19 April 2018
Smart Energy and Cities: Chair’s welcome and opening comments
Keynote: Smart Metering – accelerating new business models?
- Discussing smart metering technologies in consumer water, gas and electricity monitoring and the new emerging business models in this sector.
- The influence of government led schemes worldwide in adoption of smart metering – mandatory vs voluntary.
- What will be the role of technologies like Blockchain be for the future of smart meters?
Panel: Smart Grids and Meters for today’s consumers
- Comparing smart grids and metering across all scales, from inside the home to country wide.
- What are the big benefits of implementing smart grids for distributed energy resources such as those generating, storing and using energy?
- Who is benefiting most from smart metering tech? The consumer or the energy provider?
- How can smart grids help improve the safety of power distribution – predictive maintenance and beyond.
Solo: Will the IoT help the widespread adoption of renewable energy sources?
Renewable energy sources such as wind turbines and solar farms are going to be a key part of our future. How will the IoT impact their adoption, and what role will data play in this? Analysing historic and current meteorological data can help provide accurate forecasting to ensure less downtime by renewable energy sources, and also provide important operational intelligence to energy grids as to when they need to redistribute other sources to their consumers. This talk will also address future directions and advances storage technologies and the important role in plays in implementing smart renewable technology for everyone.
Panel: Utility monitoring using IoT – benefits to energy suppliers
Chief Data Officer
11:00AM - Day 2
- Analysing the benefits that IOT sensors and data analytics can bring to water and gas companies.
- Discussing pipe condition, flow and pressure monitoring, leak detection and predictive maintenance.
- How can utility monitoring technologies improve the service delivered to customers?
- The role of this new technology in emergency situations.
Case Study: How Thames Water are implementing the IoT
- Delivering the UK’s largest smart meter and water efficiency finding
- Engaging customers in smart metering
- The balance between customer usage, wastage and leakage
Case Study: Keeping customers at the centre of smart utilities
Head of UX & Design
EDF Energy Innovation Lab
11:55AM - Day 2
To follow soon…
Afternoon Keynote: Managing energy usage in cities
This talk will address how technologies such as smart and virtual grids, virtual powerplants and connected renewables are being used in today’s cities to manage energy usage. Discussions will include the challenges and benefits in managing energy across the city such as the complex nature of the energy systems across different scales (home vs street vs entire city). What is the role of utility companies within this changing ecosystem and how can renewable energies be incorporated?
Panel: How can we effectively measure sustainable smart cities?
Head of Research & Development & Innovation Unit
Barcelona Municipal Services
01:50PM - Day 2
- How can cities apply smart solutions to help them become more sustainable and environmentally friendly, even moving towards carbon neutral – and what are the key KPIs to monitor?
- How the IoT can be used to help cities achieve their Sustainability Development Goals?
- Cities need to be growing smarter and more sustainable in balance, will it reach a point where the KPI’s for these two are mutually exclusive?
- Estimating how energy management will reduce wastage and cut global emissions in areas such as electricity, water and waste management vs. monitoring actual outcomes.
Case Study: LoRaWan and the City
Due to its long range and low power requirements, LoRaWAN is being touted as the perfect connectivity solution for smart cities, being used to connect everything from smart lighting to environmental monitoring. This talk will address the positives and negatives of this type of connectivity over other options (such as 5G) and give some real life examples of projects from across the world successfully using LoRaWAN connectivity.
Case Study: Will global city partnerships change the development of smart city solutions?
As cities are responsible for two thirds of the worlds overall energy consumption and around 70% of all greenhouse gas emissions, global regulation standards are being called for. This has resulted in the development of global private-public partnerships. This talk will look at, how these are set to mutually benefit both cities, their citizens, and their respective commercial ventures.
Panel: Building a Smart City business case
Senior Advisor, EU Affairs
Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
03:50PM - Day 2
Chief Strategy Officer
City of Ghent
03:50PM - Day 2
Head of Department
City of Stockholm and GrowSmarter Coordinator
03:50PM - Day 2
What issues do cities around the Globe need to consider when wanting to make their cities smart?
- Funding and potential ROI.
- Political cycles and the role of government
- Interoperability with other cities, states and countries.
- Outcomes for citizens, both short term and long term.
Case Study: Civ Tech in Scotland
To follow soon…