Programme & Speakers

Heat and Decentralised Energy 2020 - hosted by the Association for Decentralised Energy and the Energy Institute – will explore the role your organisation is playing in creating a just energy transition and challenging us as an industry to go further, faster. How can we encourage greater participation in the energy system?  How can we engage the disengaged? How can we take advantage of local opportunities to deliver on our climate goals?

This one-day conference will provide industry, partners, stakeholders and policymakers with an opportunity to hear and discuss what ‘levelling up’ and the just transition mean for heat, power, flexibility and efficiency for all sizes of customer and, crucially, how we are collectively turning our shared ambitions into action.

25 Mar, 2020

Arrival & Registration

0900 - 0945,

Welcome

0945 - 1045, Auditorium

Sponsors Keynote Address: Calor Gas

Speaker: Andy Parker
0945 - 1045,

Keynote Address: Mayor of Bristol

Speaker: Marvin Rees
0945 - 1045, Auditorium

Exhibition, networking and coffee

1045 - 1115,

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

1115 - 1230,

Breakout Session: Stream 2A: Making the impossible possible

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

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: Sam Tatam
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,

Breakout sessions

The conference will break into three streams of interactive workshops to enable delegates to explore how we can engage with the low carbon transition to the benefit of all. Each stream has two sessions that follow on from each other, although delegates are welcome to switch streams in the break if they prefer.

Stream 1: Business Competitiveness

A just energy transition should go beyond individual consumers and benefit businesses too.  How can the UK commercial sector thrive in a landscape where there are risks of ‘offshoring’ industry to higher carbon countries, where there is fierce competition for capital investment, and where their customers may not be as engaged as they wish?  The first session in this stream looks at international examples where organisations are responding to new market demands to deliver more astute services.  This will be followed after the break by our Dragons’ Den session, where real businesses compete for a real prize in front of real investors.

Stream 2: Engaging the Disengaged

Climate activism is now headline news.  Millions are engaging globally, wanting to add their voices to the urgent demands for action.  But what about those with quieter voices or who think it doesn’t apply to them?  Or businesses not traditionally known for eco-practices where making a difference is even harder?  The stream 2 sessions will first look to a sector often overlooked in our discussions – agriculture – to see how they’re tackling the zero carbon energy transition head on.  We’ll then turn our attention to the domestic sector to find out how industry innovators are getting their customers to respond where interest seems low.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way. 

Stream 3: Right thing, right place

Energy customers operate within a context.  Local factors – people, place, even the weather – affect what the best energy solution will be, particularly with regard to heat. This seminar stream looks at the importance of applying the right solution in the right place to get the best results for all involved, across domestic, public, commercial and industrial stakeholders.  These workshops explore how regional and local strategic planning, leadership and action can often deliver beyond national aspirations.

Who's Speaking

Charlotte Owen

Charlotte Owen

Policy Officer, Assocation for Decentralised Energy

John Nangle

John Nangle

Crown Commercial Lead for Energy, Cabinet Office

Cathy McClay

Cathy McClay

Director of Strategy, Policy and Regulation, Sembcorp

Keith Owen

Keith Owen

Head of Systems Development and Energy Strategy, Northern Gas Networks

Tim Senior

Tim Senior

Managing Director, Specialised and Asset Finance, Macquarie Bank

Lily Frencham

Lily Frencham

Head of Operations, ADE

Andy Parker

Andy Parker

Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Calor Gas

Bruce Adderley

Bruce Adderley

Interim Challenge Director for Transforming Foundation Industries, Innovate UK

Dave Robson

Dave Robson

CEO, InstaGroup

Russell Smith

Russell Smith

Founder and Director, RetrofitWorks

Angela Terry

Angela Terry

Founder, One Home

Sam Tatam

Sam Tatam

Consulting Partner - Behavioural Science Practice, Ogilvy Consulting

Zak Shell

Zak Shell

Head of Operations – Community Services, Bridgend County Borough Council

Ross Tulloch

Ross Tulloch

Lead Professional, Fife Council

Pieter-Jan Mermans

Pieter-Jan Mermans

Director of Optimisation, Centrica Business Solutions

Clem Cowton

Clem Cowton

Director of External Affairs, Octopus Energy

Joanne Wade OBE FEI

Joanne Wade OBE FEI

Deputy Director, ADE

Nick Turton

Nick Turton

External Affairs Director, Energy Institute

Paul Kenward

Paul Kenward

Managing Director of British Sugar

Steve Holliday FREng FEI

Steve Holliday FREng FEI

President, Energy Institute

Michael Lewis FEI

Michael Lewis FEI

Chief Executive Officer, E.ON UK plc

Dr Darren McCauley

Dr Darren McCauley

Director, International Energy Justice Council

Ian Calvert

Ian Calvert

Director, ADE

Liz Warren

Liz Warren

Director, SE2

Birger Lauersen

Birger Lauersen

Danish District Heating Association

Marvin Rees

Marvin Rees

Mayor of Bristol

Louise Kingham, OBE FEI

Louise Kingham, OBE FEI

Chief Executive, Energy Institute