Event Start:
13 Jun 2024 08:00 AM
Event End:
13 Jun 2024 09:00 AM
8am London | 3pm Singapore | 5pm Sydney
Event Summary:

Global Webinar | 30 MINUTES WITH... Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES) - Project Opportunities, Risks & Challenges

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While pumped hydro energy storage isn't a new idea, it's emerging to be the most common and most mature form of energy storage. As a large-scale energy storage solution, pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) projects are increasingly becoming an essential part of our power system as it allows us to store energy for later use, which is key to embedding it into a reliable national electricity supply.

Our expert panel will discuss the role of pumped hydro energy storage projects and how to maximise opportunities and balance the risks and challenges to develop pumped hydro energy storage projects.

Discussion points:

- What is pumped hydro, and why is it important for the Energy Transition?

- What are the main drivers for PHES projects in the Asia Pacific region?

- What are the key issues (and solutions!) of delivering PHES projects: Physical, technical and geographical barriers to pumped hydro; project financing and costs; and social licence and regulatory issues.


- Julie Ma, Partner, Ashurst (Moderator)

- Chris Evans, Executive General Manager, Developments, Queensland Hydro

- Alexandra Jumel, Investment and Strategy Manager, Snowy Hydro 

- Shayan Maleki, Heavy Civil Infrastructure Lead, Bechtel

- Brieg Pennanec'h, Director – Hydropower, EDF Australia 

- Andi Schmiedel, Head of Large Hydro Business Development & Service ANZ, Voith Group

This webinar is part of our global webinar series 30 MINUTES WITH... where we explore the latest developments in infrastructure investment worldwide.

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