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19th Energy in Western Australia Conference

The Energy in WA Conference is the State’s premier energy event, offering excellent speaker programs and value for money since 1996.

The 2019 theme is Delivering in Uncertain Times. Speakers will assess the state of play on a range of energy matters, such as fuels, technology, market and legislative developments, supply and security, emissions, and consumer trends while looking to the future. Delegates can look2018 Conference forward to thoughtful sector analysis and a “think tank” approach to panel discussions.

Proudly hosted by the Australian Institute of Energy (Perth branch) and the Energy Policy WA (Government of Western Australia), the highly popular conference is organised by the local energy industry for the local energy industry.

Prominent state, national and international speakers are chosen to provide new perspectives on current events and topics relevant to the Western Australia energy sector.

The event provides excellent networking opportunities, with more than 200 participants attending the 2018 Conference.

Industry sponsors have consistently supported Energy in Western Australia. 2019 sponsorship opportunities will be available soon — contact Promaco Conventions on 9332 2900, or email:


Who attends?

The Energy in WA Conference sees a diverse group of Energy Industry Professionals attending the conference each year with delegates attending from a range of sectors within the industry including Energy Retailers, Consultants, Energy Providers and Government Services. Industry professionals attend with a wide range of experience at every industry level. The graphs below contain figures on the industry experience, industry level and industry sectors of the Energy in WA 2018 Delegates.

2018 Conference Highlights

Testimonials from the Energy in WA Conference 2018

“Everything was at an excellent standard. Thoroughly enjoyed the conference. Well done!”

“This has been the best EWA Conference I have attended.”



Important Dates

Early Bird Registration Deadline 14th July 2018


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Day One: Wednesday 18th of September

Conference Opening

Hon Peter Tinley MLA, Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth: Asian Engagement will deliver the opening Minister’s address to the conference.

Global energy drivers and trends | Professor Paul Stevens
Paul Stevens will provide an overview on changes and trends in national and international capital flows in the energy sector, along with insights into interactions between international energy markets and projects. He will also outline perspectives on how emerging technologies influence energy financing.

Shaping a better energy future for all Australians | Audrey Zibelman
The energy transition is well underway and delivering tangible impacts to the Australian energy landscape. AEMO’s Audrey Zibelman will discuss the challenges of the energy industry, areas of vulnerability and likely disruption, and also outline AEMO’s 3-year approach that will emphasise proactive change that delivers benefits for consumers, system participants and stakeholders. 

Taxation and Community Returns | Dr Juan Carlos Boue
The complex Australian offshore petroleum royalty regime has been criticised for failing to deliver a fair return to the community for this valuable resource. This presentation will review this regime and look at the difficult balance between community returns and support for company investment.

The Risks in Financing Energy Projects | Leonard Quong
Leonard Quong will provide an overview of changes and trends in national and international capital flows in the energy sector, along with insights into interactions between international energy markets and projects. He will look at the extent to which policy uncertainty may be stemming capital flows in Australia. The key issue will be finance in an uncertain policy environment.

Global gas and LNG | Robert Sims
Australian LNG production continues to increase fuelled by Asian demand. The global LNG industry is changing to meet this demand – new supply options and sale methods. Wood Mackenzie will address the following key issues:


Panel Session:  Transition and the Fossil Fuel Landscape

The natural gas market in Western Australia has fundamentally changed in the last few years. The end of joint marketing and new producers have greatly increased the number of suppliers. Meanwhile, global trade conditions and a mature mineral processing & manufacturing sector have limited demand growth. The gas panel will look at supply, demand and future opportunities for gas processing.

Day Two: Thursday 19th of September

 Energy Productivity | Jonathan Jutsen
Rising energy prices have increased public focus on costs but the efficiency of energy use has been largely neglected. Of primary energy used in the Australian economy, less than 15% of primary energy used delivers a useful end-service.  We have the worst energy productivity in the developed world, and slowest rate of improvement. By improving energy productivity we can lower energy bills, boost competitiveness, reduce carbon emissions and provide affordable, reliable energy.  Jonathan will explore practical examples to improve energy productivity and show how innovation can transform business energy use, and recommend what needs to happen to double energy productivity.

Panel Session:  Distributed Energy Resources – Show me the Value

Electricity production by photovoltaic (PV) systems behind customers’ meters is now (by far) the cheapest electrical energy most customers can access. Batteries offer additional opportunity for customers to meet their energy needs through on-site production. But customers require more than energy from their electricity service and not all customers can self-produce. Some argue that, on average, behind-the-meter PV and batteries provide private benefit but public detriment. If this is true, what should be the priorities for public policy to ensure efficient investment across the supply chain to minimise the costs to all?


Fraser'sSocial Functions

Conference Dinner – 18th September 2019 

The 2019 Energy in WA Conference dinner will be held at Fraser’s Restaurant. Fraser’s Kings Park is located in the tranquil surrounds of Kings Park and sits high above the city with views of Perth and the beautiful Swan River.

The Conference Dinner is included with a full conference registrations. The evening provides fantasticnetworking opportunities and a delicious three course meal and beverages.

2018 DinnerClosing Function – 19th September 2019

The Closing Function will be held at Hyatt Regency Perth after the conference closing. The function will provide an opportunity to network with fellow delegates over canapés and drinks.


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Why Sponsor?

The Energy in WA Conference is an iconic event in the Western Australian Energy Industry calendar. The Conference provides a multitude of benefits for organisations who choose to support the conference via sponsorship. Below are some of the many reasons why you should be involved with Energy in WA 2019:

There are many attractive and high value sponsorship and advertising opportunities available to ensure that your organisation stands out at this premier event, which will be attended by your target market. For further enquiries please contact the Conference secretariat on +61 8 9332 2900 or email who will be pleased to provide you with details of the best marketing package for your needs and budget.



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