November 1, 2017 all-day
Commonwealth Bank Colonial Theatre Level 20, Darling Park Tower 1
Tower 3
201 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

The ATSE NSW Division will hold a one-day Symposium in Sydney on the impact of the Finkel Review on energy security and the future of the National Electricity Market. It will address the key issues facing the industry, investors, policy makers and regulators and explore further the challenges identified in its 2016 Symposium on the transition of NEM generation away from coal.

The recommendations of the Review Panel and the COAG response will have profound implications for the Australian economy for many years and will pose unprecedented challenges for policy makers, regulators and the energy industry.

  • What are the key recommendations of the Review and how can they be implemented? Will this be the “game changer” that the industry so desperately needs?
  • What new capabilities should the market seek to incentivise?
  • What are the implications for the existing market institutions? Do we need another one to oversee the implementation of the changes that COAG has accepted?

This ATSE Symposium will bring together a range of distinguished speakers with unmatched expertise including experts both from Australia and two jurisdictions facing similar challenges – New York and the UK.


  • Dr Alan Finkel AO FAA FTSE, Chief Scientist of Australia
  • Professor John Loughhead OBE FREng FTSE, Chief Scientific Adviser, UK Government
  • Mr James T. Gallagher, Executive Director, New York State Smart Grid Consortium
  • Ms Audrey Zibelman, CEO, Australian Electricity Market Operator (AEMO)
  • Mr Michael Thorpe, Managing Director, Global Head of Infrastructure and Utilities, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Mr Chris Voyce, Co-Head Infrastructure, Utilities & Renewables, Macquarie Capital ANZ
  • Mr Tony Wood, Director of Energy, Grattan Institute
  • Associate Professor Tim Nelson, Chief Economist, AGL
  • Mr Danny Price, Managing Director, Frontier Economics
  • Mr Tony Concannon, Managing Director, Reach Energy

This Symposium provides a unique opportunity to gain an appreciation of the breadth and scope of the ramifications involved as well as contributing to an important national debate.

To learn more about this event, please click here.