Managing our energy transition

Managing our energy transition

Jun 7
CEDA welcomes the Hon. Matt Kean to make his inaugural address to CEDA as New South Wales Minister for Energy and Environment.


The Hon. Matt Kean MP, NSW Minister for Energy and Environment
Paul Italiano, Chief Executive Officer, TransGrid
Rosemary Sinclair AM, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Consumers Australia

Event overview

Few times before has the energy sector seen such technological advancement in how energy can be generated, stored, and distributed. 

How government and industry respond to Australia’s energy transition will impact consumers, business, and shape Australia’s continued economic, social, and environmental development.  

This event will examine:

  • Priorities for the NSW Government in energy and environment policy; 
  • How the adoption of new and evolving energy sources impacts traditional energy markets and transmission;
  • Consumer and community expectations of the energy sector to achieve a balance between cost and reliability and security; and
  • The Energy Charter – principles, leadership, and a new relationship between consumers and the energy sector. 

Event presentations

The Hon. Matt Kean MP, NSW Minister for Energy and Environment MP3

Paul Italiano, TransGrid MP3 | PDF

Rosemary Sinclair AM, Energy Consumers Australia MP3 | PDF

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Matt Kean MP
NSW Minister for Energy and Environment

Matt Kean is the NSW Minister for Energy and Environment, a portfolio that was first combined after the Berejiklian Government’s re-election in March 2019. Minister Kean was elected as the member for Hornsby in 2011. Prior to entering politics, the Minister, a chartered accountant, worked as a senior manager for Price Waterhouse Coopers. In his new role as Energy and Environment Minister, the Minister wants to ensure the community has access to energy that is affordable and reliable. He’s also determined to tackle climate change and eager to leave the planet in a better state than the one we inherited.

Meet the speakers

Paul Italiano
Chief Executive Officer, TransGrid

Paul Italiano is the Chief Executive Officer of TransGrid, the operator and manager of the NSW high voltage transmission network. He joined TransGrid in May 2016 after serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Western Power since 2012. Paul’s career includes executive roles at Wesfarmers General Insurance; HBF Health Funds and the RAC. Paul is a visionary leader focused on transforming TransGrid from a state owned corporation into a dynamic, customer focused, fully-privatised energy company. He has been working closely with the Board and Leadership team on a reinvigorated strategic direction, delivering the energy solutions of today and creating the new energy future.

Rosemary Sinclair AM
Chief Executive Officer, Energy Consumers Australia

Rosemary Sinclair is the CEO of Energy Consumers Australia, a company established by the Council of Australian Governments Energy Council of Ministers in 2015 to strengthen independent consumer advocacy on national energy market matters of strategic importance and material consequence for energy consumers, in particular household and small business consumers. Energy Consumers Australia focuses on the long-term interests of consumers of energy with respect to the price, quality, safety, reliability and security of supply of energy services.

Additional participants to be confirmed.


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