The Future of Utilities, the UK’s stand out strategic utilities conference returns to London this March with the most senior line up of speakers in its 22 year history.
Addressing all of the most pressing issues for UK utilities, the event will bring together over 250+ senior professionals from energy and water for two days packed full of strategic content and valuable networking. Make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to explore issues including generation, water market opening, customer acquisition and more with all of the UK’s leading utilities.
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Throughout the conference, you have the opportunity to tailor the sessions to suit your needs. Look for these symbols in the streams to find specific content for water, customer experience, power generation and networks.
Wednesday, 29th March 2017
A market built for the future?
Getting set for change: investing in the future of utilities following the leave vote
In this session panellists will discuss key issues facing the utilities whilst delegates will have the opportunity to suggest and vote on questions to be posed to the panel.
- An earthquake for investment? What impact is the vote to leave likely to have on the industry?
- What steps can firms take to secure a sustainable supply of capital?
- Do larger utilities have the skills and systems to compete on customer experience?
- The reforms of a generation: what wider impacts will the industry see from water market opening?
- Disintegration ahead? Is the integrated utility model viable in the UK over the long term?
- Decarbonisation, security of supply and affordability: how is the balance shifting?
- Are utilities sufficiently resilient to the pressures of changing demographics and climate?
Building a market that works for the customer
Thursday, 30th March 2017
Creating a customer-centric utility
Cultivating an innovation culture
- Do utilities have the right balance of skills internally to innovate effectively?
- From the drawing board to the coal-face: rolling out innovations on the front line
- How can utilities get the most from relationships with start-ups and outside innovators?
- Where can the utilities look for innovation best practice?
- How do Ofwat and Ofgem’s differing approaches affect innovation in water and energy?
- How can investment in innovation projects be targeted most efficiently?
Following the passage of the Water Act 2014, Ofwat has a statutory duty to further resilience in UK water. In this presentation a representative from Ofwat will set out the principal challenges to the future secure supply of water and the measures Ofwat are considering in the run-up to PR19.
- District heating, electrification or hydrogen: evaluating the options
- How can government incentivise the level of investment required?
- How will customers respond to changes in heat provision?
Climate change: how must the industry respond?
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Who is attending The Future of Utilities 2017?
The Future of Utilities is regularly attended by 250+ attendees from companies all across the utilities. Here is a sample breakdown of companies attending this year:
- AES Corporation
- Affinity Water
- Balfour Beatty
- Baringa Partners
- BGL Group
- Bristol Water
- British Gas
- Business Stream
- Citizens Advice
- CMS Cameron McKenna
- Committee on Climate Change
- Credit Suisse
- Data Communications Company
- Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Dong Energy
- Drax Power
- Economy Energy
- EDF Energy
- First Utility
- Flow Energy
- Guernsey Electricity
- Haven Power
- Imperial College
- Manx Utilities
- Marks & Spencer
- National Grid
- Northern Gas Networks
- Northern Ireland Water
- Northern Powergrid
- Northumbrian Water
- Pennon Group
- RES Group
- RWE npower
- Santander Corporate Banking
- Scottish Water
- Severn Trent Water
- Siemens AG
- Smart Energy GB
- South East Water
- South West Water
- Thames Water
- UK Power Networks
- UK Power Reserve
- United Utilities
- Wessex Water
- Yorkshire Water
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*The Energy & Water suppliers' rate is only available to electricity generators, licensed energy suppliers, electricity and gas transmission and distribution operators and licensed water companies currently operating in the UK market. It will be awarded at the discretion of the conference organiser whose decision is final.