Seminar List for Meeting Energy Demand

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.

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  • Stuart Duncan Flexibility Business Development Manager - DONG Energy
11:10 - 11:40

Introducing ‘Selectricity’ to your Business – Take Control of Local, Renewable Power

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As the world’s most influential companies commit to 100% renewable electricity and the concept of local, decentralised energy generation becomes reality, Good Energy launches a peer-to-peer renewable electricity trading platform in the UK. Now organisations can take control of exactly where its energy comes from. What are your sustainable goals? Do you care where your energy comes from? What do you tell your stakeholders about the power your business consumes? From zero-carbon emissions reporting to engaging with your customers, see why the world’s biggest businesses are switching to renewable electricity.

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11:50 - 12:20

Island Power Generation and Demand Side Purchasing and Selling

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Presentation on how real time demand side purchasing and selling can increase profitability of power generation.

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12:30 - 13:00

Launch of Dynamic Response Report – the Flexibility Solution

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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.

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13:10 - 13:40

How to Prepare for the Next Big Thing – Storage

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Storage will be deployed in the next few years to meet different objectives. Whether the company needs security of supply, cost control or reducing the environmental impact. Storage will be seen as the answer.

This seminar will focus on what is coming down the line and what knowledge and skills will be needed to incorporate storage into your business.

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  • Kit Oung Independent Energy Management Advisor - Energy Efficien:ology

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13:50 - 14:20

Energy Strategy: a Friend or a Foe

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This panel discussion will focus and offer useful tips on energy strategy for organisations.

What is energy strategy, how does it help your organisation and how do you develop one.

Chairman

  • Kit Oung Independent Energy Management Advisor - Energy Efficien:ology

Panellists

  • Richard Frost Energy and Carbon Manager - Queen Mary University of London
  • Scott Armstrong Group Head of Energy and Sustainability and ESOS Lead Assessor - Bourne Leisure
14:30 - 15:00

Lessons Learnt on Implementing ISO14001

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Costa Express with the support of the ‘Simply Sustainable Ltd’ implemented the revised ISO14001 standard in the summer of 2016. Nicola and Mark will give an insight into their journey of implementing the new ISO14001 standard and an overview of their thoughts and experiences of the impact the new standard can have if implemented well into a company.

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15:10 - 15:40

Energy Storage Innovation – Li-ion and beyond

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Removing carbon from the processes which are essential to our modern world will be one of our generation's defining challenges. Central to this goal will be the role of Energy Storage within our modern infrastructure. Energy storage will need to be placed at all parts in our infrastructure - both in front and behind the meter applications will be key. These diverse applications will need a portfolio of technologies to deliver services to a range of customers. In this talk we explore some innovation possibilities with a focus on (a) Li-ion roadmap and the role of digitisation, (b) Flow batteries for longer term storage and finally (c) Power2X technologies for Energy Reserve and Chemical Industry.

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  • Dr Tim Hughes Principal Scientist Energy Storage - Siemens Corporate Technology
15:45 - 16:00

Network Charging Policy – The Small Print

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An insightful look at the key rules and regulations underpinning DUoS (Distribution Use of System) charges – typically 20 to 25% of the electricity bill. Learn about how the regulation is set and amended, opportunities and risks for your energy users, and get an update on recent and current changes and how they could impact you.
The session will cover:
A clear explanation of the lesser-known process behind setting and amending network charging methodologies, so you can understand the method behind your bills
A guide to getting heard in the industry as a customer, how you can get involved in the regulatory process
Opportunities and risks for businesses within the area of electricity network charges, that you need to be aware of
A summary of some of the key changes currently under discussion within electricity network charging policy, and how they could impact you.

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16:05 - 16:20

Monitoring of Business Energy Performance for Fit-out Redevelopment Potential and Behaviour Change – a case study

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In 2014, Heathrow’s Terminal 2 Retail Fit-out Sustainability Project won the ‘Most energy efficient project of the year’ at the Environment and Energy Awards. This was for Discovery Mill’s approach and the work the Heathrow team collaboratively achieved with Heathrow’s retail business partners in reducing energy usage in T2 Retail. Predicted energy savings were assessed to be 17-24% compared to existing Terminal 5 operations, with additional direct savings for Heathrow through reduced central building plant consumption as well as reduced infrastructure costs.

Now it’s been over a year since the new Terminal 2 has been open and operational, we have been monitoring the energy performance of some of the restaurants within T2 and across the rest of the airport to assess energy performance and future potential. This is also feeding into a new behaviour change programme that the Heathrow Commercial team has launched with the Sustainable Restaurants Association: ‘Ingredients for success’.

James Brittain, the Discovery Mill and James Wright, representing the client, will share some of the lessons learnt and opportunities highlighted both during the T2 fit-out project and the more recent monitoring study.

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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.

Speaker

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

Opportunities for Energy Users in Demand Side Response

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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.

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11:10 - 11:40

Enrich Not Exploit (It’s in our hands)

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of The Body Shop, the revolutionary brand that pioneered social activism and was built on a philosophy that business can be a force for good. In celebration of the anniversary, The Body Shop recently launched its new Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment, with a set of targets to help The Body Shop become the world’s most ethical and sustainable global business. At this session, Simon will explain how The Body Shop is looking to reduce its environmental footprint and start on its journey to achieving true sustainability.

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  • Simon Locke International Environmental Sustainability Manager - The Body Shop International
11:50 - 12:20

Energy Management at Unite Students: it is Up to uS…

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The session will cover:

  • Introduction to Unite Students
  • Overview of our Up to uS Responsible Business Strategy
  • Detail of our Energy & Environment strategy
  • Unite Students Building Water & Energy Efficiency Programme
  • Identifying energy saving opportunities & solutions
  • Implementation and compliance

Speakers

  • Lauren Rowe Sustainability Engagement Supervisor - Unite Students
  • View full profile for Gareth ChaplinGareth Chaplin Technical Solutions Manager - Unite Students
  • James Tiernan Group Energy & Environment Manager - Unite Students
12:30 - 13:00

Energy for Londoners – Making London a resilient, sustainable and resource efficient city

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The Mayor of London works to make London a more resilient, sustainable and resource efficient city, where businesses want to be based and where people want to live and work.

To achieve the Mayor’s vision for the environment, the GLA develops and delivers a set of results-focused programmes. These programmes also create jobs and attract investment in areas such as waste recycling, water, green infrastructure, energy and the low carbon and green economy.

RE:FIT and RE:NEW are the Mayor of London award-winning programmes to help make London homes, non-domestic buildings and assets more energy efficient by cutting carbon emissions and energy bills. These programmes support organisations to develop and bring their energy efficiency projects to market.

The Mayor’s DEPDU Successor programme – 50% funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - is set up to support the Mayor’s target of 25 per cent of London’s energy to be generated through Decentralised Energy (DE) by 2025. The programme supports others to develop and bring their DE projects to market.

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  • Alex Hobley Senior Project Officer – Programme Delivery (Sustainable Energy) - Greater London Authority
  • Kore Mason RE:NEW Programme Director - Greater London Authority
  • Virginie Caujolle-Pradenc RE:FIT Programme Director - Greater London Authority
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)
13:50 - 14:20

Development of Battery Technology Over the Next Five Years

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There have been enormous advances in battery technology up to date, this seminar looks at what has been achieved, what is possible and whether the economic model matches up.

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Speakers

  • Dr Ryan Bayliss Oxford Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy - University of Oxford
  • Dr john rhysDr John Rhys Lead Researcher, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy - University of Oxford
14:30 - 15:00

Battery Storage Can Work in Every Level from Large to Small Companies to SMEs

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Batteries could be set to revolutionise the way we use the grid. The commercial sector only represents around 30% of electricity used. Is the secret to balancing the grid in the domestic sector?

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15:10 - 15:40

Securing a yes from your CFO for your Energy Management Business Plan: DSR Case Study

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