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Smart Grids and Cleanpower 2012 Conference

Showcasing the Future Trends

Where: Murray Edwards College, Buckingham House Conference Centre, Cambridge, England CB3 0DR
When: 10:00-18:00, 14 June 2012

Upcoming iHEAT 2012 13 November and HVM 14 November online delegate and exhibition stand bookings

Executive briefing Days=1 in two full day streams (1) grids (a) power; Room capacity=140; Plenary talks=25; Panels = 30 mins * 7; Networking = 5hrs; Expo = yes, up to 12 booths; Who=CxOs, Heads of x, TD, marketing directors; Level=Strategic/technical; Type=industrial, commercial, business, briefing, networking conference;

"Thank you for an excellent conference," Smart Grids Analyst

Who attended
National Grid, DECC, Ofgem, Cambridge University, Oxford University, EON, UK Power Networks, leading and niche smart grids and clean power providers, a strong list of SME and startup innovators, multinational technology vendors, financial groups: private equity, angel and venture capital investors, manufacturers, business experts, public sector, consultants, academics.

Opening Session
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 Dr David Faulkner, Climate Associates
Challenges for the Smart Meter Roll-out (originally billed speaker was called to interview on Radio 4 on government internet surveillance plan)
10:45 Rachel Crisp, Energy and Networks, DECC
(did not attend, called to attend to work for Secretary of State, slides that had been sent in to CIR)
Government policy on balance: smart meters are key
11:00 Pilgrim Beart, Founder Director, AlertMe
Big Data for Real People
11:15 Panel with Terry Rowbury, BEAMA - Moderator of Smart Meter Rollout Session

11:30 Coffee break

Session 2 – Applications of Grid and Metering Technologies
11:50 Mark England, CEO, Sentec
Metering for Grids
12:05 Tate Cantrell, CTO, Verne Global
Sustainable Cloud: not just a myth!
12:20 Russell Haggar, XSilon
M2m and Technology for the Internet of Things
12:35 Panel with BEAMA

13:00 Lunch and Exhibitions

Session 3 - Grid Communications and Networking Solutions
14:00 David Lewis, Marketing Director, Schneider Electric (UK) Headline Sponsors
Enabling Smart Grids Connections
14:20 Bryn Parry, CEO, Amantys – Gold Sponsors
A fresh approach to power switching
14:40 Sean Cochrane, Strategic Marketing Manager, Cyan Technology – Gold Sponsors
Control and Comms Networks for Grids and Metering
15:00 Tea break

Final Session – Integration, innovation, standards & network policy
Moderated by Fiona Harvey, Environment Correspondent at The Guardian Newspaper
15:30 Richard Smith, National Grid
Future Transmission Networks
15:50 Keith Dickerson, Committee Member, International Telecoms Union
Network Standards: update & the trends
16:10 Greg Payne, Director of Business Modelling, Software, EON New Build & Technology UK
Weighing Up the Future of Balancing Services
16:30 Dora Guzeleva, Head of Network Policy, Ofgem
Policies Right for Innovation
16:00 Lord Oxburgh, Independent Member, House of Lords, former Chairman of Shell
Shale Gas: Curse or Boon?
16:40 Merged Panel with Lord Oxburgh, Fiona Harvey and Cleanpower stream, Chairperson’s Summary

Opening Session
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
Biomass technology update
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: an evolving solar market for growth
12:00 Mark Simon, CEO, Farm Power
Business Models for PV and microhydro electricity
12:15 Chris Poulton, Chair, Sunfish
Delivering on the earth's solar potential
12:30 Kieran Reynolds, COO, Eight19
Powering the unGrid!
12:45 Panel with Graham Ford, Mansion

13:00 Lunch and Exhibitions

Session 3 - Wind & Networks
14:00 Stephen Beel, Director, E-Serve, OfGem
Connecting Offshore Wind to the Grid – a new regulatory model
14:15 Cristiano Marantes, UK Power Networks
Large Wind Projects & the LCN Fund
14:30 Philip Skipper, Siemens Infrastructure & Cities
Wind Power, Storage and Balancing
14:45 Panel with Tony Glover, Energy Networks Association

15:00 Tea break

Final Session – Merged with Smart Grids as plenary
15:45 - 17:30 Plenary, merged panel with Smart Grids stream

17:30 Networking

6 Unique Features of the Smart Grids & Cleanpower Conference

  • 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!)
  • 4 years of assembling the thought leaders, strategists, academics and innovators in the business
  • Refresh all your relationships and learning in a single day out of the office
  • Dedicated innovation pitching competition
  • 80% of delegates are at director level
  • Pricing to suit all key categories of valued delegate for excellent networking

The delegate fee enabled an individual access to the full day, in either stream.

Cambridge hosts this 4th conference in the series at a purpose-built conference facility in beautiful and relaxed surrounds near the historic centre.

120 senior executives attended across the two interconnected streams of grids and power and mingled in networking.

We hope you enjoyed the conference and exhibition.

Justin, Maya, Marianna, Claire, Suba, Adriana, Alberto, Mallika, Niall, Adam, and Michael,
CIR Conference Team SGCP12