Programme 2020: Network Managers' Forum

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Monday 16 March Tuesday 17 March Wednesday 18 March
Network Managers'
Forum
Strategic Summit
Day One
Industry
Roundtables
Downstream
Seminars
The
Downstream
Dinner
Strategic Summit
Day Two
Industry
Roundtables
Downstream
Seminars

 

 

2020 brochure available to download, just click this link - Downstream 2020 brochure 

 

Programme - 

Held during the afternoon of Monday 4 March, before the main 2019 Downstream conference, the forum brings together New Zealand’s network managers and their teams to discuss important sector trends and opportunities.

This event is open to all network staff involved with managing, designing, operating and building New Zealand’s transmission and distribution systems.

This event is free to attend for Network staff attending the main Downstream conference.  There are a limited number of paying registrations available, see Registration page for details.

To register, please click on the REGISTER page link at the top of the page. 

Agenda details to be announced shortly.

 

1.30pm

Registration - tea and coffee

 

2.00pm

Welcome from the Chair

 

2.05pm

Network leaders panel – Leading the transition to the new energy future

Our panel will discuss how the challenge of network management is changing, including:

  • New considerations for network planning and forecasting
  • The influence of behind-the-meter technologies, distributed energy resources and EVs
  • New technology’s support of better incident response and system operation
  • The role of networks in the push to net-zero carbon

Brigitte ColomboChief Information Officer, Powerco
Neil Simmonds – Chief Executive, Electra
Glenn Coates – General Manager - Asset Management and Planning, Aurora Energy

 

 

2.45pm

Your network and the decarbonisation priority

 

3.15pm 

Industry insight - the latest network technology

 

3.30pm

Afternoon tea
 

4.00pm

Demand trends update

 

5.00pm

Summary remarks from the Chair

 

5.05pm

Networking drinks and canapes
 

6.00pm

End of Forum