Heat & Decentralised Energy 2020

Levelling up with local energy

Wednesday 25th March: The Crystal, London

 

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Heat and Decentralised Energy 2020
 Levelling up with local energy

Wednesday 25th March: The Crystal, London

Decentralised energy is local energy. It is demand side response operating on air conditioners in the high street supermarket, steam seen rising from the energy centre down the road powering your district heat network, the smart meter you log into on your phone on the commute home and the apprenticeships on offer at the regional manufacturing site running CHP to reduce electricity consumption. The UK Government has announced that the ‘levelling up’ of our cities and regions is their top economic priority. It is to decentralised energy that our policymakers must look for local jobs, local skills and local industrial strategy.

 

At the same time, we are living in a climate emergency.  Inspired by activists such as Greta Thunberg, people are taking to the streets in their millions across the globe. Climate change has never been so prominent in the news or such a widespread topic of conversation.  Citizens are making different choices in the food they eat, the products they buy and the heat and power they use, and they’re doing it without government intervention. There is an increasing citizen-led demand for change.

 

The challenge to the decentralised energy industry is therefore one of leadership; how do we continue to innovate to respond to market demand for decarbonisation?  How do we ensure that everyone, both domestic and commercial, benefit fairly?  And as the energy system becomes more decentralised, how are we making energy technology work locally, transforming the UK’s regions as well as its cities?

Who's Speaking

Louise Kingham, OBE FEI

Louise Kingham, OBE FEI

Chief Executive, Energy Institute

Marvin Rees

Marvin Rees

Mayor of Bristol

Steve Fawkes

Steve Fawkes

EnergyPro

Birger Lauersen

Birger Lauersen

Danish District Heating Association

Liz Warren

Liz Warren

Director, SE2

Ian Calvert

Ian Calvert

Director, ADE

Dr Darren McCauley

Dr Darren McCauley

Senior Researcher, University of St Andrews

Steve Holliday FREng FEI

Steve Holliday FREng FEI

President, Energy Institute

Minette Batters

Minette Batters

NFU President

Katharine Teague

Katharine Teague

Head of Advocacy, AB Sugar

Rob Gray

Rob Gray

Director - Community & Stakeholder Relations, Heathrow Airport

Nick Smailes

Nick Smailes

Director, Modern Energy Partners

Nick Turton

Nick Turton

External Affairs Director, Energy Institute

Joanne Wade

Joanne Wade

Deputy Director, ADE

Greg Jackson

Greg Jackson

Founder and CEO, Octopus Energy

Pieter-Jan Mermans

Pieter-Jan Mermans

Director of Optimisation, Centrica Business Solutions

Rory Sutherland

Rory Sutherland

Vice Chairman of Ogilvy in the UK

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas

CEO, Green Finance Institute

Programme

25 Mar, 2020

Arrival & Registration

0900 - 0945,

Welcome

0945 - 1045, Auditorium

Setting the Scene

0945 - 1045, Auditorium

Keynote Address

Speaker: Marvin Rees
0945 - 1045, Auditorium

Exhibition, networking and coffee

1045 - 1115,

Breakout Session: Stream 1A: Lessons from the international arena

1045 - 1230,

Breakout Session: Stream 2A: How you can act: Ploughing a climate change furrow

1115 - 1230,

Breakout Session: Stream 3A: Delivering regionally

1115 - 1230,

Exhibition, networking and lunch

1230 - 1345,

Breakout Session: Stream 1B: Enter the Dragon’s Den

Speakers: Liz Warren, Nick Turton
1345 - 1500,

Breakout Session: Stream 2B: Activating householders

1345 - 1500,

Breakout Session: Stream 3B: Delivering locally

1345 - 1500,

Exhibition, networking and coffee

1500 - 1530,

Perspective is everything

Speaker: Rory Sutherland
1530 - 1600, Auditorium

Levelling up: delivering a just energy transition to all

1600 - 1650, Auditorium

Closing remarks

Speaker: Ian Calvert
1650 - 1700, Auditorium

Conference close (and drinks reception)

1700 - 1900,

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