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Can Innovation Create Sustainable & Affordable Energy?
Business Lunch

Thurs 12th July
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Individual - AICC Member : $155
Individual - Non Member : $175
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Table of Ten - Member : $1400
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Can Innovation Create Sustainable & Affordable Energy?

Thursday 12th July 2018?

As a result of rapid technological innovation and industry interconnectivity, we are witnessing disruption in many traditional industries – Energy is no exception.

Just like other industries, the energy industry needs to stay relevant to customer’s needs. Price, supply and sustainable energy access in a changing energy landscape make innovation a major priority. 

Join us as our panel of speakers discuss how innovation disrupts the energy industry, and how it creates challenges for sector players to become more responsive, and agile.

The Guest Speakers

Dr Tim Nelson, Chief Economist, AGL Energy Ltd

Tim NelsonTim is the Chief Economist AGL Energy Ltd*. He is a member of the Westpac Stakeholder Advisory Council and the Grattan Institute Energy Reference Group.

Tim is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University. He holds a PhD in economics for which he earned a Chancellors Doctoral Research Medal and a first class honours degree in economics. Tim is also a qualified Chartered Secretary (AGIA and ACIS).



Professor Peta Ashworth, Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures, University of Queensland


Professor Peta Ashworth joined the University of Queensland in April, 2016, as Chair in Sustainable Energy Futures. Peta brings over thirty years’ experience working in a range of senior management and research roles. Peta is well known for her expertise in the energy field, stakeholder engagement and technology assessment.

Peta has been researching public attitudes to climate and energy technologies (wind, CCS, solar PV, geothermal) using large scale surveys for the past fifteen years with a particular focus on coal and CCS. 

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Dr Daniel Roberts, Principal Research Scientist & Research Group Leader, CSIRO Energy

Daniel RobertsDaniel manages the High Efficiency Thermal and Electrochemical Technologies research group within CSIRO Energy’s Low Emissions Technologies Research Program. In this role Daniel oversees CSIRO’s work in the areas of gasification, syngas, and hydrogen production; electrochemical and hybrid energy systems for power generation, hydrogen generation, and energy storage; and fuel and engine development activities for direct injection carbon engines for high efficiency power from coal and biomass. 

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Lillian Patterson, Director of Energy Transformation, Clean Energy Council 


Lillian is the Clean Energy Council’s Director of Energy Transformation, where she is responsible for driving the transformation of the Australian energy system to one that is smarter and cleaner through leading the development and implementation of the CEC’s electricity market and network policy work. She joined the CEC from Origin Energy, where she managed regulation and policy development and engagement on wholesale and retail electricity and gas market issues. She has also worked in the areas of power markets at the International Energy Agency in France and energy security in the Federal Government.

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Tony Pfeiffer, Managing Director, Enova Energy

Tony PfeifferTony brings more than 34 years experience in the utilities sectorr to Enova, having worked as senior executive in business strategy, economic management, operational management and business performance. One of his most recent roles, before leaving Ergon Energy Queensland was to lead the Ergon Energy retail business function through the merger of Energex and Ergon Energy and prepare the retail business to become an integral part of the merged Energy Queensland.

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The Event Moderator

Ian Macfarlane, Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council


Ian Macfarlane is the Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council, a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum, the Chairman of the Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre, a member of the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School Toowoomba Community Advisory Committee, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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