Energy Crisis at Heart of Victorian Smart Energy Summit Today

Smart Energy Council

Australia’s leading energy experts and key energy players will descend on Melbourne from 9am today for the Smart Energy Council’s State Energy Summit – Victoria at the Intercontinental Hotel, 495 Collins Street, Melbourne.

“Australia’s energy market is in crisis,” said John Grimes, Chief Executive of the Smart Energy Council.
“We are all suffering the consequences of nine years of inaction on climate change and insufficient planning of the energy transition.”
“The Victorian Smart Energy Summit will bring the experts and key players together to find solutions to Australia’s energy crisis. This is all about unleashing cheap, clean, reliable renewable energy and renewable energy storage.”
Energy experts and key players will respond to the Energy Security Board’s proposed Capacity Mechanism and comment on the operation and regulation of Australia’s energy market.
Speakers will outline strategies to ensure Australia reaches at least 82% renewables by 2030, delivering cheap, clean, reliable energy to Australian families and businesses.
Keynote speakers include:
  • Dr Bruce Mountain, Victorian Energy Policy Centre;
  • Johanna Bowyer, Institute for Energy, Economics and Financial Analysis
  • Tristan Edis, Green Energy Markets
  • Monique Ryan MP, Member for Kooyong
  • Zoe Daniel MP, Member for Goldstein
  • Oliver Yates, Sentient Impact Investment
  • Mark Williamson, Clean Energy Regulator
  • Dylan McConnell, Melbourne University
  • John Grimes, Smart Energy Council
  • Gabrielle Kuiper and Scott Hamilton, Smart Energy Council
The Victorian Energy Minister, Lily D’Ambrosio, will deliver a video message.
The full program can be found here
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