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: 

 

 

Mark Howitt, Director, Technical & Operations, Storelectric

 

Ged Holmes, Commercial Director, Open Energi
 

John Webster, VP of Marketing and Strategy for EMEA, Opower

 

Becky Lees, Consultant, EA Technology

 

Sophie Yule, General Counsel, Tempus Energy 

 

Marc Borett, CEO, Reactive Technologies

 

Felicia Jackson, Editor at Large, Cleantech Magazine

 

 

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
Alternative approaches to balancing supply and demand

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

REstore, UKDRA  
Demand response and the capacity markets, problems to be overcome

Coffee (10:00-10:10)

Sophie Yule, General Counsel, Tempus Energy
Demand response: new business models and new ways of using DR technology

Marc Borett, CEO, Reactive Technologies
Accessing multiple DSM revenue streams and arbitrage in the wholesale electricity markets

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

Mark Howitt, Director, Technical & Operations, Storelectric
Alternative approaches to balancing supply and demand

11.45: 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.