UKERC Annual Conference 2019: Local Energy Systems in National and International Contexts

28 Feb 2019

UKERC Annual Conference 2019: Local Energy Systems in National and International Contexts
24-25th April, Oxford

 

The programme, including speakers, has been released, download a copy below.

UKERC Conference Programme 2019
Conference theme

The role of localised generation and supply of energy is attracting considerable interest both in the UK and internationally.

Local energy systems are a key focus in the UK’s Industrial Strategy and the Prospering from the Energy Revolution programme. They are considered to facilitate faster decarbonisation than large scale systems, while providing welfare and economic benefits alongside industrial renewal.  Localised systems have also been highlighted by the devolved administrations and local authorities as providing services that are well-adapted to widely varying local conditions and priorities.

This inter-disciplinary conference will bring together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers on local energy systems, to consider how best to exploit low carbon sources of energy, and manage or reduce energy demand.

 
Conference programme

Day 1 - Wednesday 24th April

Time

Session details

09.00-10.00

Registration opens; tea and coffee available

10.00-10.45

Welcome and keynote address

1045-12.00

Panel discussion: public sector leadership

12.00-13.10

Lunch (1 hour 10 mins)

13.10-14.30

Session 1: Business models for local energy

Session 2: Whole systems

14.30-14.50

Coffee break (20 mins)

14.50-16.10

Session 3: Governance and regulation

Session 4: System integration

16.10-17.25

Panel discussion: engaging citizens and consumers

17.25

Close

19.30

Dinner

 

Day 2 - Thursday 25th April

Time

Session details

09.00-10.30

Workshop 1: EnergyREV

Workshop 2: A new framework for energy governance

10.30-10.50

Coffee break (20 mins)

10.50-12.10

Session 5: Community business models

Session 6: Global perspectives

12.10-13.10

Lunch (1 hour)

13.10-14.30

Session 7: Energy demand and flexibility

Session 8: Solar power

14.30-14.50

Coffee break (20 mins)

14.50-16.10

Session 9: Local energy trading

Session 10: Using data and assessing system performance

16.10-16.20

Closing remarks

16.20

Conference closes

 

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