Decentralised Energy - The New Paradigm?


Saturday 11th March 2017, 9:30am - 5:30pm

Imperial College London
Blackett Building
11 Prince Consort Road, SW7 2BB
London, UK


Topics

1. Technology: Does Current Technology Suffice?

This panel will be a discussion of the development and implementation of smart grids and energy storage technology, led by scientists and engineers.


2. Developing Countries: How does Decentralised Energy Contribute to Development?

This panel will highlight the contribution of decentralised forms of energy in developing countries without or with limited electrical grids. Attention will also be paid to the role of microgrids in providing rural electrification and enhancing energy access. Topics to be covered include the growth of decentralised energy systems in developing countries and how these systems can be integrated into expanding electrical grids.


3. Mature Markets: How Disruptive is Decentralised Energy?

This panel focuses on decentralised energy in developed markets. In particular, it will investigate the regulatory, financial and technological hurdles of integrating decentralised energy systems such as smart grids and community energy into traditional energy infrastructure. It will also explore how technologies such as Demand Response Systems and Virtual Power Plants are being used to maintain grid stability and help consumers increase energy efficiency.

Speakers

Dieter Helm CBE
Chair | UK Government Natural Capital Committee

Jorge Pikunic
Managing Director | Centrica

Norbert Schwieters
Global Energy Utilities and Mining Leader | PwC

Wim Uyttenhove
Founder | The Binding Energy

Sheridan Few
Research Associate | Grantham Institute

Luis Munuera
Smart Grids Technology Lead | International Energy Agency

Micol Alessia Salmeri
Decentralised Energy Analyst | Carbon Trust

Phil Sandwell
PV Microgrid PhD Researcher | Imperial College London

Alex Germanis
CEO | Pure Leapfrog

Yoav Zingher
CEO | KiWi Power

Amani Joas
Energy Trader | Next Kraftwerke

Helen Westhead
Senior Consultant | ARUP

Simon Tindemans
Research Fellow | Imperial College London

Event Structure

Morning

9.30 - 10.00
Registration

10.00-10.30
Opening Keynote

10.30-12.00
Panel Discussion 1

Afternoon

12.00-13.00
Lunch and Networking

13.00-13.30
Keynote Address - Developing Markets

13.30-15.00
Panel Discussion 2

15.00-15.30
Tea Break

15.30-16.00
Keynote Address - Mature Markets

16.00-17.30
Panel Discussion 3

Sponsors

The Summit would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

PwC

Centrica

ARUP

Next Kraftwerke

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