Consumers at the Heart of the Energy System? - Conference Programme

 Consumers at the Heart of the Energy System?

Tuesday September 18th 2018


 Conference Registration

Blavatnik School of Government, Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AD




Ekins Photo 150x130Prof Paul Ekins, BIEE Conference Chair



Opening Address

Transforming our energy system: a once in a lifetime chance to get it right – or wrong?’

 Charles-Hendry150x144Charles Hendry, Former Energy Minister, BIEE President

First Plenary Session: Consumers at the Heart of the Energy System?

Chair : Victoria MacGregor,  Director of Energy,  Citizens Advice

‘Killing the kilowatt hour: rethinking energy as a consumer service’

 11.05  Philip-New150x150Philip New, CEO, Energy Systems Catapult
 11.25 barabara-hammond-low-carbon-hub 150x150 Barbara Hammond, MBE,  CEO, Low Carbon Hub

‘Accelerating the transition to a cleaner, more resilient, lower cost energy system for all’

 11.45  Photo: © Ian Olsson http://www.ianolsson.comPeter Bance, CEO, Origami Energy

Questions and Discussion



14.00 -15.30

First Parallel Session: Consumers at the Heart of the Energy System?

Seminar Rooms

 Distributional Aspects of UK Household Energy Consumption
Chair: Vivienne Geard, BEIS
14:00 Role of household activities in peak electricity demand and distributional effects of Time-of-Use tariffs.
Dr. Timur Yunusov, University of Reading
14:30 UK Energy Expenditure Shares – A Long Term View. Dr. David Deller, Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia
15:00 No one left behind – Consumer empowerment, protection and universal service in the low carbon transition.
Dr Chris Harris, npower
 Demand Response: Barriers and Behaviours in Business and Small Consumers
Chair: Dr Karoline Rogge, SPRU, University of Sussex
14:00 Demand response as a common pool resource game: Nudges versus prices.Ms. Penelope Buckley, Université Grenoble Alpes
14:30 Swarm demand response: virtual storage by small consumers. Dr. Joachim Geske, Imperial College Business School
15:00 Business participation in demand response: a review of potential barriers. Dr. Catarina Araya Cardoso, Westminster Business School
Energy Efficiency: Policy, Information and Rebound
Chair: Prof. Jim Watson, UKERC
14:00 Choosing energy efficiency – consumer response to operating costs at the point of sale.Ms Fiona Brocklehurst, Ballarat Consulting
14.30 Energy efficiency policy instruments in the residential sector: Implementing mechanisms for successful low-carbon transitions in households. Dr. Cristina Penasco, University of Cambridge
15:00 Identifying the limits of the rebound effect. Dr Tina Fawcett, University of Oxford
Distributed and Local Energy: Markets and Regulation
Chair: Jonathan Thurlwell, IPA Advisory
14:00 Unlocking Local Energy Markets.Ms Rachel Bray, University of Exeter
14.30 What do future utilities need: consent and dissent from incumbents and policy makers in decision theatres.  Dr Christoph Mazur, Imperial College
15.00 Retail Electricity Markets in Transition: The Quest for Adequate Design. Dr. Luis Boscan, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Do people matter? Can we get to a low carbon, secure and affordable system without their engagement?
14.00 Dialogue Session led by Richard Hoggett, University of Exeter, including Rebecca Wallis, Independent; Catherine Mitchell, University of Exeter; Simon Roberts, Centre for Sustainable Energy; Ragne Low, University of Strathclyde; Emilia Melville, Carbon Co-op.
Modelling Energy Demand and Societal Drivers: The Final Frontier?
14.00 Dialogue Session led by Prof. Neil Strachan, University College London. Including Dr Stephen Hall, University of Leeds; Amy O’Mahoney, Ofgem; Sophie Heald, Cambridge Econometrics


16:00 -17.30

Second Parallel Session : New Technologies and Services

Seminar Rooms

Decentralised Energy: the Role of Pro(Con)sumers in Energy Storage and Smart Grids
Chair: Prof. Matthew Leach, University of Surrey
16:00 The role of consumers in the uptake of decentralised energy storage technologies. Prof. Peter Taylor, University of Leeds
16.30 Integrating prosumers into the electricity grid: the interplay between technology and people.
Dr. Yael Parag, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya
17:00 Here comes the sun: The evolution of a Prosuming Project within a social housing estate. Dr Nicolette Fox, SPRU, University of Sussex
 Solar PV: Take-up and Network Integration Issues
Chair: Dr Peter Connor, University of Exeter
 16.00  Modelling Take-Up of Residential Solar PV in the UK. Mrs Sophie Heald, Cambridge Econometrics
 16:30  Spatio-temporal analysis of PV diffusion patterns: an integrated neural networks and agent-based model.
Mr. Ali Alderete Peralta, Cranfield University
17:00 Prosumage of solar electricity: batteries, heating and mobility.Dr Wolf-Peter Schill, DIW Berlin
 Peer to Peer Trading: Prospects, Operation and Regulation
Chair: Prof. David Shipworth, UCL
 16.00 Attitudes, preferences and intentions to participate in peer-to-peer electricity trading: The case of Southwest German households.
Mr. André Hackbarth, Reutlingen University
 16:30 From Airbnb to Solar: Toward a Transaction Cost Model of a Retail Electricity Distribution Platform.Dr. Lynne Kiesling, Purdue University
17:00 Energy cooperatives: a missing piece of the peer-to-peer energy regulation puzzle? Ms. Alexandra Schneiders,UCL Energy Institute, University College London
 Energy Efficiency:  Finance, Investment and Performance
Chair: Tony Dicicco, Energy Systems Catapult
16:00 Incentivising households to reduce electricity consumption: A meta-analysis of the experimental evidence Ms. Penelope Buckley, Université Grenoble Alpes
16:30 Further bridging the energy efficiency gap: heterogeneity, model error and time-consistency. Dr. Daire Mccoy, Grantham Institute, LSE
17:00 Household investment in home energy retrofit – designing effective policy  Mr. Niall Kerr, University of Edinburgh
Demand Response: Smart Meters, Dynamic Pricing and Consumer Engagement
Chair: TBC
 16:00 Causal Tree Estimation of Heterogeneous Household Response to Time-Of-Use Electricity Pricing Schemes. Eoghan O’Neill, University of Cambridge
 16:30 Technological change and innovation in UK energy market – how might it be impacted by the price cap? Mr Phil O’Donnell. Which?
17:00 Motivating energy conservation in organisations: Smart metering and the emergence and diffusion of social norms. Dr. Peter Bradley, University of the West of England
Mind the Gaps: How will a consumer-centric energy system affect organisational structures, sector skills and careers in energy?
 Interfax-Energy 500x300  16:00 Dialogue Session led by Mr Peter Stewart, Interfax including Paul Appleby, BP; Nick Ellins, Energy and Utility Skills Partnership; Nicola McCheyne, Centrica Innovation; Deane Somerville, Energy Institute.

 Student Pitch Presentations


Chair: Dr Peter Taylor, University of Leeds
The Comfort Tool – Assessing perceived comfort improvements in four deep energy home renovations.Ermal Kapedani, University of Hasselt
Consumers as investors: proposal for an agent-based model simulating the uptake of energy-saving technologies by UK householdsLuciana Miu, Grantham Institute – Imperial College London
The security of electricity supply to Switzerland – A demand-side analysisAlessandra Motz, Università della Svizzera italiana
The implications of new sources of energy flexibility: A new consumer-focussed electricity system? Mai Nguyen, The Open University
Evaluating the impact of policy decisions on customer adoption of the renewable energy transition. Kelvin Say, Curtin University
Poster presentations: Student posters will be on display throughout the conference, the following will be available at their poster during the lunch break on Tuesday 18th:
Do green electricity products meet consumers’ preferences? – A comparative study of green electricity products in Germany, the UK, France and Italy (ongoing research), Scott MacDonald; Transmission and Distribution Losses of Electricity: What do we Lose in Terms of Growth and Poverty Reduction? Evidence from Benin, Arnaud Dakpogan; Assessing the Needs of Ireland’s First Generation of Sustainable Energy Communities, Anitha Sampath.
18:00 – 19.00 Accommodation Registration: St Anne’s College, 56 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS ( available from 14.00)

Conference Drinks
St Anne’s College, 56 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS


Conference Dinner and After Dinner Speaker

Welcome:  Dr Joanne Wade, CEO ACE, Deputy Director, The ADE ( incoming)

Volker_12659-18-150x150‘Imagination and Reality’

Volker Beckers, Chairman, Cornwall Insight

Wednesday September 19th 2018


Blavatnik School of Government,  Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6AD

Women in Energy Breakfast Session 

( open to all)

Seminar Room

 Energy UK NEW 380x275 Barbara-vest 150x140Barbara Vest, Director of Generation Energy UK – Moderator 
CM Photo Cropped 150x150 Catherine Mitchell, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Exeter
Executive portrait session for Good Energy Ltd of Chippenham, Wiltshire.Juliet Davenport, CEO, Good Energy
Vivienne Geard, Deputy Director, Head Energy Efficiency & Heat Analysis, BEIS

 Conference Registration

Single Day Delegates 


Adrian Gault,  Chief Economist, The Committee on Climate Change, BIEE 2018 Chair 


Keynote Address


Basil Scarsella-150x140Basil Scarsella, CEO, UK Power Networks

Second Plenary Session: New Technologies and Services

Mike Keoghan CE IFAChair: Mike Keoghan, Chief Economic Advisor, BEIS


‘Reshaping Regulation: Normalising the energy sector’


HARDY_ JEFF_square 150x150Dr Jeff Hardy, Senior Research Fellow, Grantham Institute, Imperial College, Co-Author Reshaping Regulation
09:50 lawrence-orsini-150x150Lawrence Orsini, Founder and CEO, LO3 Energy
10:05 ‘Financial Markets and the S-Curve : Electric Vehicles’
KingsmillBond-150x150Kingsmill Bond, New Energy Strategist, Carbon Tracker Initiative
10:20 angie-boakes 150x140Angie Boakes,  General Manager, eMobiity, Shell
10:35 Questions and Discussion



Third Parallel Session Impacts and Implications of a Consumer-centred Energy System

Seminar Rooms

  Understanding Energy Demand in Households and Industry
Chair:Dr Peter Taylor, University of Leeds
11:30 Exploring socioeconomic and temporal characteristics of British and German residential energy demand.
 Dr. Russell Mckenna, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
12:00 Diversity behind the meter – machine learning from household activities. Dr. Phil Grunewald, University of Oxford, Environmental Change Institute
12:30 Modelling fuel demand of heterogeneous industrial consumers.Dr. Paolo Agnolucci, University College London
Business Models:  Consumer Demand, Entrepreneurship and Community Energy
Chair: Dr Matthew Hannon, University of Strathclyde
11:30 Community Energy: A New Democratised Energy System? Dr Helen Roby, Coventry University
12:00 Do consumers want the new business models we can offer?Dr. Stephen Hall, University of Leeds
12:30 Energy entrepreneurship business model innovation: insights from European emerging firms. Mr. Michael Hamwi, ESTIA
 Energy Market Transformations and Challenges
Chair: Dr Nazmiye Ozkan, Cranfield University
11:30 The role of utilities in enabling prosumers and flexible distributed energy resources. Dr. Daniel Quiggin, Chatham House
12:00 Unlocking the benefits to end consumers.Mr. Nicholas Rubin, ELEXON Ltd
12:30 Continuity and Disruption in UK Energy System Change: Mapping Expert Differences – and Understanding their Implications. Dr Mike Kattirtzi, University of Edinburgh
 Heat Systems: Consumer Take-up and Experiences
Chair: Lynsey Tinios, Shell
11:30 The use of consumer data for optimizing smart grids for electricity and district heating. Dr. Carl Dalhammar, Lund University
12:00 Experimenting with Heat Plans to discover how to help businesses and governments harness energy services to build an energy system people will want to pay for. Dr. Matthew Lipson, Energy Systems Catapult
12:30 BEIS Heat Networks Consumer Survey. Mr Philip Cole, BEIS
Consumers and Citizens: the Political Economy of Nuclear Power
11:30 Dialogue Session led by Prof. Gordon MacKerron, SPRU, University of Sussex
Consumers, voters, residents or investors: who will be at the heart of future community energy organisations?
11:30 Dialogue Session led by Dr Tim Braunholtz-Speight, University of Manchester including Dr Mary Gillie, Energy Local; Dr Emilia Melville, Carbon Co-op; Dr Jeff Hardy, Imperial College; Maria Sharmina, University of Manchester



Third Plenary Session: Impacts and Implications of a Consumer-Driven Energy System 


5D3_0557-150x130Chair: Jonathan Thurlwell, Managing Principal,  IPA Advisory

 14.00 Joe Perkins 150x150Joe Perkins, Chief Economist , OFGEM
 14.20 Executive portrait session for Good Energy Ltd of Chippenham, Wiltshire.Juliet Davenport, CEO, Good Energy
‘Ensuring positive impacts for ALL customers’
 14.40 Jenny Saunders-150x150Jenny Saunders, former CEO, NEA
 ‘Implications for Policy’
 15.00 eyre_nick 150x140Prof Nick Eyre, ECI, University of Oxford and End Use Energy Demand Centre Champion
15:20 Questions and Discussion  




16:15 Close
Poster presentations: Student posters will be on display throughout the conference, the following will be available at their poster during the lunch break on Wednesday 19th:
Political Economy Analysis: Inefficiency of the electricity distribution sector of West Africa, Richard Oduro; A reality check for policy makers: Fossil fuels for energy poverty alleviation and economic emancipation in sub Sahara Africa,  Laura Brinker; Investigating demand-side solutions to addressing barriers in energy transitions: Study of Urban household in India, Anjali Ramakrishnan

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