Making Energy in Scotland Affordable: Smart Grids - Smart Energy - Smart Consumers
Tue 20th Sep 2016
Glasgow, Wheatley Academy
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This conference examines the opportunity for delivering more affordable energy in Scotland.
The arrival of new possibilities in the fields of generation, transmission and consumption of energy heralds a new era of potential for affordable energy. Innovative smart grid technology, collaboration in energy project delivery, the advent of smart meters, advances in local and renewable generation and the potential for increasingly smart consumers all mean that consumers - public and private sector, as well as households - will be increasingly empowered in energy affordability.
The conference will examine four themes:
- Understanding the strategic energy opportunity
- What is smart energy?
- What are the core factors in enabling delivery?
- Achieving the Energy Affordability Benefits
The potential for creating access to affordable energy in Scotland is reaching a key maturity point. Smart meters are being rolled out across the UK with consumer engagement and empowerment to the fore. A range of bodies are coming to together in new ways to collectively generate, procure or distribute energy more affordably. Smart grid capability means that local systems and schemes are much better able to efficiently generate and share energy. Smart cities and connected homes are expected during this decade to deliver enormous savings in energy costs to domestic consumers.
The conference will bring together a platform of informed experts to examine the core opportunities and challenges which lie ahead for affordable energy.
- Understand what smart energy is
- Discuss how to develop affordable energy opportunities
- Network with others from the public, private and third sectors considering smart energy propositions
- Learn what the core factors are in project planning and delivery
- Plan ahead to take advantage of new ways of generating, distributing and consuming energy to deliver affordability for homes, businesses and public services
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ScottishPower Professor of Smart Grids, University of Strathclyde and a co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre
John Easton Managing Director, SUSTaim
Ciaran Higgins Director, Derryherk Limited
Graham Ayling Head of Foundation, Energy Saving Trust
Iagan MacNeil Head of Policy and Communications Scotland, Smart Energy GB
Sarah-Jane McArthur Partner - Projects Group, Brodies
Paul Steen Associate Director, Ramboll Energy
Colin Reid Energy & Sustainability Manager, Wheatley Group
Gavin Slater City Energy & Carbon Manager, TSB Future Cities Energy Lead at Glasgow City Council
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I wasn't sure what to expect at this seminar but the sessions were very detailed and useful. I have lots to think about to incorporate into my practice. It was well structured and provided plenty of information covering a wide variety of stages and subjects. If the sessions have been longer there would have been more time for discussion BUT - given the session length I think it was very well structured. This was a very useful and detailed seminar.