Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centers.
With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi Energy balances social, environmental and economic values. It is committed to powering good for a sustainable energy future, with pioneering and digital technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. https://www.hitachiabb-powergrids.com
Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963.
To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. BCG’s diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change through leading-edge management consulting as well as data science, technology and design, digital ventures, and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization to deliver results that help our clients thrive.
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Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 77,500 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organisations and accelerate results.
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We provide energy and automation digital solutions to deliver efficiency and sustainability for our customers. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Grids, Homes, Buildings, Data Centres, Infrastructure and Industries.
With a global presence in over 100 countries, we are the leader in providing Advanced Distribution Management Systems, Distributed Energy Resource Management and Medium Voltage solutions.
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 569,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
With over 50 years’ experience in asset management services and innovative in-house engineering capabilities, Comdain is a national leader in delivering critical gas and water services. Having been an integral part of the networks we’ve built, our business takes a whole-of-life vision when developing solutions to maintain and improve network operations.
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|Ergon Energy and Energex, as part of Energy Queensland, are Australia’s largest electricity distribution company, connecting electricity supply to 2.25 million customers across Queensland. The business was formed as a Queensland Government-owned corporation in 2016 through the merger of Ergon Energy and Energex. Energy Queensland is driven by its vision to energise Queensland communities not just through its 207,000km of electricity network, but also through its commitment to deliver better outcomes for customers, employees and all Queenslanders. The geographic challenges presented by such a large network with broad variances in environment and climate, and customer density and load have driven innovation across our group of companies. Ergon Energy business operates 33 isolated power stations that provide electricity to communities that are too remote to connect to the national grid. Our Energex network business is helping to build resilience for our assets and our customers through integration of demand management and battery storage systems. Every day our Ergon Energy and Energex employees are working hard to connect customers who want access to power, maintain supply and repair those part of our network that suffer damage as quickly as possible.|
At Yurika, we power possibility and build capacity for change. We connect communities through state-of-the-art telecommunications and digital solutions. We make your energy and infrastructure ambitions a reality; and we offer real-time metering data insights that can transform your business. Our bright thinking, innovative team makes it easy and partners with you to deliver full turn-key solutions across our dynamic and diverse service and product offerings. With a rapidly growing national footprint, we deliver projects of any size or scope and take a fit-for-purpose, best-for-project approach, from start to finish. We’re 100% government-owned, part of the Energy Queensland group of companies – the largest electricity corporation in Australia. To find out more about our innovative services and products visit yurika.com.au
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Horizon Power is Western Australia’s regional and remote power provider. We are passionate about what we do and strive to ensure our customers receive safe and reliable power to their homes, businesses, and communities.
As the only vertically integrated utility in Australia, we operate across the full energy supply chain – generation, distribution and transmission, and retail services. Our employees and their families live in many of the regional and remote communities we service and support. Spanning 2.3 million square kilometres, we are responsible for the largest geographical catchment of any Australian power provider.
We manage a total of 38 systems delivering power to over 47,000 customer connections servicing more than 110,000 residents, communities, and businesses
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ETEL Transformers is a 100% subsidiary of ETEL Limited, which is a NZ owned company specialising in the design and manufacture of distribution industrial and Mining transformers for the Australian, New Zealand, South East Asian and Pacific Islands markets. ETEL operates manufacturing facilities in New Zealand and Indonesia and has supply operations in Melbourne and Perth. With extensive experience gained from over 40 years in transformer manufacturing, ETEL actively pursue a policy aimed at providing the best service and product to suit individual customer needs. Our product range includes pole-mount, ground-mount and integrated packaged kiosk substations with LV and HV switchgear.
GHD’s services approach appreciates and incorporates whole-of-life considerations when delivering professional technical services across the entire power value chain from generator to consumer.We are helping clients tackle a complex future being shaped by disruptive forces and increased regulation and scrutiny. GHD has a breadth of demonstrated experience across all phases of power projects. By working with us, you’ll benefit from a global team of technical specialists who will deliver your projects to the highest standards.
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. In Australia, our technology can be found behind the scenes supporting critical infrastructure and almost every industry with solutions that electrify, automate and digitalize. Through our Smart Infrastructure portfolio, Siemens shapes the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure. We provide a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio, connecting energy systems, buildings and industries from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. Learn more at www.siemens.com.au
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Frontier Economics provides high quality economic advice to our clients. We have worked extensively in most major sectors of the economy in Australia, New Zealand and the Asian region. For more than twenty years, we have contributed sound economics to many important debates and decisions. Governments, regulators and businesses use our economic advice to inform policy development, market design, regulation and investment. We have earned a reputation for delivering quality, independent economic input that can lead to better decisions and better outcomes for our clients. We are proud of the services we provide to our clients and remain committed to adding value through sound economics. Across Australia and Asia, our team comprises more than 40 staff and we work from offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore.
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Enzen is a global knowledge enterprise specialising in the energy and water industries. Our mission is to make these two life essentials more affordable, accessible and sustainable to all. Through deep domain expertise, innovative technologies and collaboration with the best and brightest people, Enzen’s objective is to influence the energy and water industries to drive positive change around the world. Whereas our competitors focus on isolated parts of the utility value chain, Enzen is uniquely positioned to deliver a truly end-to-end service. From identifying customers’ challenges and creating strategies to overseeing delivery and measuring outcomes, Enzen is both consultancy and long-term partner, sharing risk, reward and knowledge to unlock value and secure positive benefits for all markets and networks.
CutlerMerz is a specialist management, economic and engineering consultancy to the power and energy sector. Our people live and breathe the industry, understand the issues facing our clients, and respond to their priorities. We bring international experience; technical, economic, legal, and commercial know-how; as well as a tenacity for resolving the industry’s most complex issues. CutlerMerz operates three service lines, namely Energy Networks, Energy Markets, and Energy Projects. Energy Networks practice areas include: Regulation, Asset Management, Safety & Audit, and Connections Advisory. Energy Markets practice areas include: Policy, Transformation, and Market modelling. Energy Projects practice areas include: Due Diligence, Connection Studies, Connection Agreement.
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Farrierswier is a specialist multidisciplinary advisory group founded in 1999. We advise on policy development, project governance and management, regulatory frameworks, regulatory support, specialist transaction support, dispute resolution, customer and stakeholder engagement, and expert advice and testimony. We are experts in Australian energy markets, and regulatory policy, and have extensive experience advising governments on energy market regulatory and policy issues. In recent years we have:
• advised regulators on increasing the role of customer participation in regulatory processes
• designed, facilitated and evaluated customer and stakeholder research and engagement programs for utilities across Australia
• delivered key projects for ARENA, the AEMC, and others examining what is needed to integrate distributed energy resources (DER) into the grid and markets, and for grid operators to efficiently build and price DER services
• advised businesses and policy makers on the integration of renewable electricity and hydrogen into energy markets and networks.
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In an increasingly complex world, PwC works with businesses, Government and the community to help Australia continue to thrive and grow.
PwC Australia delivers quality in audit, assurance, consulting and tax services to more than 5,000 clients.
With more than 8,000 people in Australia, we’re part of a network of firms in 158 countries with over 250,000 people. PwC is one of the top 50 brands worldwide and PwC Australia is among LinkedIn’s top companies for where Australians want to work.