Talk 1 – Smart energy management
Half-hourly metering using smart meters can help businesses to adopt a more cost-effective approach to energy procurement. Different types of energy contract and the use of energy management tools help managers to gain insight into opportunities for energy efficiency and investment in energy saving technologies such as renewable energy technologies and battery storage. How can utility companies help with demand response? Links to later talk by OFGEM.
Talk 2 – Electric vehicles and charging strategies
Following recent announcements by government and vehicle manufacturers about phasing out fossil fuel only cars, businesses need to think about onsite charging of staff vehicles, lease car strategies, congestion zones in cities and developments in range and price of EVs.
Talk 3 – Business opportunities from demand response
Energy market reform allows businesses that can flex their electricity use to profit from demand response. For example, selling spare backup generating capacity, load shedding at short notice in response to signals from the grid and the use of battery storage.
Talk 4 – Results of research into industrial energy efficiency
Industry uses about 30% of Europe’s energy but there are significant opportunities to reduce this through efficiency, renewable generation and waste energy re-use. The sector is very diverse and what works for one industry may not work in others. This talk will describe a four year study into a wide range of ways to reduce energy use in the food, textiles and foundry industries in Europe.
Talk 5 – Funding opportunities for low carbon projects
Talk 6 – Panel discussion