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These are the key topics in energy says Chair 8th Smart Grids Cleanpower 19-20 June Cambridge

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Gavin Jones, a seasoned smart grids forum founder and chair of ARM-sponsored 8th international annual Smart Grids Cleanpower 19-20 June in Cambridge UK, has outlined key themes for this year’s summit at Robinson College’s new executive conference centre.

Event Sponsors: ARM | Gold Sponsors: UtilityWise | Silver Sponsors: Cambridge Consultants; NERA

Conference Outline from Gavin Jones, Chair 2017

“2017 feels like a year in which major change in smart energy in the UK seem close.

“Yet what that change is, is unclear.

“We’ll see:

  • the smart meter rollout starting, bringing smart technology into homes across the country;
  • possible booms in the development of storage, reducing costs of renewables technology;
  • the first subsidy-free bid for provision of offshore wind in Germany;
  • and National Grid and Google working on the use of artificial intelligence in energy.

“On the other hand we have the following combination of uncertainties:

  • our future access to international energy;
  • the impact of political attempts to fix the failures of our energy market;
  • the growing impact on communities and business of living the most expensive energy in the developed world;
  • and future changes in how our electricity system will be managed.

“The conference centres on perfect area for fascinating conversations!”

Dr Justin Hayward, Director of C4IR added: “Just 5 weeks to go to this event and we are very excited! We have a VC & ARM-led innovation pitching session on 20th business conference and a high quality delve into basics, technologies, markets and innovation on 19th in the briefing day.”

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Front of House, C4IR

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Top 12 Reasons to attend Smart Grids & Cleanpower 2014 Cambridge

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Top 12 Reasons to Attend SGCP14

1. See and mingle with 40 top speakers
2. Influence the debate – audience reverses & open panels
3. Build your network – new and old partners & clients
4. Pleasant dinner roundtable in Cambridge with decision makers and influencers
5. Help innovators at smaller and large companies
6. Debate fracking rationally
7. Debate energy pricing & market structure
8. Debate the energy vs internet cultural challenges
9. Help increase grid resilience
10. Learn all about smart grids and energy
11. Get latest updates in markets
12. Challenge your assumptions
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AGENDA – DAY 1 – EXECUTIVE BRIEFING MASTERCLASS DAY JUNE 3
10:15 – 11:00 Session 1: Introduction Smart Grids & Energy – led by Gavin Jones, Business Development Director, ElectraLink
10:15 Introduction to Day 1
10:20 Definitions
10:30 Basics
10:40 Trends and Drivers
10:50 Review & discussion

Coffee break

11:15 – 13:00 Session 2: Technology led by Dr Andy Stanford Clark, CTO Smart Energy, IBM
11:15 Demand Side Management (DSM) – the key to the smart grid
11:30 Case studies
11:40 Smart Meters & AMI | Interoperability
12:00 Distributed generation – Alan South, Commercial Director, Solar Century
12:30 Renewables and storage, markets and intermittency – Graham Ford, Mansion Partners
Review

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch networking & meetings

14:00 – 16:00 Session 3 Markets – led by Mike Wilks, Director Smart Energy, Poyry
14:00 Social & Innovation Cartography in grids and energy
Key players – visions, strategies and what they are doing
Porter’s Market Characteristics & Forecasts
14:45 Demand Response Economics – Anneesha Patten, Poyry
15:00 Big Data, Data sharing & privacy – Gavin Jones, Business Development Director ElectraLink
15:20 Monetisation of energy management systems – Pilgrim Beart, Founder AlertMe & 1248.io
15:40 The Industrial Internet – Dr Amyas Philips
Review

16:05 Tea break

16:30 – 17:30 Session 4 Innovation – led by Rob McNamara, Founder, Smart Grids GB
The status quo & change challenges
The value & funding of innovation – Steve Dawson, VP Consulting, Sentec
17:10 Discussion
Summary of Day

19:00 – 21:15 Roundtable dinner at King’s College, Cambridge

AGENDA – DAY 2 – SMART GRIDS 4 JUNE
Session 1 Smart Grids & Collected Intelligence
10:00 Dr Justin Hayward, Director, Cambridge Investment Research, Introduction
10:05 Gavin Jones, Business Development Director, ElectraLink, Chairman’s Opener
10:10 Rob McNamara, Founder, Smart Grids GB, The Value of a Smart Grid to Great Britain
10:20 Audience Collected intelligence, Comments & questions for day speakers and panellists from audience – one minute each
10:50 Stephen Cunningham, CEO, UK, Ireland & Nordic, Landis & Gyr, Keynote: Managing Energy Better – The landscape for smart grid
11:10 Panel with speakers and chair

Morning coffee & showcase of products and services

Session 2 Connected Intelligence: servers, networks, meters, fast data analytics & grids
Dr Sean Cochrane, Director Cyan Technology A connected energy network through metering and lighting
Dr Paul Wright, CCM National Physical Laboratory Smart grid measurement
John Di Stasio, CEO Sacramento Municipal Utility Department (SMUD) Jt Keynote: Smart grid intelligence and risk, Smart grid intelligence and risk
Martin Dunlea, Global Industries Lead, Utilities, Oracle, Jt Keynote: Fast Data, Actionable Data
Panel with Peter Drake, Managing Director, Intelligent Networks

Lunch networking & exhibition of products & services

Session 3 Smart Cities & Infrastructure: real systems solutions at scale | the industrial internet
Michael Clark, Programme Director – Low Carbon London UK Power Networks, A Smart Grid for London
Rich Hampshire, Principal Consultant CGI, End-to-end smart grid & consumer engagement
Philip Burr, Director of Product Marketing Arkessa, Case study: an M2M platforms for IoT Solutions
Chris Wright, CTO, Moixa Technology, Smart Direct Current
Dr Andy Stanford Clark, CTO Smart Energy, IBM, Keynote: Smarter planet works
Panel with Tony Rooke, Sustainable Strategy Director; Smart Cities & Innovation, Infosys

Coffee networking & expo of products & services

Session 4 Plenary Policy debate grids and energy: innovators | funding | regulation & reforms
Dora Guzeleva, Head of Network Policy Ofgem, How regulation can be a win-win for stakeholders
Ian Ellerington, Head of Innovation, DECC, The key role of innovators in changing the energy industry
Steve Dawson, VP / Dr Mark England, EVP Smart Grid, Sentec, Routes to market for energy innovators
Pilgrim Beart, Founder, AlertMe, Keynote: UK energy management innovation in global markets
Panel with Chairman – followed by Chairmen’s summaries

Drinks networking

AGENDA – DAY 2 – CLEANPOWER CONFERENCE 4 JUNESession 1 The Energy Trilemma: Resilience | Affordability | Targets & transition technologies
10:00 Mike McCreary, Director, Cambridge Investment Research, Introduction
10:05 Jeremy Nicholson, Senior Advisor, EEF, Energy Intensive Users Group, Chairman’s Opener
10:10 Peter Sharratt, Director – Sustainability Services, SBP (spin out Deloitte), Guiding future investments for property, infrastructure & sustainability needs
10:20 Audience Collected intelligence, Comments & questions for day speakers and panellists from audience – one minute each
10:50 Dr Bernard J Bulkin, NED, Ludgate Investments (former Chief Scientist BP) & Cambridge Univ., Keynote: The Energy Trilemma
11:10 Panel with speakers and chair

Morning coffee & showcase of products and services

Session 2 Fracking in Focus
Professor Andy Woods, Lead Scientist, CU BPI, Science & the Risks and rewards of fracturing for shale gas
Marieke Beckmann, Research Lead National Physical Laboratory, CCM, Emissions measurement in fracking
Dr Tony Smith, Technical Director SLR Consulting Separating Myth from reality – Fracking and the social licence
Joel Price, COO San Leon Energy, Experiences of shale development in the EU
Michael Bradshaw – Professor of Global Energy Warwick University Keynote: The impact of the US shale gas revolution on UK gas security
Panel with moderator Professor Woods CU BP Institute

Lunch networking & exhibition of products & services

Session 3 Energy markets: competition & pricing
Mike Wilks, Director Smart Energy Poyry, Energy market structure: could do better?
Hen Cooke & Emilia Melville Buro Happold, TSB-funded case study: domestic demand response & smart grids
Doug Stewart, CEO Green Energy UK, The role of alternative suppliers of energy
Ashleye Gunn, Programme Director Which? , Consumer policy and market solutions
Neil Pennington, Programme Director: Smart, rwe nPower, Keynote: Vertical integration, other structures and the real effects on energy supply prices
Panel with chairman

Coffee networking & expo of products & services

Session 4 Plenary Policy debate grids and energy: innovators | funding | regulation & reforms
Dora Guzeleva, Head of Network Policy Ofgem, How regulation can be a win-win for stakeholders
Ian Ellerington, Head of Innovation, DECC, The key role of innovators in changing the energy industry
Steve Dawson, VP / Dr Mark England, EVP Smart Grid, Sentec, Routes to market for energy innovators
Pilgrim Beart, Founder, AlertMe, Keynote: UK energy management innovation in global markets
Panel with Chairman – followed by Chairmen’s summaries

Drinks networking

VENUES
Murray Edwards College, Buckingham House Conference Centre, Cambridge, England, CB3 0DR – state-of-art tiered auditorium, excellent, light networking & exhibition spaces, meeting areas, great food, plentiful coffee. CIR invites you to become one of the best business delegates in the world, nurturing your business development and personal and corporate success by leaning into the value network & having fun at the same time. And the Roundtable Dinner is at King’s College, Cambridge. It doesn’t get better than that!

Once upon a time, there was an old power grid…

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Once upon a time, there was an old power grid.
Every day, the grid creaked under more strain and got older, less reliable and more stretched.
One day, people said – we want more renewable power on a grid that enables demand response so it doesn’t fall over, and wherein energy is affordable for consumers. This set of requirements caused even more problems. They then said: but we can fix this. We can make it better, more robust, affordable, smarter and cleaner.
Because of that, people who understand how they might improve things for this complex problem got together in conferences, briefings and workshops.
Because of that – they talked through issues and solutions and prioritised the plans for getting there safely.
Until finally, the Smart Grid became a reality!!!
6th Smart Grids & Cleanpower 2014
An excellent 2-day conference in Cambridge 3-4 June. The first day is an executive briefing day with experts giving in-depth talks, with private meetings, drinks, and culminating in a dinner roundtable at King’s College Cambridge.
The second day is a two-stream business conference with short talks and long panels, amid great speakers and businesspeople and entrepreneurs. One stream on smart grids and the other on smart energy, including fracking and energy trilemma sessions.
Don’t miss out!

Smart Grids & Cleanpower 2013 – Cambridge conference gives global insights

A “cracking” day was had by over 100 senior delegates at the 5th Smart Grids & Cleanpower Conference Expo 2013 in Cambridge last week. Over 33% of the delegates took a survey & all spoke highly of the event. The conference was sponsored by local giant ARM Ltd.

Gold Sponsors Anglian Water and Hitachi Europe gave talks. In total there were nearly 40 speakers and moderators across the two streams. There were 7 panel sessions and 3 hours of networking and exhibition.

Pilgrim Beart, Founder Director of AlertMe Ltd, was voted the best speaker by over a third of delegates, giving a talk on Simplicity for the smart home, with Keith Clarke of ARM Ltd in second place with their vision of global connected intelligence.

Organiser and principal consultant at CIR Strategy Ltd Justin Hayward said: “Running a high quality conference of this size is immensely challenging. People are booking later and later, costs are rising, competition is growing as we move into the experience economy further. Yet this event, our 31st since 2002, was extremely rewarding on the day, as we achieved attendance over 100, and already over a third of the delegates have come back with uniformly high praise of the conference. As a consultancy, we continue to do interesting work around this general set of topics.”

Delegates have already been provided with a 50pp document PDF of all aspects of the day, edited by Justin Hayward PhD MBA and Michael McCreary CEng of CIR Strategy, from notes by Maria Gradillas of Imperial College. Delegates also have an image gallery of the day, speaker biographies & synopses, slides of all speakers, and a summary of the conference talks and panels (Chatham House).

 

Next year’s SGCP14 conference is already being built – see you on 4 June 2014. Upcoming conferences include the 5 November Smart Homes & Cleanpower Conference taking in the iWATER, iHEAT, and SHIFT sessions, co-located with the HVM Graphene Conference. Not a day to be missed!

You can sign up for the 5 November 2013 and 4 June 2014 conferences already here: http://www.cir-strategy.com/events/register

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Smart Grids & Cleanpower: an overview of 5 June 2013

Dear colleague

SGCP 2013 is an exciting one-day conference expo in two streams for corporates, investors and entrepreneurs building businesses in the connected intelligence for grids and power sector. The conference is in its 5th year. We want to inform, inspire and connect the people and companies building & securing the smart grid and enabling safer cleaner lower-cost power generation.

Why attend SGCP – what this conference expo gives you

The double-stream conference brings together brands implementing connected intelligence and the disruptive tech companies supplying them to discuss smart grids “The Grid of Things” and transition energy security.

The Lead Sponsor is ARM. Speakers include ARM, Energy Saving Trust, Cyan Technology, BPAE, Anglian Water, National Grid, National Nuclear Lab, National Physical Lab, UK Power Networks, S&C tbc, Trilliant, ETI, DECC, Ofgem, Intellisense, Moixa Energy and AlertMe (see web for longer list andagenda).

Some who will be there: Cambridge University, Imperial College, Marshall Group, Anglian Water, Hitachi Europe Future Cities, Energy Saving Trust, NPL, TTP Ventures, Dawe Media, Fault Current Ltd, Maosco Ltd, Multos, Isentropic Ltd, AlertMe Ltd, Polysolar Ltd, Cambridge Carbon Capture Ltd, Green Tide Ltd, JKPM Ltd, Energence Ltd, Metric Digital, EDW Tech Ltd, Cyan Technology Ltd, Shirlaws, Trillion Fund, UKTI East, Alconbury Enterprise, Autodesk, Trilliant, S & C Electric, BPVA, KISS Comms Ltd, Quench Power Ltd, Venner Shipley LLP, Cambridge Design Partnership Ltd, The Guardian Newspaper, UK Power Networks, BP plc,National Grid, Ofgem, Intellisense, Buro Happold, Durham University, Electralink, NNL, Ofgem, Sainsbury’s plc, DECC, ETI, Solar Century plc, Renesola, Emblem Ventures, UKERC, Oxford University, Moixa Energy, Adapt Commercial Ltd, Poyry, Mansion Partners, Xsilon Ltd, PassivSystems, Nanoforce Ltd, Gazprom, Qatar Developments, greenBRIDGE, New Laws Legal, EDF Energy, Clean Capital Advisors, Low Carbon KEEP Programme, CreativeZones, FusionIP, Sentec, Cambashi.

Media Partners include Business Weekly, Cleantech Investor Magazine, Clean Capital Network, Connected Clusters, Cleantech Business News and Smart Grids Careers: a lot of publicity!

Using probably the best & most comfortable venue in Cambridge, we offer many hours of pleasant, great networking with a lunch as well as structured and unstructured sessions and Q&A throughout the day.

Interested in exhibiting?

There is still some space for showing off what you do in the conference networking hours including lunch so please do get in touch.

Rising stars in grids and power

A key part of the programme is showcasing with innovation pitches, hosted this year by experienced investor Clennell Collingwood of TTP Ventures, the best of the innovators that are making the connected intelligence, grid technology & power generation deployment. Companies with the greatest market potential will meet customers, investors and press. If you have a successful or new business in grids and power, take an expo showcase space here (only 2 spots remain).

You can find out more and register here (http://www.cir-strategy.com/events/register) for SGCP13 and/or HVM & iWATER November on the info webpage here.

By calling 01223 303500 to book and telling us that you heard about this through Cleantech Investor Magazine, we will give you a 20% discount from the exec and investor rates.

Justin Hayward

CIR Conferences in Cleantech and HVM

http://www.cir-strategy.com/events/cleanpower

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More info about future events – speaking, sponsorship & registration

Conferences upcoming (call 01223 303500 to plan a great marketing programme):

Smart Grids & Cleanpower, 5 June, Cambridge

HVM Graphene Disruptive, 5 November, Cambridge

iWATER & iHEAT, 5 November, Cambridge

Smart Grids & Cleanpower 2012: a wholesome and innovative mix

Headlined by ARM plc and Schneider Electric, the 2012 Smart Grids and Cleanpower Conference in Cambridge at New Hall on 14 June chaired by Dr Sarah Darby and Mr Jeremy Nicholson plays host to a veritable wholesome and innovative mix of talks. All conferences are in some sense unique, but some are more unique than others and organisers CIR Strategy urge you to tool over to Cambridge for this wonderful lineup of talks.

Taking part in 2012 are for example: EON, UK Power Networks, National Grid, DECC, Ofgem, ARM, Schneider Electric, Cambridge University, Oxford University, Reading University, BT, Telefonica, ITU, Design London, Sainsburys, Rolls Royce, Lockheed Martin, Silicon Valley Bank, Peloton Advisors, Deloitte, PwC, Navetas, Amantys, Ampium, Cyan Technology, Xsilon, Eight19, Farm Power, BEAMA, ENA, Energy UK, TAHI, New Energy Network, Cleantech Investor, CUEN; JBS, EPRG, Engineering, Computer Lab, CU; Verne Global, Siemens Infrastructure and Cities, CU Engineering, House of Lords, Mansion, Solar Power UK, Solar Century, Poyry, UK Bioenergy Strategy, InCrops, and many more.

As for the programmes, SGCP sees a roster of over 30 speakers and moderators over two streams: smart grids and cleanpower.

Among many highlights, there will be:

An introduction to the smart energy ecosystem (ARM). A debate about smart meters. Another on networks policy and who benefits at each stage. UK prospects on wind (Ofgem E-Serve), on solar (Solar Century) and on biomass energy (Poyry, InCrops) and shale gas assessed (Lord Oxburgh). There is a talk on printed electronic PAYG solar PV being rolled out in Africa and India. Another will look at sustainable generation for the Cloud. A range of emerging market and mainstream apps of smart grid techs as case studies among innovating startups and SMEs.

SMART GRIDS CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Opening Session – Smart Meter Rollout Debate

10:00   Dr Justin Hayward Conference Director & Consultant, CIR Strategy, Introductory Remarks

10:05   Dr Sarah Darby, Oxford University, Chair’s Opening Remarks

10:10   Gary Atkinson, Director Embedded Marketing at ARM Holdings plc Headline Sponsor

Smart Energy ecosystem – What is possible today & where we need to get to?

10:30   Professor Ross Anderson, Computer Lab, Cambridge University

Critique of the Smart Meter Roll-out: Security & Systems

10:45   Rachel Crisp, DECC Head of Energy Networks

Government policy on balance: smart meters are key

11:00   Siemens Infrastructure & Cities

The Value of Smart Meters Today

11:15   Panel with Terry Rowbury, BEAMA – Moderator of Smart Meter Rollout Debate Session

11:30   Coffee            break

Session  2 – Wider Applications of Grid Technologies

11:50   tbc Lockheed Martin / Rolls Royce,

Microgrids in the Theatre

12:05   Tate Cantrell CEO Verne Global

The truly sustainable cloud – not a myth

12:20    Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO, Eight19

Powering the unGrid

12:35   Panel with Graham Ford, Mansion Partners, & Innovation Pitches

13:00   Lunch and Exhibitions

Session 3 – Grid and Metering Network Solutions

14:00   David Lewis, Marketing Director, Schneider Electric (UK) Lead Sponsors

Enabling Smart Grids Connections

14:15   Bryn Parry, CEO, Amantys – Gold Sponsors

A fresh approach to power switching

14:30    Geoff Sarney, Head Smart Metering, Cyan Technology/Telefonica – Gold Sponsors

Control and Comms Networks for Grids and Metering

14:45   Russell Haggar, XSilon

M2m and Technology for the Internet of Things         

15:00   Tea break

Final Session – Integration, innovation, standards & network policy

15:20   Richard Smith, National Grid

Future Transmission Networks

15:40   Keith Dickerson, Committee Member, International Telecoms Union

Network Standards: update & the trends

16:00   Greg Payne, Director of Business Modelling, Software, EON New Build & Technology UK

Weighing Up the Future of Balancing Services           

16:20   Dora Guzeleva, Head of Network Policy, Ofgem

Policies Right for Innovation

16:40   Panel with David Smith, Energy Networks Association, Chairperson’s Summary, Innov Pitch Prizes

Drinks Networking

This 4th Annual Smart Grids & Cleanpower Conference, uniquely covering the core and range of technologies and strategic vision for grids and power, is brought to you by CIR Strategy in association with ARM plc and Schneider Electric, and is part of the Cleantech Conferences of Cambridge Series which has run 16 times since 2007.

Bookings online at: http://www.cir-strategy.com/events/register or by phone at 01223303500

CLEANPOWER CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Opening Session – Clean and Bio energy

10:10   Michael McCreary Senior HVM Consultant, CIR Strategy, Introductory Remarks

10:15   Jeremy Nicholson, Senior Advisor, EEF EIUG, Chair’s Opening Remarks

10:25   Professor John Miles, Engineering, Cambridge University & Director ARUP

Clean Energy: at what price?

10:45   Bianca Forte, InCrops

A review of bioenergy technologies

11:00   Ali Lloyd, Principal Consultant, Poyry

The outlook for biomass electricity in the UK

11:15   Panel with Chairman – Clean and Bio energy opening Session

11:30   Coffee  break

Session  2 – Solar PV

11:50   Alan South, Commercial Director, Solar Century plc

UK FiTs & RHIs: an evolving solar market for growth

12:10   Mark Simon, CEO, Farm Power

Business Models for PV and microhydro electricity

12:30  Panel with Solar Power UK, followed by Innovation Pitches          

13:00   Lunch and Exhibitions

Session 3 – Wind

14:00   Robert Hull, Managing Director, E-Serve, OfGem

Enabling Offshore Wind to Grid

14:20   Cristiano Marantes, UK Power Networks

Large Wind Projects & the LCNF

14:40   Philip Skipper, Siemens Infrastructure & Cities

Wind Balancing & Storage     

15:00   Tea break

Final Session – Sustainability, energy policy & security – Moderated by Christine McGourty Energy UK

Opening Talk by ARM plc, Headline Sponsor

15:20   Peter Sharratt, Head of Sustainability Services, Deloitte

Future Cities

15:40   Dr Bernie Bulkin, Chair, Office for Renewable Energy Deployment, DECC

Technologies for Targets to 2050        

16:00   Lord Oxburgh, Independent Member, House of Lords, former Chairman Shell

Shale Gas: Curse or Boon?

16:20   Panel, Chairman’s Summary (Jeremy Nicholson EEF)

 

Drinks Networking

This 4th Annual Smart Grids & Cleanpower Conference, uniquely covering the core and range of technologies and strategic vision for grids and power, is brought to you by CIR Strategy in association with ARM plc and Schneider Electric, and is part of the Cleantech Conferences of Cambridge Series.

Bookings online at: http://www.cir-strategy.com/events/register or by phone at 01223303500

 

Clean Energy: at What Price? Professor John Miles keynotes Cleanpower 2012 14 June

An analytical keynote talk by Professor John Miles of the Engineering Department at Cambridge University in the opening session of the Cleanpower Conference on 14 June at Murray Edwards College, will look at the possibilities for generating clean energy in the UK in pursuit of the Government 2050 goals. In particular, the cost of supplying energy from these sources will be commented on and some possible practical routes forward explored.

Professor John Miles, Director ARUP & Cambridge University Engineering

 

John Miles has been a Group Board director at Arup, the global consultancy, for 17 years and has been responsible for a number of high profile projects and developments over that time. John has very wide experience in the fields of energy and resources, and has particular expertise in the areas of energy strategy and low-carbon transport systems. As a senior member of the firm, John has been a media spokesman on subjects ranging from Peak Oil to Intelligent Mobility, and has actively contributed to the debate on carbon reduction and global warming. Outside Arup, John has held a number of significant positions including a three-year term as a commissioner on the UK Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) and a term as a director of the UK Housing Forum. He is currently a member of the UK Automotive Council, the UK Energy Research Partnership, and a non-executive director of the Construction Industry Research and Information Association.

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Lord Oxburgh keynotes on ‘Shale Gas – Curse or Boon?’ at Cleanpower Conference 14 June

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Ron Oxburgh

Shale gas is natural gas that, unlike conventional gas, never escaped from the source rock within which it was formed because the source was too impermeable. Modern technology has allowed this gas to be exploited by a combination of detailed sub-surface imaging, precisely controlled directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The application of these technologies is still in its infancy and some unfortunate and weakly regulated attempts to exploit shale gas have been made without making proper use of them resulting in some highly undesirable environmental consequences that include unintended gas seepages and pollution of ground water.  This has led to some strong local resistance to new shale gas exploration.

The world’s shale gas resources are probably very large but detailed exploration has yet to be done in many places. However, shale gas has more than doubled US gas reserves. China appears to have even larger reserves. In countries where it occurs, however, shale gas is likely to displace coal as the preferred fuel for power generation and to that extent will reduce the carbon footprint of electricity. However the continued availability of gas may weaken efforts to find sustainable alternatives.

End of Talk Summary for Lord Oxburgh Keynote on 14 June at New Hall Cambridge University CB3 0GT.

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Biography for Ron Oxburgh

Ron Oxburgh is an independent member of the House of Lords and is currently chairman of 2OC, Green Energy Options and the Carbon Capture and Storage Association. He was formerly President of Queens’ College Cambridge, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Ministry of Defence, Rector of Imperial College and Chairman of Shell.

Conference in Cambridge sponsored by ARM offers unique look at the gamut of grids, metering and power innovations

Smart Grids & Cleanpower 2012

Conference Cambridge sponsored by ARM offers unique look at the gamut of grids, metering and power innovations 

Moving to smart infrastructure requires modernization. There is pressure. This calls for innovation. As renewable input increases, so variability increases. Will embedded, incumbent technologies remain in place through subsidies and regulatory lock-ins? Will interventions result in more lobbying and less market-based-learning about private sector customers? As we remove the need for intrusion into millions of houses to read meters, and deliver more services, so we should meet difficulties around security of data and system. Therein lie many opportunities for entrepreneurs. VCs seeking risk will be assessing these opportunities in clean technology carefully, looking keenly at how policy-making evolves around grants for innovation and R&D, market reform and (de)-regulation, standards, and targets. New products, processes, markets and ancillary services are likely to be created.

 

Future trends and opportunities often emerge unpredictably from the wider range of technologies being developed. This conference (#SGCP) will stage an innovation pitching competition from sector startups/SMEs, not restricted to the core “metering rollout” in which prizes are offered by sponsors.

 

Lord Oxburgh will talk in the Cleanpower stream about large, often controversial lower carbon opportunities in the context of an unreliable new-nuclear sector in the UK and implications. Dr Bernie Bulkin, Chair, ORED, DECC will talk about technologies to meet targets, what this means for government strategy.

Professor Ross Anderson of the famed Computer Lab at Cambridge will challenge the smart-meter-rollout plan alongside leading technology providers for rollout and government, in what promises to be an exciting opening session, in the smart grids stream. EON will talk about the growing need for non-energy-generating services of power plants, a source of opportunity for many entrepreneurs. UK Power Networks discuss projects around connecting wind energy to the grid and about network integration in a session focusing on regulation and distribution policy with Ofgem.

Among applications of investible power and grid technology being showcased, the CEO of Eight19, the award-winning offgrid solar company operating in Africa and soon in India, will talk about “powering the unGrid”.

Example Confirmed Speakers/Panellists

  • Lord Oxburgh, Ron Oxburgh, eminent expert on energy
  • Dr Bernie Bulkin DECC – Chair, Office Renewable Energy Deployment
  • Robert Hull, Director, OfGem – E-Serve, Co-ordinating Offshore Wind Rollout
  • Dora Guzeleva, Head of Networks Policy, OfGem, Smarter Grids: Distribution
  • Richard Smith, National Grid, Future development of the UK’s energy networks
  • Cristiano Marantes, UK Power Networks, Projects connecting wind to grid
  • EON New Build and Technology, Greg Payne, Additional Services Opportunities in Power
  • ARM Holdings plc, the Global Chip Design Leader
  • Siemens – Infrastructure & Cities
  • Schneider Electric – Metering & Grid Products
  • Jeremy Nicholson, Senior Advisor, Energy Intensive Users Group, EEF, Chairman of Cleanpower
  • Christine McGourty, Director, Energy UK, Moderator
  • Dr Sarah Darby, Lecturer, Oxford University – Smart Meters & Consumers
  • Prof Ross Anderson, Cambridge University, Computer Lab, Smart Meters: Challenges of System Security
  • Prof John Miles, Cambridge University, Engineering Dept, Clean Energy: At What Price?
  • Keith Dickerson, Committee Member, International Telecoms Union, Standards: Where are we headed?
  • Simon Bransfield-Garth, CEO, Eight19, Powering the unGrid!
  • Peter Sharratt, Head of Sustainability Services, Deloitte
  • Alan South, Commercial Director, Solar Century, Solar sector trends, FiTs, RHI et al
  • Laing O’Rourke, Lessons Learned for Grids from Aerospace & Defence Technology Deployment

 

6 USPs of the Smart Grids & Cleanpower Conference

1) The only one-day, two stream conference in Europe to cover wider aspects of grid, power, metering technology strategy for emergent future trends (looking at the 80-tail not just the 20-core!)

2) 4 years of assembling the thought leaders, strategists, academics and innovators in the business

3) Refresh and build all your relationships and learning in a single day out of the office

4) Dedicated innovation pitching competition

5) High proportion of delegates are at director level

6) Pricing to suit all key categories of valued delegate for excellent networking

You can attend this year’s 4th Smart Grids & Cleanpower 2012 Conference on 14 June 10am-530pm at Murray Edwards College, CB3 ODR

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Email: grids@cir-stategy.com

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