4 Energy Efficiency Megatrends Covered at EMEX

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EMEX, the UK’s must-attend energy management show, reveals 4 energy efficiency megatrends that can save energy, cut down costs and reduce carbon emissions for many UK businesses.

EMEX is over 130 exhibitors and 100 free-to-attend CPD-accredited seminars spread across 5 theatres:

Content provided at EMEX is curated by the Energy Managers Association and its Board of major energy users and will include the opportunity for you to meet with top industry experts, peers and numerous leading suppliers that will unveil the latest technology and energy efficiency strategies available right now.

1. Make it a part of the business

Some boardrooms have begun to build climate risks into their assumptions and business plans.

In addition to the technical expertise and data analysis, the role of the energy management team needs to evolve rapidly and stakeholder engagement skills are becoming ever more important.

Dr Maria Spyrou, Energy Efficiency Manager at Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will provide practical steps for developing successful business cases but will also expand on how to assess new innovative technologies.

EMEX seminars will cover a vast range of energy management strategies and experiences across various sectors, providing attendees with vital knowledge and new skills on how to build a robust business case for investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, and gain buy-in from senior stakeholders.

Patrick Courtney Utilities Management Trainer and Sam Arje, Group Energy and Sustainability Manager
at Bourne Leisure will share how they have developed their internal energy management training program. After successfully training 47 candidates and saving the company £2 Million in 2017, the Bourne Leisure Energy Management team continued to promote internal training programme this year to promote best practice through learning and development. Focused on structured skills training, and going back to basics with regards to the messages they are giving their site teams they are reducing utility consumption year on year, despite the coldest start of 2018, and warmest summer for many years.

1. Get a grip on the latest technology and innovation?

With over 130 exhibitors ranging from major utilities to brokers and consultants, equipment manufacturers to training companies and showcasing a broad range of energy efficient solutions and services under one roof, EMEX has become a unique opportunity to learn about the new technology, systems and services available in this fast-changing environment.

Participants include E.ON Energy Solutions, Siemens, Vinci Facilities, Ørsted, Affinity for Business, Carlo Gavazzi, Carbon Trust, BRE Global, Ecopilot, Grundfos, EcoCooling, Enercon, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), EATON Electric, ebm-papst, Green Energy Consulting, SES Business Water, Vattenfall, Wilo, Wilson Power Solutions and many more.

3. Be flexible in your energy supply

The UK’s energy mix is fast changing and demand reduction is a key area the government is very keen on. Demand Side Response (DSR) is a fast-growing market that enables National Grid to balance Britain’s electricity system cost-effectively, while our energy landscape changes rapidly. If your business has the flexibility to increase, decrease, or shift its electricity use, then the power is in your hands to take full advantage.

TheFlexible Power Zone, in partnership with Power Responsive (National Grid). This area is designed for the uninitiated to understand and evaluate this widely talked about opportunity.

A dozen participating DSR and Battery Storage partners of National Grid will each give a presentation (schedule below) and be available to talk with you one on one. It’s your opportunity to find a supplier that talks your language and makes sense for your business.

Participants confirmed so far in the Flexible Power Zone include Ørsted, EDF Energy, E.ON Energy Solutions, GridBeyond, Energy Pool, Ecotricity, Flexitricity, KiWi Power and Scottish Power.

Lord Redesdale, CEO at the EMA, explores how changes in the electricity codes are developing so trading energy demand reduction through the use of batteries can become a compelling investment for businesses with onsite renewables and balancing mechanism units.

4. Keep on top of the coming taxes and regulations?

Gary Shanahan, Head of Business and Industrial Energy Efficiency, Tax and Reporting at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), will provide an update with the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR). The proposed carbon reporting scheme is set to replace the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), and its anticipated start date of April 2019 is approaching. This session will offer guidance on how organisations can prepare, what will be the qualifying criteria and how the new reporting framework will benefit the companies.

ISO 50001 energy management system is being revised into the new structure that was launched this summer. Attendees will get a brief on the 6 key tools in ISO 50001 and how organisations can prepare, implement and transitions to the new ISO 50001.

With such diverse solutions, knowledge and expertise on offer, it is not surprising that thousands of small and medium businesses, as well as household names such as NHS, British Airways, Harrods, Hilton Worldwide, Boots, RBS, TATA, British Land, Ministry of Defence, AstraZeneca, Sodexo, Bellrock, BAE Systems, Co-Operative Group, Ofgem, Network Rail, MITIE, CBRE, Whitbread, Mitchells and Butlers, British Telecom, House of Fraser and many county and city councils are already registered to attend.

EMEX 2018 will be opened on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd November at ExCeL in London.

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