Programme 2020: Strategic Summit Day One

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Click on each event to view the full programme:
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 -  - Day One

 

4.05pm

 

7.30am

Registration and coffee in the Downstream Engage Zone

 

7.30am

Sponsored Breakfast (by invitation)

Sponsored by Jacobs

 

9.00am

Welcome from the Chair

Sheridan Broadbent - Director, Transpower

 

9.05am

International keynote: Energy system decarbonisation - lessons from the UK and Europe

  • The evolution of policy and business strategy in the UK energy market
  • Delivering net zero – institutional and policy requirements – lessons from Europe
  • Broken business models and the future of liberalisation
  • Green growth – aligning the innovation and delivery agendas
  • From coal to clean

Simon Skillings - Senior Associate, E3G (UK)

 

9.50am

Customer focused and data driven business transformation

  • How to build a customer led digital business – what does this mean for your organisation?
  • Gaining insights from data to continuously improve the consumer experience
  • Understanding how connected digital technology, new service models, fully digitalised consumers and a ruthless focus on the customer experience are coming together to drive change in energy businesses the world over
  • Why data is the game changing key to an efficient energy system

Jessica Venning-Bryan - Global VP Client Success, Flux Federation

 

10.30am

Morning break & networking withing the Downstream Engage Zone

Scheduled meetings using the Downstream App

 

11.00am

Leaders' panel – Leading the transition 

Exploring the opportunities and critical issues facing all segments of the sector.

  • Are New Zealand’s energy businesses able to deliver the collaborative models of working required to transition to the fully optimised, highly productive and affordable energy system of the future?
  • Addressing the energy hardship questions and delivering ‘accessible’ and ‘fair’ energy services
  • Social license and the energy business - exploring new ways of thinking about purpose, value and stewardship of resources
  • Addressing the workforce challenges driving risk and costs in the sector – do we have the solutions?
  • Is the sector prepared to deliver the culture shift to meet the future energy needs of customers including the associated digital revolution?

Paul Goodeve Chief Executive, First Gas
Margaret CooneyChief Executive, Powershop
Alison AndrewChief Executive, Transpower
Elena Trout - Director, Contact Energy

[Additional panellists under invitation]

 

12.15pm

Lunch and networking within the Downstream Engage Zone

   

Delegates have the option to set up scheduled catch-ups with Interaction Zone sponsors including the Electricity Authority and Commerce Commission, as well as attend the following seminars and roundtables.

 

12.45pm

Downstream seminars in the Pop up Theatre

Industry Roundtables - Day One

Delegate meetings in the Interaction Zone

 

 

Seminar 1

12.45pm - Disruption of regulatory development processes
Nick Williamson - Principal Consultant, Align

Seminar 2

1.05pm - Advanced distribution management systems

Seminar 3

1.25pm - The challenge of public safety
Peter Berry - Executive Director, Electricity Engineers’ Association (EEA)
Trish Allen - National Chairperson, EEA Public Safety Working Group 
& Corporate Safety and Health Specialist
, Meridian Energy

Seminar 4

1.45pm - Smart asset technology and the internet of energy 

Four sponsored roundtables including WSP Opus.   More details to follow shortly. 

Delegates will use the Downstream Event App to arrange one-on-one meetings with key representatives from the industry, meeting in one of the designated areas set up within the Engage Zone.

 

2.05pm

Industry energy transitions panel: Meeting the future energy needs of New Zealand businesses

Hear quickfire case studies from leading New Zealand businesses on how they are planning for the transition to a new energy future. Share their thinking about how they plan to power their businesses and explore their plans for electrification and the use of alternative energy sources. Analysing the different future fuel options that could both power business growth and deliver decarbonisation of the economy.

Fonterra – The role of electrification of industrial processes in our vision for a low emissions future
Tony Oosten - Energy Manager, Fonterra

Fuelling the future of freight and transport

Refining NZ – Why a petrochemical business plans to build the country’s biggest solar farm
Dr Julian Young - Chief Development Officer, Refining New Zealand

 

3.00pm

The role of the Infrastructure Commission in the planning and co-ordination of energy infrastructure

  • Exploring the focus of the new Commission and its overlaps with the energy sector
  • Explaining of the links between New Zealand’s long-term wellbeing and infrastructure investment and performance
  • The link between the 30-year infrastructure strategy and energy
  • Understanding how the role of the Commission connects with the roles of the current market and economic regulators

Dr Alan Bollard - Chair, Infrastructure Commission

 

3.35pm

Afternoon break & networking within the Downstream Engage Zone

 

4.05pm

Updating Te Mauri Hiko – Analysing energy futures

  • Updating our analysis of the consequences of future growth in demand for new connections
  • What will be the uplift in volume of new connections needed by increased process heat demand, EV charging and renewable generation?
  • Exploring the impact of these changes from a network perspective
  • Understanding the changes in business models and regulation this will drive

Richard HobbsGeneral Manager Strategy, Transpower

 

4.45pm

Distributed energy, micro grids and innovation at the grid edge

  • How the expansion of renewables and microtrading will drive change within the energy system
  • Solutions and business models advancing the transition toward a decentralised, distributed and transactive electric grid
  • Achieving the aggregation and optimisation of distributed energy resources and overcoming the
  • load management issues for energy systems
  • How to ensure that low income households benefit from the value created by grid edge technologies

James T. Gallagher - Executive Director, New York State Smart Grid Consortium (USA)

 

5.25pm

Chairs closing comments

 

5.30pm

Networking drinks within the Downstream Engage Zone

 

6.30pm

THE DOWNSTREAM DINNER

- with guests Hon Dr Megan Woods, Minister of Energy and Resources, Jonathan Young MP, Gareth Hughes MP, Fletcher Tabuteau MP

The 2020 Downstream Dinner will feature a three-course dinner followed by a evening of entertainment.  This is the perfect opportunity to socialise with your colleagues from around the energy sector.

Since it is election year and things are heating up politicly, we will hold the Political Fireside Chat at the dinner, where representatives will discuss the big energy issues and opportunities as they see them.

Reserve your place now.  Corporate tables of ten can be booked.  Book your dinner tickets on the registration page.