Opportunities in the future energy market

Opportunities in the future energy market

Sep 6
Take part in Australia’s energy evolution and join leaders from AEMO, AGL, CEFC, and the International Microgrid Association, as they discuss what the energy market of the future looks like.


Audrey Zibelman, Managing Director and CEO, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
Ian Learmonth, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Terry Mohn, Chair, International Microgrid Association
Elizabeth Molyneux, General Manager - Energy Markets Regulation, AGL

Event overview

What investment in Australia’s energy infrastructure is needed to support energy generation and growth in distributed and renewable energy?
Join leaders from across the energy sector as we explore AEMO’s latest analysis, reliability assessments, supply and demand forecasts and opportunities to participate in Australia’s energy transition.

The event will examine:

  • Insights into AEMO’s Electricity Statement of Opportunities, a forecast of electricity supply reliability in the National Electricity Market (NEM) over a 10 year period to inform the decision-making of market participants, new investors, and policy-makers;
  • Energy technologies that will disrupt traditional networks;
  • Trends and investment across renewable energy in solar, wind, bioenergy, and energy storage;
  • Tracing energy sector investment and opportunities for Australian companies in Australia’s energy transition.

Event presentations

Audrey Zibelman, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) MP3 | PDF

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

Audrey Zibelman
Managing Director and CEO, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

Audrey has extensive experience in the public, private and not-for profit energy and electricity sectors in the United States, most recently having held the positions of Commissioner and Chair of the New York State Public Service Commission (NYPSC) prior to her appointment as the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in 2017. During her tenure at the NYPSC, Ms Zibelman led the design and implementation of extensive regulatory and retail market changes to modernise and transform the state’s electricity industry under New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's ‘Reforming the Energy Vision’ plan.

Meet the speakers

Ian Learmonth
Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Ian joined the CEFC as Chief Executive Officer in May 2017, having previously served as an independent member of the CEFC Executive Investment Committee. Ian has more than 20 years' experience as a financier and investor, working across clean energy and major infrastructure projects, as well as social impact investments.  Ian joined Social Ventures Australia (SVA) in 2011 to establish its Impact Investing business and raised SVA's first Social Impact fund in 2012. Ian structured and launched Australia's first Social Impact Bond and was also instrumental in establishing a dedicated Social and Affordable Housing fund with large super fund HESTA.

Terry Mohn
Chair, International Microgrid Association

Terry Mohn is a global energy expert using smart grid and renewable energy generation to address energy poverty and industrial energy reliability. He is currently CEO of General Microgrids, Inc, a global end-to-end solution provider for renewable energy technologies and transformational microgrid development; and Chairman of The International Microgrid Association, a coalition of members of the global microgrid value chain established in Perth, Western Australia. He was previously Contracting General Manager of Advanced Developments at Horizon Power, a State Government-owned, electric utility across regional and remote Western Australia.

Elizabeth Molyneux
General Manager - Energy Markets Regulation, AGL

Elizabeth has 20 years experience in the energy sector, managing retail, wholesale, network, pricing and non-pricing consumer protection regulation, wholesale risk management experience and major project acquisition and integration. In addition to energy experience, she has obtained Bachelor of Science, (Mathematics and Physics), and Graduate Diplomas in Applied Economics (Econometrics) and Finance and Investments, and has worked in risk management at NAB, and as an economic consultant at NIEIR.

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