Utility Connections

Warwick Conferences, The University of Warwick, CV4 7AL

27th Jun 2019


  • A new seminar for 2019, Utility Connections will take place at Warwick Conferences, Warwick University on 27 June, providing an overview and update on issues facing the utility connections sector. With recognition of the need to secure the UK's future energy supplies, this event will consider the impact of disruptive market changes to this sector along with other influencing factors.

    The sector is closely aligned with construction output and housebuilding and in common with other construction sectors, has become characterised by increasing competition as contractors compete for workloads. The event will consider the challenges for electricity connections, gas connections, water connections, as well as telecoms with the move towards ultrafast broadband and the launch of 5G connections. 

    For further event details, sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities please contact Natalie Burrows natalie@eua.org.uk

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    • 9.30

      Registration and Refreshements

    • 10.00am

      Session 1: Current and future perspectives

    • Current position and future trends

      Stephen Wielebski, Senior Consultant,

    • Utility Connections: A developers expectation versus reality

    • Government view: Policy objectives around house building and decarbonising the home

      Katy Read, Policy Lead, BEIS (invited)

    • Utility Connections: A GDNs view

      John Madden, Head of Connections, Cadent

    • Training, competence, accreditations and skills

      EU Skills (invited)

    • Q&A panel

      Session 1 panel

    • Midday

      Refreshment break

    • 12.20

      Session 2:Stakeholder views

    • Water and sewerage sector market reforms: Panel session

      Severn Trent Water, Anglian Water and GTC

    • IGT and IDNO perspectives: Panel session

      Energy Assets Group and J Murphy & Sons Ltd

    • 1.00pm

      Networking Lunch

    • 2.00pm

      Session 3: In the Pipeline

    • The rise of the smart home - Fibre optics, 5G, superfast, hyperfast, ultrafast - what does it all mean?

      Richard Robinson, Managing Director, Grain Connect

    • Electric vehicles, smart charging, vehicle to grid - What's in store?

      Foad Albakin, Head of EV Charging, Fulcrum

    • Underground assets

      Karl Miller, Lloyds Register

    • Street Manager: A new digital planning service for streetworks

      Paul Gerrard, Strategic Streetworks Manager, Regulation and External Affairs, Cadent

    • Q&A panel

    • 3.45pm

      Chair's closing remarks

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Event manager

Name Natalie Burrows

Tel 01926 513741

Email natalie@eua.org.uk