Seminar List for Demand-Side Response

10:30 - 11:00

Case Study – Demand Side Response and How it Can Work for you

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Session takeaway:

· What is DSR and why is it important?
· What is E.ON doing with DSR?
· Case study – Citigen
· Overview of financial and renewable benefits of DSR
· Implementing DSR – next steps to take


  • Yasmin Ali Energy Control Room Manager - E.ON
  • Brian Lonn Team Leader Sales and Origination UK, E.ON – Virtual Power Plant and Flexibility - E.ON Connecting Energies
10:30 - 11:00

New Revenue and Cost Savings Opportunities – Realising the Value of Flexibility

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The UK energy market is entering a new era. With an increase in the proportion of renewable generation, there is a movement towards greater interactivity between consumers and the network.

By unlocking flexibility within their portfolios, large energy users can help contribute to a more sustainable energy future and generate new revenue.

With the launch of National Grid’s Power Responsive programme, along with a multitude of industry studies looking at how the UK can embrace flexibility, a range of options now exists in the market place for businesses to get involved.

In this session, Jeff will look at how large business users can contribute to the development of a more cost-effective, sustainable energy system, and will draw on a live example to demonstrate the value that flexibility can bring to organisations.


  • Stuart Duncan Flexibility Business Development Manager - DONG Energy
12:30 - 13:00

Launch of Dynamic Response Report – the Flexibility Solution


Battery storage is a technology every organisation will be using in the next 10 years. Dynamic Response is designed to replace excess generation with demand reduction to level the grid. The launch of the Dynamic Response will set out a pathway that would allow companies to help load shift power from off peak periods to peak periods.


16:25 - 16:40

Case Study: Ensuring Security of Supply Through Flexibility

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Brexit poses many risks to solving the energy trilemma and has created even more uncertainty about what our future energy mix will look like. However, the benefits of flexibility and the role it has to play in balancing the grid is already very clear, and growth in this area will continue despite wider market volatility.

As this flexibility becomes crucial to maintaining security of supply, it is incumbent on big businesses to do their part and be more responsible in managing their energy consumption. Companies will differ in how they can reduce demand and shift consumption out of peak times, but there will be direct benefits for the businesses that embrace it – both savings on energy bills and additional financial incentives for supporting the grid.

In this session we will cover some of the schemes available for consumers with dynamic energy consumption, and the benefits of working with a supplier to integrate flexibility with procurement to ensure the best possible returns.


  • Robert Owens Vice President, Demand Side Management - SmartestEnergy
10:30 - 11:00

Opportunities for Energy Users in Demand Side Response


The National Grid System Operator view of a changing electricity system, and what this means for the role of flexible electricity. In particular, the opportunities this creates for energy managers to earn revenue/save costs from their flexibility.

The lecture will offer an overview of the Power Responsive programme facilitated by National Grid which aims to support growth of participation from energy users, and how they could get involved.


13:10 - 13:40

Business Energy Efficiency Tax Review One Year On

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  • Gary Shanahan Head, Business Energy Tax and Reporting - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)