- Benefit from insights into the latest developments in energy policy and how new technologies are creating a sustainable future.
- Have your questions answered by leading experts in energy management.
- Learn from examples of best practice and see how innovative new approaches to energy management are helping save money and protect the environment.
- Connect with other high quality delegates from across multiple sectors and discuss potential solutions to shared challenges.
- Plan ahead and anticipate how changes in energy policy will impact on your organisation.
The Innovations in Energy Management Conference boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from across the energy sector. Each one has been handpicked based on their experience and professional background to ensure that all delegates benefit from relevant, high-quality presentations. Expect speakers to cover a wide variety of topics including:
The smart tech revolution: The Government’s manifesto commitment to ensure that every home and business has been offered a smart meter by 2020 has already seen 4.6 million devices installed across the UK. It is hoped the roll-out will allow for the wider adoption of “demand-side response” which rewards customers for changing when and how they use energy. Meanwhile, university researchers funded by US Government grants are working on projects which could slash the cost of energy storage by up to 90%. Viable long-term storage has the potential to completely revolutionise energy generation and usage. In October 2016, the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee called on the UK Government to “tackle the issues making the economics of energy storage and demands side response challenging”. What impact will these new technologies have on energy management and what role does the Government have to play in supporting the energy tech industry?
Energy commitments: In her first speech to the United Nations, Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to ratify the Paris Agreement by the end of 2016, committing the UK to tackling climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Speaking in September 2016, climate change minister Nick Hurd called for the “full involvement” of the private sector in Government energy policy and said private business has a “crucial” role to play in the low carbon agenda. How can the public sector, business and the energy industry work together to meet the UK’s commitment under the Paris Agreement?
Coping with growing demand: Depending on population growth, global energy demand could increase by anywhere between 27% and 61% by 2050, according to the World Energy Council. Projections for the UK suggest overall energy use will fall despite rising demand. This is due to a wide range of efficiency programmes and energy saving initiatives. With the number of electronic devises set to increase, how can the energy industry meet the rise in demand in the short and long term?
Changing the way we live: A radical transformation in the built environment is essential if the UK is to achieve sustainable energy management. Changes to building regulations in 2013 have seen all new build properties become 30% more efficient, helping customers save up to £200 a year. But more work needs to be done. In England alone there are nearly 5 million properties built before 1919 and over 8 million homes still require basic loft insulation. Scandinavia, Germany and France have lead the way in the introduction of “heat networks” in urban areas which improve efficiency by heating homes and businesses from a single, centralised, source. How can energy use be better managed by improving the way our urban environment is built?