Empowering your Utility Management Journey

Thursday 25 April 2024
IET Savoy Place, London

Event Overview:
Join us for our Spring Conference and Exhibition 2024, part of the “Buying and Using Utilities Live” series.
This premier event, powered by MEUC, brings together industry experts, policy makers, and major energy users to explore the latest trends, innovations, and strategies in utility management. The quick-fire presentations will provide attendees with a rapid and comprehensive overview of the cutting-edge developments in the energy and water sectors


Why Attend?

  • Insightful Content: Learn from industry leaders about the future of energy and water management.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers and experts to share experiences and solutions.
  • Actionable Strategies: Leave with practical knowledge and tools to enhance your utility management strategy.

Speakers:
A curated lineup of thought leaders in energy and water management, including policy experts, industry veterans, and sustainability champions.

Exhibition:
Our Exhibitors are companies that provide supply, procurement and management expertise and services. You can find a list of our Supporters with more details on their services here


Outline Programme

9.00Registration Coffee and networking
9.55Welcome to MEUC’s Buying and Using Utilities Live
Robin Hale, Chief Executive, MEUC

Session 1: The Future of Energy: Navigating a Net-Zero World
Embracing the Green Transition: Charting the course for a 100% renewable future.  
10.00Introduction
Guest Chair Jo Butlin, WUN Founder
Green Hydrogen: Exploring the opportunities and challenges
Using green hydrogen to decarbonise hard-to-electrify industrial processes.
Benjamin Marsh, Commercial Manager, HYRO
The Renewable Energy Landscape: Current State and Future Prospects
An exploration of the UK’s renewable energy growth, focusing on wind and hydro power’s contribution to net zero goals
Jamie Maxton, Head of External Relations, SSE Renewables
How a decarbonising energy grid could impact your bills
Keeping track of non-commodity costs as we continue on the path towards net zero.
Daniel Starman, Energy Market Lead, Drax Group
Shaping the UK’s Energy Future: A Strategic Roadmap
An overview of proposed reforms and strategic plans for a net-zero, home-grown energy system in the UK
Tim Jarvis, Director General, Ofgem
Q&A to the speakers:
Engage, Query, and Learn – An Open Mic Session
Questions led by the Chair
11.20Networking break with refreshments
Session 2: Carbon Reporting: Best Practices and Compliance
From Reporting to Real Impact: Driving Transparency and Action in Carbon Reduction Initiatives
11.50Introduction
Guest Chair Amita Mehta, Group Energy Manager, Peabody
Designing a Sustainable Future: How you can impact indirect emissions
Getting your value chain involved in decarbonisation
Benjamin Mousseau, CEO, Urbanomy part of EDF Group
Advancing Green Energy Solutions: The Role of RGGOs and Green Gas
Understanding renewable energy supply, RGGOs, and green gas
James Shorthouse, Strategy and Renewables Analyst, Corona Energy
Navigating the Changing Landscape of Business Energy and Carbon Compliance
How a UK educational institution is moving towards 24/7 carbon free energy
Jaron Reddy, Manager UK & Ireland, ENTRNCE
Strategic Water Management: Accelerating Carbon Reduction Across Utilities
Embarking on a Synergistic Approach to Environmental Sustainability
Oli Shelley, Head of Operations, Wave Utilities
Q&A to the speakers:
Engage, Query, and Learn – An Open Mic Session
Questions led by the Chair
13.10Lunch in the Exhibition

Session 3: Effective Energy Procurement in Volatile Markets
Stability in the Storm: Navigating Energy Markets in Times of Political and Economic Uncertainty
14.10Introduction
Chair: Richard Koszykowski, Energy Adviser, MEUC
Optimising Energy Risk Management in Volatile Markets
An overview risk management strategies for large consumers
Louise Ward, Head of Optimisation and Customer Costs, npower Business Solutions
Renewable Energy Procurement: The Power of PPAs
Shell Energy’s approach to renewable energy sourcing through Power Purchase Agreements
Leah Timmins, Senior Originator, Shell Energy
Bringing it all together – Costs, Carbon and Consumption
Achieving operational and environmental objectives through strategic energy management.
Kath Chapman, Managing Director; Ameresco
The Future of the UK’s Energy Security and Decarbonization
Insights on the intersection of energy policy and the political landscape in the lead-up to a General Election
Lord Teverson, President, MEUC
Q&A to the speakers:
Engage, Query, and Learn – An Open Mic Session
Questions led by the Chair
15.30Networking break with refreshments

Session 4: Emerging Technologies in Energy and Water Management
15.45Introduction
Robin Hale, Chief Executive, MEUC
Powering the Future: Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Energy Management
Thoughts on energy management solutions and practical applications that can reduce costs.
Robert White, Head of Energy, Ark Data Centres
Flowing Towards Efficiency: The Next Wave in Water Management
Exploring needed technologies and their role in shaping a sustainable future.
Pip Squire, Head of Sustainability, Ark Data Centres
Interactive Break-out Sessions: Shaping Future Strategies
Break-out groups led by MEUC Experts and Supporters, facilitate, brainstorm and uncover vital information.
Energy Discussion: Led by Eddie Proffitt, Technical Director and Richard Koszykowski, Energy Adviser, MEUC
Water Discussion: Led by Karma Loveday, Water Adviser, MEUC and Oli Shelley, Head of Operations, Wave
Delivering insight: Highlights from combined knowledge.
Key takeaways, actionable strategies and future topics.
Next steps with MEUC: Leveraging our network
Member support, information, networking and expert contacts guiding the way forward.
16.45Close


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