ukDEA Conference 2017

Date: Thursday 14th September
Venue: London's Living Room, City Hall
Time: 9am - 2pm
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The ukDEA's 2017 Conference, Exhibition and AGM to be held on Thursday 14th September at London's Living Room at City Hall.

Open to all ukDEA members and Public


09:00 to 10:00 – Registration opens. Networking and exhibition. 

10:00 to 13:00 – Conference.

10:00 to 11:00 - Session One: ‘Welcome and Keynote Speakers.’

  • Simon Woodward, Chairman and Technical Director, ukDEA  – ‘Welcome to the day and setting the scene.’
  • Peter North, Senior Manager, Programme Delivery (Sustainable Energy), Development and Environment, Greater London Authority – ‘Welcome from the GLA and an overview of the Mayor’s plans for district energy.’
  • Emma Floyd, Project Director, Heat Networks Investment Project, BEIS – ‘An update on the work of the HNDU and HNIP and how the association can work with BEIS.’
  • Alex Hobley, Senior Project Officer – Programme Delivery (Sustainable Energy), Greater London Authority – ‘An overview of DEEP – the GLA’s Decentralised Energy Enabling Project.’
  • Neil Davis, Enforcement Team Leader, BEIS – ‘An update on the Heat Metering and Billing Regulations and the analysis tool.’

11:00 to 11:20 – Coffee break.  Networking and exhibition. 

11:20 to 12:00 – Session Two: ‘District Energy – Latest Innovations.’ 

  • Alexandra Ivanchuk, Applications Engineer – Renewable Energy, REHAU Ltd – ‘REHAU NEXUS – world’s first hot tapping system for PE-Xa pipes.’ 
  • Craig Grobety, Commercial Director, 3D Technical Design Ltd – ‘De-risking the civil environment.’ 

12:00 to 12:15 – Coffee break. Networking and exhibition. 

12:15 to 13:00 – Session Three: ‘Energising District Energy Schemes to 2030.’ 

  • Chris Grainger, Principal Policy Officer (Environment), Greater London Authority – ‘ The Zero Carbon Plan.’
  • Sean Rendall, Head of Operations, Thamesway Ltd - ‘Designing an energy centre today with flexibility and future proofing for alternative technologies.’
  • Gabriel Gallagher, Managing Director, Sustainable Energy Limited – ‘RBG river-source heat pump project.’

13:00 to 14:00 – Light lunch.  Networking and exhibition

For more information please contact the UK DEA.