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02/06/17  NERA on energy economic stress and new market models at 8th Smart Grids 19-20 June, Cambridge

At the ARM-sponsored 8th Smart Grids Cleanpower Cambridge conference next month, NERA will give a joint session with UtilityWise. In the face of decarbonisation, the emergence of variable and intermittent generation technologies, and technological change are causing stress in the market created by the Smart Grid.

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Organisers C4IR are delighted to welcome the energy economic consultancy leader NERA to the conference. Richard Druce & NERA have long specialised in economic and statistical analysis of gas and electricity markets applied to regulation, valuation and due diligence, competition policy, litigation, and public policy.

Session Synopsis

In the face of decarbonisation, the emergence of variable and intermittent generation technologies, and technological change in the electricity industry such as the emergence of smart grids, the traditional market and regulatory models that have implemented internationally over the last 30 years to promote efficiency through competition are coming under stress. 

Generators are seeing the value derived from traditional sources of revenue, such as the sale of energy, eroded, with increasing emphasis on subsidy, grid services and capacity mechanisms.  Grid companies are also facing challenges associated with significant investment requirements to accommodate new technologies, grid bypass and defection facilitated by growth in Distributed Energy Resources, and pressure from regulators to innovate to adopt new technologies. 

Richard will explain the economic principles behind the market and regulatory models that have been used traditionally in the electricity sector and why they are coming under stress.  He will also suggest how regulatory and market models can evolve to meet these challenges.

NERA will also discuss markets in a session jointly with UtilityWise plc.

Under 3 weeks to go to this event and it is looking very interesting and timely indeed, one not to miss! In order to attract startups, we have a few tickets available for the Business Conference on 20 June at just £149 pv(please email us or buy these & a full set of special options via Eventbrite here (card fee added)), courtesy of ARM sponsorship of the conference. ARM, the global chip design ecosystem leader returns to SGCP17. Along with ARM & UtilityWise, sponsors are NERA and Cambridge Consultants and media partners Pan European Networks, IEEFA, Cambridge News & Cambridge TV.

Confirmed speakers:

Richard Druce, Associate Director, NERA
Dr Amyas Philips, Technology Director ARM Holdings plc,
Mike Dimelow, ARM Accelerated Ventures
Andrew Strong, Business Development Manager, Cambridge Consultants
Joanna Hubbard, COO, Electron - Blockchain
Alex Bak, Founder, LightFi
Simon Daniel. CEO, Moixa Energy
Jon Ferris, Strategy Director, UtilityWise
Gavin Jones, GJC, Co-founder of Smart Grids GB
Sally Fenton, Innovation Manager, BEIS (formerly DECC)
Dr Erwin Frank-Schultz, Master Architect, IBM
Nick Easton, Future Whole Systems Programme Leader, National Grid
Jeremy Nicholson, Senior Adviser, Energy Intensive User Group, EEF
Professor Jerker Delsing, Project Co-ordinator, EU Arrowhead Smart Grids Sweden
Professor Andy Cruden from Energy Storage & Applications, an EPSRC initiative
Professor Peter Sharratt, Head of Strategy, WSP Global, London
Christos Keramisanos, Power Systems Senior Engineer, UK Power Networks
Harsh Pershad, Lead Technologist - Energy projects, Innovate UK
Greg Payne, Business Modeller, E.ON plc
Ben Willis, Corporate Development Strategy Manager, RWE
Ofgem 
Anant Prakash BP plc - Energy Outlook

Come and meet over 30 speakers and expert moderators over two days with a conference dinner overnight. Our pricing is simple and bookable easily on mobile or desktop. There are just two types of ticket: with or without event hotel. If you can only attend one day or the other, please call us on 01223303500 and we can arrange booking for this if available.

If you buy a ticket at £495 for the 2 days with dinner - you can also take a free table-top banner stand. There is a large subsidy for investible scale-ups with under 4 staff via ARM - consultants not included in this offer. These and other, larger innovation companies may also take an included 90 second pitch in plenary on 20 June with their ticket. With two tickets for a total of £990, you can build a large 3m stand at the venue for the 2 days & have a pitch. With 3 tickets, at £1,485 you can also include a speaking role (if agreeable and a fit to programme)Silver Sponsorship: 4 tickets at a total of £1,980 you obtain the above with months of active marketing online presence.

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This is part of the C4IR innovation network. The SGCP series within C4IR is for utilities, energy companies, kit manufacturers, innovators and engineers enabling productivity with analytics intelligence & automation for better cost, security and sustainability. Leaders will grapple with these complex questions updating from 7 previous annual conferences, meetings and learning points. 

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