Renewable Futures 2010 ‘Pioneering the decade of delivery’ 23 and 24 November 2010, Bath Programme DAY ONE sponsored by Bath and North East Somerset Council 16.00 Registration and exhibition 17.00 Introduction from Merlin Hyman, chief executive, Regen SW 17.05 Welcome from Terry Gazzard, cabinet member for economic development, Bath and North East Somerset Council 17.15 Debate Any Questions style debate “Delivery on 2020 – Implications of coalition policy”, hosted by Jonathon Porritt. Six months after the new coalition government has formed, this session will bring together leading policy makers and business leaders for a high-level debate on whether the policy changes in the sustainable energy sector will put the industry on track for the dramatic growth needed. DEBATE PANEL Jonathon Porritt, founder director, Forum for the Future Sarah Rhodes, head of land based renewable energy, DECC Ian Marchant, chief executive, Scottish and Southern Energy Martin Wright, managing director, Marine Current Turbines Limited Merlin Hyman, chief executive, Regen SW Panellists will answer pre-selected questions from the audience. (Please submit your questions to Felicity Vivian, [email protected]
) 18.30 Drinks reception kindly sponsored by The Crown Estate
Green Energy Awards Dinner
Join us for a night to remember as we celebrate the success of the south west's sustainable energy industry and announce the winners of the South West Green Energy Awards 2010. 18.30 Drinks reception kindly sponsored by The Crown Estate 19.15 Call for dinner 19.30 Welcome from Merlin Hyman, chief executive, Regen SW 19.35 Starter Main course 20.45 Introduction from Jonathon Porritt and awards ceremony 21.15 Pudding and coffee 21.30 Awards ceremony 22.30 Closing remarks from host Bar closes The dress code is informal (suit and tie for men - not black tie) and equivalent or cocktail dress for women
DAY TWO 09.00 Registration, networking and exhibition 10.15 Introduction to „Regen Reborn‟ Merlin Hyman, chief executive, Regen SW 10.45 Break 11.00 Session one: Turning up the heat on wood fuel As the renewable heat incentive approaches this workshop will examine the potential opportunities and challenges faced by end users, wood fuel supply companies boiler suppliers and systems consultants, and how the sector is adapting to fulfil the expectations of the customer. Dr Jon Rae, vocations and enterprise, Dartington Trust Ashley Malin, head of project sales development, Dalkia PLC Chris Terrett, general manager, Dairycrest Peter Solly, managing director, Forest Fuels Bruno Prior, managing director, Forever Fuels Marine energy – the way ahead The marine energy sector is at a crossroads – the industry needs to press ahead with commercial scale deployment, but to achieve this a number of barriers still need to be overcome, not least convincing financial investors that wave and tidal energy can deliver large scale cost efficient energy. This workshop will explore where the industry is today and what the likely roadmap is for commercial deployment. It will also highlight the role the south west can play to accelerate this deployment for example by exploiting assets such as the Wave Hub. David Bean, executive director, PMSS Ned Minns, project engineer, IT Power Guy Lavender, Wave Hub project manager, SW RDA Localism in action Localism is a key plank of the coalition government; policy - from planning to economic development, this workshop will examine its implications, including the scrapping of regional targets. Experts will debate whether this will be just what is needed to release the enthusiasm of local authorities and communities to work with the private sector to unlock renewable energy projects, or whether it will simply result in a „NO BIG WIND‟ charter for NIMBYs.
Juliet Davenport, chief executive, Good Energy Matt Partridge, development director, REG Windpower Neil Farrington, Community Power Cornwall Cheryl Hiles, director of sustainable energy delivery, Regen SW Faye Scott, senior policy advisor, Green Alliance Ian Bright, managing director, TRESOC 12.30 Lunch, networking and exhibition 13.30 Session two: Delivering CHP in new developments The concept of low and zero carbon development is well understood; now its time to deliver. This workshop looks in detail at how a major zero carbon development is being delivered and how studies into opportunities across the region are identifying other sites where zero carbon development can become a reality over the next few years. Jeremy Bungey, head of community energy, E-On Ian Guy, senior development manager, St Modwen Chris Miles, managing director, Econergy Ben Watts, commercial manager, GDF Suez The future of the low carbon economy Green jobs are the greatest economic opportunity of the next decade - £550 billion will need to invest over the next decade in meeting our climate change targets. Over 5,000 people are already employed in the south west in renewable energy – a growth of 78% in the last two years. Given the fierce international competition, and institutional change of the replacement of RDAs with local enterprise partnerships. This workshop will focus on how we maintain this level of growth and support the development of the world leading low carbon business clusters, which will be vital to our future prosperity? Jack Frost, managing director, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells David Bishop, strategic director city development, Bristol City Council Stephen Peacock Home eco refurbishment – the future The market for domestic energy efficiency and microgen products and services is set for dramatic growth. The introduction of policies, such as the Feed in Tariff, Renewable Heat Incentive and Green Deal are designed to lead to 7 million homes eco-refurbished in the UK by 2020. In the South West this means an average of 1,100 homes per week, creating huge business opportunities for the energy efficiency and microgeneration sector.
This workshop will discuss the opportunities for local businesses, hear about on the ground realities from successful pilot schemes and understand the support that is available for the sector. Stephen Passmore, housing development manager, Energy Saving Trust Maria Hickman, housing renewal manager, Stroud District Council Gareth Walton, microgeneration co-ordinator, Regen SW Ian Hutchcroft, head of south west, Energy Saving Trust 14.45 Break 15.15 Session three: Here comes the sun – PV takes off The introduction of the Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) is resulting in rapid growth in the solar PV market in the UK, with nearly 25MW of PV registered for FITs since it started in April. Independent analysis by Pricewaterhouse Coopers estimates that the UK PV market will grow five-fold this year and more than thirty-fold by 2015. Installers are witnessing double and even triple-digit growth, presenting a number of challenges and opportunities. The south west of England is a key area of focus for PV because of our high levels of solar irradiation, which are the best in the UK. This workshop will look at the future growth of the PV market in the UK, the opportunities for PV installation on both roofs and land, including MW scale solar parks, and how installers are dealing with the challenges the market growth presents. Daniel Guttmann, director, Renewables & Cleantech, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Kerry Burns, general manager, Solarsense Adrian Lea, manager; natural resources planning team, planning and regeneration, Cornwall Council Gareth Walton, microgeneration co-ordinator, Regen SW The skills for a decade of green delivery 2010 to 2012 sees the most lucrative period for installation of systems qualifying for the FIT. With the domestic market continuing to grow and confidence building in our ability to develop ever-bigger projects, this workshop explores how UK Plc can train up skilled people who will be required to deliver. Guy Hitchcock, head of centre, Centre for Energy and the Environment Kathryn Hopkins-Morgan, operations manager, Summitskills – National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies Abigail Smith, qualifications manager, UKCES Gabriel Wondrausch, director, Sungift Solar 16.30 Close