Getting Ready for the UK Water Market Deregulation

water-dropletBusinesses need to start planning now for the most radical changes in the water industry for a generation. From April 2017, over 1.2 million eligible businesses and other non-household customers in England will be able to choose their supplier of water and wastewater retail services.

The smallest high street shops to the largest public authorities will be able to shop around and choose their retailer or renegotiate the existing deal.

if you prepare well for the changes in advance, deregulation of the water industry presents a fresh opportunity for your company to make significant savings when it comes to managing your utility costs.

Companies operating in multiple locations can use just one supplier rather than several, which allow them to negotiate price on a much larger volume and to simplify billing process. Some retailers will work with such clients to reduce their water bill through the introduction of water efficient kit and metering, in order to form the basis of a Water Performance Contract in which water efficiency savings will be shared by the client and the retailer.

In Scotland, where competition was introduced in 2008, Business Stream achieved more than £35 million in Water Efficiency savings, experienced a 26% increase in customer satisfaction, made available more than £30m worth of discounts, saved public sector customers more than £20m and helped customers save 16 billion litres of water and more than 28,000 tons of CO2 in the first 3 years.

Early birds in the market will snap the best deals, so don't wait until April 2017 to do your benchmark!

Day 1 - 16th November

10:30 - 11:00

Water Marketplace: What is Deregulation and What Does it Mean for Consumers

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With deregulation imminent, the session will focus on how the deregulated market will work supplying water through the deregulated retail... Read More »

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  • Adam Cooper Director for Retail Market Opening - Ofwat
11:10 - 11:40

What Opportunities Does the Water Market Deregulation Bring to Consumers

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The move to a deregulated market could be seen as just changing the name on the bill. What offerings should... Read More »

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11:50 - 12:20

Water Market Deregulation: Metering Matters

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Many water meters are hidden down flooded holes or are difficult to read. Should water meters not lead the way... Read More »

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12:30 - 13:00

Smart Management of Water Market Deregulation

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Smart Management of Water Market Deregulation from EMEX Read More »

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13:10 - 13:40

Who Owns the Water Meter Data in the Deregulated Marketplace

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Water data in the deregulated marketplace will have real value. This panel will discuss who actually owns the water data.... Read More »

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13:50 - 14:20

Water Market Deregulation – the questions an energy manager should be asking

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When the water market opens in April next year, there will be a few companies trying to offer their services.... Read More »

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15:10 - 15:40

Water Efficiency – it is all about control

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Water efficiency can come in many forms but one thing common to most of them is control. This session takes... Read More »

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Day 2 - 17th November

10:30 - 11:00

Water Market Deregulation – What it Means for the Customer

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Water Market Deregulation from EMEX Read More »

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  • Lynne Hall Business Development Manager - Water Plus
11:50 - 12:20

Water Performance Contracting – the off balance sheet solution

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Water Performance Contracting may be a much easier way of financing water, which has often been seen as the poor... Read More »

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12:30 - 13:00

Successful Water Procurement in a Changing Market

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With deregulation imminent and the ability to negotiate water supply contracts on the horizon, developing a procurement strategy to maximise... Read More »

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