Sep 22, 2014 admin Comments Off on EL Agenda
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We open with a discussion on the driving force for all this change – politics. What does implementing the will of the people mean when it comes to political decisions around energy and infrastructure? How will the policy landscape affect the investment decisions made by corporations and foreign governments? We are joined by Former Energy Secretary Ed Davey, Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister Alan Whitehead, investment expert Andrew Buglass and Mike Huggins of Frontier Economics.
What does Brexit mean for your energy security and costs? We will explore the issues around mitigation strategies and what business can do to influence the negotiations. A panel debate with contributions from Alistair Phillips-Davies CEO of SSE, Cordi O’Hara of National Grid, Gab Barbaro, MD of British Gas Business, the CEO of UK Power Networks Basil Scarsella and Nick Boyle CEO of Lightsource Renewable Energy.
Panel debate on whether we do or don’t need new nuclear. With the controversy over Hinkley we want to look at what it all means for our energy future and of course what happens in case the deal falls through. Our panel is made of Tom Greatrex CEO of the NIA, Dr Nina Skorupska of the REA and ex DECC nuclear strategist Hergen Haye.
As ever we are all about content so we will be providing you a staggering 16 seminar sessions running all day long. We will discuss everything from the water market, future trends, energy pricing and demand side management to return on investment projects, PPAs and self-generation, just to mention a few. Learn from experts, hear case studies and listen to informed debate and of course ask questions.
Total Gas & Power and Ronan O’Regan from PwC discuss the key messages from recent research and what that means for the capabilities required by an energy procurement team to be successful in the changing energy landscape.
Utilising technology can help businesses maximise their energy efficiency and meet environmental goals. Chris Billing, Total Gas & Power’s Director of Major Business tells the story of how energy supply technology has changed over the years, what is available now, and what is coming in the future.
Running a robust and effective process when choosing an energy supplier for the Public Sector brings its own specific challenges. Kevin Matthews, the Head of Public Sector Sales for Total Gas & Power and a senior representative from the Public Sector discuss best practice.
The regulatory landscape provides challenges to energy end users and suppliers alike. Andrew Green, Total Gas & Power’s Head of Industry Regulation & Compliance and Robert Buckley from Cornwall Energy discuss the key issues and what customers need to be aware of.
Inenco’s CCO, Dave Cockshott, will be introducing Inenco’s demand response partner Limejump. Tom Snellock, Head of Accounts and Partnerships and Jason Stocks, Senior Business Development Manager at Limejump, will take you through the future of demand response, security of supply and storage…and how to get involved
What’s shaping future energy costs and how to prepare for policy changes? Inenco’s Non-Commodity Charges Expert, David Oliver, will take you through his vision for the future of energy
Chosen by ELN readers – this session, with Inenco’s CCO Dave Cockshott, is a step-by-step guide to mapping out a holistic approach to energy in an uncertain economic climate post Brexit
The resources, knowledge and data behind Inenco’s weekly Y? Report – plus a live, market update from Inenco’s Principal Risk Manager, Matthew Osborne
Experts from npower’s award-wining Optimisation Desk will share the essence of creating a more effective energy buying strategy. The session will also feature a customer panel, with participants each discussing their own approach and how they get the right support. Plus there’s advise on how best to get to grips with the market and risk management when you’re short of time and/or experience.
An interactive session with a ‘Carbon Psychologist’, who will explain why and how behavioural change is key to cutting energy costs. He’ll demonstrate how to understand the different motivational triggers for individuals and how this insight can then lead to successful energy-saving interventions. And you can hear about the latest research and training in this fascinating field.
The award-winning Dan Connor explains his winning formula for saving energy, including how to plan a successful strategy, identify energy savings on an ongoing basis, prove the financial case to secure investment and how to overcome common mistakes. An inspiring, honest and humorous account of a challenging but hugely-rewarding job.
Now that many of the incentives have been reduced, you may feel investing in renewable technologies is too much of a gamble. An expert from npower helps you gain a clearer view by explaining the wider pros and cons, taking into account the individual requirements of different businesses. He’ll also explain how best to strike the balance between exporting energy for income versus utilising energy on site to save on import costs and peak charges, as well as making the most of demand-side response (DSR) opportunities.
Join Lisa Gingell and Jon Ferris as they tackle the many challenges facing energy managers today. Learn how IoT can influence our procurement contracts and unearth the hidden energy and money saving opportunities.
A smart power revolution is underway putting you in control of how, when and from where you consume your energy. Open Energi’s David Hill explores how technology and energy are combining to deliver maximum value from your assets – connecting industrial equipment, batteries and self-generation – and coordinating their behaviour in real-time to turn the vision of a smarter grid into reality. David will be joined by Steffan Eldred, Senior Energy Optimisation Manager at Tarmac, sharing his views of the demand-side opportunities and challenges, now and in the future.
The Brexit vote has created a lot of uncertainty when it comes to compliance. Tim Hipperson will be addressing these issues and explaining the impact leaving the EU will have on the legislative landscape.
Renewable energy tariffs have been around for some time, but uptake from nervous business consumers has been limited due to lack of clarity over what technologies are available, a lack of standards and how to report them on their emissions statement.
Recent changes to the reporting standard is bringing increased clarity and following the Paris Climate Conference at COP21, there is a shift of focus to how to extract value from renewables through both internal/external stakeholder engagement.
SmartestEnergy will cover the need for transparency in renewable supply and how their innovative Energy Labels are changing the face of reporting for business consumers, to provide a new found clarity over power source and emissions. There is no longer any need to fear renewables
The next generation of energy people are on their way, we want to build on our belief that the younger generation need to be involved in energy. So we are launching Energy Live Next – for final year students and young energy professionals under 30. We will be holding a series of ‘TED’ style talks with people from the world of energy telling their stories about how they got in the sector, what they do and how you too can get involved.
You’ll hear from Jaz Rabadia MBE on her journey from engineer to energy manager, to STEM ambassador and meeting Prince Charles. Dan Hubbard who started working with people to help them get fit in a JJB Fitness Club and now manages the energy needs for the UK group of a multi-national retail giant. And finally the tale of Nick Boyle, who drove past a wind turbine, his eureka moment and the birth of a multi-million pound green energy business.
Our Chief Reporter Pri Shrestha will talk through their tales and encourage you to ask them questions, so don’t be shy!
1200 – Jaz Rabadia
1300 – Dan Hubbard
1600 – Nick Boyle
As ever we offer you lots and lots of networking, as well as exhibition stands to explore and lots of peers and colleagues to talk to. Spend all day catching up with familiar faces and don’t forget to stick around for our fun packed drinks to end your day. We’ll be providing complimentary lunch and beverages.
A real chance for you to learn from the experts. Brought to you with SSE Business Energy, the Energy Arena is a place for you to ‘speed date’ with an energy maestro. Learn their tricks and tactics of energy management and procurement. What can you do to win over your board? How do you cope with the uncertainty around Brexit? How can you put a strategy in place to reduce your risks? We have a long list of experts from top companies and organisations. Slots are limited so book yours now.
Unlike Donald Trump, we have always wanted to promote the role of women and we end the day with a short panel discussion over drinks, brought to you by our friends at McLean Ross. Join Pri Shrestha for a chat with female movers and shakers in energy as we discuss if the sector is becoming more equal and what we can do, to make it more so.