UKERC SMEs and Energy Workshop

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4 June 2018
UKERC and the University of Oxford , Keble College, Oxford,OX1 3PG, United Kingdom

Aims of the meeting:

By bringing together members of the research and policy communities, we hope to:

  • Build networks to enable greater knowledge exchange on this topic
  • Share recent research knowledge
  • Share current policy and future policy developments
  • Identify knowledge and policy gaps, and debate future directions
  • Raise the profile of SMEs in energy and business policy and research

The focus of this event is on SMEs as energy consumers, however, we also recognise them as energy producers, innovators and providers of services and products which influence others’ energy use.

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10.00 Registration and refreshments

10.30 Introduction to the day

Morning Chair: Gavin Killip, University of Oxford & UKERC

10.35 Keynote address: The UK energy, research and policy landscape

Prof Jim Watson, Director, UKERC

10.55 What we know about SMEs and energy

SMEs, energy use and energy efficiency - Tina Fawcett, University of Oxford & UKERC

Micro and small businesses’ satisfaction with the retail energy market - David Deller, University of East Anglia & UKERC

Organisational decision-making around energy - Kathryn Janda, UCL

11.40 Tea and coffee break

12.00 Supporting SMEs to make better energy decisions

Local advice and support - Sam Hampton, University of Oxford, UKERC & Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership

BEIS’ Non Domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition: Using Smart Meter Data Analytics & Innovation to engage SMEs with energy efficiency - Steph Gale, BEIS

SME energy management tools - Nick Banks, Centre for Sustainable Energy

UK policy, now and into the future - speaker- TBC

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Identifying priorities for SMEs in the energy transition

Afternoon Chair: Tina Fawcett, University of Oxford & UKERC

Working in groups, identify key gaps in knowledge and action, and suggest priorities for policy and research on SMEs and energy. Feedback from groups, identify shared priorities.

15.00 Tea and coffee break

15.15 Developing an agenda for action and research on SMEs and energy

Based on previously identified priorities. Split into groups for small group discussion and brief plenary feedback of agendas.

15.45 Final reflections & future actions

Jim Watson, Tina Fawcett & contributions from the floor

16.00 Close of workshop