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Energy Managers Association and Waterwise to collaborate at EMEX

It has become clear over recent months that Facility Managers and Energy Managers are increasingly interested in the opportunities that will exist with Water de-regulation. The subject has been on the agenda for several EMA board meetings and the topic of recent research amongst our wider community. They are particularly interested in cheaper tariffs, simpler billing across multiple sites and efficiency to reduce consumption.

Water suppliers are also showing increasing enthusiasm to meet this high value audience with a view to future opportunities, with some already speaking and exhibiting.

Lord Redesdale (CEO, EMA) and Jacob Tompkins (MD, Waterwise) have agreed that Waterwise will be a partner in EMEX and contribute to the seminar theatres and speaker programme. This will ensure the most engaging and practical information on policy and competition is available to all water consumers.

We invite anyone interested to speak, exhibit or sponsor the event to contact us without delay.

EMEX 2015 takes place on the 11 and 12th of November at ExCeL, London. It attracts an audience of several thousand facility managers, estate managers and energy managers as well as procurement teams.

Participating companies

Sessions on Water market

10:30 - 11:00

Water Market Deregulation – What it Means for the Customer

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Speaker

  • Lynne Hall Business Development Manager - Water Plus
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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Speakers

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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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?

Speakers

12:30 - 13:00

Smart Management of Water Market Deregulation

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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

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.

Chairman

Speakers

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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