Project Director - Business Renewables Centre Australia
Jackie McKeon is Program Director at the recently launched Business Renewables Centre Australia, an independent, not-for-profit initiative helping companies to procure large-scale offsite renewable energy. For the past 18 months, has managed the WWF Renewable Energy Buyers Forum as Renewable Technologies Manager, Low Carbon Futures at WWF-Australia. Prior to this, Jackie managed commercial-scale solar projects in the property sector. Jackie has over 15 years of experience in the property and infrastructure sectors in project development management, sustainability and stakeholder engagement, working across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors at Stockland, UrbanGrowth NSW and Manidis Roberts. As Senior Development Manager at UrbanGrowth NSW, Jackie managed major urban renewal development projects across Sydney including the Bays Precinct and Edmondson Park; as Development Manager at Stockland Property Group, Jackie developed sustainability standards and managed major urban developments.
Jackie has an MBA (Technology) in Renewables and Sustainability (UNSW), a Bachelor of Environmental Science, and is accredited with the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.
Panel: Meeting the Energy Challenge – the long-term financial benefits of commercial Power Purchase Agreements
How can industry secure their own sustainable and reliable energy future? Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), which establish fixed energy pricing from renewable resources, may be the answer. An expert panel representing the innovators, brokers, government, industry and energy providers will discuss the drivers behind commercial PPAs, how to navigate the legal process, the potential benefits and risks.