Gas 2019 - Putting the consumer at the heart of heat decarbonisation

Jaguar Experience, Birmingham

12th Nov 2019


  • Eventbrite - Gas 2019: Putting the consumer at the heart of heat decarbonisation

    With a Climate Emergency declared and binding commitment by Government to achieve Zero net carbon emissions by 2050, decarbonisation of both our gas and electricity networks is crucial.

    Today, about 15% of UK CO2 emissions come from how people use heat and hot water at home. These emissions must be effectively eliminated by 2050 to meet carbon targets. The biggest challenge in decarbonising heat is that many of the solutions proposed will require changes at a domestic level. Decarbonisation will have to be delivered in the least disruptive way possible and maintain the extremely high reliability that customers are used to.

    At this year’s event we hear from consumer bodies, energy suppliers, manufacturers and the gas distribution networks on how they will put consumers at the heart of heat decarbonisation including:

    • Future energy markets and the implications for consumers

    • How will the energy sector work with consumers

    • Customer challenges and opportunities

    As usual the event will showcase a topical supply chain exhibition and provides an ideal forum for networking and continued learning.

    The event will conclude with an optional Manufacturing tour of Jaguar. What does it take to bring to life some of the most technologically advanced cars in the world? See 'Behind the Roar' at Jaguar Castle Bromwich and discover how the manufacturing operations have developed from building Spitfire aeroplanes in the 1940s, to iconic Jaguar vehicles. 

    For sponsorship and exhibitor opportunites, or to request an invoice for your booking, please contact Natalie Burrows on the details below.


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    • 9.00am

      Registration and refreshments

    • 9.30am

      Session 1: Ensuring the consumer is central to heat decarbonisation

    • How the energy sector can work with the consumer

      James Kerr, Senior Policy Advisor, Citizens Advice

    • Future Gas Series - Part 3

      Joanne Furtado, Research and Policy Manager - Sustainability, Policy Connect

    • Future energy market and implications for consumers

      Neal Coady, Director of Technology, Home Energy Management, Centrica

    • Keynote speech: Developing a decarbonised grid

      Richard Leyland, Deputy Director - Heat Programme, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

    • 11.00am

      Refreshment break

    • 11.20am

      Session 2: Challenges for the heating industry

    • View from a manufacturer

      Carl Arntzen, Chief Executive Officer, Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd

    • Helping the heating industry put consumers at the heart of decarbonisation

      Dr Matthew Lipson, Business Leader for Consumer Insights, Energy Systems Catapult

    • 12.00pm

      Networking lunch

    • 1.00pm

      Session 3:Gas networks response to the consumer challenge

    • SGN

      Speaker name TBC

    • Northern Gas Networks

      David Gill, Director of Stakeholder Relations

    • Wales & West Utilities

      Chris Clarke, Energy Strategy Director

    • Cadent

      Mark Belmega, Director of Customer Strategy

    • National Grid Gas Transmission

      Helen Campbell, Head of Strategy and Regulation

    • 2.30pm

      Manufacturing tour of the Jaguar plant

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Event manager

Name Natalie Burrows

Tel 01926 513741


Event Speakers

  • Dr Matthew Lipson

    Energy Systems Catapult Business Leader for Consumer Insight

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