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Foresighting Forum

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.

Together we...

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.

Highlights

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.

Save the date 2018

Foresighting Forum 2018 will be held on the 28th February – 1st March at UTS, Haymarket, Sydney.

The Foresighting Forum is the only Australian event that focusses solely on consumer and small-business energy needs and impacts.

We anticipate over 50 Australian and international speakers will attend this event and share with us their insights, research and tested solutions for improving consumers’ energy outcomes.

The central theme of the 2018 Forum is:

Shifting power to consumers in the using, making and trading of energy

Discussions will focus on:

In a change from previous years, we will be charging some participants a registration fee for this event so we can increase the number of people who can attend. In the past, demand far outstripped availability. We had extensive wait lists of those who wanted to attend and many people missed out.

As such, we are asking industry and government participants to pay a registration fee that will cover their costs, and support the participation of consumer advocates from across the NEM.

Tickets will go on sale in November at $600 ex GST for this two-day event.

We invite all parts of the sector – advocates, retailers, networks, academics, innovators, industry, governments, regulators, anyone with an interest in working to help consumers take charge of their energy use and bills – to attend.

For more information, please contact events@energyconsumersaustralia.com.au

2017 Highlights

Malcolm Alder: Consumers driving transformation

Malcolm Alder: Consumers driving transformation

Malcolm Alder from Energy Consumers Australia: Presentation slides.

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Andrew McKenna: What the research is telling us

Andrew McKenna: What the research is telling us

Andrew McKenna from Business SA: Presentation slides.

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Lynne Gallagher: What the research is telling us

Lynne Gallagher: What the research is telling us

Lynne Gallagher from Energy Consumers Australia: Presentation slides.

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Chris Alexander: Choice Collaboration

Chris Alexander: Choice Collaboration

Chris Alexander from Energy Consumers Australia: Presentation slides.

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Lynne Gallagher: Consumer participation and protection

Lynne Gallagher: Consumer participation and protection

Lynne Gallagher from Energy Consumers Australia: Presentation slides.

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Gerard Brody: Power Transformed

Gerard Brody: Power Transformed

Gerard Brody from Consumer Action: Presentation slides.

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David Havyatt: Collaboration in the energy sector

David Havyatt: Collaboration in the energy sector

David Havyatt from Energy Consumers Australia: Presentation slides.

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Nefley Hetherington: Collaboration in the energy sector

Nefley Hetherington: Collaboration in the energy sector

Nefley Hetherington from Energy Consumers Australia: Presentation slides.

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Ben Wilson: Making Change Happen

Ben Wilson: Making Change Happen

Ben Wilson from Australian Gas Networks: Presentation slides.

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Frank Tudor: Making Change Happen

Frank Tudor: Making Change Happen

Frank Tudor from Horizon Power: Presentation slides.

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Foresighting Forum 2017 - Working notes

Foresighting Forum 2017 - Working notes

Working group notes from the collaborative sessions.

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