The conference will centre around a debate or a discussion emphasising the changing nature of the market and the benefits end-users can extract from this with partnerships, strategies and technology. Each session has a chair and 3 to 5 panellists. It kicks off with an independent keynote setting the scene followed by a case study showing that this can happen now and isn’t just a pipedream. Both of these will last about 10 minutes framing the debate that will follow.

Day 1 – Energy Fusion

09:30 - 10:15

Policy, regulation and markets point to energy convergence – what does that mean for businesses

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Energy disciplines of procurement, management and flexibility are converging as the system becomes leaner and cleaner. How is this affecting consumers, what is the opportunity and how can businesses grasp it?

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10:30 - 11:15

The rise of the prosumer – Making the most of onsite generation

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In a shifting energy system, how can organisations best use onsite generation, what are the options available to them, and is the environment right to invest in more?

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11:30 - 12:15

Turning big data into big money

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Which data is important, how do you acquire it and action it to extract value?

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14:00 - 14:45

Convergence: Heat, Power & Storage

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Solving heat and power needs simultaneously while maximising value and revenue streams from complimentary infrastructure.

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Day 2 – Energy Fusion

09:30 - 10:30

Benefitting from the convergence of efficiency, procurement & flexibility

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How a major retailer and a cold logistics provider are benefitting from a smarter approach to energy procurement, management and flexibility.

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10:30 - 11:15

Combining DER, DSR & Storage to deliver maximum gains

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How to achieve best bang for buck by harnessing all available sources of flexibility - and putting it in the right place at the right time.

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11:30 - 12:15

Everything-as-a-service – is anybody buying this?

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Is 'everything-as-a-service' the answer to decarbonisation, can it be delivered and what are the challenges?

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14:00 - 14:45

How decentralisation is already hitting your bottom line

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Microgrids, smart devices, peer-to-peer energy trading, flexibility, onsite generation and storage are starting to coalesce. Can this convergence deliver step change in energy management and procurement?

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The conference will centre around a debate or a discussion emphasising the changing nature of the market and the benefits end-users can extract from this with partnerships, strategies and technology. Each session has a chair and 3 to 5 panellists. It kicks off with an independent keynote setting the scene followed by a case study showing that this can happen now and isn’t just a pipedream. Both of these will last about 10 minutes framing the debate that will follow.

Day 1 – Integrated Solutions

09:30 - 10:15

Heat: Getting the cold shoulder?

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The launch of the 2018 Heat Report on the effective decarbonising of heat. What are the pathways ahead, where do the challenges lie, and what actions are businesses taking to tackle perhaps the biggest energy conundrum?

Speakers

10:30 - 11:15

AI: Is tomorrow’s TPI a robot?

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Technology is disrupting almost every industry. Some believe energy procurement will feel the next wave.

Speakers

11:30 - 12:15

Data scientists: The future of energy management?

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The digitisation of energy is creating ever more data. With data comes opportunity, are energy managers equipped with the skills to capitalise upon it?

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14:00 - 14:45

DSR: Are critical sites switched on to flexibility provision?

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What is preventing critical sites such as data centres, hospitals, banks and other key infrastructure exploiting huge flexibility and capacity - and how can perception of risk be overcome?

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Day 2 – Integrated Solutions

09:30 - 10:15

Removing finance as a barrier to projects

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How common standards are lowering the cost of capital for energy projects and making them 'bankable'; and how some investors are moving toward direct, earlier involvement with the I&C sector to bring energy projects to fruition.

Speakers

  • Mr John Field Chair of the Energy Performance Contracting Group - ESTA
  • Mr Richard Braakenburg Director, Co-Head Energy Efficiency & Distributed Energy - Green Investment Group
  • Dr Steven Fawkes ICP Europe Senior Advisor & Managing Partner - Investor Confidence Project & EnergyPro
10:30 - 11:15

Network charging changes – what’s coming and what’s the impact

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Distribution charges are being flattened, Triad may not be around forever, and Ofgem is mulling a whole new network charging regime. This session discusses known and unknown knowns and how businesses can best prepare for change.

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11:30 - 12:15

Going for the high hanging fruit – Bundling technologies and services to achieve better outcomes

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Picking low hanging fruit can only achieve so much. How can organisations achieve more within capital and operational budgetary constraints and what are the solutions to current market barriers?

Speakers

  • John Walsh Senior Strategic Account manager - E.ON
  • Mark Bristow Lead Project Manager - Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Claire Hennessy Head of Operational Estates and Facilities Services - Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nick Keegan Senior consultant - EEVS Insight
14:00 - 14:45

Building business cases: Looking beyond energy

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How organisations are building multifaceted business cases to deliver benefits beyond energy alone, and how to financially quantify non-energy benefits to stand a better chance of board approval.

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