11- 12 AUGUST 2022 – SALE, VIC



Minister for Energy, Minister for Environment and Climate Action and Minister for Solar Homes


Executive Director of Energy, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)

Tony Wood

Energy and Climate Change Program Director, Grattan Institute

Chris Bowen

Minister for Climate Change and Energy

Ben Ferguson

Director of the Renewable Energy Zones Development Branch, DELWP


General Manager AGL Loy Lang

Tim Sawyer

Director, Flotation Energy

Andy McCarthy


Dr. Graeme Beardsmore

Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Stan Krpan

Chief Executive Officer, Solar Victoria

Brendan Condon

Director, The Cape Sustainable Community, Cape Patterson

Dr Jarra Hicks

Founding Director of the Community Power Agency

In the wake of the Climate Change Bill passing in the House of Representatives and the announcement by the Federal Minister Chris Bowen that Gippsland will be the first designated zone for Offshore wind, Gippsland New Energy Conference 2022 is set to provide an important regional perspective on Australia’s new energy future.

We are looking forward to bringing together a diversity of voices, including industry, community, government, and academia to continue the conversation around smart energy development to ensure the best long-term and place-based outcomes for our region. 


Featuring Hon. Chis Bowen MP,  Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Vanya Kumar, Tony Wood, Tim Sawyer, Christo van Niekerk, Ben Ferguson, Andy McCarthy,  Dr Graeme Beardsmore, Stan Krpan, Brendon Condon, Dr. Jarra Hicks, Linda Austin, Lily Habib, Leigh Kennedy and many more.  

Gippsland New Energy Conference 2022 program is LIVE!. Themed ‘Big ideas, Big opportunities’, dive in and discover the innovators and leaders who will educate and inspire us  this 11 —12 August at Gippsland’s first new energy conference.

“Now is the time to approach our current energy moment with big ideas to ensure big opportunities, that we tackle boldly and collectively so it benefits us all, ” – Darren McCubbin, Conference Manager.

Minister for Energy, Minister for Environment and Climate Action and Minister for Solar Homes Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Executive Director of Energy at Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Vanya Kumar,  Energy and Climate Change Program Director at Gratton Institute Tony Wood, General Manager AGL Loy Lang Christo van Niekerk, CEO of Solar Victoria Stan Krpan, Senior Research Fellow University of Melbourne Dr. Graeme Beardsmore are just some of the energy leaders heading to Sale to steer talks.

We will also welcome senior investment and renewable energy drivers, Director of Flotation Energy Tim Sawyer, CEO of RACV Solar Andy McCarthy, Managing Director Australian Ecosystems Brendon Condon, Founding Director of Community Power Agency Dr. Jarra Hicks and Gippsland Renewable Energy Zone Development Director Ben Ferguson.

We look forward to welcoming yo


The Gippsland New Energy Conference is the peak gathering of leaders driving Gippsland’s energy transformation. The two-day conference brings together heads of industry, government, business, and training to share the models, technology innovations and trends driving energy transformation and the opportunities it brings for local business, community, education, and tourism.

Featuring the prestigious Gippsland New Energy Conference Gala Dinner and showcasing the $40 billion of renewable energy projects planned across Gippsland. The Gippsland New energy Conference is a must-attend event for anyone working in energy, development, business, or community sectors.


The Gippsland New Energy Conference 2022 will be held in-person, with sessions live streamed on the day and available as recording to all ticket holders after the event. Conference tickets include access to all sessions, Gippsland New Energy Conference Gala Dinner, and full conference catering. 

  • 23 June — 21 July: First keynote speakers announced, Early Bird 1.5 day + Gala
    Dinner tickets available, $160 community/not-for-profit, $240
  • 21 July: Full priced tickets on sale: $200
    community/not-for-profit; $300 government/corporate
  • 11 – 12 August: Conference days


Sessions at the Gippsland New Energy Conference 2022 will cover a vast array of topics led by some of the best in the business, including regional perspectives and global trends, renewable energy innovation, finance and investment, supply chain, future market design, new energy career pathways and more. 

Full program booklets will be available at the conference site upon entry. Program subject to change. 


Darren McCubbin, Manager of the Gippsland New Energy Conference 2022



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Gippsland New Energy Conference is committed to the wellbeing of all conference attendees, participants, and staff. We will be keeping updated with Covid safety restrictions and will continue to strictly follow the guidelines as set out by the Victoria Department of Health.

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