AIE
Australian Institute o f Energy

Leadership in Energy

Brisbane - The NEM & its discontents

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

Date: Mon 07 Aug 2017 @5.45pm networking for a 6.15 pm start to finish at 7.30 pm

The NEM & its discontents

PAUL SIMSHAUSER
Director-General, Department of Energy and Water Supply

The electricity sector is facing unprecedented change as a result of the combined effects of falling technology costs, climate and energy policy, electricity market regulation, tightening gas supply, and disruptive market developments.

The rate of change will be determined by how these forces combine; however, there is widespread acknowledgement that there will be a significant transformation in how electricity is produced and sold.

Paul will provide an overview of some of the key challenges facing the generation and network segments of the industry - with particular reference to Queensland, along with an update on energy policy matters.

Paul was appointed Director-General of the Department of Energy and Water Supply in July 2015. Prior to his current role, Paul was AGL Energy’s Chief Economist. He has also held senior executive positions at Stanwell Corporation, NewGen Power 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.

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