Seminar List for Utilities & Energy Services

10:30 - 11:00

Water Marketplace: What is Deregulation and What Does it Mean for Consumers

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With deregulation imminent, the session will focus on how the deregulated market will work supplying water through the deregulated retail sector matching  water customers, retailers, MOSL and water companies under OFWAT regulation.

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  • Adam Cooper Director for Retail Market Opening - Ofwat
11:10 - 11:40

What Opportunities Does the Water Market Deregulation Bring to Consumers

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The move to a deregulated market could be seen as just changing the name on the bill. What offerings should energy managers and those buying water expect and what should they ask for?

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11:50 - 12:20

Water Market Deregulation: Metering Matters

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Many water meters are hidden down flooded holes or are difficult to read. Should water meters not lead the way in smart metering? This session will look at how you take control of water metering on your sites.

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12:30 - 13:00

Smart Management of Water Market Deregulation

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13:10 - 13:40

Who Owns the Water Meter Data in the Deregulated Marketplace

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Water data in the deregulated marketplace will have real value. This panel will discuss who actually owns the water data. The water company, water retailer or the customer?This is not an academic point as companies which get it wrong could be in breach of the data protection act.

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13:50 - 14:20

Water Market Deregulation – the questions an energy manager should be asking

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When the water market opens in April next year, there will be a few companies trying to offer their services. What questions should you ask?

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14:30 - 15:00

Water Efficient Behaviours

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15:10 - 15:40

Water Efficiency – it is all about control

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Water efficiency can come in many forms but one thing common to most of them is control. This session takes a brief look at how water using systems are controlled within buildings and processes and gives some examples of where poor or no control can create water wastage. It also gives some ideas on how control of water using systems can be implemented and improved to reduce this wastage.

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10:30 - 11:00

Water Market Deregulation – What it Means for the Customer

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  • Lynne Hall Business Development Manager - Water Plus
11:10 - 11:40

Practical Procurement Solutions to Drive Down Costs

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The session will cover procurement and billing, centred around cost saving measures that influence the tariff and drive savings in the energy bill, but specifically focusing on low hanging fruit that does not require investment.

The focus will be given to key areas:

  • impact of procurement timing and choice of different types of energy contracts that influence cost
  • influence charges such as duos and tuos, capacity and supplier costs and margins
  • benefits of bill validation

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11:50 - 12:20

Water Performance Contracting – the off balance sheet solution

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Water Performance Contracting may be a much easier way of financing water, which has often been seen as the poor relation to energy. How do you make significant savings whilst getting somebody else to pay for it?

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12:30 - 13:00

Successful Water Procurement in a Changing Market

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With deregulation imminent and the ability to negotiate water supply contracts on the horizon, developing a procurement strategy to maximise this opportunity is essential to ensure the best deal is secured. With 1.2 million customers and a total market value of £2.4 billion, England will be the largest retail water market in the World, and very different to the market now.

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13:10 - 13:40

How do Third Party Charges Affect your Energy Bill

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Third-party charges are also known as non-energy or pass-through charges. They include the charges levied by network companies on energy suppliers for their customers’ use of the transmission and distribution networks. They also include the costs levied on suppliers by the Government as a means of funding its renewables, capacity, and energy efficiency policies.

Cornwall Energy’s Robert Buckley with guests will explain what makes up business energy bills, how the component parts of the bills are changing and what businesses can do to mitigate increases.

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13:50 - 14:20

Is Energy Management Part of the Facilities Management?

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A theme to consider is FM’s shifting role in the sustainability agenda particularly in light of the looming energy situation. According to the Carbon Trust, non-domestic buildings make up 18% of the UK’s CO2 emissions and use the equivalent energy of the whole of Switzerland. Of course, facilities management has the responsibility for the management of that energy, and as such has a central role to play that will increase in importance. Unfortunately, we see the sustainability agenda plagued by box ticking and the main driver being legislation.The very scope of what we refer to as to what ‘sustainable FM’ is seems to be increasing and now social value, people and well-being are commonly becoming part of its scope. Underpinning these key trends and FM’s ability to capitalise on them is skills and its role within the Energy Management sector.

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14:30 - 15:00

Adapting to the UK Energy Market as a Responsible & Reliable Large Electricity User

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The UK energy landscape is rapidly changing and this change poses treats & opportunities for large multi-site electricity users, like Welsh Water. The session outlines what a not-for-profit water company is doing to ensure that its customers aren’t impacted by this changing landscape.

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  • Ben Burggraaf Energy Operations Manager - Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
15:10 - 15:40

Energy 10 years ago, now and 10 years in the future

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Energy is often businesses’ second biggest spend after staff yet many aren’t aware of the technology available to help them maximise their energy efficiency and meet environmental goals. Understand from one of the UK’s leading gas and electricity suppliers how energy supply technology has changed over the years, what is available now, and what is coming in the future.

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