Foresighting Forum 2019
Building on this year’s Foresighting Forum, preparations are well underway for next year’s event, to be held on 20 – 21 February 2019 at Aerial Function Centre, UTS. 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.
- Tickets are now on sale, available here.
- Applications are still open for advocates who would like to apply for supported travel and/or tickets to the event but are closing soon.
- We are delighted with the abstracts we have received and anticipate that we will launch the program in early December.
Some of the early themes to emerge that will be considered at Foresighting Forum 2019 include:
- The implementation and ethics of the Consumer Data Use Right
- New dimensions in policy with the advent of data availability
- Data for consumer protection
- Consumers using data to improve their outcomes
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.
For any general questions about Foresighting Forum 2018, please contact Angela Maguire at email@example.com 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
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)
Day 2 opening remarks