-A

Mainstreaming PPAs – models available for corporates

Ben Waters, CEO, Presync

Opera House and other case studies – to firm or not to firm

Anita Sadler, Associate, Energetics

Market Trends – wholesale prices and LGCs

Jacqui Fetchet, Solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills

Managing legal complexities

Jenya Khvatsky, Director Business Development, WePower

The power of a disruptive business model

14.00 - 14.50

Corporate Buyers Case Study Session


14.50 - 15.30

Negotiating the deal - how it works in the real world



Networking Drinks