Energy Convergence Conference

Energy Convergence


Bringing energy strategies & technologies together for best results

The headline conference, Energy Convergence, will centre on how energy is converging across efficiency, sustainability, procurement and flexibility, exploring the benefits end-users could reap through tactical partnerships, novel strategies and new technology.

The crux of the sessions is the debate that deliberates the most effective approach to managing energy in an energy market where disciplines are converging changing old methodologies. Each session has a chair and 3 to 5 panellists. An independent keynote speaker sets the scene, followed by a case study showing that this can happen now and isn’t just a pipe dream. Together these will last about 15 -20 minutes framing the debate that will follow.

 

Day 1 – Energy Convergence

09:45 – 10:20

Energy outlook: The impact of incoming change

How the shifting policy and regulatory landscape will affect your energy strategy – consumption, generation and flexibility.

Session Chair

Speaker

Theatre : Energy Convergence

10:40 – 11:15

Is onsite generation an effective strategy?

To be a prosumer or not? How much generation should you have onsite, how best to use it, where PPAs can add benefits and will storage enable better returns?

Session Chair

Speaker

Theatre : Energy Convergence

11:30 – 12:05

Energy-as-a-service: What’s working and what’s not?

Are Esco models evolving, is the Nirvana of energy-as-a-service any closer to reality?

Session will outline where Esco/service models are delivering benefits, where hurdles remain, and the implications of the end of support mechanisms (e.g. RHI)

Session Chair

Speaker

Theatre : Energy Convergence

13:00 – 13:35

Convergence – case studies in combined energy strategies

We take a look at two end-user case studies that look at an integrated approach to energy and carbon management.
Sixt, the car rental firm, has moved from what was a simple procurement contract with its energy consultant to looking across its whole portfolio for opportunities. These include energy reduction, flexibility and onsite generation to name just a little of what is being considered in its broader energy strategy.

BankEnergi brings together national experts with local organisations to create a local energy market on the London South Bank. Part funded by the UK Government’s InnovateUK programme, the project will identify ways of reducing energy demand, generating local energy, and improving local air quality. It is also setting up a local balancing mechanism unit to help grid system operators manage their demand and supply profiles more accurately. These should enable local bodies to save up to 20% from their fuel bills through smarter use of energy assets and a local energy trading scheme.

Session Chair

Speaker

Theatre : Energy Convergence

14:10 – 14:45

Energy efficiency rebooted

As the most cost effective method of saving money and lowering carbon emissions, how you increase the adoption of energy efficiency?

Potential options include making it a dynamic tradable resource, finance it more effectively, link a building’s actual energy performance to financial incentives?

Session Chair

Speaker

Theatre : Energy Convergence

Day 2 – Energy Convergence

09:15 – 09:50

Harnessing data to unlock energy savings

How energy managers with tough challenges extract the signal from noise to deliver substantial energy benefit.

Session Chair

Speaker

Theatre : Energy Convergence

09.50 – 10.25

Achieving carbon zero

Carbon zero in a business context –
Can it be achieved?
What are the challenges?
The methodology for achieving carbon zero
Zero carbon transition as a service

Session Chair

Speaker

Theatre : Energy Convergence

10:40 – 11:15

Maximising onsite generation, storage and flexibility

How shifting markets affect flexibility strategies and how businesses can maximise the value of their generation and consumption patterns.

Session Chair

Speaker

Theatre : Energy Convergence

11:30 – 12:05

Powershift: The impact of EVs on your energy strategy

The roadmap from early adoption and installation of EV charging infrastructure through smart charging and vehicle to grid services. And why businesses should think about EVs sooner rather than later.

Copies of Energyst Media’s new EV Report will also be made available.

Session Chair

Speaker

Theatre : Energy Convergence

13:00 – 13:35

2019: The year of the PPA

Are PPAs finally coming of age; are buyers and sellers on the same page; and what are the emerging opportunities to lock in clean power?

Session Chair

Speaker

Theatre : Energy Convergence