Welcome to the Autumn 2023 issue of Buying and Using Utilities.

Published four times a year, B+UU magazine is delivered direct to the country’s most influential corporate energy and water buyers.

The theme of this issue is will reducing demand help increase green supply?

With articles on the role of energy flexibility in the aggregates sector; steering the future of the water industry; strategies for achieving Net Zero; sustainable water management initiatives; and an in-depth preview of our Autumn Conference and Exhibition.

MEUC Update
Page 4

Robin Hale explains the four in-depth sessions, leading exhibitors and
networking opportunities that await members and guests in Coventry
on 5 October

MEUC Update
Page 6

Eddie Proffitt tackles the future of heating for both domestic and

MEUC Update
Page 8

Karma Loveday looks at prospects for water smart meters for large users

Parliamentary Insights
Page 10

Geoff Davies outlines major changes for oil and gas, alongside key
issues for new nuclear

Page 12

David Kipling discusses the clear progression that has been driving
sustainability innovation and lateral thinking

Page 14

Helen Murphy highlights the importance of regular site checks to save
water, reduce energy costs and cut carbon

Page 15

Barry Hurst explains how energy flexibility can offset rising costs for
the aggregates sector

Page 16

Rob Barker discusses where water fits into the race for green energy

Page 26

Rob Brown offers practical advice to help speed up the transition to
decarbonisation for your business

Page 28

Solar panels are proving to be a key player to achieving Net Zero says
Matthew Yeoman

Page 30

Michelle Stephens explains why independent generators are crucial to achieving Net Zero

Page 32

Graham Mann answers a number of key issues raised by members

Directory Listing of suppliers and services

Upcoming Events

Autumn Conference and Exhibition
Thu 5 October (09.00 – 17.00)
The MTC, Ansty Business Park, Coventry

Join us at our Autumn Conference and Exhibition at the MTC, Ansty Park, Coventry and experience the ‘power’ of the MEUC.

Northern Ireland Update Webinar
Wednesday 15 November (14.00-15.30)

Join our Northern Ireland Group online as we come together to discuss regulation, infrastructure, markets and other pressing energy issues affecting businesses.

Partner Webinar: ENGIE Impact
Tues 21 November (14.00 – 15.30)

MEUC and ENGIE Impact present:
Beyond Strategy: Implementing High-Impact, Low-Cost Green Energy Solutions.