Our fourth webinar in the Net Zero series, explored energy markets and the opportunities as the energy sector transforms.
In this webinar, we were joined by panel members Nathan Epp Senior Business Development Manager for ENGIE in Australia and New Zealand, Andrew Pintar, Manager, Microgrid Strategy & Commercialisation at Monash University and A/Prof Guillaume Roger, Associate Director, Theme Leader of Markets and Policy, Monash Energy Institute.
Our panellists discussed commercial considerations around establishing market-based Demand Response Agreements; using complementary DER for renewable energy firming, and; data driven techniques for forecasting large site loads to address demand charges.
Nathan discussed the opportunities presented by the Australian electricity market and how electricity retailers are working with large customers to leverage these advantages. Andrew provided insight into how Monash takes a portfolio view of DER. Guillaume addressed the rise of storage as an essential element of the energy transition and how data is being used.
Dr Kendra Wasiluk, Sustainable Development Planner at Monash University, hosted the event.
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Meet the host
Dr Kendra Wasiluk Sustainable Development Planner, Buildings and Property Division, Monash University
Kendra has over 20 years of combined industry, government and academic experience as a sustainability specialist in the built environment sector. As the Sustainable Development Planner in the Buildings and Property Division of Monash University, she leads the development and delivery of the University’s Sustainability Strategy. Kendra’s expertise and experience in renewable energy focuses on the client-side, including developing net zero implementation plans, business case development, low carbon financing and procurement of renewable energy. She was project lead on Monash University’s Power Purchase Agreement with the Murra Warra Wind Farm. Kendra is often asked to share her experience on PPA procurement and implementation with other corporate buyers and stakeholder groups.
Meet the speakers
Nathan Epp Renewable Energy Solutions, ENGIE Australia & New Zealand Guest Lecturer at Monash on the topics of energy markets and renewable energy commercialisation.
Nathan’s role as a business developer for ENGIE is supported by 17 years’ experience serving the energy transition in Australia, the UK, and the UAE. A specialist in renewable energy generation and energy management, with experience in engineering, capital delivery, operations, and finance. Delivering solutions tailored to complex customers’ requirements, Nathan’s specialty is integrating renewables, conventional energy contracting, and demand-side opportunities into energy partnerships. Nathan’s experience is underpinned by postgraduate qualifications in Power Engineering, a Masters of Project Management, and an Executive MBA.
Andrew Pintar Manager, Microgrid Strategy & Commercialisation at Monash University.
Andrew is leading the effort at Monash to establish commercial arrangements with external market participants in order to monetise existing and future DER, including building loads. Within this, the Microgrid Market Operator project aims to demonstrate how value can be ascribed back to internal Microgrid customers. His over 10 years experience includes developing strategic insights and commercial opportunities across renewables, and in a previous life worked in investment markets analysing listed companies across the energy value chain.
Guillaume Roger Associate Director, Theme Leader of Markets and Policy, Monash Energy Institute Faculty of Business and Economics
Guillaume’s research focuses on incentive design, which finds applications in market design, compensation contracts, security design and in the economics of regulation. His work is published in international academic journals such as the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Games and Economic Behaviour or the Journal of Mathematical Economics. He has received multiple grants including an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant. He has also been invited to well over 50 seminars and conferences in the last 10 years, in Australia and overseas.