The Forum's influence in shifting the thinking of Australia's energy sector.
Deep discussion about consumer expectations in relation to service, equity, technology, control and managing change.
Participants exploration of consumer values, preferences and priorities that can frame the future.
Foresighting Forum 2020
The theme of Foresighting Forum 2020 was Take charge – a consumer vision for future energy services. The forum hosted in Sydney in February brought together consumer advocates, government and industry to discuss and explore how to deliver the energy services that consumers say they want.
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.
Presentations, speeches and discussions
Foresighting Forum 2020 featured industry leaders and experts from across Australia and overseas. Watch any of the sessions on the playlist below.
Uncle Craig Madden - Welcome to Country
Rosemary Sinclair AM - Opening remarks
Dr Jeffrey Hardy - International keynote
Q&A - International keynote
Dr Jelena Dodic - Forethought — Households
Q&A - Forethought — Households
Dr Jelena Dodic - Forethought — SMEs
Q&A - Forethought — SMEs
Leaders' Plenary Session — The Energy Charter
Q&A - Leaders' Plenary Session — The Energy Charter
Dr Cameron Tonkinwise - Transition Design
George Megalogenis - the Australian community and transformational reform
Justine Jarvinen and Ben Burge - Conversation on new thinking
The possibilities of tomorrow — heat, light and power in 2050 (includes Q&A)
Dr Ron Ben-David - Change and Trust — the new energy compact
Dr Yolande Strengers - Change and Trust — the new energy compact
Dr Mark Byrne - Change and Trust — the new energy compact
Craig Chambers - Change and Trust — the new energy compact
Dean Spaccavento - Change and Trust — the new energy compact
Kellie Caught - Change and Trust — the new energy compact
Change and Trust — the new energy compact (includes Q&A)
Wrap-up and consumer panel
Farewell to Rosemary
On Day 2 we discussed what the world might look like in 2050 and how we can manage the energy transition in line with consumer expectations.
Participants were encouraged to reflect on these scenarios at a deeper level by independently viewing the videos in the ‘scenario room’.
These scenarios are discussed in The possibilities of tomorrow — heat, light and power in 2050. You can watch the video above.
Foresighting Forum 2020 Scenarios
Preview of scenarios for heat, light and power in 2050