Event

Energy Policy in WA: An Inclusive Future?

WhereBankwest Place
Level 1, 300 Murray Street,
Perth
WhenThursday 27 September 2018, 8.30am for a 9.00am to 1.00pm

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) invites you to a special BCEC workshop to discuss an inclusive future for energy policy in Western Australia.

The workshop will explore ways in which WA can strike the right balance between affordability, reliability and environmental impact in its energy market, while ensuring responsiveness to changing consumer needs and space for innovation. An inclusive future is one in which essential service provision is efficient and effective and no-one in our community is left behind.

As part of the event, we will be launching two Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre reports, Gas and Oil Prospects: The Insertion of Australia into International Markets by Dr Julian Inchauspe, Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, Finance and Property, Curtin University and The impact of tariff structure changes on energy vulnerable households by Dr Tom Houghton, Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, Finance and Property, Curtin University.

BCEC will also present findings from the BCEC Power to the People report which highlights the key challenges faced by West Australian households in energy hardship.

The workshop will include a special panel discussion on the topic of ‘Energy in WA: How do we develop an inclusive and innovative policy in WA?’ Chris Twomey, Research and Policy Development Leader at the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) will facilitate the discussion with  Ronny Flendt, Head of Customer Billing and Assurance, Water Corporation; Louise Giolitto, Chief Executive Officer, WACOSS;  Professor Alan Duncan, Director, BCEC and Dr Tom Houghton, Senior Lecturer, School of Economics, Finance and Property, Curtin University.