0900: Coffee and registration
“Disrupting the energy system”
Sarah is CEO of Ripple Energy, a clean energy ownership platform. Ripple will enable householders to part own onshore wind farms and have the low cost electricity they produce supplied to their homes. Sarah was previously vice-chair of the Board of RenewableUK, and Head of Public Affairs for Vestas in the UK and Ireland.
Karen Henwood is a Professor of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. She has led several major projects including the ‘Better Energy Futures’ project which features as part of the social inclusion theme in the Welsh Government’s Smart Living Initiative, Annual Review of Learnings, 2019. Karen’s presentation will look at ‘the lived experiences’ of energy use and how this might impact on options for a future energy system which is more flexible, integrated and smarter.
1115: Local energy market innovation
Sponsored by InnogyUK
Chair – Jeremy Smith, InnogyUK
The role of Hydrogen
Charlie is a Senior Lecturer at the new Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University with a MSci in Chemistry from Nottingham and a PhD in nanomaterials from Glasgow University. He will advocate the potential of hydrogen as a Universal Energy Carrier to store, transport and utilise intermittent renewable energy supplies as part of Wales’ future smart energy system, with reference to some home-grown examples.
1230: Networking lunch
1315: Cross-vector energy
Sponsored by Wales & West Utilities
Chair – Steve Edwards, Wales & West Utilities
Our Energy System: Making the connections
Jen is the Head of Engineering at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and has significant experience in a range of energy technologies and systems, including a strong academic background in hydrogen.
“Bridgend’s energy masterplan”
Michael is the principal sustainable development officer at Bridgend Council, and has been instrumental in the development of the Bridgend energy masterplan, and in the successful bid for funding to deliver a large-scale mine-water heating project.
1500: Spotlight on Smart 💡
Compère – Mari Arthur, Director of Cynnal Cymru
Each of our exhibitors has a two-minute opportunity to amaze and inspire the audience with their products and services. All served along with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.