2022 Energy Efficiency Summit 19 September 2022













Date: Thursday 6 October 2022
Time: 12.30 - 5.00PM AEST
Registration: free and essential



Across the globe, energy efficiency is being put to work. With the energy affordability crisis showing no sign of easing and northern hemisphere heatwaves providing stark reminders of our pressing climate concerns, Europe and the US are responding with huge new commitments to energy efficiency policy and programs. Here in Australia, it’s time to take energy efficiency out of the toolbox.

On the eve of the Federal Budget, the 2022 Energy Efficiency Summit brings government, global experts, prominent consumer advocates and our largest industry associations together for a unique, economy-wide discussion on the opportunities and challenges for Australia, and the role of energy efficiency in the response – in this moment and beyond. The summit will be delivered in person from Sydney, with a national online audience able to pose live questions to speakers and panellists.

See the full program

Keynote speakers 

California Energy Commissioner Andrew McAllister
Global leader in clean energy policy development and implementation joining us in person for Summit.

Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Jenny McAllister
Minister charged with driving the new Albanese Government's energy efficiency agenda.

Sponsor Address

Peter Halliday
Chairman and CEO
Siemens Australia

Leaders' Panel

Luke Menzel 
Energy Efficiency Council

Innes Willox
Chief Executive
Ai Group

Ken Morrison
Chief Executive
Property Council of Australia

Edwina MacDonald
Acting CEO
Australian Council of Social Service

Expert-led Panels 

We can now reveal the panellists for our three sector-specific sessions, all featuring Australians in the vanguard of policy, research and action. The three panels will focus on scaling up ambition and action on energy efficiency in residential buildings, commercial buildings and across industry.

Efficient, electric and affordable: creating better homes

Kellie Caught (Chair)
Program Director, Climate and Energy
Australia Council of Social Service

Wendy Hayhurst
Community Housing Industry Association
Vanessa Davis
Tagentyere Council
Margot Delafoulhouze
System Lead – Cities
Climateworks Centre
Ben Milsom
Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer

Batteries of the nation: zero emissions commercial buildings

Frankie Muskovic (Chair)
National Policy Director
Property Council of Australia

Davina Rooney
Green Building Council of Australia

Carlos Flores

David Palin
Sustainability Manager

Heavy industry, lighter loads: competitiveness through efficiency


Holly Taylor (Chair)
Head of Projects
Energy Efficiency Council

Jon Jutsen
Race for 2030

Sharon Champness
Manager HR Safety and Environment

Alison Reeve
Energy and Climate Deputy Program Director
Grattan Institute

This half-day event will elevate the crucial role of energy efficiency in Australia’s transition to a net zero economy. Please join us online by registering below.

Date: Thursday 6 October 2022
Time: 12.30 - 5.00PM AEST
Registration: free and essential

For queries, contact EEC Head of Engagement, Tim Fisher, on 0414 893 313 or

This event is made possible with the generous support of:




Supporting Partners:

and more to be announced.