IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.6, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

The energy challenges facing smart cities
Room C4.6, Convention Centre, Level 4


Power Law Committee (Lead)


Smart city projects are at the crossroads of technology, infrastructure, financing, construction, environment and energy. As a regulated sector, the energy supply is certainly paramount when it comes to making smart cities a successful, viable and sustainable project. This session will address the challenges facing the energy supply of these modern and connected cities. In particular, this panel will discuss how regulators and government agencies have or should legislate in this area to create a favourable regulatory and legal environment, and how energy suppliers have or should provide secured and efficient energy supply, and hence play their role as the main sponsors of future smart city projects.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

David Michael Thompson Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Sandton, South Africa


Mark Collette Energy Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Sarah Fitts ArentFox Schiff LLP, New York, New York, USA; Vice Chair, Power Law Committee
Peter Toy ACCC, Brisbane, Australia