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Online 13.3.2024

Unlocking Australia’s Energy Transition

The journey to net-zero in 2050 and the role of green hydrogen use in industry and mobility.


Date: Wednesday 13 March at 8:30-9:30 (EET) // 17:30-18:30 (AEDT)


Venue: MS Teams

Register by 8 March

Further information

Ms. Birgit Tegethoff

Senior Advisor, Business Finland

birgit.tegethoff (at)



Ms. Daphne Wang

Project Manager, Delegations

Business Finland (at)


Business Finland and AFRY invite you on 13 March to learn more about the opportunities and challenges of the energy transition in Australia.

Australia has committed to cut carbon emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by 2030, together with a national renewable electricity target of 82% by 2030, setting out the pathway to net-zero by 2050.

The country will also need to increase the speed of installation of renewable capacity to meet the targets, along with the required upgrades to the grid infrastructure. With its favourable natural conditions, abundant renewable energy resources (wind and sun) and extensive land areas, Australia is perfectly positioned for the green energy transition, but not without its challenges.

The National Electricity Market (NEM), which covers the eastern and southern jurisdictions and ~85% of the country’s total electricity consumption, will play a major role in the achievement of the net zero target. From renewable energy targets to enhanced market frameworks, the NEM is transforming at a significant pace.

Preliminary agenda

  • 8:30–8:35 Opening by Birgit Tegethoff
  • 8:35–9:25 Presentation by AFRY
    • Mr. Joern Schwinge, Head of Energy Management Consulting, AFRY Australia
    • Mr. Jonathan de la Vina, Lead NEM modelling
    • Mrs. Pui Mun Shum, Lead Australian mobility practice
  • 9:25–9.30 Q&A

In this webinar, Joern Schwinge, Head of Energy Management Consulting, AFRY Australia, recaps the targets, challenges and work being undertaken for the NEM to accomplish an orderly transition. Jonathan de la Vina, lead of our NEM modelling, presents our view on the plausible impacts of the targets and future technologies on the NEM’s operations and prices. Pui Mun Shum, lead of our Australian mobility practice, presents the opportunities for the integration of the hydrogen economy into the Australian energy transition, particularly considering the role Australia can play in supporting the steel industry (green ore, minerals and steel) & and green fuels (SAF, green methanol & ammonia).

Who should attend?

  • Finnish companies can bring valuable knowledge, experience in the smart grid industry including secure and proven solutions for increased reliability, availability and efficiency while increasing market resilience, consumer empowerment and decentralisation of energy production.
  • Finnish companies with solutions across the green steel / minerals value chain as well as future hydrogen derived fuels for heavy transport.
  • Finnish companies with solutions for renewable energy generation and energy storage.