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The Big Energy Summit 2018

The Big Energy Summit 2018

Thursday 8th and Friday 9th March 2018
Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire


Summit Agenda                             

APSE Energy ran its fourth annual BIG Energy Summit on 8th and 9th March 2018. Attendance at the event has grown year on year and this, along with the growing number of APSE Energy members, reflects the level of interest from officers and councillors in the energy agenda.
Please find the presentations below.



Day 1

  • Session 1

A view from BEIS
Patrick Allcorn, BEIS

Scotland leading the way
Jamie Goth, Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust

The energy agenda in Wales
Jennifer Pride, Head of Renewable Energy, Welsh Government

What about the national grid?
Ed Gill, UK & European Head of Press and Public Affairs, Energy Networks Association

  • Session 2

Benchmarking your energy prices
Jeremy Martin, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Southend on Sea Borough Council

Energy projects and state aid rules
Kate Webster, Walker Morris LLP

Storage: What are your options?
Ray Noble, APSE Energy Associate

  • Workshops

1. Focusing on a commercial approach to Nottingham
Gordon Thomson and Wayne Bexton, Nottingham City Council

2. EVs and Charging in Oxford
Elizabeth Bohun, Environmental Sustainability Projects Officer, Oxford City Council

3. The big issues in establishing a white label energy supplier for local authorities in the future?
Sophie Thorley, Energy Commissioning Manager, The Skills and Growth Company

  • Session 3

Energy Service Companies and White Labels
Steve Cirell, APSE Energy Associate


Day 2

  • Session 4

Making the pledge - UK:100
Polly Billington, Director, UK:100

A Councillor perspective
Cllr Chris McEwan, Darlington Borough Council

Working with the regs!
Chris Brown, Head of Core and Emerging Policy, Ofgem

  • Workshops

1. Switching suppliers
Dr Richard Williams, Southampton University

2. Have you done all you can with energy efficiency?
Duncan McCombie, Chief Executive, YES Energy Solutions

  • Session 5

Building passivhaus homes
Chris Cutforth, Capital Works Manager, City and County of Swansea

What has the community energy sector ever done for us?
Emma Bridge, CEO, Community Energy England

The Warrington approach
Danny Mather, Head of Corporate Finance, Warrington Borough Council






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