19 June, 20172017-06-19T09:00:00
9:00 AM 2017-06-19T09:00:00 - 4:00 PM 2017-06-19T04:00:00
Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000

The Clean Energy Council has partnered with GE to present the Pumped Hydro Roadshow

The Clean Energy Council and GE invite you to join us for a day of expert speakers, case studies and discussions on pumped hydro energy storage.

Roadshow events will be held in Sydney on 16 June and Melbourne on 19 June – refer below for details on speakers and venues and RSVP for your free ticket at the above registration link.

We look forward to discussing with you the technologies and trends that will shape pumped hydro in Australia.


9.00am - 9.15am - Welcome and introduction
  Kane Thornton, Clean Energy Council

9.15am - 10.00am - Energy Storage Landscape
   Roger Dargaville, Melbourne Energy Institute

10.00am - 10.30am - Morning Tea

10.30am - 11.30am - Pumped Hydro Technology and Trends
   Maryse Francois, GE Renewable Energy
David Havard, GE Renewable Energy

11.30am - 12.00pm - Pumped Hydro Civil & Engineering Considerations
   Paul Rasmussen, Arup
Mike Straughton, Arup

12.00pm - 1.00pm - Lunch and networking

1.00pm - 1.30pm - Tasmanian Pumped Hydro as a Future Battery for the NEM
   Cameron McCulloch, Hydro Tasmania

1.30pm - 2.00pm - What impact will pumped hydro have on the NEM? 
   Ali Asghar, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

2.00pm - 2.30pm - Pumped Hydro Case Studies - Integrating Renewables at the Grid periphery, Pumped Hydro in an Island Grid
   Maryse Francois, GE Renewable Energy
   David Havard, GE Renewable Energy

2.30pm - 3.00pm - Afternoon tea

3.00pm - 3.30pm - Pumped Hydro Case Studies - Kidston: An Energy Goldmine, The Alpine Battery, Pumped Hydro as a Grid Asset
   Maryse Francois, GE Renewable Energy
   David Havard, GE Renewable Energy
   Simon Kidston, Genex Power

3.30pm - 3.45pm - Conclusion & Wrap-up
  Peter Cowling, General Manager – Australia & NZ, GE Renewable Energy


Dr. Roger Dargaville
Deputy Director, Melbourne Energy Institute

Maryse Francois
Executive - Hydro Technology, GE Renewable Energy

Paul Rasmussen
Associate Leader - Energy & Agriculture, Arup


David Harvard
Global Product Manger - Hydro, GE Renewable Energy


Mike Straughton
Principal - Energy & Agriculture, Arup

Simon Kidston
Executive Director, Genex Power

Ali Asghar
Senior Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Cameron McCulloch
Delivery Manager, Hydro Tasmania