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PODCAST EP1 | The intersection of Australia’s EV and Utilities Sector: The role we play and where to from here?


As Australia transitions to a low-carbon economy, the role of utilities in the country’s electric vehicle (EV) rollout is becoming increasingly important. Electric vehicles have the potential to transform the energy system, and utilities will play a key role in this transition. What exactly does this look like, and what about our consumers?

We speak to industry experts to debate and discuss the future of what the EV sector looks like for all stakeholders involved, including that of utilities.


Meet your hosts: 


Paul has managed more than fifteen different B2B and B2C exhibition brands in Australia and abroad over his 20-year career.  Having cut his teeth at dmg world media before moving to Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, previous achievements as an Event Director include Motorclassica, which he founded and managed for 10 years. As well as the National 4×4 Outdoor Show, the Australian Construction Equipment Expo, designEX and the RACV Melbourne Home Show.  In the energy industry he has managed international sales and sponsorships for both the World Gas Conference and LNG Conference & Exhibition.

Outside of work, Paul is active in the international classic and collectable car movement. He is also a regular contributor to Retromotive magazine, and has been a casual lecturer in event management at Victoria University.

Ross De Rango is the Electric Vehicle Council’s Head of Energy and Infrastructure. He is a robotics engineer by background, and spent the last 5 years getting involved wherever standards, codes and regulations relating to electrical infrastructure supporting EVs in Australia are being considered. Ross drives a 2014 plug-in hybrid.


Meet your guests: 


Greg leads the Network Strategy and Non-Network Solutions group for CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy. In this role he is driving innovative distribution storage connected projects along with demand management programs.

He has held senior strategy and commercial roles in the energy industry and advised the highest levels of Government. Greg is passionate about solutions to make the grid work for all Australians. As well as the role distribution networks are playing to enable the energy transition.

A self-confessed energy nerd with a passion for sustainability and storytelling.

Rob has worked in behaviour-change, and marketing and communications across the climate change, renewables, transmission and distribution, and energy retail sectors.

He recently switched to driving an EV and fully electrified his home in the suburbs of Melbourne, and describes the day he had his gas meter removed as one of his proudest.


Subscribe here to read and hear more from industry experts each month. 


You can also hear from Ross and Greg at our exhibition and summit next 7 – 8 May! Register free online for the exhibition and use the code SUMMIT50 to save 50% on your delegate pass. Offer ends 31 December. 

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