Day Two - 19 September

08:00
Registration and welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the chair

Claire Johnson
Co-Founder & CEO of data analytics startup
Hydrolytics

09:00
International Keynote: ENGIE’s vision for a Hydrogen future
Alberto Litta
EVP, Head of Engineering and Design
ENGIE (France)
THE EVOLUTION OF THE H2 VALUE CHAIN

09:30
Analysing the future cost curve of hydrogen electrolysis – how long can it go, and how quickly can it fall?

Hear an outline of the most credible forecasts on what the price of hydrogen will be for the coming 5 years and beyond.

  • How generators can maximise electrolyser usage during green hydrogen production
  • Overcoming the key issues that are preventing the cost of electrolysis from being lower
  • What are the methodologies and assumptions being used to forecast cost of electrolysis and the price of H2?
Martin Hablutzel
Head of Strategy
Siemens Australia
09:45
Panel Discussion: End-users - how mature is H2 demand?
  • Which industries are ripe to switch from existing energy sources to hydrogen?
  • What levels of investment will be required to adapt existing appliances to use H2 as a feedstock?
  • Are there any significant technical issues preventing potential end users from switching to hydrogen currently?
  • What are the differences in end-use experience of hydrogen relative to what they are currently using (e.g. natural gas)?

Panel Moderator:

Claire Johnson
Co-Founder & CEO of data analytics startup
Hydrolytics

Panellists:

David Havyatt 
Senior Economist 
Energy Consumers Australia

Michel Gantois
GM Hydrogen
Fortescue Metals Group
 
Kathryn Horlin
Principal Innovation, Sustainable Operations
BHP
 
10:15
Morning tea

10:45
Presentations followed by joint Q+A: How can large gas and electricity distribution and transmission assets be adapted for the H2 age?
  • What opportunities does hydrogen present for electricity networks?
  • What are the key commercial and pricing challenges that are common to pipeline pilot projects and what ideas are there in the way of overcoming them?
  • How ambitious are pipelines being with their H2 injection targets with natural gas, and should they play a leadership role in creating demand for H2?

The role and opportunity for existing assets, particularly transmission pipelines, in a hydrogen economy

Tawake Rakai
GM Transmission Asset Management
AGIG

Hydrogen and gas: use of existing gas infrastructure to solve the grid reliability issues

Ivan Byak
General Manager, New Energy
APA Group

How the new age of networks business models can include a role for hydrogen

Greg Hannan
Manager Economic Regulation
AusNet Services

The commercial realities of developing a hydrogen business

Rohan Gillespie
Managing Director
Southern Green Gas

12:00
Joint Q+A

Tawake Rakai
GM Transmission Asset Management
AGIG

Greg Hannan
Manager Economic Regulation
AusNet Services

Rohan Gillespie
Managing Director
Southern Green Gas

12:30
Partner presentation

13:00
Lunch

14:00
Panel Discussion: Renewable hydrogen production in depth – what are the key issues that need to be overcome to make hydrogen production a strategic priority for energy generators?

In this section we chop up the key issues and questions that are present in green hydrogen production and look to engage the wealth of knowledge that we have in the room to think through solutions. In this roundtable breakout section, we will look to engage the whole audience in the conversation to unearth their commercial and technical insights that can change the game.

Panel Moderator:

Claire Johnson
Co-Founder & CEO of data analytics startup
Hydrolytics

Panellists:

Dean Smith 
Manager Power Development 
AGL Energy

Jason Froud
Manager, Policy
Synergy
 

Alberto Litta
EVP, Head of Technology and Design
ENGIE (France)

NEXT STEPS AND MOVING PROGRESS FORWARD

15:00
In review – what are the key goals and milestones that the industry needs to set to achieve substantive progress in the next two years?

In this concluding session we look to review the key learnings and highlights for you to take back to your business as well as outlining what goals should be worked towards in order to bring about a functioning and growing H2 sector sooner rather than later.

Discussion leaders:

Matt Walden 
Director – Business Development & Transaction
ARENA

Martin Hablutzel
Head of Strategy
Siemens Australia

Felicity Underhill
General Manager Hydrogen
Origin Energy

15:45
Closing remarks from the Chair

15:50
End of Day Two and close of conference