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All the signs are that the world's demand for energy will continue to increase well into the 21st century. As living standards improve in countries around the globe, more and more energy will have to be made available to ensure those standards can be reached and then sustained.

But meeting energy demands does not come without a cost. In particular, reliance on "conventional" energy sources such as fossil fuels - coal, oil and gas - to generate electricity and produce heat can have unwelcome environmental side-effects. Global warming and acid rain are two of the problems caused by burning fossil fuels to produce energy.

It is vital, then, to find other, cleaner ways of meeting our energy requirements, that can help limit the amount we need to use more polluting energy sources. Renewable energy represents one option.

In fact, the term "renewables" covers a wide range of energy sources - sun, wind, water, crops, waste etc. These sources require different technologies to harness them, are at different stages of development, and have different levels of relevance to the UK. But they all have one thing in common - they will never run out. In addition, they can all be exploited without causing major environmental problems.

This conference will assess the following key issues in the renewable energy market;

  • Long term benefits of renewable power delivery
  • Successful integration of wind power into the energy market
  • Environmental gains related to combined heat and power technology
  • Financial issue surrounding development of renewable energy projects
  • Marketing renewable energy to business and commercial customers

Previous Attendees at SMi Energy Conferences include;

  • BP
  • Shell
  • N.V. DELTA Nutsbedrijven
  • Electricite de France
  • AES Elsta BV
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Powergen

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Keith Hughes

Keith Hughes, Partner, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS GLOBAL ENERGY ECONOMY AND RENEWABLES

Elena V Nekhaev

Elena V Nekhaev, Manager Programmes, World Energy Council

  • Global energy market
  • Drivers, resources and technologies
  • Sustainable energy development: issues and perspectives
  • Renewable energy in the global context
  • Fossil today - renewables tomorrow?
  • 9:40 RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR BUSINESS AND COMMUNITIES

    Dr Jeff Kenna

    Dr Jeff Kenna, Managing Director, Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD)

  • The barriers
  • The opportunities and benefits
  • How to make it happen
  • Examples of successful initiatives
  • 10:20 WIND POWER

    Dr Hans Jensen

    Dr Hans Jensen, Head of Environment, Innogy

  • Consenting wind farms
  • Wind farms within a generation portfolio
  • Contracting output and hedging risk
  • Future developments
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 SOLAR POWER

    Philip Wolfe

    Philip Wolfe, Director, Renewable Power Association

  • Key factors in photovoltaic generation
  • Cost efficiency issues
  • Technological advances and implications in development
  • Roadmap for the future
  • 12:00 GREEN ENERGY FROM WOOD

    Tony Nott

    Tony Nott, Business Manager, Biomass in Powergen UK

  • Key benefits associated with the use of bio-energy
  • The cost and environmental impact
  • Fuel supply issues
  • Sustainability issues
  • Overview of bio-energy projects currently in development
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 npower – JUICE

    Matthew Thomas

    Matthew Thomas, Manager, Renewable Product Development, npower

  • The brief
  • The team
  • The proposition to the customer
  • Routes to market
  • The valie of Juice to npower
  • The future
  • 14:40 THE DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES IN DENMARK

    Preben Thisgaard

    Preben Thisgaard, Director, Nova Pro

  • The national and international perspective on the Danish experience
  • The recent political and historical background
  • The choice of renewable sources
  • The development of markets
  • Examples of successful technologies and projects
  • Examples of overlooked technologies and projects
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 COMBINED HEAT AND POWER

    Keith Plowman

    Keith Plowman, General Manager, Powergen CHP

  • CHP technology
  • CHP emissions
  • CHPQA programme and environmental benefits
  • CHP and the climate change programme
  • Case study: CHP in the chemical industry
  • 16:20 THE USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES FOR CLEAN ENERGY & REDUCTION OF POVERTY

    Dr I M Dharmadasa

    Dr I M Dharmadasa, Reader in Applied Physics & Scientific Advisor to South Asia Renewable Energy Programme (SAREP), Sheffield Hallam University

  • Our energy source, the sun
  • Fossil fuels and associated problems
  • Renewables and their advantages
  • Solar energy applications for sustainable development
  • Public awareness work on renewables (SAREP)
  • “Village Power” from “Solar Power”
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Wolfgang Spinnler

    Wolfgang Spinnler, Associate Director, Integral

    9:10 INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

    Paolo Pietrogrande

    Paolo Pietrogrande, Chief Executive Officer, Enel GreenPower

  • Investors’ perspective of the market
  • Key cost effective technologies
  • Risk analysis
  • Profitability in renewable energy
  • 9:40 FINANCING RENEWABLE PROJECTS

    Jonathan Johns

    Jonathan Johns, Partner, Ernst & Young

  • Current policy in Europe
  • Sources of finance
  • Key objectives of the funding
  • Targets for funding
  • 10:20 UPDATE ON US MARKET FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

    James Tynion

    James Tynion, Partner, Head of Project & Infrastructure Finance Team, Foley & Lardner, Attorneys

  • Federal production tax credit
  • State by state incentives for renewable energy investments
  • Transmission issues for renewable energy
  • US capital markets update
  • Offshore wind energy - US development update
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 HALLIBURTON KBR – KEY PROJECTS FOR THE OFFSHORE INDUSTRY

    John Evans

    John Evans, Chief Operating Officer, Europe and Africa, Halliburton KBR

  • History of Halliburton KBR
  • Major offshore projects delivered
  • The offshore wind challenge
  • Contracting methods
  • Offshore logistics
  • Key risk issues
  • 12:00 REGULATORY REGIME FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

    Clare Hayward

    Clare Hayward, Deputy Head of Renewables & CHP, Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM)

  • Renewables obligation
  • Climate change levy exemption for renewables
  • Licensing
  • Distributor generation
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 CREATING A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PROJECT

    Ben Donovan

    Ben Donovan, Senior Associate, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae

  • Project structures and development strategies
  • Common legal and structural issues
  • Gaining project funding
  • Issues affecting sustainability
  • The long-term prospects
  • 14:40 MARKETING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES TO BUSINESS AND DOMESTIC CUSTOMERS

    Dr Annemarie Goedmakers

    Dr Annemarie Goedmakers, Director Sustainability, Nuon

  • Key issues in marketing
  • Defining the market
  • Product development
  • Marketing on an international basis
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 RENEWABLES OBLIGATION

    Sue Wheeler

    Sue Wheeler, Commercial Manager, Centrica Energy Management Group

  • What does the renewables obligation mean for an independent supplier?
  • Options available for fulfilling the obligation
  • Issues that the renewable obligation raises for the supply industry
  • Development of a traded ROC market
  • 16:20 PREDICTION TOOLS

    Cornel Ensslin

    Cornel Ensslin, Head of Energy Supply Structures, Institut für Solare Energieversorgungstechnik (ISET)

  • Statistical characterisation of fluctuating renewable power
  • (Renewable) electricity trading in Europe
  • German experience with the integration of more than 10,000 MW wind power
  • Comparison of renewable power prediction tools
  • European information systems for embedded generation
  • Future developments
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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