2014 APER Forum
Agenda and Presentations
DAY 1: 27 AUGUST 2014
- Overview of energy and regulatory structure of Australia, Brendan Morling, Department of Industry.
- Overview of energy and regulatory structure of China, Wang Yumin, National Energy Administration (no presentation provided).
- Overview of energy and regulatory structure of Japan, Takuya Yamazaki, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy.
- Overview of energy and regulatory structure of Singapore, Chee Hong Tat, Energy Market Authority.
- Overview of energy and regulatory structure of South Korea, Tae Kyoo Oh, Electricity Regulatory Commission.
- Overview of energy and regulatory structure of USA, Philip Moeller, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
- Overview of energy and regulatory structure of New Zealand, Brent Layton, Electricity Authority.
Downstream gas markets – Gas market design and regulation.
- - Steve Bielby, Gas Industry Company, New Zealand.(New Zealand presentation)
- - Brendan Morling, Department of Industry, Australia.(Australia presentation)
- LNG infrastructure, Issues associated with developing and regulating LNG infrastructure, Chee Hong Tat, Energy Market Authority, Singapore
Consumer engagement in regulatory decision-making.
The need for, and best form of, consumer engagement to achieve efficient and durable regulatory decision making
- - Brendan Morling, Department of Industry, Australia. (Morling presenation)
- - John Pierce, Australian Energy Market Commission, Australia. (Pierce presenation)
- Consumer participation in choice of energy services. How to enhance the ability of consumers to make informed choices across energy products/services
and within a particular energy product/service. John Rampton, Electricity Authority, New Zealand
DAY 2: 28 AUGUST 2014
Competition reform. Policies and practices Japan and NZ are adopting to enhance competition in their energy markets.
- - Takuya Yamazaki, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Japan. (Japan presentation)
- - Carl Hansen, Electricity Authority, New Zealand. (New Zealand presentation)
Benchmarking competition and efficiency.
- - Developing metrics to enable effective international benchmarking of key indicia relating to energy. Craig Glazer, PJM Interconnection, USA
- - Comparing degree of competition between electricity retailers in four countries by conducting a survey of residential consumers about their perceptions
and experiences of retail competition, and level of difficulty in switching retailers. Bruce Smith, Electricity Authority, New Zealand
- Electricity regulation,Current issues and efficiency enhancement policy in the Korean electricity market. Tae Kyoo Oh,
Electricity Regulatory Commission, South Korea
Transitioning to a low-carbon economy
- - Xiang Haiping, National Energy Administration, China (no presentation provided)
- - Measures Singapore is adopting in the energy area to transition to a low-carbon future. This will include discussion of the challenges of integrating renewable (no presentation provided)
generation into markets and the role of new technologies such as smart meters to quicken the transition. Hong Tat Chee, Energy Market Authority, Singapore
Panel on cutting edge issues.The future of energy issues and regulations in developed economies. Lead speakers: