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UCL-Energy seminar: 'Demand reduction and demand response - the need for joined up policy' - Dr Gill Owen, UCL

UCL Energy Institute

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 from 17:30 to 19:00 (BST)

UCL-Energy seminar: 'Demand reduction and demand...

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A number of policies have been developed to improve energy efficiency - particularly to reduce demand and reduce carbon emissions,. There is also growing interest in the prospect for demand response in the electricity system  to manage the transition to greater use of electricity for heating, and transport, avoid high growth in peak demand and to develop a smart grid. However, these policies are to some extent being developed separately with the risk of potential conflicts and unintended consequences. This presentation will examine some of the challenges and what we can do to address them, based on developments in the UK and Australia.

About the speaker

Dr Gill Owen has undertaken extensive research and published widely on energy efficiency, fuel poverty, smart meters, distributed energy and demand side response. She has been a part-time Senior Research Associate at the Energy Institute at University College London since 2011 and now continues her association with UCL based in Australia at the UCL International Energy Policy Institute. She also has a part-time senior research post at Monash University and is providing advice to the Australian Energy Markets Commission and Australian Energy Regulator. Until her departure from the UK in August 2012 she was Vice Chair of the Government’s Fuel Poverty Advisory Group,  a Non-Executive Director of the water regulator Ofwat,  a member of Ofgem's Consumer Challenge Group, DECC's Smart Meters Consumer Advisory Group and Chair of the REAL Consumer Assurance Scheme for microgeneration. She was a Commissioner of the UK’s Competition Commission for ten years until 2002 and has also been a non-executive board member of Ofgem.


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The presentation will promptly start at 5.30pm and will be followed by drinks and nibbles at 6.30pm and the opportunity to network.

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When & Where

Room GO1, Ground Floor Lecture Theatre
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
WC1H 0NN London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 8 May 2013 from 17:30 to 19:00 (BST)

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Founded in June 2009, the UCL Energy Institute (UCL-Energy) was established as UCL’s response to the global challenges of mitigating climate change and providing energy security in the 21st century. UCL-Energy, which sits within the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at UCL, brings together different perspectives, understandings and procedures in energy research, transcending the boundaries between academic disciplines. It coordinates multidisciplinary teams from across the University, with the aim of accelerating the transition to a globally sustainable energy system through world-class energy research, education and policy support. www.ucl.ac.uk/energy Follow on Twitter @ucl_energy

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