Foresighting Forum 2019

Foresighting Forum 2019 will be held on 20 – 21 February 2019 at Aerial Function Centre, UTS.  We have now released the program that can be accessed here.

Recognising that data is a critical enabler of choice and shifting power to consumers, our theme for 2019 is:

Take charge: Data powering better energy outcomes for consumers.

FF19 Take Charge Register

  • Tickets are now on sale, available here. It will greatly assist our planning if you can buy your tickets early, don’t leave it to the new year!
  • The program is available here.
  • Limited places are still available for advocates who would like to apply for supported travel and tickets to the event but are closing soon. A few more ticket only places are also available.

We are thrilled to announce that Michael Murray will provide our international keynote.

Michael Murray is the President of Mission:data, an organisation based in the United States, that he co-founded in 2014. Mission:data is a coalition of 30+ leading energy efficiency and clean energy companies that advocate for third-party access to electric utilities’ smart meter data. It has secured third-party access to 10M smart meters with Green Button Connect.

Previously, he co-founded Lucid in 2004, an energy management software company serving commercial building owners. He has over fifteen years of experience with building automation, sub-metering and liberating data from utilities for energy management applications. Michael earned his B.A. in Environmental Studies with highest honours from Oberlin College.

Speaker list:

  • Michael Murray, Mission:data
  • Kate Marshall, KPMG
  • Alan Kirkland, CHOICE
  • Daniel McAuliffe, Treasury
  • Violette Mouchaileh, AEMO
  • Bruce Cooper, ACCC
  • Rose McGrath, QCOSS
  • Donna Luckman, Renew
  • Shauna Coffey, Energy Efficiency Council
  • Steve Blume, Smart Energy Council
  • David Hiley, Wattever
  • Gavin Dietz, Wattwatchers
  • Gavin Dufty, St Vincent de Paul
  • Janine Young, EWON
  • Gerard Brody, Consumer Action Centre
  • Lauren Solomon, Consumer Policy Research Centre
  • Nevenka Codevelle, APA
  • Andrew Perry, EnergyAustralia
  • Tim Nichols, Jemena
  • Geoff White, Horizon Power
  • Alison Rowe, Moreland Energy Foundation
  • Kirstan Wilding, TasNetworks
  • Emily Brown, ActewAGL
  • Dean Lombard, Renew
  • Rex Martin, RMIT
  • Brian Spak, CSIRO
  • Adam Berry, CSIRO
  • Luke Barlow, AEMO
  • Sarea Coates, DEE
  • Yolande Strengers, RMIT
  • Robyn Robinson, COTA
  • Wayne Pales, AEMO
  • Mark Byrne, TEC
  • Craig Memery, PIAC
  • Ash Salardini, NSW Farmers
  • David Heard, FinnCorn
  • Sangeetha Chandrashekeran, UniMelb
  • Marnie Shaw, ANU
  • Mick Fell, Energeia
  • Kellie Caught, ACOSS
  • Ben Martin-Hobbs, Consumer Policy Research Centre
  • Mindy Lim, Clean Energy Council
  • Michael Swanston, The Customer Advocate
  • Jo DeSilva, SACOSS
  • Joshua Harvey, Essential Energy
  • Brendon Crown, Redback Technology
  • Mark Henley, Uniting Communities
  • Robert Gregory, Maddocks
  • Peter Adams, AER

For any general questions about Foresighting Forum 2019, please contact Angela Maguire at or +61 414 20 77 55

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



Presentation documents

Plenary 1 Opening address


Plenary 2 -The Affordability Challenge


Plenary 3 -Retail Outcomes for Consumers


Session 1A -Energy efficiency & behaviour change


Session 1B – New energy services and programs for energy efficiency


Session 2A -Shape, shift and shed – taking down the peak


Session 2B – New energy services and programs for peak shaping, shifting and shedding


Day 2 opening remarks


Plenary 7