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SA | Renewable Energy: Current Trends and Challenges


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How is South Australia, a leader in renewable energy, currently shaping Australia’s energy future? What are the current trends and challenges in the renewable energy industry? What opportunities are there for collaboration between Australian and French companies in the energy sector?

The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce SA Chapter is pleased to invite you joins us for  a business briefing exploring the current trends and challenges in the Australian renewable energy sector.

Thanks to our generous event sponsor, ANZthis briefing is an exciting opportunity to hear from industry representatives at the forefront of the Australian renewable energy sector, including  their latest projects and collaborations.

Our panel draws together speakers from SA Water, SIMEC ZEN Energy AustraliaNeoen and Suez Recycling and Recovery, leaders in the Australian renewable energy sector. The panel will address the following topics:

> the unique features of South Australia’s renewables market;

> the current trends in renewable energy in the Eastern States;

> the exciting opportunities for French companies to collaborate in the Australian renewables sector; and

> the experience and innovation that French renewables companies can offer Australia.


The seminar will be in a Davos-style format, with each speaker presenting individually for 10 minutes, followed by open discussion between the panellists and audience. Please join us afterwards in a spacious room in the Convention Centre to network over wine (generously provided by Winestate) and cheese platters.



Roch Cheroux

Chief Executive, SA Water

Roch is a key influencer in the water industry, with experience shaping and leading public and private corporations across the Asia-Pacific region and Europe.

In his current role as Chief Executive of SA Water, Roch is leading the transformation of South Australia’s largest water utility to embed technology, culture and systems changes to deliver improved experience for the corporation’s 1.6 million customers... Read more


Megan Ward

State Leader - South Australia, Neoen


Megan is the South Australian Team Leader for one of Australia’s fastest growing renewable energy development and operations companies, Neoen. In this position, Megan’s role is to build on Neoen’s success in Australia to-date including the delivering the 309MW Hornsdale Wind Farm and 100MW Hornsdale Power Reserve, and deliver new market-changing wind, solar and storage projects in South Australia... Read more


Richard Turner

Director of Innovation, SIMEC ZEN Energy Australia

Richard founded the multi award winning ZEN Energy Systems in 2004 and was awarded the 2010 Ernst & Young “Australian Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Cleantech sector. He graduated from the University of South Australia in 1984 with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and has founded four successful companies across four completely different industry sectors. ZEN has been noted as the fastest growing... Read more


Cristina Rodrigo Nieto

Process Engineer – Resource Recovery, SUEZ Recycling and Recovery

Cristina is a Chartered Chemical Engineer specialised in process monitoring and optimisation. Cristina has worked in the waste management industry over the past 7 years where she has been leading projects on a number of fields like waste water treatment, material recycling facilities and energy from waste. Before recently moving to Australia, Cristina was working for Suez UK at their energy from waste plant in Suffolk for over 4 years.


Thursday 13 September

5.45pm - 8.00pm

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Adelaide Convention Centre

North Terrace

Adelaide 5000

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