Developing Queensland's hydrogen industry

Developing Queensland's hydrogen industry

Jun 8
Commonwealth and State strategies to develop a renewable hydrogen industry are clear. We now consider the next wave of investment, planning and technology required to deliver on the opportunity and a renewable hydrogen industry in Queensland.
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Tracey Boyes, General Manager, Future Growth, Origin Energy
Paul Gleeson, Managing Director, Energy, Resources and Water, Aurecon
Darren Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
The Hon. Mick de Brenni MP, Queensland Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, Minister for Public Works and Procurement

Event Overview

The Queensland Government has committed to positioning the state as a hydrogen exporter of choice into key international markets.

To deliver on the opportunities from projected growth in global demand for renewable hydrogen over coming decades Queensland will need to combine its competitive advantages with the right policy settings, investments, and disciplined execution.

While Queensland progresses plans to be major player in renewable energy and new energy technologies CEDA convenes its members and guests from across the state to consider:
  • Hydrogen’s future use as a domestic fuel source and the potential to develop a significant export industry;
  • The positive implications for emissions reduction goals and accelerating the transition to a lower carbon future;
  • The progress of concurrent plans across the country to develop hydrogen – what it means for competition and investment; and
  • How developing hydrogen contributes to economic diversity and development and creates opportunities for regional Queensland.
Event presentations

Keynote speech MP3

Panel discussion MP3 

Presentation PDF

Event program PDF


Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Mick de Brenni MP
Queensland Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, Minister for Public Works and Procurement

Mick leads work to deliver on the Queensland Hydrogen Industry Strategy. He also serves as the Minister for Public Works and Procurement, has held other portfolios in Government and senior roles with the Queensland Council of Trade Unions and United Voice, and as Chief Government Whip. Mick holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University and was elected to Parliament as the Member for Springwood in 2015.

Meet the speakers

Tracey Boyes
General Manager, Future Growth, Origin Energy

Tracey is General Manager, Future Growth, accountable for Origin's renewable fuels, carbon management, and future growth activities. Tracey has worked across multiple industries and roles, and during her 12 years at Origin has worked across upstream exploration and development, generation, LPG and retailing. Tracey has experience working across multiple growth projects and a proven ability to bring greenfield projects to life. 

Paul Gleeson
Managing Director, Energy, Resources and Water, Aurecon

Paul's team delivered Aurecon's Hydrogen for Transport report that informed Australia's National Hydrogen Roadmap. Paul is also advisor to Aurecon's Board on Sustainability & Climate Change. Paul has long worked across all aspects of the energy sector and on some of the most significant projects in the Australian energy market, including the TransGrid acquisition, Australia's largest wind and solar farms and the South Australian energy plan.

Darren Miller
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

ARENA has been funded to the tune of $1.6bn over the next 12 years and will play an important role in working with industry and stakeholders to support low emission technologies. Since joining ARENA as CEO in 2018, Darren has introduced new investment priorities that include the acceleration of hydrogen to create opportunities across the domestic economy, and position Australia to become a major renewable energy exporter.

Dr Maia Schweizer
Chief Executive Officer, CleanCo Queensland

Maia was appointed CleanCo Queensland’s inaugural permanent CEO in September 2019. She has global experience in the energy and infrastructure industries, including as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company’s London, Houston, Shanghai and Sydney offices as well as an executive in the gas and retail businesses of Origin Energy. CleanCo is the Queensland Government’s newest electricity generator, with a mandate to use its dispatchable hydro and gas power plants to firm new wind and solar resources at competitive prices while supporting jobs and opportunities in regional Queensland.

Meet the moderator

Sally Torgoman
Managing Director, Infrastructure Lead Advisory, PwC Australia

Sally is Managing Director at PwC, Infrastructure Lead Advisory, a team that advises clients on strategic procurement and acquisition of large clean energy contracts, generation assets, hydrogen, and renewable platforms. She is a dual qualified lawyer and engineer with 18 years experience in the energy sector.

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