Utility Week Live, 23rd - 24th May 2017

UTW

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09.45
  1. Customer Solutions Theatre
    75 min
    • Customer solutions
    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.
  2. Water Wholesale Theatre
    75 min
    • Water
    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.
  3. Network Theatre
    75 min
    • Network
    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.
  4. Innovation Theatre
    90 min
    • Innovation Theatre
    The Isle Innovation Competition will feature exciting and innovative technologies from within the Innovation Pavilion. This high-octane competition will see these companies pitch for 5 minutes in front of a panel of distinguished industry judges. The winner will receive an award along with the accolade of having been the most innovative technology at the Innovation Pavilion
10.50
  1. Streetworks Theatre
    30 min
    • Streetworks
    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?
11.15
  1. Customer Solutions Theatre
    75 min
    • Customer solutions

    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.

  2. edieLive
    75 min
    • edie Highlights
    We discuss how the principles of a circular economy can be applied at an organisational or process level and how businesses can reap the rewards of a circular model.
  3. edieLive
    75 min
    • edie Highlights
    Renewable energy technologies are increasingly being added to the energy management mix but energy storage is potentially the real game changer. This session explores how innovation in effective energy storage will support wider adoption of renewable generation, ensure security of supply for businesses and facilitate a truly low-carbon energy future.
  4. Water Wholesale Theatre
    75 min
    • Water
    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.
  5. Network Theatre
    75 min
    • Network
    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
11.20
  1. Streetworks Theatre
    25 min
    • Streetworks

    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.

11.30
  1. Innovation Theatre
    45 min
    • Innovation Theatre
    SP Energy Networks own and operate the electricity transmission and distribution network in Central & Southern Scotland, Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire.  This session hosted by ...
  2. Keynote Theatre
    60 min
    • Keynote

    Smart utilities & their role in future infrastructure

12.45
  1. Innovation Theatre
    45 min
    • Innovation Theatre
    Further details to follow    
  2. edieLive
    75 min
    • edie Highlights
    This session assesses how to deliver value through sustainability and procurement alignment, with examples from those driving effective collaborations
  3. Customer Solutions Theatre
    75 min
    • Customer solutions
    This seminar will explore what the future holds for customer trust and confidence and how companies can embed new thinking and processes.
  4. Water Wholesale Theatre
    75 min
    • Water
    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.
  5. Network Theatre
    75 min
    • Network
    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.
14.00
  1. Streetworks Theatre
    3:00 min
    • Streetworks
    Live demos from the exhibition hall.
14.15
  1. edieLive
    75 min
    • edie Highlights
    This session addresses not only how to embed efficiency into the employee agenda but how to get the message across to consumers by developing new models that ultimately drive change in customer behaviour.
  2. edieLive
    75 min
    • edie Highlights
    This session debates what is more effective in driving energy savings: people or products. Using real experiences and real results from real initiatives we weigh up the two, to determine whether it is behaviour change or technology which has the most impact and whether the two are mutually exclusive.
  3. Transformation Addresses
    45 min
    • Transformation addresses
    The energy and utilities sector provides essential services to over 65 million customers in the UK every day. Over half of the Government’s National Infrastructure Delivery Plan (NIDP) is attributed t ...
  4. Network Theatre
    75 min
    • Network
    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.
  5. Water Wholesale Theatre
    75 min
    • Water
    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.
  6. Customer Solutions Theatre
    75 min
    • Customer solutions
    Industry is facing a landscape of considerable market 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?
15.30
  1. Transformation Addresses
    45 min
    • Transformation addresses
    Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals commits nations to ‘Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’. This session will examine how water utilities across th ...
15.45
  1. edieLive
    60 min
    • edie Highlights
    This session explores the potential for anaerobic digestion to ‘do the double’ by using food and organic waste to feed your energy needs. We analyse the AD options and outline the onsite opportunities for business, with case studies and thought-leadership from our experts.
  2. Customer Solutions Theatre
    75 min
    • Customer solutions
    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.
  3. Network Theatre
    75 min
    • Network
    This case study-led session will explore the latest innovations and developments in the opening of the gas network to sustainable sources. 
  4. Water Wholesale Theatre
    75 min
    • Water
    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.
09.45
  1. Customer Solutions Theatre
    90 min
    • Customer solutions
    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.
  2. Network Theatre
    90 min
    • Network
    This seminar will explore a systems approach and potential solutions to the transformative changes required in Britain'€™s energy system.
  3. Water Wholesale Theatre
    90 min
    • Water
    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.
  4. Innovation Theatre
    90 min
    • Innovation Theatre
    This session will discover the latest innovations and technologies which could help transform and meet the challenges of the gas, electricity and renewables sector.   In this session 5 SMEs will prese ...
10.40
  1. Keynote Theatre
    20 min
    How can utilities capitalise on new business models? Understanding customer journeys and improving the customer interface – learning from outside of the sector Digital technologies & the Internet of T ...
  2. Keynote Theatre
    20 min
    How can utilities capitalise on new business models? Understanding customer journeys and improving the customer interface – learning from outside of the sector Digital technologies & the Internet of T ...
  3. Keynote Theatre
    20 min
    • Keynote
    Driving innovation: digital utilities & the customer interface
11.30
  1. Innovation Theatre
    60 min
    • Innovation Theatre
    Further details to follow  
  2. Keynote Theatre
    30 min
    • Keynote
  3. Water Wholesale Theatre
    75 min
    • Water
    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.
  4. Network Theatre
    75 min
    • Network

    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.

12.30
  1. Innovation Theatre
    90 min
    • Innovation Theatre

    The Isle Innovation Competition will feature exciting and innovative technologies from within the Innovation Pavilion. This high-octane competition will see these companies pitch for 5 minutes in front of a panel of distinguished industry judges. The winner will receive an award along with the accolade of having been the most innovative technology at the Innovation Pavilion.

12.45
  1. edieLive
    75 min
    • edie Highlights

    This session explores how to make the best use of energy consumption data through measuring and monitoring technologies.

  2. edieLive
    75 min
    • edie Highlights

    From logistics and on-site vehicles to company cars, fleet emissions can contribute significantly to an organisation’s carbon footprint.

13.00
  1. Network Theatre
    75 min
    • Network

    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.

  2. Water Wholesale Theatre
    75 min
    • Water
    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. 
  3. Customer Solutions Theatre
    75 min
    • Customer solutions
    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.
14.00
  1. Streetworks Theatre
    2:00 min
    • Streetworks
    Live demos from the exhibition hall.
  2. Transformation Addresses
    45 min
    • Transformation addresses
    As utilities grapple with multiple challenges, change is not optional – it’s the key to survival. But with political and media scrutiny, game changing technologies and new customer habits of consumpti ...
14.15
  1. Innovation Theatre
    45 min
    • Innovation Theatre
    SP Energy Networks own and operate the electricity transmission and distribution network in Central & Southern Scotland, Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire.  This session hosted by ...
  2. edieLive
    75 min
    • edie Highlights

    This session explores the benefits and opportunities of using electricity to power our transport, with case studies from those already making it happen.

14.30
  1. Customer Solutions Theatre
    75 min
    • Customer solutions
    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 ...
  2. Water Wholesale Theatre
    75 min
    • Water
    This session will examine solutions to the challenges posed by uneven population growth and water scarcity, climate change, ageing assets and rising customer expectations.
  3. Network Theatre
    75 min
    • Network
    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.
15.00
  1. Transformation Addresses
    45 min
    • Transformation addresses
    Transformation is key to utilities survival in today’s challenging environment. Meet two of the individuals leading their charge in their industries, as voted for by the audiences of Utility Week Live ...

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