Tag: conference


What I learnt at ‘All-Energy Australia’

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Oct 2019

What I learnt at ‘All-Energy Australia’

Last week (23/24 October) I attended All-Energy AU in Melbourne. I’ve been attending this conference for several years, and this year I have to say it was the best one I’ve been too. What helped is that it was twice the size of previous years as they ran the Energy Efficiency Expo in parallel. Plenary sessions plus eight specific conference streams meant a lot of expert information (and opinions) as well as too many excellent presentations missed and all for, wait for it, free. Yes, the registration fee was $0. I should point out that there was also a very large (in NZ terms) exhibition floor with every type of...

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Downstream

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Mar 2015

Downstream

Last week (Wed 4th/Thu 5th March) the electricity industry met for its annual conference, Downstream. I’ve been attending these conferences since they started and this one was the most enlightening of the lot. The presenters, mainly heavy hitting utility CEO’s and industry players, were quite forthcoming on their views and opinions. This was in great contrast to last year when an election was looming as well as stock market floats of some of the bigger players. It was great to see one CEO saying how much we confuse customers with complex billing structures while another said consumers weren’t interested in information, they just wanted to know how to pay and when...

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