A glimpse into the EMEX 2016 seminar programme

EMEX 2016 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:

Energy Management as a Profession Theatre

EMEX 1127Chris Mayhew, Operations Improvement Manager at British Sugar will deliver a presentation on the energy management culture within British Sugar in a presentation titled Creating an Energy Culture.

Dominic Pybus, Energy and Utilities Advisor at the House of Commons will highlight issues and challenges of starting a career in energy management, proposing that there is not always the need to have an engineering degree in the Trials and Tribulations of Getting into Energy Management.

Iain Paterson, M&E Projects and Energy Manager at Pirbright Institute will outline some of the potential advantages to both businesses and energy managers of direct employment of an energy manager/ engineer in the appropriately named Benefits Of An In House Energy Engineer presentation.

Representatives from the EMA Board of Directors, including Kit Oung, Director at Energy Efficien:ology; Stuart Kirk, Director at Enerlyse Ltd; Wendi Wheeler, Energy & Carbon Strategy Manager at Network Rail and Roger Low, Energy Manager at Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), Ministry of Defence will discuss findings from a survey on opinions, attitudes and practices in energy, environment and sustainability during a panel session: The Future of the Energy Management Profession.

Utilities and Energy Services Theatre

IMG_5952Lord Redesdale, CEO of the Energy Managers Association will chair
a panel discussion on the topic of the deregulation of the water marketplace that is coming into effect in April 2017 titled What Opportunities Does the Water Marketplace Deregulation Bring to Consumers?

Nicky Maclaurin, Associate Director at Savills will focus, in a presentation titled - Practical Procurement Solutions to Drive Down Costs on procurement and billing, centred around cost saving measures that influence the tariff. Also how to drive savings in the energy bill, specifically focusing on low hanging fruit that does not require investment.

Mark Taylor, Director at Taylor Made Energy Solutions will deliver a presentation on water efficiency solutions for companies to adopt with the focus on control systems as the main issue of water wastage in a presentation titled Water Efficiency - it’s all about control.

Meeting Energy Demand Theatre

EMEX 1104Nicola Stopps, Director at Simply Sustainable will share lessons learnt from implementation of the ISO14001 International Standard at the UK’s leading self-serve coffee bar.

Lord Redesdale, CEO of the Energy Managers Association and Martin Cook, Head of Business Development at National Grid will launch the interim report of the EMA Dynamic Response working group and discuss a set of tools and processes that enable and incentivise an organisation to manage its electricity demand from the electricity grid
at peak times in a session titled Dynamic Response – The Flexibility Solution.

Professor Ian Bitterlin, Principal at Critical Facilities Consulting Ltd and a visiting Professor to the University of Leeds will present on the Power Growth in Data Centres - What Does the Future Look Like? A study focused on Japan suggests that its data centres would consume its entire electricity supply by 2030 if growth continues at today’s rate. He will discuss what the future hold for us.

Technology and Innovation Theatre

IMG_6260Tim James, Energy Manager at the Port of Milford Haven will present on the topic of the Haven Energy Bridge - Electrolysing Renewable Generation to Inject Hydrogen into the NTS. The project is expected to utilise renewable generation from the Port’s 5MWp solar farm to produce hydrogen, for storage and to demonstrate the flexibility of hydrogen as an energy carrier, relieving grid constraints and enabling more generation onto an alternative energy network.

Helen McHugh, Head of New Product Research at Ebm-papst UK Ltd will present a series of case studies from telecommunications, datacentres, & retail companies in a presentation titled Retrofitting a Buildings HVAC Significantly Reduces Energy Consumption, with focus on project execution, power consumption before and after and further benefits such as improved monitoring and preventative maintenance.

Chris Coath, Head of Energy at NG Bailey and Charles Sainsbury, Energy Manager at Land Securities will provide the latest trends in a presentation on Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings for the Future, focusing on how collating and analysing building data can help businesses to reduce the environmental and commercial impact of energy usage through a focus on asset optimisation, asset upgrade and behavioural change.