THE FUTURE POWER SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE – WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU?

Thu, October 05, 2017 - 14:20 - 15:00
  • Possible scenarios and how they might play out
  • The response from industry - what's being discussed, deployed and financed? 
  • What's the way to engage stakeholders moving forward? 
  • What are the possible risks, where are the opportunities?

IET/RECC STANDARDS - WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW

Thu, October 05, 2017 - 14:00 - 14:30
  • The scope of RECC
  • Consumer protection issues - Mis-selling already widespread
  • Good practice guidence - questions to consider for installers
  • Some regulation needed for battery storage
  • RECC resources for installers & consumers
  • The Code of Practice for Electrical Energy Storage Systems from the IET

BLOCKCHAIN AND THE EVOLUTION OF ENERGY TRADING

Thu, October 05, 2017 - 14:00 - 14:20
  • Blockchain and peer to peer trading
  • SolarCoin case study - just one way in which blockchain could change your business
  • Data - what can/should and will you be doing with it in the future?
  • Virtual power plant - AGL Energy case study
  • Can we really turn consumers into prosumers and sellers?

TAKING A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Thu, October 05, 2017 - 12:10 - 15:00
  • How can local authorities take advantage of the energy transition?
  • A look into the different technologies with examples of the local benefits they could provide
  • Energy Service companies: what have we learned from early pioneers?
  • Where is the funding coming from?
  • Public Power Solutions and the energy transition
  • Solar canopies and battery storage
     

AN INSIGHT INTO LOCAL AUTHORITY EV PLANS IN MOTION:

Thu, October 05, 2017 - 12:00 - 14:00

• How to get other local stakeholders involved and gain buy-in

• How does your EV plan fit in with your wider transport planning?

• Where will the power come from?

• Public opinion of EVs and how to optimise your charging network to suit customer requirements

  - Who uses the stations?

  - Increasing uptake when and how to do it

  - Integrating multiple networks under one system

  - Maximising revenue opportunities by understanding  demand

BLOCKCHAIN, DATA AND AI – FINDING SMARTER WAYS TO INCREASE REVENUE

Thu, October 05, 2017 - 12:00 - 12:40
  • Why you need to be a data-driven organisation
  • The big data tsunami – are you ready to make it useful?
  • Case studies from cities and businesses – bringing data and green energy together
  • Lessons from offshore wind – how is the University of Manchester using AI?
  • Are we moving towards an energy internet?

COMPLETING AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

Thu, October 05, 2017 - 11:30 - 12:00
  • How many chargers are needed by type and where to position your charging stations for optimal results

              - What are the vehicle and charger technology trajectories?

              - How many chargers do we need by type, when and where to put them?

              - Who pays for installation? And how is the money spent?

              - Cities vs Highways

THE ROLE OF DSOS UNDER THE ENERGY UNION

Thu, October 05, 2017 - 11:30 - 12:00
  •  The future role and responsibilities of DSOs under the Energy Union
  •  Enhancing the flexibility of network operation and infrastructure planning
  •  The impacts of DSOs on the development of smart decentralised infrastructure
  •  Integrating EVs and storage facilities in distribution grids
  •  Harnessing the benefits of demand response and self-consumption at distribution level
  •  Enabling “prosumers” to participate in the market

AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE FUTURE - WHAT ARE THE CHARGING CHALLENGES AND HOW CAN WE OVERCOME THEM?

Thu, October 05, 2017 - 11:00 - 11:30
  • What growth can we expect in electric vehicles?
  • How will we charge our cars in future - at home, on the road, at work?
  • What are the implications for the grid, and how can storage and vehicle-to-grid services help?
  • How can communities and business enable the growth in electric vehicle charging requirements?

MAXIMISING THE BENEFIT OF SOLAR USING EV VIA VEHICLE-TO-GRID TECHNOLOGY

Thu, October 05, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00
  • Cenex’s organisation introduction
  • Energy System Team infrastructure project experience
  • Solar generation with electric vehicle as energy storage in a domestic scenario
  • Utilising electric vehicle as distributed energy resources with PV in commercial building scenario

THE SMART SYSTEMS AND HEAT PROGRAMME

Thu, October 05, 2017 - 10:20 - 10:40
  • Future proof and economic heating solutions to tackle the challange of decarbonising heat in the UK
  • Using technology innovation to address market failure in energy
  • Tools developed as part of the SSH programme
  • How the Energy Systems Catapult will establish an innovation ecosystem to support the sector

FUTURE SOLAR: IN THE EU

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 15:40 - 16:40

Why the development model needs to change

  • Opportunities beyond building solar projects
  • How are smarter companies developing longer-tail revenues?
  • What’s right for the long-term health of your business?
  • M&A activity – 2017 in review
  • Secondary markets – how are they evolving, in the UK? In the EU?
  • Learnings from the wind industry
  • Macros – Brexit, energy prices, politics and global growth in renewable energy
  • Technology – new technologies, maturing technologies and cost reduction

SOLAR & STORAGE IN AFRICA HOW IS TECHNOLOGY CHANGING THE GAME?

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 15:30 - 16:00
  • Blockchain: how are we enabling people to buy solar in Africa?
  • Case study: solar clinics in Nigeria
  • Interactive discussion points
    • In terms of technologies what's changing the game? 
    • Where should we be looking to scale-up access to capital? 
    • What innovations are we seeing which solve issues specific to African needs? 

OPPORTUNITIES IN EUROPE FOR NEW BUILD

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 14:45 - 15:20

• Which countires shall deliver of stability and growth?
• Newest auctions: Spain and France
• What capacity is left for support mechanisms in  Europe?
• Looking beyond the FiT to subsidy free business models, success stories in the open market

SHADY PRACTICES: INVERTER UPGRADE MIS-SELLING

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 14:40 - 15:40

Interactive discussion with slides, followed by audience debate.

There is increasing disquiet in the solar industry about cold calls to domestic owners of solar PV installations, wrongly telling them their solar installer has gone out of business, their inverter is out of warranty and they could lose Feed in Tariff payments.  The callers sometimes pose as the manufacturer of the equipment which they say will increase energy yield by ‘up to 25%’. This panel will ask whether this is something that the industry should address, and look at what could be done to protect consumers and the reputation of the industry.

  • What’s been uncovered and what’s happening?
  • What’s the real likely lifespan of your inverters and what difference would exchanging them really make?
  • How can we communicate better to clients
  • Input from STA,  MCS, and RECC (invited)

ENERGY SERVICE COMPANIES (ESCOS) - WHAT ARE THEY AND CAN THEY WORK FOR YOU?

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 14:00 - 14:40
  • Opening up the supply market – municipal and not for profit energy companies
  • Progress in municipal supply – Robin Hood Energy
  • New operating models – ESCOs and the energy transition
  • Future scenarios for energy utilities
  • Governance, ownership and community benefit

COMMERICAL ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTIONS FROM CONNECTED ENERGY

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 14:00 - 14:30

Find out about the world leading manufacturer of E-STOR energy storage systems

  • Storage systems installed and working since 2014
  • A scalable range from 60KW to 1MW+ providing full turnkey solutions from feasibility through to operation
  • Cloud based monitoring, managing and reporting
  • Fully financed solutions

This session is reserved for manufacturers and system integrators, if interested get in touch with Meena Manthena, mmanthena@solarmedia.co.uk

C&I FOCUS: HOW TO WIN BUSINESS

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 13:45 - 14:45
  • What has the impact of the business rate increase been?
  • Where have we seen deals happening, what did they have in common and how were they closed?
  • Methods to approach a deal - Who are you selling to? - What are you actually selling them? - Handling objections
  • Understanding your clients’ needs and designing the solution
  • PPAs Vs on-site generation
  • The impact of the falling pound on cost
  • A discussion around Brexit uncertainty: is this creating delays in decisions?

IET/RECC STANDARDS - WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 12:30 - 14:00
  • Proposed changes to BS7671 IET Wiring regulations – 18th Edition
  • Why the regulations change
  • Overview of the proposed changes
  • Q&A


 

IRELAND UPDATE

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 12:00 - 14:00
  • Solar Intel update on the market pipeline
  • What’s covered in the consultation in terms of technology?
  • What figures and research is the consultation document based on?
  • How do costs compare now, and what does this tell us about the assumptions being made?
  • Are the drivers behind rooftop starting to make economic sense? What are the barriers in terms of planning permission, mortgage holders, payback times etc.?
  • Are we likely to see companies selling pipeline?
  • Who’s willing to finance development?

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 11:35 - 12:30

• Solar asset optimisation, including examples of the techniques currently used by owners to maximise the technical and financial performance of their portfolios
• O&M selection and how to get the best out of your new contract
• Warranty expiration: Where and when will the contracts expire and the factors that must be considered in the negotiation process.
• Repowering: When is the right time to do this and where are the new opportunities to win business?
• Reflections on the last 5 years of solar farm operations. What has been successful? What lessons have we learned? What would we do differently?
• What innovations are on the horizon in solar O&M that could bring about the next step change in performance and /or cost? How will the automation revolution change O&M?    How can we accelerate these changes?
• How important is the relationship with equipment OEMs? How can collaboration with OEMs enhance value during repowering?
 

SUCCESSFUL OPERATION OF LARGE SCALE BATTERY STORAGE ASSETS

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 11:20 - 11:35

• Passing commissioning tests
• Meeting the requirements of the grid services contract
• Ensuring safety performance for a battery storage asset
• Optimising maintenance and inspections
• Getting the most from equipment supplier warranties
• Monitoring battery health

ARE ELECTRIC VEHICLES THE KEY TO IMPROVING AIR QUALITY IN THE UK?

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 11:00 - 12:00
  • ​Air quality – how bad is it?

           - What are we referring to when we talk about ‘air pollution’?
           - The health impacts of poor air quality

  • Electric vehicles

           - How much better are they than the rest - EV emissions vs. petrol, diesel, LNG.
           - Current and projected market share
           - The barriers to being taken to scale (inadequate charging infrastructure, Electric Drivetrains are unsuitable for HGVs, price, etc)

  • Conclusion – they are a large part of the solution but technological innovation needs to be accompanied with policy innovation that:

          - Incentivises EV and removes incentives for diesel
          - Drives increased efficiency in the transport of goods through existing vehicles (the average LGV in London has 30% of their load capacity at any given time)
          - Delivers a national network of Clean Air zones
 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00
  • How to engage with communities in a real and meaningful way
  • An overview of what works and doesn't and some information about how effective companies have gone about this?
  • Why do some projects fail to resonate with communities

ENERGY STORAGE: THE NEXT WAVE

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 10:10 - 11:00

A closer look at integrated generation and demand co-location business models

Looking at future growth scenarios for storage and then concentrating on what we see as the next wave business case for energy storage co-located with stand-alone generation, Commercial & Industrial demand and also both (i.e. behind the meter generation + demand). This would draw on work for WPD which will be published in August and a paper we are writing to be published at end of October – in partnership with Vattenfall, Triodos, Green Hedge and TLT.

HOW TO BUY LOW CARBON SOLUTIONS

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 10:00 - 10:30
  • Solar, storage EVs, efficiency…
  • Understanding what the industry is trying to sell you
  • What questions should you ask an installer or provider?
  • How to really tell if the energy will cost less
  • What are the other benefits beyond cost, and being green(er)
  • Public and private sector case studies

HOW TO DELIVER POST SUBSIDY SOLAR PROJECTS IN 2018

Wed, October 04, 2017 - 10:00 - 11:00

Update from Solar Media: what is the UK PV pipeline?

  • How much is in planning?
  • Where are projects being developed?
  • What kind of sizing are we seeing?

Discussion with the audience

  • The reality of project economics now
  • Opportunities to work with communities and community groups
  • Longer term, how are companies developing sustainable business models?
  • Looking to the future, how is the role of the developer changing? 

MARKET DESIGN: HOW CAN SMART ENERGY DATA MAKE THE ENERGY SYSTEM MORE EFFICIENT?

Tue, October 03, 2017 - 16:00 - 17:00
  • The role of domestic energy storage (electricity and heat)
  • Incentivising automation at industrial, commercial and domestic levels
  • The role of the Connected Home in network management
  • The importance of real-time energy data
  • A cross industry view on the design of markets and BEAMA’s work on driving innovation

SELF-REGULATION FOR DOMESTIC STORAGE

Tue, October 03, 2017 - 15:30 - 16:00

STA’s Storage Commitments – Official Launch at Solar and Storage Live

  • How do we encourage best practice and high industry standards without regulation
  • Understanding the STA Commitments and why they should be followed by all installers
  •  Pros and cons of a formal regulated storage market

CASE STUDY: NEW BUILD SOLAR+STORAGE

Tue, October 03, 2017 - 15:30 - 16:00

What is the revenue stack behind this project?
What is the type of funding?
How to make post-subsidy solar happen: site selection, grid
connection?

  • PPA terms and storage contracts length
  • Technical & design considerations

COMMUNITY ENERGY PROJECTS

Tue, October 03, 2017 - 14:00 - 15:00
  • Overview of the community energy industry
  • Policy affecting projects
  • Key success factors to getting projects done
  • The evolving regulatory picture
  • Financing options for community energy
  • Using projects to attract revenue to a local area
  • Benefits beyond green power
  • Policy and tax
  • Grant funding for projects
  • The Wise Minds Report - how are large utilities coping with the energy transition? 
  • Recommendations for utilities
  • Shareholder engagement with the energy transition

IET/RECC STANDARDS - WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW

Tue, October 03, 2017 - 14:00 - 14:30
  • The code of practice for Electrical Energy Storage Systems from the IET
  • The scope of RECC
  • Consumer protection issues – Mis-selling already widespread
  • Good practice guidance – questions to consider for installers
  • Some regulation needed for battery storage
  • RECC resources for installers and consumers

DEVELOPERS AND FINANCIERS DEBATE

Tue, October 03, 2017 - 14:00 - 15:00

Following the Energy Storage Summit earlier in the year, the feedback was that investors were calling developers lazy and vice versa. So for this session we have decided to host a debate where investors and developers can talk about risk, where it lies, where it should lie and who needs to become more flexible.

THE EVOLVING ROLE OF DNOS IN ENERGY STORAGE

Tue, October 03, 2017 - 11:30 - 12:00
  • What do DNOs need in the transition to DSOs?
  • Impact of mass vehicle adoption on local networks – thresholds and solutions
  • The continued debate around storage ownership
  • What is DNO’s role in the flexibility markets?

UK HOUSING STOCK – CURRENT AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

Tue, October 03, 2017 - 10:30 - 14:00

How are housing developers modernising new build projects and what methods are they employing to ensure that developments meet future environmental needs?

  • How are housing developers modernising new build projects and what methods are they employing to ensure that developments meet future environmental needs
  • Housing developers speak about their plans for PV on new development
  • Solarplicity Case Study: fully funded community energy schemes
  • Update on new projects in development

NATIONAL GRID GUIDELINES ON PRODUCT STANDARDISATION

Tue, October 03, 2017 - 10:30 - 11:00
  • System Needs and Product Strategy release
  • How will the frequency response market change
  • What has NG learned from storage being part Demand Turn Up over the summer
  • What is NG’s take on DNOs and storage ownership?
  • Timelines and outcomes

POLICY UPDATES

Tue, October 03, 2017 - 10:00 - 10:30
  • Impact of the Smart Power Call for Evidence
  • What BEIS and Ofgem learned from the consultation?
  • What will be the first action to be taken?
  • What features in the Clean Growth Plan (former Emission Reduction Plan)
  • Embedded benefits update
  • Timelines and outcomes