BIEE’s Oxford Research Conference is a biennial research conference that seeks to understand the drivers of change in energy, both positive and negative. The conference is aimed at energy analysts, researchers, strategy and policy thinkers from all backgrounds, including industry, academia and research organisations, government, the finance community, NGOs and consultancies.
Read Matt Hannon’s blog ‘ Why you should go and why youll want to come back in 2020‘
Watch our video interviews for a range of views on conference topics such as Smart Systems, Electric Vehicles and Heat.
We hope you can join us for what will be a lively and informative two days in Oxford.
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See our registration page for more information. Special rates are available for BIEE members, parallel presenters, students and for single day attendance and group bookings.
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The 2018 conference will focus on the changing role of the consumer in the energy system, regarded by some ( but not all) in the industry as one of the big transitional issues of the coming decade. With the emergence of advanced technology, ‘smart’ consumers, (both industrial and domestic) can potentially make more informed choices about when and how much energy they use and ultimately become ‘prosumers’ – energy producers and storers – themselves. Consumers are going to be vital in the move towards decarbonising heat and transport. But most consumers are just not that interested in energy, and lack the engagement that drives disruption in other sectors, so how far, how fast and in what ways will this change ?
The conference will explore the challenges and opportunites for an energy system where connected consumers are key drivers, ‘acting as the market makers rather than market takers of today’ and will look at the ways markets, business models, technology and regulation will need to change in response.
Consumers at the Heart of the Energy System ?
Which types of consumer will engage, why, how and in what ways: Views from Prof Jim Watson , Steve Holliday, Adrian Gault, Dr Rob Gross, Judith Ward and Janet Wood.
Smart Technologies and Services
How will smart technologies change the way people buy and use energy in the future? Views of Dr Rob Gross, Martin Crouch, Janet Wood, George Day and Ann Robinson.
A number of our parallel presenters have written blogs on their research topics. Some have produced videos to go with them. We will be publishing these on a fortnightly basis in the run up to the conference. They cover a wide range of topic areas from Heat Solutions, Home Energy Retrofits, Local Energy Markets and Smart Meters.
The fifth in our blog series has been written by Dr Christina Penasco from the Univeristy of Cambridge.Read the Full Blog
The sixth is by Penelope Buckley from University of Grenoble Read full blog
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Sponsorship of this conference provides the opportunity to position your company at the heart of this customer driven transformation of the energy sector, and will suit companies that innovate in terms of thought leadership, customer insights, technology, and service delivery. It provides access to students and young professionals, and opportunities to build relationships with the academic community, to help access the much needed innovation, knowledge capital and talent our sector demands.
We have one sponsorship opportunity left which is for our conference networking app which gives the sponsor a prominent position on the app which will be used by delegates continuously during the course of the conference.
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Prof Paul Ekins (Chair), UCL
Sara Bell, Tempus Energy
Dr William Blyth, Oxford Energy Associates
Dr Peter Connor, University of Exeter
Tony Dicicco, Energy Systems Catapult
Adrian Gault, Committee on Climate Change
Dr Aaron Goater, Committee on Climate Change
David Green, International Council for Sustainable Energy
Prof Richard Green, Imperial College Business School
Dr Matthew Hannon, University of Strathclyde
Prof Charles Hendry, University of Edinburgh Business School
Sam Hollister, Energy UK
Paro Konar-Thakkar, BEIS
Prof Matthew Leach, University of Surrey
Dr Nazmiye Ozkan, Cranfield University
Dr Karoline Rogge, University of Sussex
Peter Stewart, Interfax
Prof Peter Taylor, University of Leeds
Jonathan Thurlwell, IPA Advisory
Lynsey Tinios, Shell
Sarah Jeffery Abstracts Parallel Sessions and Registration 07900 216267
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 1st 2018
Notification of Outcome: w/c April 16th
Presenter Registration Deadline*: June 18th
Earlybird Registration Deadline: July 31st extended to August 3rd
Paper Submission Deadline*: August 31st
Presentation Deadline*: September 11th
Registration Closing Date : September 11th
Conference: September 18-19th 2018
* Accepted authors