The Australian Clean Energy Summit has always been highly regarded for its ability to attract the leaders of Australia’s energy transformation, who come together at the conference to discuss the latest trends, business models and technology innovations that are driving renewable energy adoption.

This year’s summit is taking this to the next level with the launch of the Innovation Exchange – an exciting new session format that will provide attendees with a unique perspective into the innovative technologies and business models being adopted in the Australian renewable energy industry.

Taking inspiration from the world-famous TED Talks, the Innovation Exchange will feature short, sharp presentations from some of the clean energy industry’s most engaging figures, followed by a moderated discussion and a Q&A session with the audience. With presenters such as Powershop CEO Ed McManus, Origin CEO Frank Calabria and Australian Renewable Energy Agency CEO Ivor Frischknecht already confirmed and a number of other speakers still to be announced, the Innovation Exchange promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s event.

The Innovation Exchange will take place across two sessions on day two of the 2018 Australian Clean Energy Summit.

The first session, titled Technology Revolution, will focus on the new technological developments that are revolutionising the clean energy industry. While many of these new technologies provide huge opportunities for both consumers and the industry, the rapid pace of change is creating challenges that must be addressed if the sector’s rise is to continue. Focusing on these new technologies’ impacts on customer experience, market integration and regulatory compliance, the session will offer a fascinating insight into how some of Australia’s biggest market players are embracing innovative new technologies to transition to a clean energy future.

The second session is titled Customer Evolution and will look at the exciting opportunities that innovative new technologies and business models are opening up for energy consumers. Solutions such as behind-the-meter applications, corporate power purchase agreements and peer-to-peer trading are changing the way that energy companies interact with their customers. However, while these new business models have significant benefits for new market entrants and consumers, they have considerable implications for incumbent operators and the grid as a whole. This session will examine some of these new business models and look at how they can be integrated into the Australian energy market to ensure the best outcomes for energy market participants and consumers.

The 2018 Australian Clean Energy Summit is being held at ICC Sydney from 31 July – 1 August. Visit cleanenergysummit.com.au for more information about this year’s program, speakers and sponsors and to get your ticket to Australia’s premier renewable energy event.