SEANZ SolarSMART Conference 2015

10 August 2015


SolarSMART = Solar PV and Storage Conference in New Zealand

Being held on November 13th and 14th 2015, at the Novatel in Rotorua the two information and event packed days that is SEANZ SolarSMART is not to be missed!

Book your SolarSMART tickets now!

The electricity landscape change is in flight. SEANZ members have significantly contributed to that change and are also impacted by it. Consumer led technologies are changing business models for players where nobody is immune. Strong growth continues which means more utilities, regulators, the finance industry and outside players are looking to participate and respond.

Join us and participate in SEANZ SolarSMART 2015 - building a smarter industry - using smarter technology, developing smart strategies, for better outcomes. Smart inverters, smart storage, smart data management, smart access to data, data IP and smarter energy services to empower industry and prosumers to help drive change for better business results.

SEANZ SolarSMART includes the Suppliers Expo for manufacturers, importers and wholesalers to allow installers and other parties understand new technologies and offerings. 

 

T H E   P R O G R A M M E

Friday 13th November - Day Program

Time

Topic

Presenter

0830

BDT Mitsubishi Welcome - Tea/Coffee

0845

Opening Comments

State of the Nation:

  • the SEANZ numbers and analysis
  • A changing industry -  challenges and solutions

Brendan Winitana

Chairman

SEANZ

Change and its Implications

 

0915

 

Enphase Energy is at the forefront of change in the industry. Raghu presents his experiences and observations from around the world resulting from emerging technology and regulatory change

KEYNOTE

Raghu Belur

Co-founder

Enphase Energy - USA

1000

Gareth’s Private Members Bill to “implement a fair pricing regime for excess generation” is in Parliament shortly. What does this mean? After meeting with regulators, utilities and tech leaders in the USA about solar + storage Gareth discusses what NZ can learn

Gareth Hughes

MP

Energy Spokesperson,

Green Party

1030

Break – BDT Mitsubishi Morning Tea

 

1055

 

Emerging and Disruptive Technology – regulatory  impacts: What part does the Commerce Commission play, what are the industry issues and related work streams now and what are the solutions

John Groot

Principal Advisor

Commerce Commission

1120

Emerging and Disruptive Technology – regulatory impacts: What part does the Electricity Authority play, what are the industry issues and related work streams now and what are the solutions

 Craig Evans

Manager, Retail and Network Markets

Electricity Authority

1145

Solar PV in the NZ energy mix. What do the MBIE forecasts look like now and out to 2030?

Mark Pickup and
Dr Marcos Pelenur

Senior Policy Analyst and Principal Policy Advisor

MBIE

1215

Break – BDT Mitsubishi Lunch

1320

Disruptive emerging technology specifically solar PV and storage and impacts on an electricity retailers business. What does this look like and what opportunities does it present for a retailer

Jeremy Levy

Business and Innovation Specialist

Trustpower

 

1345

Disruptive technology and impacts on a lines companies business. Glenn helps us understand the position given the impacts are greater for distributors  

Glenn Coates

Manager Strategic

Planning

Orion

1410

Share power; Save Money; Do Good

Jamie reflects on the Powering Tomorrow's Homes trial. Forgetting the realities of history and market for a moment, he presents on how the internet of energy could deliver a very different tomorrow

Jamie Silk

Research and Develoment Manager

Powerco 

1435

An inverter manufacturer’s view of the changes around us. Lindsay presents the case with reference to lessons learnt in Australia

Lindsay Hart

Manager

Selectronic

Australia/NZ

1500

Break – BDT Mitsubishi Afternoon Tea

1530

A system integrator/installers view of the industry and what’s needed to stay ahead of the game with impending change

Dave Keppel

Managing Director

What Power Crisis

1600

The opportunities change presents: Heading towards a sustainable business in the industry. Gareth discusses the opportunities…

Gareth Williams

Managing Director

Next Gen Energy

1630

Conference Close Day One

1640

SEANZ Annual General Meeting - Members Only

Chair: Brendan Winitana

 

Friday 13th November - Evening Program

Time

Event

Venue

1800

The SEANZ IT Power Networking Event

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a glass of your favourite while taking in the views of Lake Rotorua and connecting with industry associates, discussing industry matters and enabling new business relationships

Main Bar

1930

SEANZ ENPHASE Industry Gala Dinner

With a few words from our sponsor ENPHASE, the Gala dinner is an industry icon and favourite. Enjoy!

Jean Batten Room

2100

SEANZ ABB Industry Awards presented by industry leader Zygmunt Nejman

SEANZ and ABB present the awards for members that acknowledge and celebrate their achievements for 2015. We thank ABB for their support in NZ

Jean Batten Room

Late

The SEANZ Networking Event

Continue the conversations...

Jean Batten Room

  

Saturday 14th November Day Program

Time

Topic

Presenter

0900

BDT Mitsubishi Welcome - Tea/Coffee

Industry and Professional Development

0930

With years of experience leading multi-faceted business’s and with many requests to have her return after her presentation last year on leading a successful business, Jan returns to discuss in detail - Smarter ways to lead your business to success in a changing environment

Jan Nicol

CEO

Sharp Corporation

 

1000

 

Selling in a competitive market – Is it price or value? Selling beyond price to achieve strong margins assists business sustainability which is what the industry needs. With a successful selling career, Dwayne highlights the why and how...

Dwayne Cocker

General Manager

TASPAC Energy

1030

SEANZ launches the SEANZ Assured Member Program:

Unique NZ Accreditation for quality control of your business standards and processes to take your business to the next level from 2016 onwards. Differentiating your business from the rest to inspire customer confidence and qualify for exisiting and new solar programmes

Brendan Winitana and Steve Dawson

SEANZ Directors

 

1100

Break – BDT Mitsubishi Morning Tea

1130

 

Renewable Energy Standards:

Current and upcoming changes including the new storage standards

Greg Hoskins and Steve Dawson

SEANZ Directors

The Storage Space

1200

Solar + Storage: The Australian Experience thus far:

Muriel discusses the implications for industry, regulators and utilities as well as resulting scenarios: What lessons can NZ learn:

  • Semi-or totally independent households and towns
  • strong vs skinny grids
  • the role of communications

Dr Muriel Watt

Head of PV & Energy Policy

IT Power

Sydney Australia

1240

Break – BDT Mitsubishi Lunch

1340

SEANZ 2 – Stored Energy NZ

Integral to the New Generation of Energy the new organisation represents the storage space that will enable greater scale for the solar and renewables industry. The game-plan and Q&A

Brendan Winitana and Iain Jerrett

SEANZ Directors

1430

Conference Close

SEANZ


What will you leave SEANZ SolarSMART with?

There is heaps on the go in the industry. We don't have all the answers but SEANZ is right across what is here now, what is around the corner and the industry is preparing for it. I leave feeling well informed about the changing landscape allowing me to work on my business.

And I met a heap of new people I can do business with as well as catching up with other business colleagues and like-minded people.

Accommodation has been organised at the Novatel and the Ibis at specially negotiated rates for SEANZ members and attendees. First in first served!

BOOK YOUR  SolarSMART TICKETS HERE

For enquiries contact Rebecca or Kristin

SEANZ SolarSMART Sponsors

                           

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