Government recognises that the increase in delivered electricity prices caused through the recovery of environmental levies on industrial energy consumers’ bills threatens to reduce the competitiveness of UK businesses in international markets.
This particularly impacts our most energy intensive industries.
To address this, a new exemption scheme from April 2018 provides relief to industries whose global competitiveness is most at risk. Eligible businesses may apply for a partial exemption from the costs of funding the Contracts for Difference and Renewables Obligation. Successful applicants are also, automatically, eligible for relief from Feed-In-Tariff costs.
But does this go far enough?
Government has recently consulted on widening the scheme - how do we strike the balance between supporting British industry and avoiding a heavy financial burden on those who are not eligible for the exemptions?
And how does this tie into policy making for Brexit, British exports and the wider Industrial Strategy?
Join our webinar to hear directly from Arjan Geveke, the Associate Director of Energy Policy (Productivity Team) at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as he outlines government's understanding of what industrial energy consumers need and how the policymakers plan to support these sectors.
With response from NSG Pilkington - a major glass manufacturer affected by these issues and insight on market trends and consumer activity from Inspired Energy, this promises to be a lively and highly informative discussion.
With the back drop of rising energy costs, cash-strapped organisations across all industries have one unanimous goal: saving money on their energy bills.
Through effective energy management, you can significantly reduce your energy consumption, meet government targets and ensure bottom-line savings.
In this live ENDS webinar we take a detailed look at the challenges around energy management and offer inspirational case studies and actionable insights to help you take control of your organisation’s energy consumption.
Tune in live for:
•An update on the current political debate on energy prices, new government regulations and future outlook
•A candid look at how the right energy management system can help you save money, reduce risk and increase income
•Real life examples on how to drive behavioural change and embed effective energy management across your entire organisation
•Advanced tips on monitoring and measurement to improve efficiency
Mark Gouldstone & Gary Brown BSI Group
David Kerr, Energy Management Consultant, The Technology Centre
Moderated by Alison Carter, Editor, The ENDS Report
Real-time building energy management or BEM is becoming a reality due to advancements in software control and cloud solutions. The use of IoT and subsequently ‘Internet of Everything’ in buildings will alter the competitive landscape, resulting in in new service models and customer-centric propositions. In the highly dynamic buildings industry, market participants need to:
•Understand the top five transformation trends and its implications to the industry
•Address upcoming challenges in visionary trends beyond 2020
Next-generation solutions for energy management are being driven by the convergence of technology and competition. Energy will never be cheap again and efficiency will stay at the heart of building management. Meanwhile, integration and connectivity are driving sustainability by allowing buildings to be managed by actionable data. This briefing will investigate the future market landscape and where future growth opportunities will come from.
Why You Should Attend:
- Hear Frost & Sullivan's vision for the future of building energy management
- Identify future competitive dynamics
- Consider future business models for success
There is a difference of opinion regarding the current status of connected homes. Some industry experts believe that with customer access to mobile devices and the Internet, most homes have some form of connected intelligence and are therefore connected homes. Others believe the industry is far from achieving the optimal connected home.
This briefing discusses the key motives for deploying connected home services and associated challenges, focusing on energy management.
ICTFOOTPRINT.eu is organising its 5th webinar on 27th April 2017, 12:00 CEST to help you manage the energy consumed by ICT and know how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can guide you to make your ICT more sustainable. All those who want to become more sustainable in ICT are welcome to join us in this exciting webinar.
Jean-Marc Alberola, Group Energy Strategy leader at Airbus & Vice Chairman of ETSI ISG OEU (Industry Specification Group Operational Energy Efficiency For Users). Jean-Marc will speak about the work developed by ETSI ISG-OEU, operative KPIs that enable the monitoring of the energy management performance in data centres and ICT sites. After a short description of the global KPI DCEM, the presentation will focus on the implementation of these KPI’s in an industrial area of corporate ICT sites.
Fadri Casty & Tereza Lévová, both from EcoInvent, , the world's most consistent & transparent Life Cycle Inventory database. The ecoinvent database provides well documented process data for thousands of products, helping you make truly informed decisions about their environmental impact. Fadri and Tereza will demonstrate the value of doing LCA on ICT equipment.
Berina Delalic, from multEE will introduce the Monitoring & Verification Platform (MVP), a web based tool developed to calculate and store data about energy and CO2 savings resulting from implemented energy efficiency measures. Having in mind central role of ICT especially in the commercial sector, some methods are developed for improving ICT’s energy efficiency, and therefore achieving CO2 emission reduction. The presentation will show how MVP can be used for measuring results from the activities that enable more efficient use of energy for ICT in commercial buildings.
The webinar will be moderated by Silvana Muscella (Project Coordinator of ICTFOOTPRINT.eu and CEO of Trust-IT Services) who has broad experience in stimulating topics in the ICT sector.
Exciting enhancements to PCoIP Management Console are now available in Release 3.1. Learn more about the new capabilities and participate in our live Q&A with Teradici experts Paul Barrett, Systems Specialist, Global Support Services and Arjen van der Meulen, Director of Product Management. This brief webinar will cover everything you need to do about this important release through a live demonstration, including:
-The new licensing web interface
-How to discover and manage PCoIP Remote Workstation Cards
-How to peer a zero client with a PCoIP Remote Workstation Card
Every operator knows that, to provide the service levels today’s customers expect, they need to improve reliability and availability while reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
The only question is: How?
Could a power infrastructure and system architecture that maximizes asset utilization, optimizes energy efficiency and simultaneously achieves best-in-class reliability, be the answer?
Join Paul Smith of GE Energy Management as he explores the pros and cons of different power architectures, considers some alternative energy sources and reveals how to:
• Improve both server up-time AND customer service
• Recapture valuable floor space and reduce capital replacement costs
• Slash OPEX and save $millions in TCO with as little as 1% gain in power efficiency.
Following an announcement by BEIS on what government have done since the publication of the Helm Review, join us to hear from BEIS themselves on current policy thinking around the Cost of Energy.
What is government doing to tackle energy costs in the non-domestic sector?
Are we really supporting British business, when rising costs of production impacts our global competitiveness?
Most of the cost rises are coming from non-commodity charges. Is this an essential spend, delivering critical infrastructure with the costs applied fairly to all users, or are the networks reaping benefits at the expense of the consumer?
And how can we ensure we get the best price when we go to market?
“Tools and Services for energy management”, with crucial information about tools to all those who want to improve ICT energy efficiency in their business.
In less than an hour, Jaak Vlasveld (Director of GreenIT Amsterdam) and Rahib Bashroush (Coordinator of Eureca project) - will provide their valuable insights regarding energy efficiency in ICT.
Jaak Vlasveld will explain how to achieve energy efficiency gains without impacting the performance and stability of ICT and the potential impact of Life Cycle Assessment on buying new IT equipment.
Rahib Bashroush will provide his expert advice on the sustainability of data centres, which will explain how to identify and procure environmentally sustainable data centres.
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehend.
Join Bryan Rank, Energy Management Platform Architect at Current, powered by GE and Michael Beamer, President of goTransverse as they discuss how GE’s first ever IoT application, Current by GE, built a rapid time-to-market, easily configurable and cost-effective billing system that turned energy as a service into a reality.
Distributed energy resources and distributed energy storage systems (ESS) are changing the face of power generation and distribution globally. To capture these new market opportunities, consumers need to be properly supported with financing options for ESS installations. A few business models are expected in grid-scale ESS applications, while most consumers are expected to adopt behind-the-meter and community scale ESS installations. There are at least eight emerging models that are grouped under the three broad applications.Read more >
With their unique position at the centre of an organization, Architects can play a pivotal role to usher digital evolution and transformation in-line with business and IT objectives, including the adoption of Agile, DevOps and other disruptive paradigms.
Join Richard Sey, Head of Development Operations (DevOps), Siemens Energy Management, and Mark Daly, Client Architect, MuleSoft, on January 18 at 10am (GMT) for a live webinar as they look at the key role of the Architect in achieving the new IT Operating model. It will cover:
- A working example from Siemens Energy Management on how they have realised the new IT Operating Model from a business and Architect's perspective to drive operational efficiency, cutting development time by half
- A view of Enterprise Architecture and DevOps from a leader in the field
- What an organization needs to support delivery of the new IT Operating Model, including the creation of a Centre for Enablement (C4E), which has reduced dependency on Central IT in the Lines of Business at Siemens by 25%
Cognitive systems solve problems the way humans solve problems, by thinking, understanding, reasoning, reacting and interacting. Through simulation of human thought processes, the goal of cognitive computing is to create automated IT systems that are capable of solving problems without requiring human assistance.
This webinar will explore the application of cognitive computing techniques within the energy sector: increasing the accuracy of outage predictions, optimizing uptime, and enabling customers to monitor and control their monthly energy consumption.
Financial institutions have a key role to play in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and realizing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
In this session, UN Environment’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) will present its experiences with three key ongoing work streams related to the achievement of the world’s agreed goals.
Remco Fischer, Programme Lead, Climate Change, will present on the financial institutions piloting the Task-Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures recommendations and on the Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition.
Martin Schoenberg, Energy Efficiency Project Coordinator, will present UNEP FI’s cooperation with the European Commission and G20 to scale up energy efficiency investment.
Elodie Feller, Industry Lead, Investment, will present recent work on assessing fiduciary duty and its linkages to ESG in key markets.
Various activities have resulted in unprecedented fluctuations in the worldwide energy markets. This affects the prices your business is currently paying. With such a complex market how can you be sure your business is paying the most competitive rates? Our webinar will outline areas where you can save money and take advantage of such a volatile market as well as uncover just how common hidden mistakes can be. It will also explain how easy it is to become legislation compliant, while improving performance and not having to spend large amounts of money.
There will also be opportunities to put direct questions to the panel to gain further insight.
Energy Procurement : Risk Management
James Williams – Schneider Electric
- Risk management principles and procurement objectives
- Contract types (Fixed vs Flexible Price Purchasing)
- Risk/reward profiles of various procurement strategies
Don’t Just Accept Your Energy Bills; Hidden Errors Are More Common Than You Think – Samantha Wyllie – Schneider Electric, Client Manager
- Do you know what opportunities are available to reduce energy and water costs?
- Cost control
Beyond the Smart Meter – Where The Energy Challenge Lies
Cass Swallow – Schneider Electric
- Knowing how and where to find energy efficiencies
- The opportunity afforded through Smart Grid’s Response
- Unlocking the energy challenge budget
Sustainability and Energy Reporting
Andy Dewis – Sustainability Director, Schneider Electric – Professional Services
- Customise your experience
- Know your spend & usage
- Track performance
- Manage projects & scenarios
- Control your environmental impact
- Monitor the markets
Richard Hulf, manager of the Artemis Global Energy Fund, talks to Ross Leckie about the improving fundamentals for oil stocks.
With oil inventories now below five-year averages, demand is driving the oil price higher. The oil companies, meanwhile, have adapted to operate profitably at a lower oil price. Richard Hulf, manager of the Artemis Global Energy Fund, discusses the changing environment.
In this IDC FutureScape presentation, the IDC Worldwide Oil & Gas team discusses the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals in the worldwide oil & gas industry over the next one to five years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come away with guidance for managing the implications these predictions harbor for their IT investment priorities and implementation strategies.
About IDC FutureScape
IDC FutureScape reports are used to shape enterprise IT strategy and planning by providing a basic framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now and in the foreseeable future. IDC's FutureScapes are comprised of a set of predictions designed to identify a range of pending issues that CIOs and senior technology professionals will confront within a typical five-year business planning cycle. Each prediction is assessed based on its impact (a mix of cost and complexity to address) and time frame to expected stated adoption level.
Rob Almeida, global investment strategist, and Bob Persons, fixed income portfolio manager, discuss credit investing in the global energy sector.Read more >
The effective management of energy in buildings is critical from cost, performance and sustainability perspectives.
This briefing will explore the future of smart buildings in terms of convergence of technology, competition, services, and business models.
Mike O’Sullivan from NextEra Energy Resources will discuss his company’s ability to provide long term clean energy solutions that are economic, offering a host of renewable energy products from large scale wind and solar to onsite distributed generation solar and storage. NextEra Energy Resources has a broad portfolio of renewable energy assets and a large pipeline of projects to meet the needs of large C&I customers. Hear about their long history of providing value to renewable energy customers through success stories and how your
company can get involved.
This webinar is part of BrightTALK's Ask the Expert Series.
Join Christopher Brown, CTO of Uptime Institute and Kelly Harris, Senior Content Manager at BrightTALK, as they take a technical deep dive into data center infrastructure management in 2018.
Chris will answer questions related to trends from the field:
- What really makes a well-run data center?
- The changes we are seeing in the industry
- What Tier level do I need for my data center(s)?
- What can you tell us about the typical issues we see every day?
- What are the challenges ahead for data centers?
Audience members are encourage to send questions to the expert which will be answered during the live session.
Energy storage is becoming an essential element in today's world of surging demand. Increasing importance of renewable energy, coupled with supportive legislations that promote usage of solar PVs and wind turbines, drive the need for energy storage. Renewable grid integration is a key application that promotes energy storage globally. Large scale PV farms and offshore wind farms in countries of U.S, China and Europe makes energy storage and its future interesting and inevitable.Read more >
In this IDC FutureScape presentation, IDC's Dan Vesset and David Schubmehl will discuss the key predictions that will impact the business analytics and cognitive software markets over the next one to three years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come away with guidance for managing the implications these predictions harbor for their IT investment priorities and implementation strategies.
About IDC FutureScape
IDC FutureScape reports are used to shape enterprise IT strategy and planning by providing a basic framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now and in the foreseeable future. IDC's FutureScapes are comprised of a set of predictions designed to identify a range of pending issues that CIOs and senior technology professionals will confront within the typical three-year business planning cycle. Each prediction is assessed on the basis of its complexity, organizational impact, and time frame to expected mainstream adoption.
Energy storage is becoming an essential element in today's world. Increasing importance of renewable energy, coupled with supportive legislations that promote usage of solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind turbines, is driving the demand. Large-scale PV farms and offshore wind farms in the United States, China and Europe make energy storage and its future interesting and inevitable.Read more >