The Democratisation of Energy - The Consumer

DATE: Monday, 25 June 2018

TIME: 5:30pm registrations for 6:00pm start 

WHERE: Powercor, 40 Market St, Melbourne CBD

COST: $20 for Women in Energy members, $30 for non-members


In just a few short years, Australia’s energy system has shifted from moving power largely one-way – from coal plant to premise – to a country with the highest penetration of rooftop solar anywhere in the world. Demand patterns are changing. Digitisation has a massive potential for us all to better understand, and participate actively in, our energy system – responding as we like to climate and cost. No longer is energy something done to us, consumed passively. But does this mean more power for the people?

This event Democratisation of Energy: The Consumer examines the forces at play, transforming the energy sector today, and what it means for the people it serves.

We explore what customer centricity in energy actually means. What are the unmet needs – socially and environmentally – that our sector is best placed to solve, and how can this become part of its profit strategy for a future of cleaner, better, more affordable power? How we can give power to people in ways that creates new value?

It’s the first session in our Democratisation of Energy event series, examining what digitisation, decarbonisation, and decentralisation means: for consumers; for systems and technology; for markets and regulators.


Gavin Dufty

Manager of Policy and Research, St Vincent de Paul Society

Lucy Carter

Head of Scenario Planning and Strategy, AGL

Melissa O’Neill

General Manager for Corporate Affairs, CitiPower Powercor

Rhod Ellis-Jones

Principal at Ellis Jones and co-founder of the Shared Value Project


Facilitated by Melinda Scaringi, Director at Ellis Jones