Seminar List for Renewable

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.

Speaker

  • 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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13:10 - 13:40

Haven Energy Bridge – Electrolysing Renewable Generation to Inject Hydrogen into the NTS

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The Port are working in partnership with National Grid Gas Transmission for an innovation project submitted for Funding under the Network Innovation Competition 2016. 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 that address' the UK's carbon plan.

Once in storage the hydrogen can be used for one of three things.
1. Injection into National Grid's NTS system.
2. Provide base load generation to private wire fed commercial and retail area via fuel cells.
3. used as a transport fuel.

The project is expected to inform any derogation in the GSMR Limits for % hydrogen permissible in the gas system and could enable GW's of renewable capacity to connect.

Speakers

  • Tim James Energy Manager - Port of Milford Haven
  • Tamsin Kashap Gas Transmission Innovation Manager - National Grid
10:30 - 11:00

Getting most out of bio-energy on industrial sites

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Businesses in the food and drink sector can generate bio-energy from their bio-degradable residues. On-site Anaerobic Digestion of food processing residues can produce biogas for factory use. If deployed more widely on industrial sites it will reduce reliance on fossil fuels and help cut GHG emissions. One of Britain’s most advanced on-site Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants, located at First Milk’s Aspatria creamery, is the largest AD plant on a creamery site in Europe.

In addition to information on this and other similar projects, the session will examine how businesses can optimise use of the biogas.In addition to generating electricity in a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engine, or heat from a boiler, gas can be upgraded to biomethane, to supply the gas grid or for use as vehicle fuel.

The speakers will provide information on energy options that can be combined with on-site industrial anaerobic digestion.

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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.

Speaker

  • Simon Locke International Environmental Sustainability Manager - The Body Shop International
12:30 - 13:00

The Future of Renewable Energy

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What is the impact of Renewable energy on the National Grid and how will the Grid have developed in order to meet with future needs?

Historically utilities were driven by two goals.
1. Expansion of energy generation, driving the distribution infrastructure.
2. Improving operational efficiency.

A primary disruptor to the traditional operational and business models is the rapid growth in decentralised renewable energy generation, local energy storage, demand side off-setting, with advanced analytical monitoring and control systems paving the way to Smart cities. Creating an unprecedented opportunity for innovation through efficient generation, management and distribution of electricity.

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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)
15:25 - 15:40

Owen Square Community Energy Project

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This summer a pioneering energy system was put into service at Owen Square, Bristol. Solar panels on the top of Easton Community Centre are used extract heat from the air using an air source heat pump, pass it through the ground and store it as heat in the soil. The heat is stored in pipes in Owen Square and radiated through the soil before other pipes pump the heat back into the community centre through water.

Speakers

  • David Tudgey Project Development Officer - Easton Energy Group
  • Damon Rand Co-founder and Head of Product - Clean Energy Prospector