How do UK heat industry market players fit into a sustainable future?

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, 15 May 2018
The University of Exeter/UKERC , British Academy,SW1Y 5AH, United Kingdom

UKERC and the University of Exeter are pleased to announce the final project workshop for the UK Energy Research Centre ‘Heat, Incumbency and Transformations’ project. This all-day event is taking place at the British Academy in London on the 15th May, 2018.

During the event, attendees will hear from a number of different interests from across the UK’s heat sector including speakers from large businesses, new entrants, consumer representatives, Government representatives and the installer industry. Current confirmed speakers include: Bethan Winter - Wales and West Utilities, Christian Engelke - Viessmann, Nick Park - Centrica and Kevin Stickney - ERDA Energy. We will be considering the question: How do UK heat industry market players fit into a sustainable future?

Key elements of the day will include:

•             A session with consumer experts framing the issues of the day around consumers and low-carbon heat

•             A panel session hearing from UK heat market players on their view of the future of heat and the changing market

•             A ‘pitch’ session on transformative ideas and technologies

•             Conclusions and key findings from the UKERC Heat, Incumbency and Transformations project

•             A workshop on key policy steps and policy timelines for heat decarbonisation

•             A drinks reception at the end of the day to encourage networking and to show our gratitude to attendees

If you would like to join us for this exclusive insight into the future of sustainable heat, register for the event here and when prompted enter the password: transformation

9:30-10 – Arrival
10:00 – Welcome and day overview – Dr Bridget Woodman, University of Exeter and UKERC representative
10:10 – The context for change –Representative from BEIS (or CCC)
10:35: Consumers and change – Maxine Frerk, Grid Edge Policy and Dhara Vyas, Citizens Advice
11:00 – Bridget Woodman and Richard Lowes – The Heat, Incumbency and Transformations project (Part 1)
11:30 Coffee
11:50: How can existing market players fit into a low-carbon heat future? – Panel session

  • Wales and West – Bethan Winter
  • Viessmann – Christian Engelke
  • Centrica – Nick Park
  • Representing heating engineers: ‘Gas Man God’

13:00 Lunch
13:45 Transformative ideas and technologies - The pitch session:

  • Erda Energy – Kevin Stickney
  • Association for Decentralised Energy – Lily Frencham
  • Greater London Authority - Rachel Cary
  • Energy Systems Catapult – Rachel Mulhall

14:40 – Breakout sessions (with coffee) - Priorities for heat decarbonisation policy, agreements and differences

  • Attendees split into three facilitated groups to consider the current heat decarbonisation policy priorities
  • Consider the similarities and differences between incumbents and new entrant needs
  • Consider a timeline for action on key decisions

15:30 – Feedback from breakout – Panel with chairs
15:45 – Richard Lowes – Heat, Incumbency and Transformations (part 2)
16:15 - Day wrap-up Bridget Woodman
16:30 – Drinks reception and networking