Dr Ray Challen
Governing Body Member, Economic Regulation Authority (WA)
Western Australia has a grace period to best prepare the energy sector for change: government and businesses should not squander it.
In the National Electricity Market in eastern Australia, the transition to greater amounts of renewable energy is resulting in higher energy prices and greater risks to reliability and security.
Drawing on his extensive history within the energy sector, Ray Challen will discuss how this is a result of several factors including a high reliance on coal generation, the coincident development of the LNG export industry and particular features of the electricity market. Ray will explain how largely through good luck, Western Australia has a grace period to deal with many of the same factors and avoid the same problems and that this will involve action by both energy businesses and government and that it is up to all parties to decide if they want to take the opportunity to prepare. This is a discussion that will be of great interest to everyone involved within the pipeline industry.
Timing: 6.30pm drinks for a 7.00pm dinner
Cost: Members: $125 Non-members: $155
Table of 10: Members: $1250 Non-members $1550
RSVP: By Friday 13 April
Bookings and cancellations received before Friday 13 April will be fully refunded. Cancellations after this time will not be refundable, however, substitutions will be accepted.