Energyst Event 1-2 May: Free seminars that earn CPD points


Gain expert insight on the developments that will directly impact your energy strategy at The Energyst Event, 1-2 May, Birmingham.

Taking place at the Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, it’s a conference and exhibition tailored to our readers. The event is free to attend, but you need to register here. Here are some of the free sessions you can attend, all of which accrue CPD points:

Energy outlook: The impact of incoming change

How the shifting policy and regulatory landscape will affect your energy strategy across consumption, generation and flexibility.

Paul Sheffield, Haven Power; Rob Williams, BT; Caroline Bragg, the ADE; and Kyle Martin, of LCP outline what’s coming down the track and how businesses can prepare for the future.

Energy efficiency rebooted

Tesco group head of energy Brian Cairns will outline what’s working for the retailer and how to deliver efficiency through better use of data.

EnergyPro’s Steve Fawkes will look at how to take energy efficiency even further by creating a tradeable resource that can be procured by energy companies and system operators.

2019: The year of the PPA

Power purchase agreements appear to be coming of age; are buyers and sellers on the same page; and what are the emerging opportunities to lock in clean power?

James Brabben of Cornwall Insight and Chris Bowden of Squeaky Clean Energy will share their insight, while Anthony Browne of Northumbrian Water will explain how the water company is making PPAs a key part of its broader energy strategy.

The impact of EVs on your energy strategy

Electric vehicles will significantly impact energy strategies. This session covers the roadmap from early adoption and installation of EV charging infrastructure through smart charging and vehicle-to-grid services.

Andy Kershaw of Marston’s will outline the pub chain’s charging rollout, Peter White of Western Power Distribution will provide a DNO’s perspective, Filippo Gaddo of Arup will outline some of the key challenges ahead and Chris Rimmer of Cenex will deliver insight and data from its vehicle-to-grid trials.

Hard copies of the Energyst’s new 2019 EV Report will also be available.

Onsite generation, flexibility and storage

Sessions around onsite generation, storage and flexibility will be held on both days, with speakers from EDF Energy, Ylem, Piclo, Scottish & Southern Energy Networks and ABB detailing the latest developments, challenges and opportunities for businesses seeking to make investments in generation and storage deliver best bang for buck.

Earn CPD points by attending

All of our conference sessions are CPD certified, which means attendees can accrue CPD points and demonstrate that they are continuing their professional development by attending The Energyst Event.

The ‘unconference’ hosted by Icon

The industrial and commercial operators network (Icon) is running a fringe event, or ‘unconference’ alongside The Energyst’s programme. The idea is to spark debate and interaction is a less formal format.

Sessions include:

  • This house believes that we don’t need an energy broker
  • The significance of Significant Code Reviews
  • Demystifying DSR
  • How to read an energy bill
  • Calculating RoI on energy efficiency

“Within the context of utilities management, no topic is off-limits. We are here to ignite passion back into utilities education,” says Icon director Georgina Penfold.

“With market insecurity, socio-political factors and rapid technological development strongly impacting businesses, this theatre addresses energy managers’ and buyers’ primary concerns through keynote TED-style talks, targeted workshops, plenty of debates and top-level discussion.”

Energy reporting masterclasses

Energy benchmarking and performance indicators have come to the fore this year thanks to requirements in SECR, ESOS and ISO50001, which between them cover a large proportion of significant energy users.

At The Energyst Event, energy analysis expert Vilnis Vesma will hold two three-hour masterclasses covering these critical aspects of energy reporting (priced at £75). Details can be found via links at

The event is free to attend – but you need to register at

Sponsors and exhibitors at the event run from ABB to ZTP. See the full list at: and below:

ABB; Agriemach; Apex Engineers; Arup; British Gas Business; Buy Business Water; Centrica; Chauvin Arnoux; DANLERS; DB Group Europe; EcoCooling; Ecotricity; EDF Energy; Edina; Elcomponent; Endress + Hauser; Enel X; Energy Institute; Energy Management Ltd; Engie; Esta; G99 Services; Green Energy Consulting; GridBeyond; Haven Power; IMS; Inenco; Kiwi Power; kWIQly; LCP; Lutterworth; National Grid; New Found Energy; Poyry; The Energy Consortium; The Energy Hub; Utility Alliance; VP Instruments UK; Wilson Power Solutions; Ylem Energy; ZTP.

Hope to see you there.


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