Mission Possible: Energy

At edie Live we will show you how to cut carbon emissions, increase efficiencies and unlock new revenue-driving energy opportunities. We can help turn your ambition into action.

Scroll down to discover all the features available to you and don't forget to plan your visit by favouriting theatre sessions, workshops and many more. 

Theatre Programme

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Energy Theatre
  1. Energy Theatre
    75 mins

    With reports confirming we are now off-track to meet our national emissions targets in the 2020s and 2030s, is the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy encouraging the right level of business action? Can legislative frameworks and schemes such as ESOS Phase 2, Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting and the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund help to pull us back on-track?

    Session chair: Frank Aaskov, Senior energy, climate and environment policy advisor, EEF

  2. Energy Theatre
    75 mins

    Decarbonisation, decentralisation, digitisation and democratisation are together changing the way that energy is generated and used. Businesses now have more power than ever before in the energy market – and this session is all about seizing the opportunity to achieve a sustainable energy future, today.

    Session chair: Leonie Greene, Director, Solar Trade Association

  3. Energy Theatre
    75 mins

    Aligning energy reduction targets with individuals’ motivations and behaviours is the holy grail for energy managers – but it is far more easily said than done. How can we make energy efficiency second-nature for employees? And, as new data management systems and technologies minimise the need for human intervention, will we need to change behaviours at all?

    Session chair: Lesley Rudd, Chief executive, Sustainable Energy Association

  4. Energy Theatre
    60 mins

    The built environment is at the heart of our economic growth, but to achieve good development on a planet stressed by climate change and diminishing natural resources, our buildings must be low-carbon and ultra-efficient. This session will hear from the businesses that are leading the green building movement.

    Session chair: Munish Datta, Head of insight and membership, UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)

  5. Energy Theatre
    75 mins

    From artificial intelligence and cloud-based systems through to the Internet of Things and building information modelling – the world of energy data is undergoing a huge transformation. This session will explore how energy managers can use data to drive down usage, increase efficiencies, and unlock new revenue-driving opportunities.

    Session chair: Professor Phil Hart, Director of energy and power, Cranfield University

Innovation Theatre
  1. Innovation Theatre
    60 mins

    Innovation isn’t just about deploying new technologies, it’s about developing new ways of thinking, fostering creativity and embracing disruption. In this opening session, a panel of sustainability and innovation experts will discuss how businesses can harness green innovation through the creation and development of ideas. Panellists will include the participants of the Future Systems Hackathon, which is taking place LIVE over the two days of the show.

    Session chair: Adam Woodhall, Advisor, activator and author, Inspiring Sustainability

  2. Innovation Theatre
    75 mins

    This session will hear from innovation experts across the areas of Government, business management and product development to explore what leadership looks like when it comes to harnessing technological breakthroughs for a sustainable future.

     Session chair: David Bent, Strategy advisor and social entrepreneur 

  3. Innovation Theatre
    60 mins

    edie Live 2019 is all about turning ambitions into actions, and in this session we’ll hear from three organisations that are doing just that, with in-depth case studies offering up real-life examples of how innovative technologies and systems can be applied across the spectrum of sustainable business.

    Session chair: Harsh Pershad, Senior innovation lead (energy), UKRI INNOVATEUK

  4. Innovation Theatre
    75 mins

    At an edie Energy Leaders Club event late last year, former National Grid boss Steve Holliday championed the role that businesses and innovators have played in igniting a "chaotic revolution" in the energy sector – whether that be through decentralisation, smart grid technologies or clean energy systems. In this session, we hear from three of those energy innovation champions...

    Session chair: Harsh Pershad, Senior innovation lead (energy), UKRI INNOVATEUK

Sustainability Keynote Theatre
  1. Sustainability Keynote Theatre
    60 mins

    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) just doesn’t cut it anymore. As climate change, resource scarcity and social wellbeing become ever more business-critical issues, so organisations are moving beyond CSR-based approaches toward fully integrated sustainability strategies and purpose-driven business models. But what does this mean for the role of sustainability and CSR professionals at the heart of it all?

    How can momentum from the recent climate strikes and protests be harnessed to evolve an organisation’s sustainability strategy? Where should the sustainability department sit in this ‘post-CSR’ era? And ultimately, how should sustainability be effectively aligned with core business values and purpose? 

    Join edie’s content editor Matt Mace and our all-star cast of revered climate and sustainability leaders for this live podcast discussion about the future of green business – brought to you in association with facilities management company, Mitie.

Energy Theatre
  1. Energy Theatre
    75 mins

    Devising and delivering a comprehensive energy efficiency strategy is no easy task for any organisation, no matter its size or sector. This opening session of the day will hear from energy leaders from three different industries, to showcase exactly what makes a successful energy strategy.

    Session chair: Nick Turton, External affairs director, Energy Institute 

  2. Energy Theatre
    75 mins

    Renewable energy costs are tumbling and new approaches to energy management such as battery storage are offering new ways for organisations to build resilience whilst cutting costs and increasing revenues. This session gives you everything you need to know about renewable energy and battery storage to achieve clean growth.

    Session chair: Joanna Wade, Deputy director, Association for Decentralised Energy 

  3. Energy Theatre
    45 mins

    What does the energy system of the future look like? Will blockchain, the Internet of Things and AI be the norm? What impact will this have on the national grid? And – crucially – what does all of this mean for the role of the energy manager?

    Session chair: Susanne Baker, Head of programme, environment and compliance, techUK

  4. Energy Theatre
    30 mins
    30 Under 30 is a dynamic new community of young, talented sustainability and energy professionals aged under 30 who have already achieved great things and are showing fantastic promise. In this inspiring final session of the Energy Theatre, a panel of these youthful visionaries will discuss what the future holds for energy management.

    Session chair: Sarah George, Reporter, edie
Innovation Theatre
  1. Innovation Theatre
    30 mins

    Post-hackathon discussion about the results and what happens next.

    Session chair: Adam Woodhall, Advisor, activator and author, Inspiring Sustainability

Sustainability Keynote Theatre
  1. Sustainability Keynote Theatre
    75 mins

    Some 10,000+ companies around the world have now pledged to support the SDGs in some shape or form, but a huge proportion are yet to set any measurable targets to achieve the Goals or measure progress against them. This session will showcase the businesses that are using the SDG framework to drive positive ACTION, and already seeing the results.

    Session chair: Emily Auckland, Network director & co-chair, UKSSD

Advice Clinics

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    Advice Clinics

    The Planet Mark

    Are you struggling to measure and reduce your carbon footprint? Is your carbon management programme in need of re-invigorating? Good carbon management brings many benefits, including cutting costs, reducing risk, enhancing reputation, engaging employees and winning business.

    The Planet Mark™ clinic can help with any challenges you have around carbon management, from footprinting to target setting and employee engagement right through to contributing meaningfully and measurably to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    On average, holders of The Planet Mark™ are cutting their carbon footprint per employee by more than 10% per year – and saving money in the process.

    What can we do for you?

     

    Advice Clinics

    E.ON

    The third party costs that have driven up the price of energy have paid for the low carbon generation infrastructure that now delivers an ever growing proportion of our electricity. We are now seeing record number of days per year where no fossil fuel power is required as we move towards a decentralised low / zero carbon future. This transformation means that carbon dioxide associated with electricity use is dropping and therefore energy strategy decisions taken today will have significant bearing on future liabilities. Carbon is becoming an increasingly more prevalent topic in boardrooms across the UK, and our purpose is to offer smart, sustainable and personalised solutions for UK businesses. Join us to talk through the challenges and opportunities of On site generation and how your business can get the right balance between carbon/cost and security of supply.

     

    Advice Clinics

    Barley Communications

    Communicating green messages in ways that engage and inspire people is critical to raise the profile of green products and services and to achieving much-needed behaviour change. 

    Barley delivers communications campaigns that grab media and consumer attention and make an impact - from introducing drinking fountains and coffee cup recycling, to tackling litter and reducing food and textile waste.

    If you’re looking to raise your profile, change behaviour or engage your stakeholders this clinic is the place to go for advice from the only communications agency shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year at this year’s edie Sustainability Leaders Awards.

     

    Advice Clinics

    UK Power Networks Services

    Are you struggling to ensure your electricity network’s resilience, reduce your energy costs and meet your sustainability goals? Our clients trust us to provide safe, reliable and innovative bespoke energy infrastructure strategy and solutions.

    Through our inspired thinking, assured solutions, integrated delivery and long-term expertise, we enable our clients to concentrate on their core business.

    Book a consultation with a member of our team to discuss how you can optimise your power assets and integrate new technologies to deliver improved network and sustainability performance, and commercial benefits.

     

    Advice Clinics

    edf

    Our shared expertise across industries helps organisations to implement a sustainable energy strategy that takes into account environmental, economic and social issues. We combine our experience in energy management and delivery capabilities to help you reduce your energy consumption, your CO2 emissions, and your energy bills.

     

    Advice Clinics

    Mitie

    Energy is essential to every business. But it can be expensive, complex and sometimes, environmentally unfriendly.

    Staying ahead of the competition means taking control of your energy. Making it simple, sustainable and efficient. Now, imagine taking control not only of your energy, but also of your assets, your building, your entire estate.

    Mitie Energy are an award-winning, UK-based energy, utilities and sustainability solutions business. And as we are not a utilities provider, our services are truly independent.

    Part of Mitie, the UK’s largest facilities management provider, we advise, implement, deliver and manage solutions that leverage our expertise across multiple utilities and Smart buildings, to provide maximum efficiencies and cost-savings. 

    Those include independently verified average savings of 13%, with guaranteed savings of 10% with zero capex investment.

    Why not book a chat with us to discuss how we can help you optimise your estate and take advantage of an integrated energy solution, with guaranteed savings?

     

    Advice Clinics

    DNV GL

    DNV GL’s energy business, is made up of 2,300 energy experts in wind, solar, grids, storage and energy management. We provide energy advisory, testing, inspection and certification services to assist companies in solving both global and local energy challenges. We combine deep institutional, legal and technical know-how to give our customers peace of mind knowing that their electricity systems and supplies are efficient and robust while meeting local and international regulations and standards.

     

    Advice Clinics

    BM TRADA

    BM TRADA, part of the Element Group, specializes in providing a comprehensive range of independent testing, inspection, certification, technical and training services.

    BM TRADA provides an extensive range of management systems, chain of custody and sustainable supply chain certification services to a wide range of industry sectors.

     

Workshops

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Workshop 1
  1. Big energy data is here to stay. From heating and cooling through to telephones and lifts, the data an organisation can collect from its energy consumption can be incredibly powerful – but only if its monitored, measured and acted upon correctly.

  2. It’s one of the most talked-about topics in the world of energy management, but is energy storage ready to move from ‘innovation’ to mainstream technology? What are the barriers to mass deployment of battery systems? How can storage systems be effectively paired with renewable energy technologies? And how can an energy manager convince others in their organisation of the values of storage?

  3. Whether it’s demand response, battery storage or distributed generation, business now have access to multiple energy solutions that can bring significant operational, financial and environmental rewards. But are these solutions currently viable? What are the major obstacles preventing organisations from adopting smart-grid technologies; and how can those obstacles be overcome?

  4. It is perhaps the biggest challenge facing the edie Live audience today: how can you increase your sphere of influence and drive engagement on sustainability and energy – from the boardroom to the people on the shop floor?

Workshop 2
  1. With levels of trust in government and business in sharp decline, and global megatrends increasingly impacting security of supply, the need to adopt transparent, sustainable and resilient supply chains has never been more important.

Workshop 1
  1. Whether it’s demand response, battery storage or distributed generation, business now have access to multiple energy solutions that can bring significant operational, financial and environmental rewards. But are these solutions currently viable? What are the major obstacles preventing organisations from adopting smart-grid technologies; and how can those obstacles be overcome?

  2. It’s one of the most talked-about topics in the world of energy management, but is energy storage ready to move from ‘innovation’ to mainstream technology? What are the barriers to mass deployment of battery systems? How can storage systems be effectively paired with renewable energy technologies? And how can an energy manager convince others in their organisation of the values of storage?

  3. Big energy data is here to stay. From heating and cooling through to telephones and lifts, the data an organisation can collect from its energy consumption can be incredibly powerful – but only if its monitored, measured and acted upon correctly.

Workshop 2
  1. It is perhaps the biggest challenge facing the edie Live audience today: how can you increase your sphere of influence and drive engagement on sustainability and energy – from the boardroom to the people on the shop floor?

  2. With levels of trust in government and business in sharp decline, and global megatrends increasingly impacting security of supply, the need to adopt transparent, sustainable and resilient supply chains has never been more important.

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