Our annual forum brings together the whole energy sector to work collaboratively on key issues affecting the long term interests of consumers.
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We bring together...
State and federal governments, regulators , community organisations, traditional and new energy businesses, and representatives of all energy consumers in the National Energy Market.
Collectively identify and understand difficult and complex problems. Working from a position of principles and evidence, we collaborate to find solutions that shape the policy, regulatory and market decisions to promote the long term interests of energy consumers.
We do this because...
Working through the policy, regulatory and market decisions needed to meet energy consumer expectations at no more cost than is necessary is crucial to the long term resilience of the energy sector and will be at the core of a successful transition for the energy sector, consumers and small businesses.
Collaborating to solve wicked problems in the energy sector.
Discussing consumer satisfaction, confidence, intentions and experience.
Understanding the focus and forward agenda of the COAG Energy Council.
Foresighting Forum 2018
The theme of Foresighting Forum 2018 was Take charge: Shifting power to consumers in the using, making and trading of energy. The forum hosted in Sydney across February and March brought together consumer advocates, government and industry to discuss the interests of residential and small business energy consumers.
The forum generated a vast amount of content rich material. In the spirit of knowledge sharing we have made it available as an online resource for the benefit of stakeholders working in the energy sector.
Plenary and session summaries
Plenary 1 Opening address
Plenary 2 -The Affordability Challenge
- Cassandra Goldie (ACOSS)
- Richard Heath (Australia Farm Institute)
- Gavin Dufty (SVDP Society)
- Peter Strong (COSBOA)
- Larissa Nichols (RMIT)
Plenary 3 -Retail Outcomes for Consumers
- Gerard Brody (Consumer Action)
- Ian Jarratt (Queensland Consumers Association)
- Lauren Solomon (Consumer Policy Research Centre)
- Janine Young (ANZEWON)
- Alan Kirkland (CHOICE)
Session 1A -Energy efficiency & behaviour change
- Donna Luckman (Alternative Technology Association)
- Rowan Bedggood (GEER Australia)
- Rebekah Russell-Bennett (QUT)
- Grant Russell (Aurora Energy)
- Tim Swinton (ERM Power)
- Chris Clarke & Teresa Lee (AGL)
Session 1B - New energy services and programs for energy efficiency
- Tony Westmore (A2EP)
- Rob MurrayLeach (Energy Efficiency Council)
- Chris Wade (Clean Energy Finance Council)
- Gavin Dietz (Wattwatchers)
- Neil Lessem (The Brattle Group)
Session 2A -Shape, shift and shed - taking down the peak
- Neil Horrocks (CitySmart)
- Scott Davis (AlunaBlu)
- Darren Gladman (Clean Energy Council)
- Wayne Pales (The Chapel Group)
Session 2B - New energy services and programs for peak shaping, shifting and shedding
- Liz Fletcher (Flow Power)
- Melissa ONeill (Citipower/Powercor)
- Peter Price (Energy Queensland)
- Alistair Parker (Ausnet Services)
- Craig Memery (Public Interest Advocacy Centre)