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8 West 3.22

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Creating places where smart energy can thrive: lessons from Bristol and London

Simon Roberts OBE, Chief Executive, Centre for Sustainable Energy

Abstract: It feels like everyone is talking about smart energy systems. Vital to a low carbon future, they also form a central pillar of most smart city visions. But there is a yawning gap between the rhetoric and current practice. That gap needs to be bridged if all the promised markets - for smart technologies, data analytics, control algorithms, demand response services - are to emerge and thrive. This presentation will describe work undertaken in Bristol, through the Bristol Smart Energy City Collaboration, and London, with the Greater London Authority, to build that bridge, exploring the technical, regulatory, commercial and socio-cultural challenges involved and mapping the steps needed to create the conditions in which smart energy works.

Biography: Simon Roberts OBE is Chief Executive of the Bristol-based national charity the Centre for Sustainable Energy (www.cse.org.uk). He has been helping people, organisations and policy makers develop effective responses to the threat of climate change and the misery of cold homes for more than 30 years. He describes the Bristol Smart Energy City Collaboration, which he set up in 2015, as the most intellectually challenging project he’s ever undertaken.

Prior discussions and afternoon tea will be served in the Wessex Restaurant from 16:00 to 16:25

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