Energise your perspective: keeping our eyes on the prize

In Australia, political, professional and social debates on renewable energy, NetZero and all things climate change, economic priorities, and energy security continue to print pages of news. There has never been a more important time to come together, energise our perspective and keep focused on the future. We take a look next month’s Energy Networks 2024 Conference and Exhibition and the opportunity to connect, learn and guide Australia’s energy future.  

 Networks, networking 

This event is a collaboration of network expertise from across Australia and is a chance for our members, key stakeholders and industry partners to connect, share and solve for the challenges and opportunities we face as we undergo the transformation of our energy system. 

ENA members provide more than 16 million electricity and gas connections to almost every home and business across Australia. 

They are tasked with delivering a sustainable and reliable energy future and are at the forefront of our nation’s entire energy transition. Rather than debate the politics of netzero, our members use expertise and insight to develop viable solutions for customers now and into the future.  

ENA is honoured to host this event, designed to connect people from across the industry, providing opportunities to strengthen existing relationships and create new ones.  

In 2024, this event is timed perfectly to energise perspectives and keep our eye on the prize.  

Global discussions, local solutions 

ENA will welcome International keynote speaker Laura Sandys CBE from the United Kingdom, a distinguished figure in the global energy landscape. Laura’s impressive career spans various leadership roles in energy and sustainability. At EN2024, she will delve into comparisons of Australia’s energy progress with other nations, showcase Australian energy innovations, and discuss global digitalisation and long-duration storage initiatives. Her insights will provide a unique perspective on the intersection of technology, policy, and sustainability.  

Laura Sandys – A Profile of Leadership:  

  • Non-Executive Director at SSE Transmission, Highview Power, Ohme & Energy System Catapult.  
  • Chair of The Green Alliance & Founder of the Food Foundation.  
  • Former Chair of the UK Government’s Energy Digitalisation Taskforce.  
  • Influential advocate for sustainability and environmental protection.  

Laura’s extensive roles and contributions have positioned her at the forefront of energy innovation and policy development, making her session a must-attend for professionals seeking to shape the future of the energy industry. 

 The importance of Global perspective cannot be discounted in this generational transformation our nation undergoes. But the value we also bring to the global stage is just as important. Closer to home, EN2024 will also delve into the heart of South Australia’s energy sector, which will highlight the profound success of the state’s journey in energy innovation. Moderated by Andrew Bills, this showcase will highlight initiatives in transmission, distribution, and renewable energy integration, reflecting on the ongoing developments and their impact on the energy sector. Amidst this backdrop, esteemed experts bring an engaging exploration of strategies and achievements in South Australia’s energy sector. 

Big names close to home 

With over 900 network delegates from across Australia, and the energy system is undergoing a profound transformation, the list is long of global, national and local players ready to showcase their support for networks through the energy transition.  

Salesforce will host a compelling panel discussion titled ‘Supercharge the Energy Transition with Data + AI’. This session will be moderated by Salesforce Industry Advisor Joe Delaney and include industry leaders Fran Duiker (General Manager Strategic Planning and Customer, AusNet), Adam Nason (Head Of Customer Experience, Powercor) and Lee Tsiamis, (Chief Customer Transformation Advisor, Salesforce), who will delve into the challenges faced by energy networks and explore the untapped potential of AI.  

As federal and state targets on renewable energy and emissions reduction ramp up, energy networks must orchestrate a decentralised grid, support rapid electrification, invest in new capital infrastructure and maintain community licence while managing complex stakeholder relationships. In this dynamic environment, harnessing the power of Data + AI has become essential for the energy sector to thrive. Keep an eye out for the EN2024 email in the next few weeks to register for this limited space event.  

In addition to our engaging program, EN2024 offers rich networking opportunities and an innovative expo floor. Connect with industry peers, explore exhibits from leading companies, and enhance your professional network. These experiences are integral to our event, providing a complete and dynamic platform for energy professionals.  

 Register now for Unity Pass 

Secure your team’s place at EN2024 with our exclusive Discounted Group Edition! Embrace the spirit of collaboration and enjoy significant savings.  

  • Group Booking 5-9: Save up to $1,040 (Member) / $1,290 (Non-Member) per ticket   
  • Group Booking 10+: Save up to $1,140 (Member) / $1,400 (Non-Member) per ticket   
  • Group Booking 25+: Save up to $1,240 (Member) / $1,500 (Non-Member) per ticket   

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