The utilities sector in Australia is changing rapidly as companies look to satisfy increasing electricity demands while also meeting government calls for more reliable, environmentally sustainable and affordable energy supplies. The nation's demand for energy is projected to increase by 50 per cent by 2020, and at least $37 billion in energy investments will be required over the next 10 years to satisfy Australia's energy needs. As a result, power executives are currently faced with numerous technological and financial challenges as they look to capitalize on this growing demand, enhance the industry's operational efficiency, and move to a low-emissions future.
The Next Generation Utilities Summit Australia 2011 will once again bring together decision makers from across all of the major Australian utilities to meet with solution providers who are actively looking to target this exciting growth market.
The Next Generation Utilities Summit Australia will serve as an arena for these senior level executives to engage in clear and focused dialogue with their peers and will provide an ideal framework for new business relationships to flourish.
The NGU Summit provided a unique opportunity to network with industry leaders and solution providers that are facing similar challenges as I am, and to hear of thought leading projects that will pave the way to the utility of the next generation.
Sean Leyden, Senior Manager Governance & Quality, Electranet