The full conference line-up has been officially announced for the inaugural Energyst Event. The conference focuses on end-user sessions with household brands such as Marks and Spencer and BT sharing their experiences.
The conference stream: Energy Fusion – discussing the convergence of efficiency, procurement and flexibility, and Integrated Solutions – covering solutions to energy management’s perennial problems in a converging energy landscape, is centred on a debate or a discussion emphasising the nature of the market and benefits end-users can extract from this with partnerships, strategies and technology. Each seminar will kick off with an independent keynote setting the scene followed by a case study.
On day one, visitors will have the chance to attend a session chaired by Jo Butin, CEO – EnergyBridge (UK), with Rob Williams, General Manager, procurement at BT speaking on behalf of the Energy Institute. Entitled Policy, regulation and markets point to energy convergence – what does that mean for businesses, the session will look at how the 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?
At the event, visitors will also see the launch of the 2018 Heat Report. Presented in a session entitled Heat: Getting the cold shoulder?, the report analyses attitudes to the effective decarbonising of heat. Two years after the original Heat Report, the 2018 edition compares and contrasts attitudes to heating in the UK’s industrial, commercial and public sectors, exploring the barriers to cost effective decarbonisation and what lies ahead.
In addition to the launch of the Heat Report there will also be a new report launch for critical sites; DSR: Are critical sites switched on to flexibility provision? In addition to looking at the findings of the report, this session asks 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?
The seminar Everything as a service: Is anyone buying this? asks whether ‘everything-as-a-service’ is the answer to decarbonisation, can it be delivered and what are the challenges? Chaired by John Field – Chair of ESTA’s Energy Performance Contracting Group, Wilfrid Petrie – CEO Engie UK and Ireland, Richard Braakenburg – Co-Head Energy Efficiency & Distributed, the Green Investment Group’s Director, Roberto Castiglioni -Senior Investment Director, Ingenious Infrastructure and Anthony Browne – Energy Opportunities Specialist, Northumbrian Water, will the outline challenges and opportunities of the as-a-service model.
Day two will see Marks & Spencer’s Head of Energy & Risk, Gio Patellaro, take to the stage. In a session called Benefitting from the convergence of efficiency, procurement & flexibility, Patellaro will bring to light the retail giant’s energy tactics in working internally across departments and externally to gain the maximum advantage from current energy market conditions.
Exploring the benefits of taking a holistic approach to energy as opposed to picking low hanging fruit; will be Nick Keegan, Senior Consultant at EEVS Insight. In the session entitled Going for the high hanging fruit – Bundling technologies and services to achieve better outcomes, Keegan will discuss how bundling technologies and services can bring bigger benefits within capital/operational budgetary envelopes.
Content partners for the event include Baxi Heating, EnerNOC, Engie, E.ON, Flexitricity, Green Energy Consulting, Grid Beyond, Haven Power,Inenco, Ørsted, PCMG, ReStore and Scottish Power. The full seminar programme is available to view online at: www.theenergystevent.com. The event is free to attend and it is highly recommend that visitors register in advance for entry tickets, especially for seminar places as these are extremely popular.