Innovation programme

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Innovation programme

As Utility Week Live Online reunites the utilities industry in a virtual space, our pan-utility innovation programme looks in detail at innovating for net zero; innovating for vulnerable customers and innovating for whole systems change. With an opening plenary from Ofgem and Ofwat, the programme also explores the necessary business conditions to take innovation through to business as usual. 

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Doing innovation better
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    Innovation
    Can regulation and innovation sit happily together? As Ofwat prepares to launch the water sector’s version of the energy network’s much-lauded innovation fund, this keynote session includes presentati ...
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    Innovation
      Science supports what we instinctively already know, increased equality, diversity and inclusion equals increased innovation. “… new research provides compelling evidence that diversity unlocks inno ...
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    Innovation
    • Doing innovation better
    Innovation
    Effective and transformative innovation is hard to achieve and sustain. This session will explore a variety of the conditions required to create mature cultures of innovation in utilities, from the ri ...
    • Doing innovation better
    Innovation
    Exploring how the digital innovation festival format works to drive productivity and inclusion 
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    Innovation
    Launched in 2018 and led by Wales & West Utilities, the Above and Beyond project brings together innovative aviation experts, Callen-Lenz and key industry players including Cadent, National Grid Gas T ...
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    Innovation
    Innovation implementation is often slowed down or even blocked by operational or safety regulations. Updating these regulations is challenging if the risks coming from an innovation are not fully unde ...
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    Innovation
    The utilities sector has come under huge scrutiny over the past few years. The growth of the re-nationalisation movement as well as questions around legitimacy and fairness have been raised by groups ...
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    Innovation
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    Innovation
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    Innovation
    Now that Ofwat has confirmed the final details for implementation and rollout of its new £200m water sector innovation fund, the onus is on companies and industry stakeholders to apply the funding to ...
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    Innovation
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    Innovation
    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a dramatic and extensive shift in the foundations that the UK is built upon. As we move begin to think about moving from the current state of emergency to a state of r ...
Innovating for net zero
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    Innovation
    Achieving the UK's 2050 net zero emissions ambition will require some big leaps in innovation, not just to bring forward cleaner sources of heat and power, but also to transform the way we manage supp ...
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    Speaker to be advised 
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    Innovation
    There will be around 10 million electric car drivers on UK roads by the end of this decade, each making their own decision on the infrastructure they install and how they use it. This talk is about ho ...
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    Kaluza is the intelligent platform powering the future of energy, from revolutionising billing to smart electric vehicle charging. Marzia will take a deep dive into how Kaluza is empowering some of th ...
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    Innovation
    The water sector's ambitious commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030 will require concerted innovation effort from organisations, both individually and collectively. In this session, ...
    • Innovating for net zero
    Innovation
    This presentation will briefly introduce the concept of water reuse and then present the latest Waterwise report on rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling.     It will show that water reuse not ...
    • Innovating for net zero
    Innovation
    Carbon commitments in the water industry and our approach at Severn Trent Energy as a critical component of any credible net zero plan Challenges and opportunities The long view – where might we get t ...
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    Innovation
    Led by the EIC 
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    Innovation
    The Energy Industry is going through a dynamic wave of change. Specifically, digital transformation is here to stay. Energy Solutions and Services are the perfect complement for the Utility product po ...
Innovating for vulnerable customers
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    Innovation
    Responsibility for delivering essential services has always come with responsibility for utilities companies to protect the most vulnerable in our society, ensuring they are not deprived of heat, powe ...
    • Innovating for vulnerable customers
    Innovation
    Decarbonisation presents risks and opportunities for consumers living in vulnerable circumstances. Rose will introduce how the ESC supported a project, Net Zero Leiston, to be the first Net Zero Town ...
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    Innovation
    Anyone can be vulnerable if their circumstances change. Cadent is focused on individual needs and how, through innovation, we can ensure customers stay safe, warm and connected in their homes. Hear ab ...
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    Innovation
    As the UK continues to struggle with the financial consequences of living with a pandemic we look at what more needs to be done to support the millions of customers struggling with water poverty acros ...
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    Innovation
    The web has to be inclusive. One in five people living in the UK have a disability. From Microsoft’s “inclusive design” movement - creating adaptive controllers for users with a range of disabilities ...
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Innovating for whole systems change
    • Innovating for whole systems change
    Innovation
    The world has never been more aware of the importance of conserving resources and reducing carbon emissions. Nowhere is this more keenly felt than in the energy sector. However, as demand for energy i ...
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    Innovation
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    Innovation
    Delivering a cost effective energy transition is a complex challenge which demands innovation in the development of complementary technologies and markets across previously distinct industry silos whi ...
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    Innovation
    MH:EK is a two-year £4.5 million detailed design project, completing in 2022, exploring what a decarbonised smart local energy system could look like for the Milford Haven Waterway including the towns ...
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    In order to meet our 2050 net zero ambition we need to decarbonise both electricity and transport. Good progress has been made on electricity, with the uptake of solar and wind as coal is retired, but ...
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    Innovation
    This talk will focus on Anglian Water’s innovation strategy and journey, looking at case examples of where we have taken an idea through to roll out. I will share information on the processes we have ...
    • Innovating for whole systems change
    Innovating for whole systems change