All Energy Conference 2019 Call For Abstracts

21 Nov 2018

Make your contribution to the All-Energy 2019 Conference

The All-Energy 2019 conference will look at topics that come under all four ‘pillars’ of the event – renewable power; low carbon heat; energy efficiency in the built environment; and low carbon transport.

Decarbonisation, decentralisation, digitalisation and democratisation (i.e. end-user choice) all play important roles in the conference; so too does climate change and wider social impacts; Brexit-effects; planning for success and the alignment of data requirements through all stages of delivery; and innovative solutions and finding answers to the questions we used to ignore.

The Call for Papers is now open, so we invite you to become involved in the All-Energy conference by submitting an abstract (a brief summary of your proposed presentation/role as a potential panel member, no illustrations or formulae thank you).

Abstract submission is easy, you can use our online form for as many submissions as you want to make (one form for each topic). The Call for Papers embraces the main conference, show floor seminar theatres; and academic posters.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday 20 December 2018.

Interested in submitting abstracts for SUMS? Please submit your abstracts here

Conference topics:

Topics coming under the conference spotlight in 2019 in the main conference, in the showfloor theatres (where applicable) and by means of academic posters, are listed below. Additional guidance is given but is not intended to be prescriptive, we are always eager to have your suggestions (see ‘Other’)


  • Biomass – policy; production; use; case histories; challenges and opportunities; innovative solutions
  • Biofuel – policy; challenges and opportunities; production; use; and energy conversion
  • (see also Circular economy; and Energy from waste)

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) – policy/strategy; projects; challenges and opportunities; and innovative solutions

Circular economy – in the built environment; and in the food and drink sector including policy/ strategy, projects, case histories, challenges and opportunities, and innovative solutions

Community and local energy

  • How to access new routes to market – including ancillary services, Fast Frequency Respone (FFR)
  • Innovative grid connections
  • What are the opportunities that the transition to DSO may bring for community and local scale energy
  • Making the best use of constrained energy
  • Local and low carbon heat solutions
  • Technology providers looking for community partners
  • Innovative financing and funding models for local energy systems
  • Attracting local business to areas with abundant power sources
  • International examples of local energy systems
  • Examples of energy storage in local communities
  • Whole system energy projects
  • Addressing fuel poverty through local energy
  • Managing peak demand in local energy systems
  • Case histories
  • Innovative solutions

Energy efficiency in the built environment – policy/strategy; the business of energy efficiency; case histories; corporates – meeting requirements; private landlords – meeting requirements; public sector – meeting requirements; SMEs – meeting requirements; social housing – meeting requirements; smart cities – steps being taken; retrofit; innovative solutions

Energy from waste - policy/strategy; challenges and opportunities; case histories; and innovative solutions

Energy storage – we are eager to feature all forms of energy storage and include presentations on usage, case histories, and innovative solutions aimed at developing cost-effective and suitable approaches

Energy systems – whole energy system transitions (considering scenarios of the transition to a low-carbon economy, including centralised and decentralised energy systems, markets, public attitudes, etc); UK energy trade and industrial strategy (yes, including the effect of Brexit, but also wider energy security and industrial opportunities); innovation

Disruptive technology and PPA delivery methods – blockchain was covered very fully in 2018 but abstracts on proposed presentations on its innovative usage very welcome; PPA delivery platforms etc; and all forms of innovative disruptive technology

Farming/landowning - policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy production, low carbon heating and /or transport; energy storage for farms and estates; innovative energy-related solutions to all farming aspects

Finance and funding – where is the money in a subsidy free world? We are eager to hear from funders of all types able to help our exhibitors/visitors .

Grid/Smart grid – policy (e.g. surrounding T2); demand side management (DSM)/ monitoring systems/smart meters; DC power (e.g choice of DC, DC reinforcement of the network etc); islands need-cases (e.g. covering interconnection vs active management)

Heating (Low carbon heat) – policy/strategy; all forms of low carbon heat including renewable heat heat pumps/air source pumps, hydrogen, geothermal, thermal solar etc); heat networks (district heating), and innovative solutions

Hydrogen and fuel cells – including usage (in transport please refer to the Smart Urban Mobility conference stream); energy conversion; re-energising UK industry for clean growth; and innovative solutions

Hydropower – challenges and opportunities; large/small projects; pumped storage; case histories, innovative solutions

Industry decarbonisation – see also under ‘Hydrogen’. Steps to decarbonisation of industry; case histories; innovative solutions

Marine renewables – tidal and wave

  • Policy; cost reduction (including learning from other sectors); international cooperation; opportunities and challenges; technology transfer from the oil and gas industry + offshore engineering expertise, skills; sharing of learned practices in subsea sector; tidal large/small projects/developments at home and overseas; wave projects/developments at home and overseas; and innovative solutions

Smart and sustainable cities – challenges and opportunities; case histories; smart solutions (and energy efficiency – see under Energy efficiency); transport solutions best submitted to Smart Urban Mobility Solutions

Solar (PV and thermal) – case histories; project/development updates; innovative solutions

Sustainable cities – see above under ‘Smart and sustainable cities’

Transport (Low carbon transport) (see the Smart Urban Mobility Solutions – SUMS Call for Papers)

Wind – offshore – lowering LCOE, projects/developments at home and overseas; floating wind developments and innovations; the ‘vital ingredients’ – current and future turbines; environmental considerations; installation vessels; O&M; fabrication etc)

Wind – onshore – policy/strategy; challenges and opportunities; pre-construction – measurements and analysis in the real world; post-construction – monitoring and modelling for asset productivity and longevity; life extension and repowering – going the extra mile without falling over; and innovative solutions

Other – what suggestions would you like to make? These could be on topics, on speakers you would love to hear; lively panel discussions you think should be held. Please let us know by completing the ‘Other’ Ideas' section on the Call for Papers.

Meet the Developer – previously called ‘Meet the Buyer’.

Are you a developer of a project or a device eager to enlarge your supply chain? Then our Share Fair is the ideal place for you to hold speed-dating-style 1-2-1 meetings. We’d like to invite you to take part in this All-Energy feature in 2019. We will publicise your presence (you may also be invited to speak in the conference) and set up the meeting schedule letting you see a draft schedule in advance so you are confident you will be meeting people of genuine interest to you. If you would like to take part in ‘Meet the Developer’ please contact Dominic Coyne and/or tick the relevant box in the Call for Papers form.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – are you interested in running a session on CPD related to your sector (up to 45 minutes total)? If so, please provide further details in the Call for Papers form. 

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