Event Highlights

Join us in Melbourne, 5 - 8 March 2024

Xcelerate is Energy Exemplar's premier Energy Modeling and Simulation Summit—a dynamic three-and-a-half-day event brimming with interactive, hands-on training, invaluable networking opportunities, enlightening presentations, insightful case study sessions, engaging user roundtable discussions, and much more.

Event Agenda

We've added an extra day of training for Xcelerate 2024! This year will be packed full of interactive PLEXOS training, panels and presentations, networking events, and - back by popular demand - our PLEXOS LAB (additional details below). Don't miss the exciting opportunities to connect with your industry peers offered at Xcelerate!
View the detailed daily agenda below.
Tuesday 5 March Wednesday 6 March Thursday 7 March Friday 8 March

PLEXOS Training: 

  • Fundamentals Certification Course
  • Intermediate / Advanced PLEXOS Training

PLEXOS Training: 

  • Fundamentals Certification Course
  • Intermediate / Advanced PLEXOS Training

Conference Program:

  • Keynote Sessions;
    Hear from the global leadership team, founder and guest speakers.

Product-focused Program & Training:
  • Fundamentals Certification continued (for beginners)
  • Product-focused Interactive Sessions (for existing users)
  • PLEXOS Lab
  • Networking Lunch

  • Training continues

  • Networking Lunch

  • Training continues
  • Networking Lunch

  • Track Sessions: Technical

  • Track Sessions: Commercial 
  • PLEXOS Lab
  • Grab & Go Lunch

Welcome Reception

Networking Dinners

Special Event
All Day
  • PLEXOS Lab
  • PLEXOS Lab
Detailed Schedule Day 1 Detailed Schedule Day 2 Detailed Schedule Day 3 Detailed Schedule Day 4 Detailed Schedule


We will be running our flagship PLEXOS Lab across all four days of the event. You will have the opportunity to pop in and speak to our experts 1:1 to dive into the product and learn how it can best help you get to where you need to be. There may well be use cases and features you didn't know of, so be sure to come and immerse yourself.

There will be pods equipped with screens running PLEXOS:

  • Pod 1: Innovation in Modeling
  • Pod 2: Gas, Hydrogen & Sector Coupling
  • Pod 3: PLEXOS Cloud
  • Pod 4: Data

Please select a topic for the menu (or bring your own) and let the team pencil you in for your 30 minute slot. Each pod can sit 4 people.


NEW for 2024: We have extended our training program

Explore Training Options

Whether you're an industry veteran or just starting your journey, our training programs promise invaluable insights and hands-on learning experiences for all.

  • PLEXOS Fundamentals Certification
    (suitable for beginners with 0-1 year PLEXOS experience)
  • PLEXOS Advanced Training
    (Designed for experienced PLEXOS users)

Explore the drop-downs below to understand more about the training programs. 

PLEXOS Fundamentals Certification
This training will introduce modelling practices in PLEXOS for planning and operations related to renewable and hybrid energy projects. The training will cover how the entire lifecycle process is optimised, from long-term planning to short-term portfolio operations, and how it is used to power a carbon-free future.
Key Takeaways include:
  • Hands-on practice building a small power network
  • How to add external data to PLEXOS and Running the model using scenarios
  • Exercises that enhance the model using Markets and Custom Constraints
  • Explore some bulk work practices and explaining how to add detail to a system description
  • How outages are used to determine system adequacy
  • Demonstrating the importance of the MT Schedule
  • Understanding how data is handled and evaluated to generate a long-term plan
PLEXOS Advanced Training

Introducing the advanced workshops. This training will walk through modelling practices in PLEXOS for advanced power users.

Key Takeaways include:
  • Diving deeper into PLEXOS use cases
  • Explore batteries vs. hydrogen vs. pump storage vs. EVs
  • Compare performance vs. precision and analyse the LT-ST convergence
  • Investigate modelling losses, congestion, and contingency analysis
  • Examine further cloud automation/CLI, stochastics, and dashboard building
  • Dive into water values, stochastic dual dynamic programming (SDDP) and rolling horizons
  • Learn more about performance vs. precision, plus unexpected behaviors in the ST
  • Universal PLEXOS will highlight workflows around combinatorial optimization and an activity called Choose Your Team

exciting social events confirmed for 2024!

Networking Opportunities


Connect with industry peers

Due to our diverse user base spanning the whole energy value chain - Xcelerate delegates join us from a wide range of organisations, including TSOs, Utilities, Regulatory Bodies, Trading Companies, Consultancies and more. 

The Xcelerate 3-and-a-half-day agenda offers plenty of networking opportunities, from coffee breaks to lunch to our memorable evening receptions for you to make new business connections and foster existing relationships. 

Get ready to network in style, as our special event on day three will take place at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, providing a breathtaking backdrop to network with peers. 

Highlights from Xcelerate Singapore

Recap our 2023 event

Want to know more about what you'll experience at Xcelerate? Check out the recap from our event in Singapore last year. 

We're looking forward to welcoming you in 2024!


our venue

W Hotel Melbourne

We couldn't be more excited to be hosting this year's Xcelerate at the fabulous W Hotel Melbourne. The W is Melbourne’s first luxury lifestyle hotel and takes its design cues from the streets of Australia’s cultural capital.

Located on the iconic Flinders Lane, the venue is in the heart of the city and only a 35-minute taxi journey from the airport and 8-minute walk from Flinders Street railway station. 

Secure your accommodation today via the hotel website or browse other hotels nearby. 

Visa Request Letter

There are several rules when traveling the world and we'd like to try and make that a little easier for you. 

While every country is different in their requirements, we have created an official Visa Request Letter to highlight the key information required to submit your Embassy requests. Click the link to fill out the form. If you have any questions about visas or other traveling requirements, please contact the Australian embassy within your home country.  

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