Energy Futures: what does a truly sustainable electricity network look like?
The University of Melbourne, Carrillo Gantner Theatre
Merryn York, Chief Executive, Powerlink
Andrew Stock, Honorary Enterprise Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Melbourne
Rob Amphlett Lewis, EGM Regulation and Strategy, Ausgrid
David Blowers, Energy Fellow, Grattan Institute
Maxine McKew, Hon Enterprise Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
Electricity network costs continue to be an area of significant focus for consumers, government, regulators and media, as well as network businesses themselves.
In some cases, claims have been made that network prices are paying for investments the value of which has since been questioned. Responding to that challenge in a regulated environment is harder than in competitive markets, where options such as asset write-downs are more commonplace.
At the same time, these businesses have to prepare for a radically different future where existing, or even new assets, could rapidly become under-utilised or redundant entirely.
Join experts from Grattan Institute, Powerlink and the Melbourne Energy Institute as they debate and explore these challenges in the first of our Energy Future Series for 2018. This event will be opened by John Bradley, Secretary of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.