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Our thanks to Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng for his video message which you can watch on this page, his statement to open the conference confirms the government’s commitment to the net zero pathway and the value of the energy sector.
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Energy Live Xpo 2020 agenda
Energy Live Xpo headline session - Fiona Ball
Fiona Ball is Director of the Bigger Picture at Sky, Europe’s leading media and communications company, responsible for its sustainability strategy and performance. She spearheads the group’s responsible business, social impact and cause-related strategy, marketing, plans and campaigns.
Rethinking liquid fuels – removing petroleum
For 25 years the Irish Petroleum Industry Association represented those engaged in the importation, distribution and marketing of oil products. As its members’ businesses changed to meet the ambition of carbon neutrality by 2050, the organisation was challenged to evolve too and consider the leadership and advocacy role it could play. CEO Kevin McPartlan will discuss ‘Powering today and tomorrow’, the founding vision document of the newly rebranded Fuels for Ireland.
Speaker: Kevin McPartlan, Chief Executive Officer, Fuels for Ireland (formerly the Irish Petroleum Industry Association)
Energy Live Xpo headline session - Jonathan Brearley
Jonathan Brearley became Ofgem’s Chief Executive Officer on 3 February 2020. This follows his previous appointment as our Executive Director for Systems and Networks in April 2018.
He has wide-ranging energy sector experience, having led Electricity Market Reform as the Director for Energy Markets and Networks at DECC. Prior to this, he was Director of the Office of Climate Change, a cross-government strategy unit focussed on climate change and energy issues, where he led the development of the Climate Change Act. Earlier in his career, Jonathan was a senior adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.
Why the current crisis should be a game changer for the energy landscape
Climate emergency, financial crash, recession, pandemic and social upheaval, the perfect storm or the perfect opportunity?
As a business owner perhaps you were just getting your head around Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas reporting and your energy strategy was in place. Then the unexpected hits and you rapidly adjust your ways of working and production. You are now looking at a different business and energy landscape. There is talk of a green recovery, so where exactly do you fit into this, if at all?
In this webinar Ken Gray of icSynergy and Sam Thiara of MCS Controls look at the positives from the crisis.
Ken Gray, BSc(Hons) CEng CEnv MCIBSE MIMechE, Technical Advisor, icSynergy
Sam Thiara M(Eng), Digital Manufacturing Solutions Business Lead, MCS Control Systems
The Net-Zero Pathway – what haven’t we thought about?
This year has seen a fundamental change in energy thinking, recently referred to as our next industrial or clean growth revolution. Many economies are aligning their policy to incorporate technologies to support this, which is a welcome change from the stale rhetoric flowing through the energy industry for the past two decades. Re-thinking the basic goals of energy is already happening and starting to filter down into the building blocks of the future.
There are however existing topics that haven’t been fully explored or confronted. Matthew aims to take you through a few subjects that continue to stick in our mind ranging from the unexplored through to the veracity of the things we are being told.
Speaker: Matthew Devoy, Origination and Customer Solutions Manager, Total Gas & Power
Energy Live Xpo headline session - Tim Gould
Tim Gould is co-head of the World Energy Outlook series at the Paris-based International Energy Agency, which is one of the world’s most authoritative sources for strategic insight on long-term energy and environmental trends. As Head of Division, he designs and directs the work on all aspects of energy supply as well as contributing to the Outlook as a principal author.
Redefining the future of energy management – realising the power of data
Northern Gas and Power will look at how energy metering, monitoring and management systems are radically evolving. It will explore how ClearVUE Systems has innovated new technology that enables businesses to interact more proactively with their energy, analysing energy data and fundamentals on a granular, circuit-level basis; resulting in cost, consumption and carbon reduction.
Speaker: Pete Mackarel, Head Of Energy Management Sales, Northern Gas and Power
The rise of a new power economy at the edge of the grid
The energy landscape continues to evolve at an alarming rate, driven by an increase in energy demand globally and the need for flexibility. This coupled with a rise in corporate and consumer awareness of cleaner distributed alternatives, the evolution of the transport sphere and amplified climate contingencies means utilities need to embrace new technologies and unlock value for their consumers. This webinar aims to provide an overview of a few technologies and solutions accelerating the edge of the grid transformation and the locational value they provide for consumers.
Speaker: Justin Tarr, Business Solutions Sales Specialist, Total Gas & Power
Electric Vehicles and what they can bring to your business
Electric mobility is vital to achieving the UK’s 2050 climate commitments, but it can be difficult knowing where to start. In this presentation, Michael Watts, Sales Manager at Drax Electric Vehicles, talks us through some of the key considerations when looking to electrify your fleet and demonstrating the ways in which your business could benefit.
Speaker: Michael Watts, Sales Manager, Drax Electric Vehicles
Rising to the challenge: how flexibility is fundamental to the energy transition
Rethinking energy demands a shift at every level of the sector. The impact of COVID-19 has shown that innovative thinking and dynamic decision-making is now required to keep the lights on.
Members of the Kiwi Power management team will take you through three worked examples where the dramatic challenges of 2020 have been met with elegant solutions. From Californian wild fires to high winds testing the outside edges of the UK National Grid, solutions have been found that reveal the importance of the provision of flexibility.
This webinar is a must-attend for innovation managers, sustainability directors and those interested in tackling the macro challenges impacting the energy sector.
Jay Zoellner, CEO, Kiwi Power
Stephan Marty, CCO, Kiwi Power
Thomas Jennings, Head of Optimisation, Kiwi Power
Energy Live Xpo headline session - Jonathon Porritt
Jonathon Porritt is a leading voice of the green movement. Founder of Forum for the Future he began his campaigning work on environmental issues in the early 1970s. He was Director of Friends of the Earth and co-chair of the Green Party and is still a regular commentator on green issues today, publishing his most recent book earlier this year.
Metering and Data Services – Market Misconceptions
During these challenging times, customers are looking to control costs and have a greater understanding of their energy consumption.
IMServ provides a completely transparent and independent service that allows the customer to make a more informed decision. The energy market can be overly complicated and this is where IMServ can support customers further and reduce any misconceptions.
IMServ is a trusted Data Collector and Meter Operator and will offer the most competitive prices whilst receiving the highest quality data and best in class service.
This is an opportunity to share feedback, reduce industry uncertainty and also partake in an interactive Q & A session.
Ben Dowling, Business Development Executive, IMServ
Jason Taylor, Senior Account Manager – Energy Users, IMServ
Energy management as a route to securing business profitability
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this webinar has been rescheduled to 26th November.
In this session, David Higgins will discuss how businesses can prioritise energy efficiency measures in order to cut costs and secure their future in an uncertain economic environment.
Speaker: David Higgins, Director, Ignite Energy
The road to green hydrogen is blue
Join this live 10×10 session with Tony Smith, Strategy Manager, Peel L&P Environmental
FNZ Standard – why we can all take our first step to net zero
Join this live 10×10 session with James Napier, Founder, CBN Expert
Operational or asset-based targeting, what’s your strategy?
Join this live 10×10 session with Emma Bushell, Sustainability Manager, Lewisham Council
Can we change the global energy future with our phones?
Join this live 10×10 session with Angus Forbes, Founder, Global Planet Authority
How battery storage can help in decarbonising buildings?
Join this live 10 x 10 session with Aneysha Minocha, Founder, Quantenergy