7th Oxford Energy Day 2018
Monday, 1st October
Venue: Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford
Digital solutions could revolutionise the energy sector. The phenomenal growth of data storage and communication allows improvement in the control of energy supplies and its uses. The digital society is generating new business models with a variety of implications for energy demand, and energy networks themselves are increasingly digitally managed.
The digital sector is itself becoming a significant energy user. Interactions between energy and digital solutions raise important questions over security and privacy.
The 7th Oxford Energy Day ‘Digital Change and Energy’ will focus on these interactions. Bringing together leading researchers from the University of Oxford and external experts, we will examine the implications for consumers, networks and markets.
Keynote speaker: Laurence Carpanini is the Director of Smart Meters & Smart Grids at IBM UK, where he leads the strategic development and delivery of Smart Metering and Smart Grid solutions in the UK. In this role he acts as the ambassador for IBM across the Industry, representing IBM’s Smarter Planet propositions and points of view and providing a point of focus for all activities and solutions relating to Smart Meter and Smart Grid deployment.
We welcome posters for the event from graduate students.
Any questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01865 285181
09:30 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 – 10:45 Welcome, Opening session with Q&A, Nick Eyre, University of Oxford
Keynote: Laurence Carpanini, IBM UK
“Digitisation and Disruption: a catalyst for innovation”
Director Smarter Energy Solutions, Europe at IBM
10:45 – 11:00 Networking – Tea and coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Session 01: Digital change and energy consumers
Chair: Nick Eyre
Speakers: Fabienne Dischamps, DCC, Delivering the smart meter programme
Howard Porter, BEAMA, Technology for a smarter system
David Ferguson, EDF Energy, Smart technology for consumers
Panel: What do people actually want?
David Wallom, University of Oxford, Smart technology for business
Sarah Darby, University of Oxford, Smart stuff or wiser networks?
12:30 – 13:30 Sandwich lunch followed by tea and coffee
13:30 – 15:00 Session 2: Digital change and the electricity network
Chair: Malcolm McCulloch
Speakers: Eric Brown, ESC, Towards a smart grid
Nigel Turvey, WPD, Managing increased variability
Panel: What does the system actually need?
Phil Grunewald, University of Oxford, Flexing demand
Jens Madrian, Reactive Technologies, New generation Grid Optimisation
David Howey, University of Oxford, Network, storage and control
15:00 – 15:30 Networking – Tea and coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Session 3: Digital change in energy markets and regulation
Chair: Cameron Hepburn
Speakers: Paul Massara, Electron, Blockchain
Maxine Frerk, University of Oxford, Charging for the network
Alex Rogers, University of Oxford, Managing real time carbon intensity
Plenary discussion: Is regulation fit for purpose in changing energy systems?
Panel: Andrew Wright, formerly Ofgem
Sara Bell, Tempus Energy
17:00 – 18:00 Drinks reception
*Subject to change
Registration closes Wednesday, 25 September 2018