This panel will be a discussion of the development and implementation of smart grids and energy storage technology, led by scientists and engineers.
This panel will highlight the contribution of decentralised forms of energy in developing countries without or with limited electrical grids. Attention will also be paid to the role of microgrids in providing rural electrification and enhancing energy access. Topics to be covered include the growth of decentralised energy systems in developing countries and how these systems can be integrated into expanding electrical grids.
This panel focuses on decentralised energy in developed markets. In particular, it will investigate the regulatory, financial and technological hurdles of integrating decentralised energy systems such as smart grids and community energy into traditional energy infrastructure. It will also explore how technologies such as Demand Response Systems and Virtual Power Plants are being used to maintain grid stability and help consumers increase energy efficiency.
Dieter Helm CBE
Chair | UK Government Natural Capital Committee
Managing Director | Centrica
Global Energy Utilities and Mining Leader | PwC
Founder | The Binding Energy
Research Associate | Grantham Institute
Smart Grids Technology Lead | International Energy Agency
Micol Alessia Salmeri
Decentralised Energy Analyst | Carbon Trust
PV Microgrid PhD Researcher | Imperial College London
CEO | Pure Leapfrog
CEO | KiWi Power
Energy Trader | Next Kraftwerke
Senior Consultant | ARUP
Research Fellow | Imperial College London
9.30 - 10.00
Panel Discussion 1
Lunch and Networking
Keynote Address - Developing Markets
Panel Discussion 2
Keynote Address - Mature Markets
Panel Discussion 3
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