30 March 2022
Registration, networking and exhibition
Welcome from conference chair
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DELIVERING THE DECARBONISATION AGENDA: POLICY, PEOPLE & PARTNERSHIPS
Keynote: reflections on the heat and buildings strategy 6 months on
Assessing industry’s response to the strategy 6 months on. What are government’s ambitions on how we achieve it? What about funding?
Former head of Heat and Buildings Strategy - BEIS
Panel discussion: delivering the decarbonisation agenda: people, policy and partnerships
- Establishing the right sequence on a path to decarbonised heat
- How can we better ensure industry has the right skill-sets to deliver?
- How can we close the gap in the narrative for consumers?
- How should we be supporting consumers and consumer choice?
- What is the role of regionalised decarbonisation plans?
Director of environment - Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Director regulation and asset strategy - Wales & West Utilities
Deputy director, a sustainable future mission - Nesta
Head of Scottish policy and public affairs - Ombudsman Services
CEO - Energy and Utilities Alliance
Viable pathways for ending the UK’s reliance on natural gas for heating
- How might the significant challenges to policy makers be overcome?
- What would well planned, targeted policy and a clear delivery approach look like?
Assistant director - National Infrastructure Commission
More of everything – an insider view of key policy opportunities and barriers across low carbon heat
Considering the key policy ingredients to unlock growth in energy efficiency, electrification, hydrogen, heat networks, bioenergy and smart systems
Partner - low carbon - Gemserv
The developer’s perspective on the heat and buildings strategy
- The path forward for the decarbonisation of homes
Director of sustainability - Taylor Wimpey
Questions and answers
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
THE TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE FOR THE DECARBONISATION OF HEAT
How do we get heat pumps working?
- Octopus Energy’s commitment to low-cost heat pumps in 2022
- The practicalities and funding behind the innovation
- Making heat pumps more attractive to the consumer
Head of commercial - Octopus Energy
How do we get hydrogen working?
- The latest on hydrogen village trials
- Delivering a hydrogen future: cost, production and deployment
- Managing consumer views and expectations
Head of energy transition - Cadent
rDME: helping decarbonise the hard to decarbonise
- How rDME can help meet Net Zero
- The opportunity for rDME production in the UK
- How an established molecule made from waste feedstock has been successfully put to new uses
- Assessing a new way to treat household waste
Head of sustainable fuels - Calor Gas
Lessons from Denmark: Why district heating is a no-regret policy priority
- Learnings from Denmark, where heat networks will serve 70% of households with clean, green heat by 2030
- Where is Denmark, and what is the ambition?
- What technologies are in play, and how has this shaped decarbonisation?
- Lessons for the UK
Jacob Byskov Kristensen
Energy counsellor - Embassy of Denmark
Panel discussion and questions: the low-carbon technology debate
- What does the future look like for hybrid heating options?
- The role of heat networks to deliver low-carbon energy
- What is the role of district heating?
- The gas network’s role in a flexible future
Speakers to be joined by:
Fork buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
Choose to attend either breakout session A or B for insightful presentations and interactive brainstorming on your chosen topic.
BREAKOUT A: LOCAL AREA PLANNING
Working in partnership to deliver a long-term future for decarbonised heat
- Local Area Energy Plans
- Taking action across a city by fostering a shared sense of responsibility for decarbonisation
- Working in partnership with the community
- Case studies from Bristol City Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority
BREAKOUT B: ENERGY EFFICIENCY: RETROFIT & FABRIC FIRST APPROACHES
The practicalities of advanced energy retrofit projects
- Building a framework for high quality retrofit
- Social housing considerations
- How can we improve building fabric?
- Considering cost and skillsets
Refreshments networking and exhibition
CUSTOMER-CENTRIC APPROACHES: ENGAGEMENT, VULNERABILITY & PROTECTION
Protecting customers during the transition
- Customer-centric approaches around lending and installing
- What does the future look like and what role with MCS play?
CEO - MCS
Innovating to ensure a fair transition to net zero for businesses and policy makers
- The latest findings from the Fair Future programme
- What will they mean for the future of heat?
- Understanding vulnerable customers
Business leader: consumer insight - Energy Systems Catapult
Customer-centric approaches to heat decarbonisation
- Prioritising inclusive customer strategies
- Enhancing customer engagement and rapport
Deputy director - Energy UK
Questions and answers
An update on the Utility Week Heat Council
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