Smart Future - London 2014

Smart Future: London 2014, supported by the Mayor of London, will be held on 27-28 October 2014, with a pre-event reception on 26 October. The event takes place over three iconic London venues:

PRE-EVENT RECEPTION: SIEMENS CRYSTAL BUILDING | ROYAL DOCKS | 26 OCT 2014

CONFERENCE: CITY HALL | LONDON BRIDGE | 27 OCT 2014

FUNDING CLEANTECH INNOVATION WORKSHOPS: K&L GATES | ONE NEW CHANGE ST PAUL'S | TUE 28 OCT 2014

Taking place in partnership with Hydrogen London (which is working towards a hydrogen economy for London and the UK) and the Mayor’s Smart London Plan (which looks at the role digital technology can play in helping to address the challenges associated with the projected growth in London’s population to ten million by 2030), this high level conference, organised by Cleantech Investor, will combine policy debate on the challenges posed by city living with discussions on the role of technology and new business models within the urban environment – especially within cleantech, big data, the Internet of Things, hydrogen and fuel cells, renewable energy, distributed generation, smart building materials, electric vehicles, the connected car, waste-to-energy and waste-derived biofuels, watertech and smart-tech sectors.

Smart Future: London 2014 aims to highlight the opportunities for investment in companies with innovative solutions to the challenges of urbanisation – and to explore funding options for these companies.

Learn more from the event website at www.smartfuture-london.com 

 

Smart Future: Demand Response - 12 November 2014

Smart Future: Demand Response, an event in the Cleantech Investor Smart Future series, takes place on 12th November in Moorgate, at the offices of Smith & Williamson – 25, Moorgate, London EC2R 6AY. 

The growing integration of intermittent renewable energy generation into the grid, and problems arising from aging infrastructure open up niche for Demand Response (DR) programmes in almost every electricity market.

 

DR is poised to become a mainstream solution to electric grid instability. 

Navigant estimates that Demand Response load curtailment will skyrocket from a 2013 estimate of 57,764 megawatts (MW) to 140,472 MW by 2020.

 

DR has the capacity to address many challenges, from energy security, grid instability, rising energy costs, as well population growth and increased demand. This morning event aims to explore:

 

- What we really mean by Demand Response and why we need it.

- The DR technologies in use

- The opportunities for the grid and other businesses

- Ancillary services to DR

- How the DR market might be restructured

- The opportunities DR provides within the UK’s energy markets

- How DR can best be implemented in the UK

 

Speakers will include: 

 

Felicia Jackson, Editor at Large, Cleantech Magazine

 

Mark Howitt, Director, Technical & Operations, Storelectric

 

Ged Holmes, Commercial Director, Open Energi
Realising the potential for Dynamic Demand to deliver system-wide change in the UK energy markets and accelerating business growth via strategic collaborations.

 

John Webster, VP of Marketing and Strategy for EMEA, Opower
Data analytics and behavioural change in demand response

 

Becky Lees, Consultant, EA Technology
EVs and how demand response can drive the market

 

Sara Bell, Founder, Tempus Energy 

Demand response: new business models and new ways of using DR technology 

 

Preliminary Agenda

08:00 - Registration Opens

08:10 - Coffee and Breakfast Networking

09:00 -  Speakers

Felicia Jackson, Cleantech Investor - Introduction

Mark Howitt, Director, Technical & Operations, Storelectric

Ged Holmes, Commercial Director, Open Energi
Realising the potential for Dynamic Demand to deliver system-wide change in the UK energy markets and accelerating business growth via strategic collaborations.

John Webster, VP of Marketing and Strategy for EMEA, Opowe
Data analytics and behavioural change in demand response

UKDRA (speaker tbc) 
Demand response and the capacity markets, problems to be overcome

Low Carbon London (speaker tbc)
Commercialisation in the DR market: funding and focus

Becky Lees, Consultant, EA Technology
EVs and how demand response can drive the market

Sara Bell, Founder, Tempus Energy
Demand response: new business models and new ways of using DR technology

Q&A and Panel Debate

11.30: Event Ends

Register Now!

 

Who should attend?

  • Institutional, private equity and venture capital investors with a focus on smart grid and its development
  • Corporate advisors and consultants working in the smart cities, smart grid and demand response sectors
  • Cleantech companies with products and services targeting the demand response markets
  • Developers of technology in demand response, or businesses build on the technology
  • Government and not for profit organisations with an interest in the impact of demand response and its potential impact energy security, grid instability and rising energy costs

The event cost is £30 + VAT.