Seminar List for Water & Energy Strategy

10:30 - 11:15

Are Retail Service Providers Delivering Expected Benefits in the New Competitive Water Market?

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The deregulation of the water retail market in April 2017 opened up competition to non-household customers. For the first time in the English water market, businesses gained the opportunity to shop around for better deals on price and service from over 20 retailers from across the country.

Our panel of retail representatives, some associated with well-known water companies and others completely new, will discuss whether the market has so far delivered on its promises. Don’t miss your opportunity to challenge the panelists to tell you what benefits you should expect from them if you decide to switch your service provider.

Chairman

Panellists

11:25 - 12:10

The Retail Water Market: End Users Wade in and Share Their Experience

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In April 2017, the water retail market went through its biggest transformation since privatisation when it opened to non-household competition between water and wastewater retail service providers in England. Over 20 retailers now operate in a market vying for the interests of 1.2 million businesses, charities and public sector bodies. The Government hopes that competition will lead to better customer service, lower costs and more innovation in the water industry.

Our panel of business customers will explore how they approached this opportunity, what barriers they faced as they switched their service and whether the deregulated market is meeting their expectations. This is your chance to learn from businesses that have taken the plunge into the waters of competition.

Chairman

Panellists

  • Adam YarnallAdam Yarnall Network Utilities Manager - Camping & Caravanning Club
  • James Tiernan Group Energy & Environment Manager - Unite Students
12:20 - 12:50

What is Driving Energy Efficiency in the UK

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Lord Redesdale, Chief Executive of the EMA will moderate a session with a panel including Phil Gilbert Director of Energy Solutions at E.ON. The panel will discuss pressing issues for the energy management community, and how to influence key decision makers within their organisation.

The panel will focus on the findings from the 2017 EMA/EON research project, their own experiences and how this can help businesses to overcome barriers to improving energy efficiency in companies in the UK.

Chairman

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13:00 - 13:40

Controlling the Energy Cost through a Waste Strategy Plan

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There is a significant amount of energy tied up in waste, and the focus should be on preventing the production of waste through waste minimisation and the re-use of waste materials.
The panel will discuss the importance and benefits of a waste management strategy for organisations; and offer tips on an initial and continued stakeholder engagement, and identifying improvement opportunities; and more.

Chairman

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13:50 - 14:20

An Update on Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting, ESOS, CCA and CRC schemes

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Gary will provide an update on business and industrial energy efficiency, including the development of a streamlined energy and carbon reporting, preparations for the next phase of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and progress on the Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) and the CRC Energy Efficiency Schemes.

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  • Gary Shanahan Head of Business and Industrial Energy Efficiency, Tax and Reporting - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
10:30 - 11:00

ESOS: The Launch Pad to a Bigger Bank Balance

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Using ESOS as a springboard for action, the speakers discuss the net financial savings and avoided costs that have been achieved across VINCI PLC from energy management. The session will focus on the collaborative approach taken between the Environmental and Energy Manager in formulating strategy but also the pivotal role of other professionals across the business in driving change and realising the intended outcomes. ESOS provides a vehicle for change, you just need the right people on board to reach your destination.

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11:10 - 11:40

Consumer Guide to Buying Water and Water Efficiency

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In April 2017, the water retail market opened to non-household competition between water and wastewater retail service providers in England. Over 20 retailers now operate in a market vying for the interests of 1.2 million businesses, charities and public sector bodies. The Government hopes that competition will lead to better customer service, lower costs and more innovation in the water industry.

Our panel of business customers will explore how they approached this opportunity, what barriers they faced as they switched their service and whether the deregulated market is meeting their expectations. This is your chance to learn from businesses that have taken the plunge into the waters of competition.

Chairman

Panellists

  • Andy Creamer Utilities Manager - Mapeley Estates Ltd
  • Adam YarnallAdam Yarnall Network Utilities Manager - Camping & Caravanning Club
11:50 - 12:20

Getting Ready for ISO 50001:2019

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In 2009, ISO published the so called High Level Structure (a.k.a Annex SL) to align the principles in the ISO management systems standards. Following the footsteps of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, ISO 50001 energy management system is being revised into the new structure and is expected to be launched in 2018.
Some new features appear alongside the existing ISO 50001. The new additions to ISO 50001 are: enhanced presence of leadership; alignment with strategy; integration into business processes This presentation briefs the audience on the 6 key tools in ISO 50001 and how organisations can prepare, implement and transitions to the new ISO 50001.

Speaker

  • Kit Oung Independent Energy Management Advisor - Energy Efficien:ology
12:30 - 13:10

Fuelling your Transport Strategy

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Transport will most likely be added into the new streamlined Energy and Carbon reporting tax framework, and will be a skill that most energy managers may need to acquire. The panel will share their approaches to an efficient transport strategy from EV to grey fleet, fuel efficiency and monetary savings.

Chairman

Panellists

13:20 - 13:50

What will ESOS 2019 look like?

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Chairman

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

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14:40 - 15:10

“Mind the Gap” – The difference in performance between design and the building “in-use”

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We have the ability to design good buildings and the knowledge to operate them in an effective and efficient manner – so why doesn’t it happen?

As we drive the performance of our building stock, it is becoming clear that one of the key challenges we must address is narrowing the gap between design and actual performance. The industry needs support to ensure they understand how the building will perform in operation. If we don’t, the gap in performance can be as big as 200-450% greater than predicted. With project costs squeezed and ‘value engineered’, all too often performance suffers.

This expert panel will discuss the issues such as:
• Designing for compliance;
• Commissioning and soft landings;
• Benchmarks and real performance.

Chairman

  • Dr-Andrew-LewryDr Andrew Lewry CEng Principal Technical Consultant - Existing Buildings Team - BREEAM at Building Research Establishment (BRE)

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