Agenda – day one

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8 October 2019

8:40 am

Registration, refreshments & networking

9:20 am

Welcome and chair’s opening remarks

Speaker

9:25 am

Creating sustainable utilities of the future

9:25 am

Creating policy to lay the foundations for sustainable energy

Speaker

  • Julian Critchlow

    Julian Critchlow
    Director general, energy transformation and clean growth - BEIS

9:45 am

Ensuring long-term sustainability in the water system

Speaker

10:05 am

Regulating for zero carbon

Speaker

10:15 am

CEO Panel debate

Speakers

11:05 am

Refreshments, networking & exhibition

11:35 am

Regulation for the 2020s

11:35 am

Live regulators’ interview

A live interview on stage with the chief executives of Ofgem and Ofwat. This will see them quizzed about the current state of energy and water regulations and how their respective organisations will evolve in the future to address coming challenges.

Speakers

12:25 pm

Buffet lunch, networking & exhibition

1:25 pm

Evolving business models and new players

1:25 pm

Embracing new business models

Speaker

1:45 pm

Creating and working in new energy markets

Speaker

2:05 pm

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2:20 pm

Competing and changing in new markets

  • Establishing Business Stream in the non-domestic water market
  • Changing with the market
  • Preparing for how the water retail sector will evolve

Speaker

  • Jo Dow

    Jo Dow
    Chief executive - Business Stream

2:40 pm

Questions and panel debate

2:55 pm

Refreshments, networking & exhibition

3:35 pm

Deploying and developing cutting edge tech

3:35 pm

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3:40 pm

Questions and panel debate

The need to develop technology and bring in new innovations is vital in ensuring a reliable and efficient utility system. From providing high-quality customer service, on par to the best in retailing, through to wholesale and network innovations to ensure a resilient service, new technologies are a key part in delivering this, at a lower cost. The panel will debate what innovations have already made the jump from the drawing board to reality, and what is in the pipeline.

Speakers

4:20 pm

Innovation and regulation

4:20 pm

Introducing new technology and innovation

  • Balancing innovation and regulation
  • Plotting out the strategic benefits of new technologies
  • Tech evolution vs. revolution
4:35 pm

Using innovation to deliver long-term resilience

  • Identifying the resilience challenges
  • Creating a smarter water system
  • Innovating in a tightly regulated sector

Speaker

  • Tony Ballance

    Tony Ballance
    Director of strategy and regulation - Severn Trent Water

4:50 pm

Questions and answers

5:00 pm

End of Congress day one

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Congress networking dinner

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