Australian Institute o f Energy

Leadership in Energy

Sydney - Negotiating the NEG in the NEM - with Dr Kerry Schott, ESB Chair

Venue: HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Level 14, Australia Square, 264-278 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Date: Mon 26 Mar 2018 @ 11:45am for 12:30pm start finish 5:30pm

Negotiating the NEG in the NEM

Afternoon Forum on The National Energy Guarantee with Dr Kerry Schott and Distinguished Speakers 


In October 2017 the Energy Security Board (ESB) presented the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) to the COAG Energy Council. The aim of the NEG is to support the provision of reliable, secure and affordable electricity in a context of significant disruption in the National Electricity Market (NEM). At its meeting in November 2017, COAG Energy Council resolved that the ESB undertake detailed design work and consultation on the NEG, with results to be presented in April 2018.

Many energy sector players have expressed their approval of COAG’s resolution, in some cases perhaps only because the NEG is the best (or least worst?) policy option currently on the table. With the ESB’s detailed design and consultation work now well underway, some key questions for the AIE Forum will be: How can the NEG enable more reliable, affordable and cleaner electricity to be delivered in the NEM?  What are its pros and cons – from various stakeholders’ perspectives? Can it be successfully bolted on to the existing NEM frameworks? Will it be future-proofed against future political “interventions”?

We invite you to join us to hear from Dr Kerry Schott, ESB Chair, and a panel of distinguished speakers who will discuss these important issues for the future of the NEM.  


Program Summary

Program runs from 11:45am – 5:30pm, including speaker presentations and panel discussions, a light lunch, afternoon tea, and post-event networking refreshments.

Please click here for the presentation for the seminar. 

Speakers include:

Dr Kerry Schott, Chair, Energy Security Board

Jeff Dimery, CEO & MD, Alinta Energy

Tony Chappel, Head of Government & Community Relations, AGL Energy

Paul Simshauser, Executive GM – Corporate Development, Infigen Energy

Tennant Reed, Principal National Adviser - Public Policy, Australian Industry Group

Graeme Dennis, Partner, HWL Ebsworth

Ken Chapman, Head of Strategic Delivery, Capital Markets, ASX Limited

Hugh Outhred (panellist), MD, Ipen Consulting; Visiting Prof Fellow in Energy Systems, UNSW  


This AIE event is sponsored by HWL Ebsworth Lawyers




Negotiating the NEG in the NEM

AIE Sydney branch - Afternoon Forum

11:45 am – 5:30 pm, Monday 26 March 2018

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Level 14, Australia Square

264-278 George Street

Sydney, NSW 2000


All registrations are to be completed online (all major credit cards accepted)

AIE member discounts are set out in the table below. Please use your member login and password.

Seminar fees

Early Bird to

Standard Booking
from 20/03/2018

AIE Members

$270 incl GST

$320 incl GST

Non-members *

$440 incl GST

$490 incl GST

AIE Student Members / Retired AIE Members

$110 incl GST

$140 incl GST

 * Special Offer: Non-members may elect to become AIE Members, FREE of charge, by completing an on-line Membership form together with their non-member registration fee for the Seminar, for the remainder of the current membership year and the following membership year (1/07/2018 - 30/06/2019). (Offer is open to new AIE members only). Please go to:


Substitute delegate will be welcome at no extra charge. 
Cancellation in writing (email) on or before 16 March 2018 is fully refundable

Cancellation in writing (email) on or before 22 March 2018 is 50% refundable
Cancellations received after 22 March 2018 are not refundable

For assistance with registration contact the AIE Secretariat: or 1800 629 945 

For seminar program information, contact John Blik, Chair AIE Sydney branch: 0400 851 204 

This AIE event is sponsored by HWL Ebsworth Lawyers



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