A glimpse into EMEX 2017 seminar programme

EMEX 2017 is returning to the ExCeL Centre, London this November and there will be a packed programme for attendees spread across four free-to-attend seminar theatres including the opportunity to hear from industry experts and peers.

There are also over one hundred exhibiting companies offering both products and services to help businesses reduce their energy consumption and expenditure. Here are a few of the seminar highlights:

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Theatre

EMEX 1127Stakeholders: Opportunities lost in translation?

Matthew Gee, Energy Reporting & Regulation Manager at Thames Water will share tips, and explore how stakeholders can block or unlock the energy saving opportunities you want to get off the ground. He will draw on years of energy management experience in a complex, multi-site, regulated environment and will use a diverse selection of case studies ranging from reporting, behaviour change, capital investment, and renewables.

Lessons from Universities on Energy Management

Universities are large complex organisations and their governance is often less then logical. Rachel Ward, Sustainability Manager at London Metropolitan University; Tristan Wolfe, Energy Manager at University of Aberdeen and Ian Lane, Head of Sustainability at University of the Arts London will share some lessons learnt from their work at major universities.

Take Opportunities to Gain Buy-in to your Energy Projects

Luke Richardson, Environmental Partnership Manager at Virgin Trains East Coast, will share his approach and outline the key learning points he has identified in securing successful bids and persuading directors, managers and operational staff to engage with energy and environment issues.

Water and Energy Strategy Theatre

IMG_5952The Retail Water Market

The deregulation of the water retail market in April 2017 opened up competition to non-household customers. Evan Joanette, Policy Manager at the Consumer Council for Water will animate two panel discussions looking at the challenges and the opportunities from the end users and the retailers perspectives.

What is Driving Energy Efficiency in the UK

Lord Redesdale, Chief Executive of the EMA will moderate a session with a panel including Phil Gilbert Director of Energy Solutions at E.ON. The panel will discuss pressing issues for the energy management community, and how to influence key decision makers within their organisation. The panel will focus on the findings from the 2017 EMA/EON research project, their own experiences and how this can help businesses to overcome barriers to improving energy efficiency in companies in the UK.

An Update on Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting, ESOS, CCA and CRC schemes

Gary Shanahan, Head of Business and Industrial Energy Efficiency, Tax and Reporting at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), will provide an update on business and industrial energy efficiency, including the development of a streamlined energy and carbon reporting, preparations for the next phase of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and progress on the Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) and the CRC Energy Efficiency Schemes.

Controlling the Energy Cost through a Waste Strategy Plan

With Ethan O’Brien Carbon Management Advisor at Cory Riverside Energy and Gordon Walker, Environmental Manager at Northern Powergrid.

Facilities, Technology and Innovation Theatre

IMG_6260Collaboration Delivers Innovative Energy and FM Savings at Harrogate & District NHS Trust

Tim Gray, Senior Energy Engineer at Imtech, will reveal how Harrogate’s Estates team and Imtech’s Engineering Services team have collaborated within the Carbon Energy Fund (CEF) framework to identify, design and install numerous innovative improvements to the mechanical and electrical systems across the hospital, with the guaranteed savings from energy and the reduced maintenance costs providing financial and carbon benefits to the Trust.

Case Study: Maximising the Total Value of your Demand-Side Flexibility

Richard Eaton, Energy Manager at the Aggregate Industries, will explain how new technology is enabling the company to coordinate assets across multiple sites and markets to maximise the value of their total flexibility in order to reduce costs, emissions, and carbon.

Optimising Buildings through BeMS Analytics

Paul Thomas, Energy & Environment Manager - SuperGroup Plc and Gary Bark, Managing Director at Optimised Buildings will provide early results on the recent deployment of an advanced cloud-based platform to monitor and manage 26 ‘Superdry’ stores.

Promoting Collaboration in Energy across the Organisation

Simon Davey, Environmental Manager at Freedom Leisure and Ben Dhesi, Managing Director at Pulse Business Energy will give practical advice on how to drive efficiency and promote collaboration through the central management of data.

Renewables, Supply & Storage Theatre

EMEX 1104Making the Most of on-site Renewables

The development of onsite renewable technologies is now challenging more traditional solutions and previous thinking. Tim Pollard, Head of Sustainability at Wolseley UK; Michelle Davies, Partner and International Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability at Eversheds Sutherland LLP; and Michael Beale, Head of Development UK at Lightsource, will help interested parties to understand the latest developments in the fast moving renewables sector with a view forwards towards complete decarbonisation of power and heat.

The Basics of Battery Storage Technology

Robert Williams, General Manager, Procurement at BT and Michael Clark, Technical Director and Partner at Become Energy, will provide you with the basics of battery storage technology for a successfully implementation.

Balancing Mechanism Units: the Main Income Stream for Battery Storage

Making battery income stream stuck up has been difficult. Trading energy demand reduction through the use of batteries and trading that reduction through Balancing Mechanism Units makes the income from batteries very attractive. This seminar explores how changes in the electricity codes are developing. With Lord Rupert Redesdale, CEO at the EMA; and Craig Wollaston, Global Product Manager at SolaX Power Europe Ltd

Flexible Power Zone

Brought to you by Power Responsive (National Grid)

The Flexible Power Zone has be designed to provide an opportunity for those looking to broaden their understanding of DSR and flexibility opportunities to meet with the experts in the field. A dozen participating DSR and Battery Storage partners of National Grid will each give a presentation (schedule below) and be available to talk with you one on one. It’s your opportunity to find a supplier that talks your language and makes sense for your business.

Businesses of all shapes and sizes can make money, reduce their bills and cut their carbon footprint by getting involved in demand side flexibility.