MEUC’s ANNUAL TWO-DAY CONFERENCE & INFORMATION FORUM

Guoman Tower Hotel, London
6th & 7th March 2019

MANAGING ENERGY RISK IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES

PROGRAMME

DAY ONE

9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:45 Welcome
Peter Roper, Chief Executive, Major Energy Users’ Council

9:50 Members’ Hopes and Fears for 2019-20
Three Members drawn from different sectors summarise the key objectives for their businesses and how they are setting about achieving them.
Chaired by Andrew Buckley, MEUC and Eddie Proffitt, MEUC
Angus Berry, Energy Manager, Thames Water Utilities
Keith Lockhart, Category Manager – Utilities, Heathrow Airport
Stuart Read, Category Purchasing Manager, Faerchplast

10:35 Keynote Address: On the Road to the Low Carbon Future
Dr Jeffrey Hardy, Senior Research Fellow, The Grantham Institute, Imperial College, London
The GB energy market is rapidly changing away from reliance on fossil fuels.
What will our energy fundamentals look like in five years’ time and what are the likely implications for i&c customers?

11:00 How Others See Us – The View from the States
Dave Anderson, Executive Vice President and Director, Ameresco Inc

11:15 Coffee

11:45 The Forum Programme
Nine sessions run twice during the afternoon and the following morning allowing delegates to attend them all.
Each contains a short introductory presentation followed by an extensive q&a session.
Two sessions run simultaneously:

The Gas Forum                                                                                            
Chaired by Eddie Proffitt   
The market to 2020-21
Storage and security of supply
Delivered price prospects
New contract options

OR The Electricity Forum
Chaired by Don McGarrigle
The Market to 2020-21
Network Cost Regulation
Delivered Price Prospects
New contract options

12:25 The Risk Management Forum                                                      
Chaired by Andrew Buckley, MEUC      
Moving to the Low Carbon Future
Gas and power prospects to 2025
Flexibility in risk management
PPAs within a balanced portfolio

OR The PPA Forum
Chaired by Don McGarrigle, MEUC
PPAs – the basic options
Contract lengths and start prices
Price indexation options
The developing PPA market

13:05 Lunch

14:05 The Conference Debate: Anticipating Energy Change
The GB energy market already going through rapid change as we move to the low carbon future is now swept up with the uncertainties surrounding Brexit.
Four experts in their fields debate the implications and how larger customers can best respond to minimise their energy risk. Each panellist will give an opening statement on their specialist area:
Brexit and the Political Landscape – Lord Teverson of Tregony, Chairman House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub Committee
Drivers for UK Larger Customers – MEUC Member invited
Energy Supply Industries’ Perspective – Sam Hollister—Director of Economics and Corporate Services, Energy UK
The Longer Term Viewpoint – Dr Jeff Hardy, Senior Research Fellow, The Grantham Institute

15:05 Tea

15:35 The Flexibility Forum                                                                            
Chaired by Eddie Proffitt      
National Grid schemes update
Schemes from other providers
The aggregators code of conduct
Contract terms and conditions

OR The Storage Forum
Chaired by Don McGarrigle, MEUC
Beyond the meter battery options
Developing range of technologies
Applications for larger users
Contract terms and conditions

16:15 The Carbon Management Forum                                                         
Chaired by Eddie Proffitt, MEUC  
New initiatives from BEIS
New initiatives from Ofgem
Implications for Members
Longer term prospects

OR The Water Forum 16:15 – 17:35
Chaired by Karma Loveday, MEUC
16:15 Introduction from Karma Loveday, MEUC
16:20 Water Efficiency and Responsible Retailing – Glenn Smith, Sales & Marketing Director, Wave
16:35 TBC – Helen Gillett, Managing Director, Affinity for Business
16:50 Retailers’ Question Rime – Affinity for Business, Castle Water, SES Business Water, Water Plus, Wave
17:20 Business Continuity and Emergency Supplies – Sven Parri, Senior Sales and Marketing Manager, Water Direct

16:55 The EV Transport Forum                                                                     
Chaired by Andrew Buckley, MEUC
Take-up progress and prospects
Charge point essentials
Fleet management implications
Consolidating into power contracts

17:35 Break

17:45 The MEUC Members Only Tea Party
Revival of this traditional session reviewing members’ services and providing opportunity for open discussion and when members will be introduced to MEUC’s new Chief Executive.

18:15 Break

19:15 Evening Reception and Buffet Dinner

DAY TWO

08:45 Registration and Coffee

09:15 The Electricity Forum
Chaired by Don McGarrigle, MEUC
The market to 2020-21
Network cost regulation
Delivered price prospects
New contract options

OR The Gas Forum
Chaired by Eddie Proffitt
The market to 2020-21
Storage and security of supply
Delivered price prospects
New contract options

09:55 The PPA Forum                                                                                          
Chaired by Don McGarrigle, MEUC  
PPAs – the basic options
Contract lengths and start prices
Price indexation options
The developing PPA market

OR The Risk Management Forum
Chaired by Eddie Proffitt, MEUC
Moving to the Low Carbon Future
Gas and power prospects to 2025
Flexibility in risk management
PPAs within a balanced portfolio

10:35 Coffee

11:05 The Storage Forum                                                                                      
Chaired by Don McGarrigle, MEUC  
Beyond the meter battery options
Developing range of technologies
Applications for larger users
Contract terms and conditions

OR The Flexibility Forum
Chaired by Eddie Proffitt
National Grid schemes update
Schemes from other providers
The aggregators code of conduct
Contract terms and conditions

11:45  Break

12:00 The Water Forum
Chaired by Karma Loveday, MEUC
12.00 Introduction from Karma Loveday
12.05 Outlook for Prices from 2020 – Bill Clarke, Sales and Operations Director, SES Business Water
12.20 TBC – Richard Hudson, Senior Portfolio Manager, Castle Water
12.35 Retailers’ Question Time – Affinity for Business, Castle Water, SES Business Water, Water Plus, Wave
13.05 Business Continuity and Emergency Supplies – Sven Parris, Senior Sales and Marketing Manager, Water Direct

OR The Carbon Management Forum
Chaired by Eddie Proffitt, MEUC
New initiatives from BEIS
New initiatives from Ofgem
Implications for Members
Longer term prospects

12:40    The Water Forum continues

OR The EV Transport Forum
Chaired by Andrew Buckley, MEUC
Take-up progress and prospects
Charge point essentials
Fleet management implications
Consolidating into power contracts

13:20  Lunch

14:20  Energy Efficiency Policy in conjunction with EIC
Current policy is not helping the UK to deliver the level of reductions in   energy consumption that were envisaged and are planned for in the Clean Growth Strategy. This session will look at research by EIC focussing upon existing portfolio in the commercial sector and some of the recommendations.
Matthew Farrow, EIC
Ant Wilson, AECOM (TBC)
Sunil Shah, Acclaro

15:05  Responsible Business in conjunction with RICS
Changing social expectations and the way we have access to and use data generated within a building will fundamentally change the relationship between the property professional and customers. This session looks at the work of the RICS Responsible Business Forum.
Sunil Shah, Acclaro and Chair RICS Responsible Business Forum
Ana Bajri, Global Property Standards, RICS
Victoria Hughes,– Responsible Business Director, Vinci
Munish Datta, Senior Consultant, UKGBC
Chris Havers, Programme Director, SFMI

15:50  Conference ends.

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