Energy Users’ National Conference to Sort Fact from Fiction
Emily Wood | May 1, 2019
The Energy Users’ Association of Australia’s (EUAA) 2019 National Conference: Sorting Fact from Fiction will take place in Melbourne at Marvel stadium over the next two days. (May 1-2). The event includes a stellar line up of the who’s who in energy who will focus on issues impacting energy users across Australia.
“This is an opportunity for energy users along with networks, generators and market managers from across the country to come together and consider the challenges and potential solutions to the issues being faced both now and into the future,” said EUAA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Andrew Richards.
Large energy users such as businesses who manufacturer health care products, paper, plastics, food and building materials, purchase their energy differently to residential and small business customers. The issues they face in energy are often more complex and the solutions more challenging to find given the capital costs required to switch fuels, upgrade or change their processes and the obligations that they are required to meet.
“This is the only conference of its kind in Australia that provides end users with an opportunity to liaise closely with a range of energy experts including the rule makers, market managers, generators, retailers, distribution companies and of course, their peers.”
Speakers include high level and senior representatives from organisations working in all parts of our energy markets. Just some of the highlights include:
- Clare Savage from the Energy Security Board who will provide a keynote opening of the conference, and will outline the work program and actions of the ESB,
- Paula Conboy, outgoing chair of the AER who will headline a discussion on the future of Network Pricing. This key topic is critical to energy users whose bill now consists of a minimum of 40% from network costs, and
- Nicole Ross, ACCC who will keynote the Day 2 program and is expected to launch the ACCC’s latest Gas report.
“In the absence of lasting national energy and climate policy, the challenges faced by large energy users have been amplified with costs rising dramatically in recent years along with the threat of increased obligations and risks. This conference is a must for energy users seeking to successfully navigate this environment and sort fact from the fiction in energy.”
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