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Decentralised Energy Innovation Showcase

Following the great success of Decentralised Energy 2014 in May, join us on November 20-21st for Decentralised Energy Innovation Showcase. Building on the earlier platform which focussed on building the business case for distric heating and distributed energy projects - business modelling, policy and financing; join us to drill down in more depth to the technology solutions that are progressing the industry.


View coverage of our last meeting, see photos of all the action and download the speaker presentation slides now.

Why Decentralised Energy?

Why Decentralised Energy?

Rising energy prices, security of supply, fuel poverty and the necessity to reduce carbon emissions are among the biggest socio-economic and environmental issues facing the UK currently. A solution to all of these issues comes in the form of decentralised energy, bridging the gap between the big 6 commercial energy providers and the growth of successful new smaller scale projects.

This is a must-attend event for technical, procurement, purchasing and engineering directors working on sustainable energy planning from local authorities, housing developers, landlords, corporations, hospitality as well as heating & cooling, solar and wind technology providers themselves and consultants.

  • Jørgen Abildgaard

    Jørgen Abildgaard
    Executive Project Director CPH 2025 Climate Plan, City of Copenhagen

    Jørgen is an experienced project manager and strategic adviser who have worked on several projects in Denmark. ...

  • Pekka Sauri

    Pekka Sauri
    Deputy Mayor of Helsinki

    Graduating from the University of Helsinki in 1977 in psychology, education, psychiatry and philosophy, he gained his Doctorate of Philosophy in...

  • Georg Houben

    Georg Houben
    Project & Coordination Officer, Smart Cities & Communities Team European Commission

    Georg Houben started as a Start-up and service engineer at Rockwell Automation, Kempen...

  • Julia Groves

    Julia Groves
    Managing Director, Trillion Fund

    Julia is Managing Director of Trillion Fund, a crowdfunding platform aimed at engaging the masses in renewable energy - through their pockets. Their goal is...

  • Ben Lynch

    Ben Lynch
    Carbon Trust Programmes

    Member of the Energy Institute and Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) by profession and Technical Support Manager at Carbon Trust Programmes....

  • Sylvia Böcker

    Sylvia Böcker
    Managing Partner, DIRECTTECH Global ® GmbH

    Sylvia Böcker got her degree as a social scientist at the MERCATOR UNIVERSITY in Duisburg/Germany. She...

  • Jonas Engberg

    Jonas Engberg
    Sustainability Manager, IKEA UK

    Jonas Engberg is acting Sustainability Manager in IKEA in UK & Ireland. He is responsible for developing and implementing...

  • Julian Packer

    Julian Packer
    Low Carbon Investment Director, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

    Julian began his career as an engineering undergraduate at Rolls-Royce Aero...

  • Nigel Farren

    Nigel Farren
    Member, DECC Community Energy Contact

    Nigel is the Founder of Energise London, a social enterprise establishing community energy initiatives in London’s boroughs....

  • Quentin Clark

    Quentin Clark
    Head of Sustainability at Waitrose

    Quentin graduated from Exeter University with a degree in geology and geo-chemistry and joined Waitrose in 1987 after a career in seismic...

  • Martin Chilcott

    Martin Chilcott
    Chief Executive Officer and Founder, 2degrees

    Martin Chilcott is the CEO and Founder of 2degrees, the global industry leader in Fully-Linked Collaboration™....

  • Dr Robert Rabinowitz

    Dr Robert Rabinowitz
    Chief Executive of Pure Leapfrog

    Dr Robert Rabinowitz, is Chief Executive of Pure Leapfrog and has a track record of innovation in the...

  • Stephen Cirell

    Stephen Cirell
    Author & Consultant, Former Director of Green Cornwall and Cornwall Council.

    Stephen has worked in the Public Sector for almost 30 years, both via in house service and from the...

  • Malcolm Ball

    Malcolm Ball
    Director, Non - Domestic Energy Efficiency, Green Investment Bank

    Malcolm has over 30yrs experience in the energy, energy services and renewables sector working for British Gas...

  • Peter North

    Peter North
    Senior Manager of Programme Delivery At Greater London Authority

    Peter North holds a BSc in Engineering and a MSc in Building Services Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Institution of...

  • Bill Edrich

    Bill Edrich
    Commercial Energy Director, Bristol City Council

    William Edrich has over 20 years of experience in the energy field, has represented the Local Government Association...

  • Charlotte Large

    Charlotte Large
    Technical Specialist, Heat Networks Delivery Unit, DECC

    Biography to follow...

  • Dimitris Sofianopoulos

    Dimitris Sofianopoulos
    Policy Officer, DG Energy, Smart Cities & Communities Team, European Commission

    Dimitris focuses on Smart Cities and Communities Initiative and related areas as well as on the Integrated Roadmap for the implementation of the SET Plan....

Who Should Attend The Forum?

Who Should Attend The Forum?

  • Local Authorities: Head of procurement, energy procurement, site manager, programme delivery, environment officer, energy, estates, and climate change, head of housing and regeneration estates
  • Housing Developers: property services, engineering projects, energy officer,
  • Corporations: Head of procurement, sustainability, environment director, facilities manager,
  • Hospitality/hotels: Head of property, corporate socialresponsibility, site manager,
  • Hospitals: Purchasing manager, estates and facilities managers,energy manager, operations advisor, environmental strategy, director of
  • Technology Providers: Chief executive officers,corporate development, marketing
  • Consultants
Why Attend The Forum?

Why Attend The Forum?

  • Hear case studies from experts who have successfully completed decentralised energy, district heating and community energy projects
  • Network with the companies developing technology and services to support your project
  • Meet people who can unlock private and institutional investment for your onsite generation project
  • Benefit from expertise on factors to consider when doing a feasibility or expansion study to ensure optimal output
Forum Highlights

Forum Highlights

  • Platform to examine the options and implications for future energy solutions
  • Exclusive opportunity to hear from key leaders of cities who have successfully rolled out decentralised energy plans
  • Access to private and public investors and partnerships opportunities
  • Site visits for limited number of attendees, giving first-hand experience of decentralised energy technologies
  • Meet solution providers and experts who assist with your project development or expansion
Networking Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

  • The only place to connect with the entire UK community/decentralised energy ‘supply chain’ in one place
  • Meet Local Authorities and other key public stakeholders to learn from and benchmark your project
  • Network with the companies developing renewable energy technology and providing services you need
  • Variety of interactive formats throughout the programme to maximise interactivity with participants
  • Save time and money: Meet with and get expert advice on the specific challenges facing your project
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

  • The big 6 suppliers are projected to increase their prices by 37%
  • £32 billion per year is spent on heating in the UK
  • Business in the UK have the potential to save £33 billion by 2030

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Event Details

20-21 November 2014

London

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