Agenda

8 May 2019

8:30 am

Registration, refreshments and networking

9:15 am

Introduction by conference chair

Speaker

9:20 am

VISION FOR NATIONAL DECARBONISATION OF HEAT IN UK WITHIN THE CLEAN GROWTH STRATEGY

9:20 am

How is UK government supporting heat decarbonisation?

  • Reducing heat demand through building a market for energy efficiency and measures to improve the way that homes, businesses and industry use energy
  • Supporting growth in low-carbon heating, including phasing out installation of high carbon fossil fuel heating off the gas grid and in new builds during the 2020s
  • Developing a new policy framework for heat, to bring about and support the national transition required to meet our long-term emissions reduction commitments.

Speaker

9:40 am

Increasing the role of electrification in future of heat

  • The role of heat pumps and heat networks in decarbonising heat
  • Managing peak power demand and impact on the network
  • The role of new build in supporting the electrification of heat

Speaker

10:00 am

Future of Heat: how can we deliver a low carbon future?

  • Insights into the potential options of decarbonising heat
  • Overview of some key alternatives: electrification, biomethane, hydrogen & carbon capture use and storage (CCUS)
  • Impact on the gas network and how possible alternatives may affect this

Speaker

10:20 am

The role of energy efficiency – the challenge for business

  • The industrial challenges of heat decarbonisation, and how business can respond
  • How we can improve the energy efficiency in domestic and non-domestic buildings
  • What next for zero-carbon homes?

Speaker

  • Tom Thackray

    Tom Thackray
    Director of infrastructure and energy policy - CBI

10:40 am

Quiz the panel

Led by the chair and audience this interview-style session is interactive and participatory in nature, allowing you to provide questions and vote on your favourites from the floor.

Speaker

  • Andrew Cripps

    Andrew Cripps
    Regional director sustainability, buildings + places - Triple Point Heat Networks

11:05 am

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

11:35 am

LOWER CARBON AND CLEAN GAS ALTERNATIVES: PROS AND CONS

11:35 am

Innovations in hydrogen as a clean gas

  • How can hydrogen replace or supplement the current gas network?
  • Overcoming the challenges in cost of generation of clean hydrogen
  • Case study: Hydrogen 100 feasibility study

Speaker

11:55 am

Are alternative gases a viable solution for the heat consumers of the future?

  • A guide to the role of alternative gases in the future energy mix for domestic heating
  • Understanding the impact on the gas network of introducing alternative gases
  • Cost, efficiency and availability of alternative gases (biogas, bioSNG & hydrogen)

Speaker

  • Matt Hindle

    Matt Hindle
    Head of gas - Energy Networks Association

12:15 pm

Technologies to supply hydrogen from a partially decarbonised gas network

• How can pure hydrogen be recovered from a hydrogen / methane blend?
• Can pressure differential in the gas networks be used to de-blend hydrogen?
• The role of the gas networks for transporting hydrogen as a decarbonised energy source

Speaker

  • Chris Barron

    Chris Barron
    Principle consultant – hydrogen lead - Costain

12:30 pm

ACCELERATING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS

12:30 pm

Scaling up retrofit: where can low cost energy efficiencies be made in existing homes?

  • Delivering a national retrofit programme
  • Developing strategies to retrofit as many homes as possible to EPC band C by 2035
  • Engaging with householders to encourage consumers to support energy efficiency

Speaker

  • Richard Miller

    Richard Miller
    Director of consultancy & associate director - Miller-Klein Associates & Future Cities Catapult

12:50 pm

Quiz the panel

Led by the chair and audience this interview-style session is interactive and participatory in nature, allowing you to provide questions and vote on your favourites from the floor.

1:10 pm

Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition

2:10 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

HEAT NETWORKS AND DISTRICT HEATING PROJECTS

2:10 pm

How can “heat as a service” contribute to a lower carbon heating agenda in UK?

  • Selling ‘heat as a service’, instead of kilowatt hours (kWh)
  • Collecting data and calculating monthly costs
  • Case study of Bristol Energy using the 100 home Living Lab to trial their offer

Speaker

2:30 pm

Sharing learnings from outside UK in establishing and running district heating as part of a national strategy

  • Feedback on how schemes are developed in Scandinavia
  • Delivery partners: partnerships with private sector companies or local community based energy services
  • Insight into the UK market environment

Speaker

2:45 pm

Insights into the new regulation landscape for heat networks

  • Understanding the government’s planned regulatory framework for heat networks
  • Creating a market that reduces risk and encourages growth
  • Ensuring customer protection

Speaker

3:05 pm

Questions & interactive audience discussion

INCREASING ELECTRIFICATION OF FUTURE HEAT

2:10 pm

Case Study: Freedom Project smart hybrid systems – a breakthrough for the future of domestic heat

  • Makes efficient use of existing and increasingly integrated gas and electricity infrastructure
  • Low regrets, low disruption, lowest cost, lowest carbon, limited behaviour change for customers
  • Enables flexible switching between green gas and renewable electricity to deliver clean, affordable warmth for all homes

Speaker

2:30 pm

Smart electricity management to meet the demand for future heat

  • Managing peak demand cost-effectively
  • Assessing the role of electricity as part of the mix in delivering future decarbonised heat
  • Innovations and new technologies

Speaker

  • Barry Hatton

    Barry Hatton
    Director asset management - UK Power Networks

2:45 pm

Optimisation of heating and smart heating controls through next generation intelligent energy systems

  • Smart technology to reduce carbon in heat and help balance the grid
  • Building a low carbon energy system around households
  • Case studies: home energy storage to smart heat customer apps

Speaker

3:05 pm

Questions & interactive audience discussion

8 May continued

3:20 pm

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

3:50 pm

HOW SHOULD MARKETS EVOLVE TO SUPPORT A LOW CARBON HEAT FUTURE?

3:50 pm

Future of Heat Open Debate – Making it Happen

This session will form a wide-ranging debate over the broader impact of decarbonising heat in the UK to work out what the priorities are, how to do it fairly and what is the best way forward.  From alternative heat decarbonisation pathways, the role of government and the regulator and policy frameworks to funding mechanisms, supportive planning policies and carbon pricing vs. taxation.

Speakers

4:50 pm

End of conference