Australian Institute o f Energy

Leadership in Energy

AIE Sydney | Connecting New Generation to the New South Wales Electricity System

Venue: AECOM

Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019 @ 5:15pm to 7:30pm

The cost of renewable energy generation continues to decline, and three of the major New South Wales power stations are expected to exit the market in the next fifteen years. As a result, more generators are trying to connect to the New South Wales electricity system but network constraints are emerging and our regulatory arrangements are racing to keep up.

The Australian Energy Market Commission is reviewing the regulation controlling the coordination of generation and transmission investment, and the Australian Energy Market Operator is preparing a rule change proposal for connecting energy storage systems. Amidst it all, generation proponents and the market bodies continue to work through connection arrangements and push more power into the system.

Join us on 29 July to hear from the market operator, the market commission, a generation proponent and a network representative about these issues, and their possible solutions. Our speakers will include:

  • Alex Wonhas, Chief System Design and Engineering Officer, and Darren Spoor, Specialist, at the Australian Energy Market Operator
  • Tom Walker, Senior Economist at the Australian Energy Market Commission working on the ongoing review into co-optimising generation and transmission investment (COGATI)
  • Byron Serjeantson, Director at Renew Estate, a renewables project development company which recently closed the Bomen Solar Farm project in NSW.
  • A network service provider representative, to be confirmed.

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Event Details 

Date: Monday, 29th July 2019

Time: Registration from 5:15 pm for 5:30 start.  Drinks and canapés from 6.45pm to 7.30pm

Venue: AECOM offices, Level 21, 420 George Street Sydney

Cost:  AIE Members Free | Non-members $30

RSVP: Register online by Thursday 25 July 2019. Register early as places are limited


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