Perth, Australia 2016



Opening Plenary Session: Asian Energy Market Developments to 2040

  • Projected energy demand and supply growth in Asia by geography and fuel-type;
  • Trade in energy commodities within and from outside Asia including pipeline supplies of natural gas from Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East, and LNG from Russia, the Middle East, North America and Africa;
  • Environmental implications of projected energy production and use in Asia

Concurrent Session: Concurrent Energy and Climate change

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Concurrent Session: Energy modelling

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Concurrent Session: Distributed Energy

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Concurrent Session: Renewables

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Concurrent Session: Energy Investment and Finance

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Plenary Session: Structure of Asian Markets for Energy Commodities

  • The future of long-term contract versus spot trading of LNG;
  • Increased use of markets for electricity and natural gas;
  • Developing energy derivatives contracts in Asia as a means of hedging risks;
  • Integration of global natural gas markets via LNG and long distance pipeline trade.

Concurrent Session: Natural Gas Exploration and Production

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Plenary Session: Policies and Initiatives to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Energy Use in the Asia-Pacific

  • Air and water emissions from upstream production and downstream use of energy in Asia especially given the prospect of dramatic increases in electricity generation;
  • Land access and multiple land use;
  • Dealing with risks;
  • Community acceptance of energy production.

Concurrent Session: Energy and Climate

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Concurrent Session: Renewables

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Concurrent Session: Energy Generation

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Concurrent Session: Energy and the Global Economy

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Plenary Session: Financing Energy Production and Infrastructure Investments in the Asia Pacific

  • Effects of taxes, regulations and sovereign risk more generally on investment;
  • Role of long-term contracts in financing investments;
  • Role of international lending agencies (World Bank, ADB, AIIB) and private-public partnerships in financing energy investments;
  • Controlling escalating investment costs.

Concurrent Session: Shale gas

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Plenary Session: Disruption in Electricity Markets

  • Engineering issues including handling the risks of rapid and unexpected fluctuations in output, and localized instability from photovoltaics;
  • Economic issues including pricing of grid connection separately from energy demanded or supplied;
  • Implications of renewables for emissions, natural gas, coal and nuclear use;
  • Demand side participation in wholesale electricity markets;
  • The challenges facing traditional electric utilities.

Concurrent Session: Shale gas

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Concurrent Session: Energy and the Global Economy

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Concurrent Session: Petroleum Exploration and Production

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Concurrent Session: Electricity Generation

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Concurrent Session: Energy Modelling

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Plenary Session: Australia's Role in Meeting Asian Energy Demand Growth

  • Controlling costs by promoting increased collaboration between developers of infrastructure;
  • Improved industrial relations and increased productivity;
  • Improved domestic policies on regulation and export restrictions.

Concurrent Session: Energy and Climate Change

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Plenary Session: The Future of Nuclear Power and New Energy Technologies in Asia

  • Developments in nuclear power given the risks revealed by the Fukushima accident, including in India and China; the benefits of nuclear power for reducing emissions;
  • Potential new nuclear technologies;
  • Raw materials needed for new energy technologies including rare earths, heavy rare earths, alternative nuclear fuels.

Concurrent Session: Coal and LNG

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Concurrent Session: Energy Modelling

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Concurrent Session: Electricity Markets

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Concurrent Session: Energy Efficiency

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Plenary Session: Fiscal Policies Affecting Energy Markets

  • Taxation of energy production including discussion of royalty regimes and sovereign wealth funds;
  • Compensating local communities for mining activity;
  • The costs of subsidies for energy consumption.

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Plenary Session: Electricity Markets: "Best Practice" and Restructuring in Asia

  • What is “best practice” for structuring competitive electricity markets;
  • Paying for ancillary services; capacity markets; nodal pricing;
  • The prospects for (further) electricity restructuring in Asia.

Plenary Session: Closing Sesion - Political Dimensions of Asian Energy Demand

  • Geopolitical and national security implications of energy trade;
  • Specific topics could include implications of Asia's reliance on the Middle East for energy supply;
  • Myanmar’s rehabilitation; consequences of the expected opening of Iran;
  • Russia's shift from European to Asian markets for its energy export growth;
  • Cyber Security: a growing threat to the energy sector.

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PhD Session

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