Utility Week Live, 23rd - 24th May 2017

UTW

Seminar Sessions

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Customer Solutions Theatre
    • Customer solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre
    With the cost to customers of an uncompetitive market standing at £1.4 billion the CMA a€™s remedies (published in their final report on 24th June 2016) seek to shake up competition and increase consumer engagement. This seminar will explore suppliers' perspectives on the remedies.
    • Customer solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre

    Transformation is key to utilities survival in today’s challenging environment. The audiences of Utility Week Live’s sister brands, Utility Week, WWT, WET News and Network, have voted for the top ten technologies transforming their industries – and this session will showcase some of the best, with cutting edge technology solutions, game changing IT developments and engineering breakthroughs that will transform roles and organisations.

    • Customer solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre
    This seminar will explore what the future holds for customer trust and confidence and how companies can embed new thinking and processes.
    • Customer solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre
    Industry is facing a landscape of considerable systems change with the introduction of Project Nexus, switching to smart metering and the challenges of integrating smart, the DCC and next day switching. This session will ask, how are these system changes interrelated, and how can they be delivered effectively and concurrently?
    • Customer solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre
    This seminar will explore best practice examples of understanding and vulnerable customers and delivery of the right service and support.  The seminar will also examine how energy efficiency measures can be focused on the poorest households.
Keynote Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre

    Leaders view: the role of transformation & flexibility in the face of uncertainty.

    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    TBC        
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    TBC    
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    Realising the benefits of a digital revolution in utilities Driving innovation and improvements across digital and adjacent sectors Paving the way for automation in utilities  Cyber security - what ar ...
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    TBC   
Network Theatre
    • Network
    Network Theatre
    While RIIO2 is still as much as six years away for electricity networks, it is already clear that the regulatory regime will need to change significantly in the years ahead to accommodate the changing role of networks. This session will explore the future direction of networks and open the debate on how they can and should be regulated as we prepare for the next decade.
    • Network
    Network Theatre
    This session will examine the learnings from the Low Carbon Network Fund; which initiatives are viable; how this is evaluated and evidenced; and how these findings will help to shape future thinking and inform further activities and research. It will also explore future funding and models
    • Network
    Network Theatre
    As technology advances and the cost of storage starts to become more competitive, this session will explore the implications of the storage revolution, at varying scales, for networks.
    • Network
    Network Theatre
    This seminar will explore what good looks like for the operation of a digital, data-driven network and uncover the most valuable source of data available to networks today.
    • Network
    Network Theatre
    This case study-led session will explore the latest innovations and developments in the opening of the gas network to sustainable sources. 
Streetworks Theatre
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    Penalties, Permits and Incentives Panel
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    How useful is the current penalty regime in ensuring operational compliance? How can you ensure consistency at the local level with the current permit system? How can we move from a penalty based to an incentive based system? What are the things that can be done that will make a real difference?
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre

    The roundtable facilitators will report back to the Panel on outcomes and the audience will be given the opportunity to vote on what they consider to be the best solutions offered.

    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre

    Case Study Session - Innovative Use of Materials

    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    Live demos from the exhibition hall.
Water Wholesale Theatre
    • Water
    Water Wholesale Theatre
    PR14 saw a step change for water companies, driving service up and bills down, but how much further will PR19 go, and where are the new and more challenging efficiencies? This seminar will explore how PR19 will be positioned, and the key challenges for water companies as they start to plan.
    • Water
    Water Wholesale Theatre
    This session will explore how the water industry can be truly innovative, by sharing a range of perspectives and experiences of innovation, and asking how past successes and failures can inform future innovations.
    • Water
    Water Wholesale Theatre
    This seminar will explore the potential for demand side energy management and the associated challenges and constraints alongside the opportunities presented by renewable technology and low carbon approaches.
    • Water
    Water Wholesale Theatre
    Transformation is key to utilities survival in today’s challenging environment. The audiences of Utility Week Live’s sister brands, Utility Week, WWT, WET News and Network, have voted for the top ten technologies transforming their industries – and this session will showcase some of the best, with cutting edge technology solutions, game changing IT developments and engineering breakthroughs that will transform roles and organisations.
    • Water
    Water Wholesale Theatre
    A changing perception of wastewater being viewed as a valuable resource, rather than something that must be disposed of, has seen an advance in approaches to resource recovery. This case study -ed session will review the latest approaches to treatment.
Customer Solutions Theatre
    • Customer solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre
    The industry faces huge challenges in delivering 53 million smart meters by 2020 - it has been calculated that 1 million meters need to be installed per month until 2020, to hit this target. This seminar will explore the current position and the challenges ahead.
    • Customer solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre
    This seminar will explore how commercial models will evolve, sources of funding and will examine the opportunities and challenges presented by local energy generation and supply. 
    • Customer solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre
    This session will look at how the energy market has succeeded with business customers, both directly and via brokers, and explore what lessons water companies can learn as they enter a competitive market for the first time.
    • Customer solutions
    Customer Solutions Theatre
    In a world where technology, data and innovation are changing the way utilities interact with customers, how can utilities better understand their customers and their expectations. This seminar will e ...
Keynote Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre

    Driving innovation: digital utilities & the customer interface

    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    What does Brexit mean for utilities?     
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
    • Keynote
    Keynote Theatre
Network Theatre
    • Network
    Network Theatre
    This seminar will explore a systems approach and potential solutions to the transformative changes required in Britain'€™s energy system.
    • Network
    Network Theatre

    This seminar will explore the role and potential of national and local heating infrastructure, examining various options including repurposing the gas grid, electrification of heat and low carbon district heating/heat networks.

    • Network
    Network Theatre

    Transformation is key to utilities survival in today’s challenging environment. The audiences of Utility Week Live’s sister brands, Utility Week, WWT, WET News and Network, have voted for the top ten technologies transforming their industries – and this session will showcase some of the best, with cutting edge technology solutions, game changing IT developments and engineering breakthroughs that will transform roles and organisations.

    • Network
    Network Theatre
    This session will showcase cross-vector energy approaches in action, highlight key technologies which need whole system thinking and set out what comes next for integrated energy in the UK.
Streetworks Theatre
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    What is the practical significance of the Government’s pledge to boost historically low levels of productivity by investing in infrastructure? What are the barriers to delivery and how do we overcome them?
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    How do we deliver on the government’s drive for infrastructure growth through major projects? How do we tackle the increasing levels of traffic? How do we address the skills gap? What are the things that can be done that will make a real difference?    
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre

    The roundtable facilitators will report back to the Panel on outcomes and the audience will be given the opportunity to vote on what they consider to be the best solutions offered.

    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre

    Case Study Session - Efficiency and Quality Management

    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    • Streetworks
    Streetworks Theatre
    Live demos from the exhibition hall.
Water Wholesale Theatre
    • Water
    Water Wholesale Theatre
    This session will provide an introduction to water reuse and will explore the technology which is creating an innovative and dynamic water reuse industry in Europe, through the use of case studies.
    • Water
    Water Wholesale Theatre
    What do retailers want from wholesalers, and how well placed are wholesalers to deliver? And how can all parties get the best from Service Level Agreements? This expert panel will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by the opening of the water market.
    • Water
    Water Wholesale Theatre
    This seminar will explore the objectives of moving from a regulated to an unregulated bio-resources market, plus the opportunities and value presented by regulation changes for water companies and the wider waste to energy market. 
    • Water
    Water Wholesale Theatre
    This session will examine solutions to the challenges posed by uneven population growth and water scarcity, climate change, ageing assets and rising customer expectations.

The best industry exhibition I have ever been to. Thought provoking, interesting, good networking, with a positive feel to the whole event… it was excellent!

Jacob Tompkins OBE, Managing Director, Waterwise