12 May 2021

8:30 am

Event opens: network with your peers or meet the industry’s innovators in our virtual exhibition

9:00 am

Welcome and introduction from conference chair

Speaker

9:10 am

POLICY FOR HEAT DECARBONISATION

9:10 am

National policy overview: The direction of the decarbonisation of heat in the UK

  • Update on the buildings and heat strategy
  • Government’s vision for hydrogen heating
  • Incentivising growth in the heat pumps market
  • Progress report on the Green Homes Grant
  • Progress report on government support schemes

Speaker

  • David Capper

    David Capper
    Director, clean heat - Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

9:25 am

Developer keynote: taking ownership of heat decarbonisation

  • Regulation and strategy: getting ready for the future
  • Stakeholders: meeting growing expectations
  • Technology and supply chains: the practicalities of getting it done

Speaker

  • Ian Heasman

    Ian Heasman
    Director of sustainability - Taylor Wimpey

9:40 am

Panel discussion and questions: local vs national pathways and solutions for decarbonisation

  • Alignment with national policy
  • Low carbon heat strategies at a local level
  • Gaining funding and stimulating local supply chains
  • How can developers work with local authorities?

Speakers

  • Jeff Hardy

    Jeff Hardy
    Senior fellow - The Grantham Institute for Climate Change

  • David Capper

    David Capper
    Director, clean heat - Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

  • Helen Seagrave

    Helen Seagrave
    Community energy manager - Electricity North West

  • Ian Heasman

    Ian Heasman
    Director of sustainability - Taylor Wimpey

  • Maxine Frerk

    Maxine Frerk
    Director - Grid Edge Policy

10:15 am

NETWORKING & EXHIBITION: meet your peers 1-on-1 in a dedicated roulette-style session or browse the exhibition

10:30 am

Take a break

Networking remains open

10:50 am

Accelerating the development of hydrogen for home heating

  • How can the private sector, regulators and policymakers work together to advance the development of hydrogen as a key option in the decarbonisation of heat in homes
  • The importance of customer engagement, area planning and regulatory planning
  • Developing hydrogen business models

Speaker

10:50 am

DELIVERING CARBON NEUTRAL HEATING – MARKETS AND TECHNOLOGIES

11:00 am

Heating goes electric: the smarter way to decarbonise our homes

  • The role of heat pumps to green home heating
  • Key challenges to a nation-wide rollout, and how to overcome them
  • How to maximise the benefit for all customers

Speaker

11:15 am

How Denmark are (re)coupling renewable power and district heating

  • The role of heat pumps and power-to-x 
  • What are/where the key drivers? 
  • Lessons learned for the UK context 

Speaker

11:30 am

The electrification pathway to decarbonise homes: networked heat pumps & ambient loops

  • How to deliver superior outcomes for the electricity system, the environment and householders through optimal heat pump efficiency
  • Explore the emerging new business model featuring ‘split ownership’ to create the 21st century equivalent to the gas network
  • Examine the next steps required featuring a structured 10-year rollout programme starting with new build and the retrofit of social housing

Speaker

11:40 am

Questions and answers

11:55 am

Panel discussion: adapting your asset base – the pressures of decarbonising heat on existing energy infrastructure

Speakers

12:30 pm

NETWORKING & EXHIBITION meet your peers 1-on-1 in a dedicated roulette-style session or browse the exhibition

12:40 pm

Take a break

Networking remains open  

1:25 pm

Welcome back from conference chair

Speaker

1:27 pm

Supplier showcase

This dedicated session will be filled with innovation from our industry experts who will present their ideas in just 5 minutes.

1:30 pm

THE RETROFIT CHALLENGE: FROM OFF GRID TO SOCIAL HOUSING

1:30 pm

The challenge for rural, off-gas grid and hard-to-treat properties

  • How a future heat and buildings strategy needs to cater for hard-to-treat, rural properties
  • Exploring an analysis of GB’s rural housing stock and cost-effective decarbonisation technologies
  • Options for homes where electrification of heat is not the right solution

Speaker

  • Andy Parker

    Andy Parker
    Head of strategy and corporate affairs - Calor

1:40 pm

Questions and answers with Calor

1:45 pm

Heating solutions for social housing

  • Creating and funding a heat strategy for the future  
  • The challenges of transition to new forms of heating

Speaker

  • Joanna Hills

    Joanna Hills
    Director of assets and services - Raven Housing Trust

1:55 pm

Opportunities and challenges for heat networks in retrofit

  • Difference between 4th and 5th generation heat networks 
  • Heat networks and the electrification of heat 
  • Customer experience

Speaker

  • Ian Allan

    Ian Allan
    Head of Market Strategy - Switch2

2:05 pm

Questions and answers with Switch2

2:10 pm

Panel discussion: overcoming the retrofit challenge

  • How to approach off-grid and hard to treat properties
  • Low carbon heat solutions for domestic and social housing
  • How can local authorities approach the retrofit challenge?

Speakers

  • Joanna Hills

    Joanna Hills
    Director of assets and services - Raven Housing Trust

  • Emma Bushall

    Emma Bushall
    Sustainability manager - Lewisham Council

  • Ian Cameron

    Ian Cameron
    Head of innovation and customer services - UK Power Networks

  • Jo Dicks

    Jo Dicks
    Environmental quality & growth manager - Cambridge City Council

  • Maxine Frerk

    Maxine Frerk
    Director - Grid Edge Policy

2:40 pm

NETWORKING & EXHIBITION

2:50 pm

Take a break

Networking remains open

3:00 pm

BUILDING TRUST AND BRINGING CUSTOMERS ON THE NET-ZERO JOURNEY

3:00 pm

Delivering decarbonisation effectively – encouraging behaviour change

  • Consumer trust is key to deliver a net zero economy. How can we build consumer trust given the scale of innovation and technology changes ahead of us?
  • Can regulation and consumer protections keep pace and what happens when things go wrong?
  • How can we ensure customer service in heating is fit for a low-carbon future?

Speaker

  • David Pilling

    David Pilling
    Head of policy and public affairs - Ombudsman Services

3:15 pm

What should the energy landscape be doing to deliver for consumers?

  • The importance of effective and early communication
  • Minimising risk and ensuring safety for consumers
  • Giving consumers some control

Speaker

3:30 pm

How can we get consumers on board with home energy efficiency and green heating?

  • The big leaps forward in decarbonisation so far have been made mainly without consumers noticing – decommissioning coal-fired power stations and ramping up renewable energy. But the next phase can only be achieved if consumers are really engaged.  
  • Research consistently shows that consumers are concerned about climate change, but how can we turn interest and goodwill into action? 
  • What can we learn from examples of rapid green transitions that have already taken place?

Speaker

3:45 pm

Panel discussion and questions: public engagement in the challenge of decarbonising heat

  • What are the drivers of consumer behavioural change?
  • What are the impacts of behaviour change on the distribution network?
  • How will connecting heat pumps affect the distribution network?

Speakers

4:20 pm

Closing remarks from the chair

Speaker

4:30 pm

Close of the Utility Week Future of Heat Conference