Smart Utilities Australia & New Zealand 2013 is expected to attract over 700 utility industry professionals from the region and beyond interested in the latest developments and innovative approaches in the electricity and water utility industry.

Already confirmed utility companies represented at Smart Utilities Australia & New Zealand 2013 include:

AGL Energy
Aurora Energy
CitiPower & Powercor
City West Water
Coliban Water
Commonwealth Edison
ElectraNet Pty Ltd
Endeavour Energy
Ergon Energy
ERM Power Limited
Horizon Power
Lumo Energy
Nepal Electricity Authority
Northpower Limited
Origin Energy
Power and Water Corporation     
Powerco Limited

Powercor Australia
Powercor Australia Ltd / CitiPower Pty
SA Power Networks
San Diego Gas & Electric
Simply Energy
South East Water Corporation
SP AusNet
Sydney Water
The Lines Company
Transpower New Zealand Limited
Union Fenosa Wind Australia
United Energy
Wannon Water
Water Corporation of Western Australia
WEL Networks Limited
Western Power
Western Water


Other attendees include:

Electricity Retailers focusing on:

  • New/Evolving business models
  • Policy & regulation
  • New/Innovative tariff structures
  • Customer retention, engagement & education 
  • Impact of smart portals on customer engagement and energy efficiency
  • New product offerings to recoup falling revenues from electricity sales
  • Energy portals and their  impact on retailers’ relationship with their customers
  • Market-led smart metering
  • Data management, mining & security/Next-gen analytics
  • Trends in DEM (Distributed Energy Management)
  • The latest Smart Homes & Smart Appliances initiative
  • Smart cities and the utility of the future

Transmission/Distribution Network Operators interested in:

  • New/Evolving business models
  • Policy, regulation & pricing/Tariffing
  • Impact of market-led smart metering on DSOs
  • Customer engagement/education 
  • Smart energy portals
  • Network planning & automation
  • Network asset management & optimisation
  • Grid control & outage management/Resilient networks
  • Smart networks
  • DSM (Demand Side Management)/Peak demand management
  • Data management, mining & security/Next-gen analytics
  • Renewables & EVs integration
  • Smart cities and the utility of the future

Water utilities and water industry bodies involved in:

  • Intelligent water grids
  • Drivers for smart water and end customer value proposition
  • Sustainable water management
  • Water-Energy nexus
  • Regional and international case studies of intelligent water grid pilots/roll-outs
  • Innovative ways to capture, monitor, measure and manage data

Government bodies and policy makers looking at:

  • The latest electricity and water utility industry developments impacting the market 
  • Concerted strategies with the utility industry to define future energy policies 

Technology, solution & service providers involved in:

  • Metering
  • AMR/AMI Systems  
  • Metering Components
  • (Smart) water metering
  • Billing & revenue collection solutions/ Pre-payment systems
  • Customer Relationship Management systems
  • Data collection, analysis & mining/ Data aggregators
  • IT/ ICT solution providers
  • (Tele)Communications 
  • M2M communications
  • Grid (cyber) security
  • Asset management, GIS & mapping
  • Measuring & Control Technologies
  • Chips / Semiconductors
  • Smart grid solutions
  • Transmission & Distribution hardware (Cables / Materials)
  • Grid optimisation & outage management
  • Infrastructure/networks hardware
  • SCADA Systems
  • Substation Automation
  • Energy storage & Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Mobile workforce management
  • Demand response
  • Electric Vehicles (charging stations, infrastructure, etc) 
  • Renewable Energy (RE) integration
  • System integrators
  • Applications (Apps) / Device developers
  • Smart Home communications
  • Energy management
  • Building management/automation systems
  • Distributed Energy Management
  • Residential solar panel/wind energy system manufacturers

2012 attendees
Over 500 participants from 20 countries attended the 2012 Smart Utilities Australia & New Zealand conference and exhibition in Melbourne on 20-22 November 2012. Attendees included representatives from the following companies:

ActewAGL, ActewAGL Distribution, AGL Energy Ltd, Alliander, Angeles Electric Corporation, Auckland Airport, Aurora Energy, Ausgrid, Australian Industry Group, Australian Power and Gas, Bermad Water, Busselton Water, Central Highlands Water, CitiPower & Powercor Australia, City West Water, Clean Energy Council, ClimateWorks Australia, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre, Department of Transport Victoria, ElectraNet Pty Limited, Electricity Authority of New Zealand, Energex, EnergyAustralia, Energy Retailers Association of Australia (ERAA), Ergon Energy, ERM Power, Essential Energy, Griffith University, Horizon Power, Hydro Tasmania, Jemena, Lumo Energy, Melbourne Water, Murdoch University, Network Tasman Limited, Network Waitaki Ltd, Northpower, NT Power & Water, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Origin Energy, Osaka Gas, Portland State University, Powercor Australia Ltd, Powercor/CitiPower Australia, Pulse Utilities NZ Ltd, Queensland Urban Utilities, Red Energy, Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), RMIT Centre for Design, SA Power Networks, South East Water Ltd, SP AusNet, Sydney Water, Telstra Corporation, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, The University of Melbourne, Transpower New Zealand Limited, UED/Jemena, United Energy & Multinet Gas, Vector Limited, Victorian Department of Primary Industries, Wannon Water, Water Corporation of Western Australia, Water Services Association of Australia, WEL Networks Limited, Western Power, Western Water, Yarra Valley Water, ZigBee Alliance and many more...