International Microgrid Association Virtual Summit

Unlocking the Future of Energy through Business Model Transformation, Digitisation and Decarbonisation of the Energy Industry

Organised by IQPC Australia and in Partnership with The International Microgrid Association, this event will explore the global transition towards utility optimisation and electrification through advanced microgrids. Leaders from across the globe will come together to assess the evolution of the industry and the new challenges which have arisen.

The International Microgrid Event connects global thought leaders in the fields of grid transformation, digital enablement, renewable strategies, storage innovation and grid reliability, resilience and security, to explore the innovation shaping the energy industry.

From utilities to regulators to government agencies, a cross-industry perspective on how to leverage the opportunities offered by microgrids will be provided through panels, workshops, case studies and debates.


Register to hear from NERA GM Francis Norman, who will join Andrew Blaver, Horizon Power, Michael Helleman, Austrade, and Roly O-Connell, Transgrid, in a panel discussion on 'Maintaining Relevance in the Decentralised, Decarbonised and Digitised Energy Ecosystem: The Evolving Role Of Utilities', on Day 1, 22 September, 10:40am AWST.

On Day 3, 24 September, 12:30pm AWST, Francis will also deliver a presentation on 'Working with Industry to Facilitate the Transition to a Digitised Green Energy Future', where he will share perspectives on the transition to the energy future and will outline how robotics and automation will become an integral part of this transformation.


Who Should Attend?

  • Utilities
  • Regulators, Government & Policy Makers
  • Microgrid Consumers
  • Technology, Analytics & Application Providers
  • Research Insitutes & Educators
  • Investors and Capital Providers
  • Microgrid Control, Management, Modelling & DER Level Vendors


Key Discussion Themes

  • Microgrid business model metrics and value propositions
  • DERs' value propositions - 'Then vs Now vs Future'
  • Curating Interoperability standards for the grid and connected devices
  • Advanced microgrids as enablers of grid resilience, DER and the IoT
  • Engaging the market for funding, financing, investment & entrepreneurship
  • Role of hydrogen and battery storage
  • New innovations in monetising the aggregation of DER resources
  • Data, AI and machine learning for optimising strategic deliverables
  • 22 September–24 September
  • Australia
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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