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Net Zero Energy Generation and Development Conference

Tuesday, 18th January 2022 0900hrs – 1430hrs

Developing means of delivering green energy solutions will play an increasingly important part in powering the regeneration of tomorrow. As the UK starts to “build back better” multiple large scale energy developments are being brought forward. £35bn is being spent on Wind energy solutions, offshore energy is in line to provide more than enough electricity to power UK homes by 2030; this is before solar is brought into the mix. Building on the initial commitment of £500m to the hydrogen sector made through the Ten-Point Plan in 2020, the UK’s hydrogen sector could grow to create 9,000 jobs and attract £4bn of private investment by 2030.

Our conference brings together the developers behind a host of major schemes with national policy makers to share intel, ideas and best practice as the Great Britain embarks on a sustainable energy revolution.

Topics to be discussed:

  • 8M homes to be powered by Offshore Wind by 2030
  • HyNet North West Project
  • UKRI’s £102.5m investment
  • £40m Project Leo
  • Cadent’s HyDeploy Project
  • £150m Bio-Substitute Renewable Fuels Facility
  • £300m Energy from Waste facility
  • £41m Energy Superhub Oxford
  • £28.5m ReFLEX Orkney project
  • £3.5bn Mersey Tidal Power Project

Speakers for this event include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:00-09:30 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

09:30-10:00 Conference Welcome and Keynote Speaker: Dr Alan Whitehead MP

Dr Alan Whitehead MP, the Shadow Minister for Energy and the Green New Deal and Chair of the APPG for Sustainable Resources joins us to share his thoughts on the future of the UK’s green economy.

APPG for Sustainable Resources; Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and the Green New Deal and Chair

10:00-10:05 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

10:05-11:05 Session One: What Role Will Sustainable Energy Schemes Play in "Building Back Better"?

£12bn is being invested into creating 250,000 highly skilled green energy jobs by 2030 and UK government are pledging to double the capacity of renewable energy in the next Contracts for Difference auction, which will open in late 2021. In this session delegates will hear from policy makers and major stakeholders about the details and viability underpinning these ambitions.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

North West Hydrogen Alliance; Joe Howe, Chair of NWHA and Executive Director of the Energy Research Institute

Energy Networks Association; Randolph Brazier, Director of Innovation & Electricity Systems

Innovate UK; Mareike Schmidt, Head of Innovation for Prospering from the Energy Revolution

Energy Systems Catapult; Richard Halsey, Capabilities Director

Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy; Sophie Boldon, Head of Smart Energy Policy

11:05-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Renewable Energy Development Plans

Renewable energy is becoming ever present in the UK with many local authorities turning to sustainable sources to aid in achieving Net Zero targets. This session will feature presentations from public sector stakeholders, investors and developers as they shed light on schemes and initiatives to contribute to the UK’s green economy.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Scottish Government; Temeeka Dawson, Onshore Wind Policy Manager

SUEZ UK; Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director

Energy Saving Trust; Anthony Kyriakides, Head of Renewables

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority; Martin Land, Mersey Tidal Power Project Director

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Cutting Carbon: Hydrogen Power and CCS

Hydrogen energy generation and carbon capture sites are becoming increasingly popular in the UK across a variety of local authorities as we move towards the legally binding Net Zero pledge. As a part of this session major investors, developers and industry innovators will share insight into their projects.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Progressive Energy; John Egan, North West Regional Lead

UK Carbon Capture Storage Research Centre; Professor Jon Gibbins, Director

Cadent; Dr Angela Needle, Director of Strategy

14:00-14:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for the sector. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

APPG for Sustainable Resources – Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and the Green New Deal and Chair

Dr Alan Whitehead has been a Member of Parliament since winning his seat in Test, Southampton back in 1997. He is currently assuming the role of Shadow Minister Energy and the Green New Deal. Whitehead has long campaigned in Parliament on the issue of renewable energy currently occupying the role of Chair of the Sustainable Resources APPG.

The Scottish Government – Temeeka Dawson, Onshore Wind Policy Manager

Scotland’s resource and commitment to Net Zero have seen them lead the way in onshore wind deployment and support across the UK; provisional figures from 2020 show that renewable technologies generated the equivalent of 95.9% of gross electricity consumption, with 58% of that being generated by onshore wind developments. The Scottish Government has also set a new target to increase offshore wind capacity to 11 gigawatts (GW) of energy installed by 2030 – enough to power more than eight million homes.

Progressive Energy – John Egan, North West Regional Lead

John leads stakeholder engagement across all elements of HyNet and beyond in the North West. HyNet North West is a hydrogen energy and Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) project. The project has been described as “essential” for the government, helping to deliver the green industrial revolution, as well as aiding the local net zero targets of Cheshire West and Chester in 2045, Liverpool City Region in 2040 and Greater Manchester in 2038. The estimated required infrastructure investment for the completed project is just under £1 billion.

Innovate UK – Mareike Schmidt, Head of Innovation for Prospering from the Energy Revolution

Mareike is the Innovation Lead for UKRI’s £102.5m Prospering from the Energy Revolution Programme. The programme will develop new approaches to provide cleaner, cheaper and more resilient energy. This includes providing energy by linking low-carbon power, heating and transport systems with energy storage and advanced IT to create intelligent local energy systems. Three large-scale demonstrator projects are now underway, featuring Energy Superhub Oxford, ReFLEX Orkney and Project Leo (Local Energy Oxfordshire)

North West Hydrogen Alliance – Joe Howe, Chair of NWHA and Executive Director of the Energy Research Institute

The North West of England is poised to lead the development of a hydrogen-based economy. The North West Hydrogen Alliance represents 30 of the UK’s most influential organisations driving forward the development of a hydrogen economy, with the aim to deliver a low carbon future and support green recovery. The Alliance are currently supporting the North West’s bid to become one of the UK’s first carbon capture clusters.

Joe Howe North West Hydrogen Alliance Thornton Energy Institute

Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy – Sophie Boldon, Head of Smart Energy Policy

BEIS and Ofgem have developed the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan in coordination with the energy sector. The plan sets out the vision, analysis, and policies to drive a net zero energy system. Sophie leads the team responsible for the government’s smart energy policies, including storage and market flexibility as well as implementing the actions set out in the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan.

SUEZ UK – Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director

As depleting raw materials, water stress and threatened ecosystems are all overshadowed by the climate crisis SUEZ are currently pioneering sustainable solutions and innovative technologies for the UK’s circular economy. They have recently been granted approval to develop a £300m Energy from Waste facility near Blackburn that would process up to 500,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste and generate electricity for more than 60,000 homes.

Cadent – Dr Angela Needle, Director of Strategy

Cadent is the largest gas distributor in Britain, working across 4 gas networks to keep energy flowing to approximately 11 million homes and businesses across the UK. As the UK’s biggest gas network, Cadent have recognised the growing need for hydrogen and other green gases like biomethane, leading to projects like HyDeploy – the first injection of hydrogen into the modern gas grid in the UK. The 18-month trial delivered hydrogen to 130 homes and faculty buildings and paved the way for a larger trial involving 700 users in the North East. Supplying the hydrogen mix to 23 million homes would avoid 6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. Angela is responsible for the energy transition of Cadent from natural gas to hydrogen and biomethane and leads the future gas innovation programme, as well as the wider net zero strategy.

Energy Saving Trust – Anthony Kyriakides, Head of Renewables

More information to follow.

Built Environment Networking – Amanda Griffiths, Director

Amanda is one of the Co-Founder’s of Built Environment Networking – formed almost 10 years ago.

She’ll be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

UK Carbon Capture Storage Research Centre – Professor Jon Gibbins, Director

Jon Gibbins is Professor of CCS at the University of Sheffield.  He has worked on energy engineering, fuel conversion and CCS for 45 years, initially in industry and then as a university academic, latterly leading national academic research initiatives as Director of the UK CCS Research Centre. His personal research activities centre around engagement with industry and policymakers on practical aspects of CCS deployment, with an emphasis on policy and economic requirements plus detailed practical analysis of matching capture plant designs to market conditions, supported in particular by the facilities at the Translational Energy Research Centre in Sheffield.

Energy Networks Association – Randolph Brazier, Director of Innovation & Electricity Systems

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) acts as the voice of the UK & Ireland’s energy networks. Their members employ around 45,000 people and have spent and invested over £60 billion in the last eight years. Over recent years the ENA has worked with its members to overhaul existing systems, processes and policies to bolster net zero targets and create the world’s first zero-carbon gas grid by speeding up the switch from natural gas to hydrogen for 85% of the UK households connected to the grid.

Energy Systems Catapult – Richard Halsey, Capabilities Director

The Energy Systems Catapult is a leading technology and innovation centre set up to aid the UK in navigating the transformation of our nation-wide energy system. Richard specialises in low carbon and energy system transformation, innovation, techno-economic analysis, planning, sustainable development, and climate change. He also leads a team of engineers and technical experts across five capability areas – Systems Integration, Modelling, Consumer Insight, Digital and Data, and Engineering and Infrastructure.

Built Environment Networking – Fahmida Nisa, Online Event Manager

Nisa is a research, marketing and content specialist at Built Environment Networking. She will be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the day’s proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority – Martin Land, Mersey Tidal Power Project Director

The Mersey Power Tidal Project is a multi-billion pound scheme to generate emissions-free electricity using the River Mersey that, when complete, is predicted to last for 100 years and has the potential to power one million homes or 500 football stadiums. Whilst the project is still in its early stages of development, the River Mersey can theoretically provide between 1 to 5 GW, approximately 20% of the regional demand of the North West. The scheme could also create thousands of local jobs and contribute to a cleaner, greener, and healthier city region.

Associate your brand with the Net Zero Energy Generation and Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the sector.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the housing sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Sustainable Energy Generation Development Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Tickets

Event Ticket: Net Zero Energy Generation and Development Conference £80.00

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Attendee ticket price: £80

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Details

Date:
Tuesday, 18th January 2022

Time:
0900hrs – 1430hrs

Cost:
£80 – £80

Venue

Online – Hopin


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