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Energy Productivity Summit 2017
04-05 April 2017 - Sydney



Australia’s (unnecessary) energy crisis

Our Prime Minister, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP has declared that “We are facing an energy crisis in Australia...”. He also said

“What you need to do is deliver an outcome. What Australians want is a result. They want energy security, energy that is affordable, and we need to meet what we agreed to in Paris”. *

The Energy Productivity Summit delivers.

Energy productivity improvement can quickly address

·    The electricity supply ‘crisis’
·    The impending gas supply shortage and impacts on electricity generation
·    Escalating energy prices, affordability for consumers, competitiveness for business
·    The need to meet our carbon emission targets with economic efficiency.


Dr Alan Finkel, Chief Scientist and Chair of the Expert Panel leading the Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market, recently wrote that we need to

“…find solutions to address the so-called energy trilemma – policies that simultaneously provide a high level of energy security and reliability, universal access to affordable energy services, and reduced emissions. This is easier said than done. There is a tension between these three objectives. **

The independent Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), which works across both the national electricity and gas markets has reported that

“A projected decline in gas production could result in a shortfall of gas-powered electricity generation (GPG) impacting New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia from the summer of 2018-19. ***

* As reported in The Sydney Morning Herald, March 09 2017 here
** In the Preliminary Report of the Independent Review published December 14 2016 here
*** In the AEMO 2017 Gas Statement of Opportunities (GSOO) published March 09 2017 here

About the Summit


In 2014 we launched the 2xEP program with a two-day Forum that introduced the energy productivity model. And now, at the end of the first phase of the program, we present the Energy Productivity Summit. We aim to recap our work over the last couple of years, demonstrate the case for energy productivity and map the road to implementation and 2xEP by 2030. The program covers four key themes:

> leadership - business and government, global and local;
> innovation - the next wave, with a focus on value chains;
> integration - efficiency + renewables + intelligence = productivity;
> implementation - doubling energy productivity.

A2EP has a great record when it comes to bringing people together with ideas. Beginning in 2012 and 2013, the southern hemisphere Summer Study took the best of the American and European formats, added some local flavour and moved this three-day residential event to Manly. The 2016 Summer Study, run in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Futures, was a great success. You’ll find complete archives here.


Who should participate?

All energy efficiency, demand management and distributed energy practitioners should participate, as well as stakeholders and representatives from:

  • end users
  • government
  • research institutions
  • energy suppliers
  • regulatory bodies
  • media

Contribute, sponsor, exhibit

If you’re interested to make a presentation, to sponsor the Summit or to exhibit your services and products, please email or call Tony Westmore on 0419 256 339.

The venue

The Summit will be hosted by the Australian National Maritime Museum. The museum is Australia's national centre for maritime collections, exhibitions, research and archaeology. The museum is set on Darling Harbour, a short walk across Pyrmont Bridge from the city and adjacent to the neighbourhoods of Pyrmont and Ultimo. The museum is home to three ships: a replica of the HM Bark Endeavour, the destroyer HMAS Vampire and the submarine HMAS Onslow. You’ll find more information about the collections here. The Summit program includes an informal barbeque on Day 1 and closing drinks on Day 2


Stay close

We’ve negotiated special rates with Accor at the Novotel (4.5 star) Ibis (3.5 star) hotels in Darling Harbour. Both are a short walk from the venue, both are a short walk across Pyrmont Bridge into the city. For details, rates and reservations, please visit Accor.



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