Seminar List for Renewables, Supply and Storage

10:30 - 11:00

The UK’s Energy Transition is Here: How Can Energy Innovation Futureproof your Business?

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In January 2017, as part of its commitment to reduce industrial energy costs and decarbonise the UK economy, the Government committed £28 million to energy innovation projects. That, and many other statistics show just how fast innovation is coming to our shores. Ofgem figures suggest innovation by energy networks has already enabled close to £1bn of cost savings between now and 2023.

Clearly then, innovation can mean huge wins for business. But, the Grantham Institute (GI) suggests 13 of the UK's 15 largest industrial sectors are less effective than global competitors at low carbon innovation.

From DSR, to storage, to EVs. In this session Richard Hughes, Director of Sales and Marketing at EDF Energy, will talk through the key energy innovations affecting British businesses and why your business should be taking part.

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11:10 - 11:40

Making Battery Storage Work for your Business

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Battery storage will be key to enabling a transition to a smart, flexible energy system. For business, storage can be used to increase consumption of on-site renewable generation Energy, reduce network charges and generate additional income by providing services to the National grid. But what innovative business models will accelerate this transition and put the business community at the heart of the change?

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11:50 - 12:20

The Essential Role of Flexibility in our Energy Future

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As our energy infrastructure evolves, the role of the consumer is also undergoing a dramatic shift. No longer simply energy users, the new energy ‘pro-sumer’ has a part to play in ensuring the security, sustainability and cost-efficiency of our energy system. For those who engage, rewards are available and often significant.

This session will begin by briefly examining the issues driving change in the energy marketplace, before examining the flexibility options available. He will explore how obstacles to flexibility can be overcome and how getting involved can help businesses unlock real value. The session will provide real-life case studies and explore the commercial benefit of different types of flexible energy management, which forward-facing businesses are already using to cut costs and create brand new revenue streams.

This session will also provide insight into the innovation that is enabling change in the energy industry and look at how investment by energy companies can help businesses get onboard and become a part of a better, greener energy future.

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12:30 - 13:00

Making the Most of on-site Renewables

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As the pace of change accelerates, all property stakeholders need to be aware of the potential for solutions to address the demands of changing energy costs, consistency of supply, increasingly onerous environmental standards and the pressures of competition. The development of onsite renewable technologies is now challenging more traditional solutions and previous thinking.

This session 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.

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  • Michelle T Davies Partner and International Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability - Eversheds Sutherland LLP
  • Michael Beale Head of Development UK - Lightsource
13:10 - 13:40

Balancing Mechanism Units: the Main Income Stream for Battery Storage

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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.

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13:50 - 14:20

How to Future-Proof Electric Charging Points

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Have you ever been asked: “Do we buy and install the current big charging boxes or wait on induction charging or the next 'big thing’?”
This seminar will discuss this question and the challenge the UK is facing in the development of a reliable, future proof charging infrastructure aimed at the users and solid data dissemination to prove carbon reduction for businesses.

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14:30 - 15:00

The Basics of Battery Storage Technology

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Much has been said about the battery storage technology, however what are the main factors that should be taken into consideration to ensure a successfully implementation? This seminar will give the basic understanding of how the technology works and the opportunities and limitations it represents.

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  • John RobbJohn Robb Segment Director, Commercial Buildings EMEA - Eaton Electric Ltd
  • Michael Clark Chief Technology Officer - Become Energy
15:10 - 15:40

How a Single Infrastructure Decision Saves Universities in Excess of £50,000

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Drawing on extensive case studies and sector specific reference projects, this interactive session will outline the substantial yet often overlooked energy saving opportunities through MV supply transformers.

Delegates will gain a basic understanding of super low loss amorphous technology and see examples of energy savings that have been achieved in past installations.

The session will include first-hand experience from forward thinking Universities that already benefit from the technology and provide a platform for exchanging best practice as well as an opportunity to ask questions.

In addition we’ll examine how publishing a design guide including details for transformer specification avoids costly mistakes and ensures compliance to help you make the most of your energy supply going forward.

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  • Phil HuntPhil Hunt Head of Sustainability, Utilities and Engineering - University of East Anglia
  • Lore GrohmannDr Lore Grohmann Marketing Manager - Wilson Power Solutions
15:50 - 16:20

Improving Energy Productivity through Energy Efficiency and Renewables for your Portfolio

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The trend towards renewable energy nationally and globally is in full flow – and there are significant advantages for individual businesses too. But how can you make best use of these new technologies – and how might your sites need to adapt to optimise renewable energy use? Helen Troup from Carbon Smart will present the latest in renewable energy generation technologies together with strategies for how energy efficiency can further boost their performance and impact for your portfolio.

Helen will consider how existing building fabric impacts renewables performance, and how efficiency measures could be optimally combined with generation to reduce energy consumption, maximise generation, cut carbon emissions, and improve portfolio performance. She will also discuss what pitfalls to avoid and how to present the opportunity internally and externally to secure support. Case studies include retail sites, small businesses, distribution centres and housing association stock.

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10:30 - 11:00

Decarbonising Process Heat Applications via the Use of Biomass CHP

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Process heat and steam is very difficult to decarbonise. The UK remains behind its 2020 target for renewable heat and biomass CHP is a great way to close the gap.

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  • Mark Tarry Chief Financial Officer - Aggregated Micro Power Holdings plc
11:10 - 11:40

The Economics of Linking your Organisation to Renewables

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Power Purchase Agreements link energy users to the renewable infrastructure. This seminar will look at the financial implications of signing a PPA and how to get the best deal.

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  • stuart kirkStuart Kirk Chief Operating Officer - Circle Green Energy Services Limited

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11:50 - 12:20

Heat Networks Outside Major Cities – The Challenges and Opportunities

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Heat networks are typically associated with major urban centres, where the high density of buildings strongly supports the business case. However, if the UK is to meet its carbon budgets, then heat networks also have a role in smaller urban areas and new developments. The challenges and opportunities of developing heat networks in theses settings will be covered in this session, reflecting on the experience of two heat network studies in smaller urban areas.

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12:30 - 13:00

Energy as a Service: Cutting Energy Spend and CO2 without Risk or Big Investment

The UK energy marketplace is undergoing a massive transition. As a result, we are seeing prices rise and market volatility increase. The cost of technology is also falling rapidly, making significant commercial opportunity available to businesses that use new technology to optimise processes, lower their bills and improve their environmental profile.

During this session, Ivan will examine the changing dynamic between the customer and their energy supplier, challenging suppliers to help businesses overcome the obstacles to smarter energy management. He’ll take a close look at whether it’s possible to reduce your energy bill, whilst also reducing CO2 emissions and mitigating potential risks, all without the need for big investment.

Reducing the corporate or industrial bill is no trivial matter, and there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. However, as technology advances and the dynamic between customer and supplier evolves, it is possible for companies like Dong Energy to become more than just a supplier. By assuming a greater proportion of the responsibility for the risks surrounding energy management, we can also increase the benefit to customers.

Ivan will explore how businesses can work with their supplier to take a fresh approach to energy management, explaining how Ørsted is taking radical new steps to help customers hand over the risks associated with procurement, on-site generation, energy efficiency and smarter energy management, enabling them to cut costs, boost their green credentials and achieve maximum commercial benefit.

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13:10 - 13:40

Battery Storage for Business

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Much has been said about the battery storage technology, however what are the main factors that should be taken into consideration to ensure a successfully implementation? This seminar will give the basic understanding of how the technology works and the opportunities and limitations it represents.

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13:50 - 14:20

The Rise and Rise of Non-Commodity Charges

To be presented as a journey through time, 'The Rise and Rise of Non-Commodity Charges' will chart the progress of this element of your energy bill up to today, with a forecast for future trends.

  1. Why each of the elements that make up the non-commodity charge have risen?
  2. How these charges have impacted customers?
  3. What you can do about them?

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