Australian Institute o f Energy

Leadership in Energy

AIE Bris - NEM and the NEG

Venue: DLA Piper, Level 9, 480 Queens Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 (entry via Adelaide Street)

Date: Thu 17 May 2018 @ 5:30pm for 6:00pm start, finish 7:15pm

NEM and the NEG

Professor Paul Simshauser and Associate Professor Tim Nelson, Griffith Business School

The National Electricity Market (NEM) is at a pivotal point as Australia heads towards a low carbon future. The Federal Government has proposed the National Energy Guarantee as a comprehensive solution to address the policy  trilemma; aging coal generation assets will progressively close; some state governments are pursuing ambitious renewable energy targets; technology costs are falling; and investment in distributed energy resources including battery storage is gathering momentum. These forces of change will collectively have a significant impact on the market - but the future remains highly uncertain.

Join the AIE for an engaging evening with two of industry's most knowledgeable and experienced leaders who will discuss the policy challenges, risks, scenarios and implications for energy users in the NEM.


                                Professor Paul Simshauser





Paul Simshauser was appointed Executive General Manager – Corporate Development at Infigen Energy in 2017. 

Paul’s previous roles include Director-General of the Queensland Department of Energy & Water Supply, and Chief Economist & Group Head of Corporate Affairs at AGL Energy Ltd.  He has also held executive positions at Stanwell Corporation and Babcock & Brown.

Paul holds Bachelor Degrees in Economics and in Commerce, has a Masters Degree in Accounting & Finance, and a PhD in Economics.  He is an FCPA and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Paul is also Professor of Economics at Griffith University’s Business School, and is widely published on energy economics in academic journals.


                              ASsociate Professor Tim Nelson




Tim is the Chief Economist AGL Energy Ltd. He is a Director of the Powering Australian Renewables Fund, a member of the Westpac Stakeholder Advisory Council and a representative on the Grattan Institute Energy Reference Group.

Tim is an Associate Professor at Griffith University. He holds a PhD in economics for which he earned a Chancellors Doctoral Research Medal and a first class honours degree in economics.

Tim is also a qualified Chartered Secretary (AGIA and ACIS) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Date:      Thursday 17 May 2018

Time:     5.30pm networking for a 6pm start to finish at 7.15 pm

Venue:   DLA Piper, Level 9, 480 Queen St, Brisbane, QLD 4000 (enter via Adelaide St)

Cost:     Members $20, Non-Members $45

Book:   Register at AIE here or register at Eventbrite here


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