Seminar List for Technology & Innovation

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

Speakers

  • 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
11:10 - 11:40

EMA Energy Manager’s Guide to Building Controls

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The control of energy in non-domestic buildings is generally poor, despite the availability of a range of tried and tested systems incorporating both established and innovative technologies. Although the installation of HVAC zone controls, optimising controllers (for Wet Heating Systems) and lighting controls is encouraged by the building codes, their requirements are basic. As a result, specifications are often limited to the minimum requirements, and superior technologies, such as pre-programmed packaged Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) and Demand Control Ventilation (DCV), are ignored.

The EMA Energy Manager’s Guide to Building Controls is designed to give you some basic information and guidance on understanding the options and how to approach the procurement of building controls. The control of energy in buildings is generally poor, despite the availability of a range of tried and tested systems incorporating both mature and innovative technologies. The main reason for the application of minimum requirements is the perceived overly technical nature of the solutions and hence the resulting complexity issues when operating them.

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  • Dr-Andrew-LewryDr Andrew Lewry CEng Principal Consultant, Sustainable Energy Team (SET) - Building Research Establishment (BRE)
11:50 - 12:20

Making the Most from Metering

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Utility Metering is often under used in building, very rarely do system operate to the full capabilities that a metering system can provide. Metering shouldn't just be used for providing recharges, but also energy management, occupier engagement, but also used in cost effective life cycle plant replacement. This session is about sharing some the of best practices and benefits this brings to our clients and occupiers.

Speaker

  • Phil DraperPhilip Draper Senior Technical and Sustainability Manager - Broadgate Estates
12:30 - 13:00

Lighting, the Logical Start Point for any Energy Retrofit Project

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Lighting typically consumes 30% of the energy in a building and by retrofitting a building with the latest LED and controls technology can typically reduce this by 80% with a payback time of <3 years. New business models such as lighting as a Service, EMC and financing mean that a typical lighting retrofit project can now be done CAPEX neutral by financing it from the energy savings. This however is only the beginning: the latest lighting control systems do not only achieve significant energy reductions, they also enable you to monitor the usage of your real estate, enabling significant further energy saving opportunities such as: reducing heating costs, M2/employees, cleaning and food production and many others. In this session some of the key innovators from the lighting and energy space will discuss the latest trends in lighting, lighting controls and business models and the opportunities it creates for energy managers.

Chairman

  • Bastiaan De Groot Global Director Smart Lighting and New Business Development - Feilo Sylvania

Panellist

  • Craig Allan UK Business Development Manager - Organic Response
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
13:50 - 14:20

Energy Circles: Leveraging a New Framework of Technology, People & Processes in the Energy Performance of Buildings

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The session will showcase through a live case, the importance of making the various circles of influence intersect optimally. These circles of influence are Facility Management Circle, Remote Monitoring Circle, Compliance & Reporting Circle, Management Circle, Finance Circle.

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  • Kanishka MisalKanishka Misal Head of Product - Energy Solutions - Tata Consultancy Services
14:30 - 15:00

How to Deploy Energy Storage Technology at the Enterprise Level – Case Study

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The financial justification for the roll out of battery based storage technology to large and medium sized companies is becoming increasingly compelling. Such systems will allow  time shifting of demand enabling  an enterprise to take advantage of low priced electricity as well as avoiding expensive electricity and surcharges during periods of high network usage. These benefits can be enjoyed by the enterprise without the need to resort to demand reduction which could impact on the operation of the business. This session focusses on the choices and options concerning the deployment of battery based storage systems and how this new technology can be cost effectively rolled out, at enterprise level, illustrated with some case studies of deployed systems.

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15:10 - 15:40

Unlocking the Innovation Hidden within Today’s Variable-Speed Drives

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It is more than 40 years since the technology of variable-speed drives (VSDs) entered the market. Yet despite electric motors accounting for some 65 percent of industrial energy consumption, only 5 percent of installed motors are speed controlled. While not all motors are suitable for speed control, there is still a large proportion that could be. Yet when asked what is the most effective way to reduce energy, UK business responded with “change energy supplier”. Without doubt the most effective way to get real energy savings is to install energy efficient motors and VSDs. In this presentation John Guthrie looks at the impact of VSDs on a diverse range of sectors, offering real examples from hospitals and swimming pools to data centres and car parks. He introduces a simple half-day energy assessment for motor-driven applications that qualifies towards an ESOS assessment. Also highlighted are the common (and not so common) myths and misconceptions that commerce and industry face when using VSDs. And 40 years on the technology within today’s VSDs is far more powerful than ever, yet how many people fully know about these new innovations?

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15:45 - 16:00

Why Super Low Loss Amorphous Transformers are a Non-brainer for Britain’s Leading Universities

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Supply transformers are a common piece of electrical infrastructure on campuses across the UK. Despite some major advancements in super low loss technology, old and inefficient transformers continue to waste thousands of pounds in avoidable electricity costs each year. This session will showcase energy saving capabilities of modern supply transformers and provide you with the opportunity to get best practice advice and first-hand experience from a senior engineer in the estates and environment department of one of Britain’s leading Universities.

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16:05 - 16:20

Case Study Findings from a Novel BEMS Installation for Small and Temporary Commercial Buildings

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This session will report on the major findings from two unique BEMS case studies. Context of the studies that utilised TerOpta’s innovative BEMS, specifically adapted for small-scale modular implementation, will be outlined. Details of the power line carrier technology that was used to control connected devices and enable communication throughout the buildings will be shown. Further, the lighting and HVAC energy savings identified will be presented, as well as future energy saving potential.

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16:25 - 16:40

How 7-Eleven is Achieving a 50% ROI with Real-time Energy Management

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Following a trial in 4 stores that delivered a 50% return on investment, 7-Eleven is now installing a real-time energy management system across their entire Danish estate and has commenced further trials in Norway and Sweden.
This session will feature live data that will not only demonstrate how the savings are being achieved but also the additional benefits of this approach such as occupant engagement, pre-emptive maintenance, compliance with legislation and the meeting of CSR targets.
An insightful presentation for anyone responsible for managing energy across commercial multi-site estates.

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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

Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings for the Future

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NG Bailey, the UK’s largest independent engineering, IT and facilities services business, has worked in partnership with Land Securities to deliver an energy reduction scheme, which resulted in a nine per cent fall in energy use at a number of key London sites – including 80-100 Victoria and New Street Square. The scheme will now be rolled out across a number of other properties in the Land Securities portfolio.

Through a joint presentation NG Bailey and Land Securities will look at how collating and analysing building data can help businesses to reduce the environmental and commercial impact of energy usage through a focus on asset optimisation, asset upgrade and behavioural change.

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11:50 - 12:20

The Benefits of Remote Energy Management

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The Session will cover:
- Energy efficiency programmes for building portfolios
- Key technologies
- Remote energy management, optimisation and maintenance

Speaker

  • David Lewis Managing Director - Matrix – a company of E.ON
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

Demonstrating Energy Excellence: Increasing Investment Yield – What Every Facility Manager Needs to Know

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Here we demonstrate the tangible link between energy best practice and the overall value of a property. The role of Facility Managers is evolving with ever-increasing pressure from investors wanting to maximise yield. This session explores the 4 key areas that directly impact energy management within the built environment and provides a comprehensive solution to meeting the objectives of all stakeholders in the building life cycle.

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13:50 - 14:20

Case Studies: Retrofitting a Buildings HVAC Significantly Reduces Energy Consumption

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The presentation looks at a number of case studies, showing how leading telecommunications, data centres, & retail companies have significantly reduced their energy consumption by retrofitting EC fan technology into their existing HVAC equipment.

The two case studies that will be discussed are sites managed by CBRE and look at the energy savings on the existing HVAC equipment.  In both cases energy savings in the region of 70% were achieved on the HVAC equipment.
1. Data Centre cooling for large investment bank - ( CRAC units - Computer room air conditioning)
2. London HQ building for major financial services company - (FCU’s – Fan Coil units)

The case studies explain how the projects were completed, look at power consumption before & after, with the resulting significant energy savings together with excellent ROI’s. In addition, further benefits such as improved monitoring and preventative maintenance are also discussed.

Speakers

  • Helen McHugh Head of New Product Research - ebm-papst UK
  • Ian ShawIan Shaw Energy Manager and Head of Technical (Energy) Development - CBRE
14:30 - 15:00

Energy Efficiency through Lighting has ‘come of age’ – it’s time to make the most of it

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The lighting revolution is here offering a wealth of benefits and opportunities but are we making the most of the potential for Energy Efficiency.

Paul Stearman: Just another Light Source so why not use it and reap the benefits

Julie Humphreys: The need to understand how to make the most of the Energy Efficient Lighting

Richard Felgate: Time to move on, lighting has changed and whether you are an early or late adopter of it, the benefits of Energy Efficiency benefits are well proven.

Speakers

15:05 - 15:20

Case Study – The Importance of Thermal Storage in Managing the Energy in the Built Environment

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In calculating how much it takes to heat and cool a building, it is important to understand the building's thermal storage capacity. This lecture looks at different types of buildings and how they retain temperature depending on what they are made of.

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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