Engage Consulting provides consulting and IS services to the energy & utilities sector and has been a leader in smart metering development in Great Britain. Founded upon core skills in metering, settlements and billing, Engage provides independent expert advice to energy retailers, network companies, environmental bodies, metering service companies, meter manufacturers and many others throughout the value chain. 

Delegates attending todays half day workshop will have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into Demand Response and Critical Peak Pricing issues such as;
Why Demand Response is needed, Examples of forms it usually takes, European examples of Demand Response, US & International Perspectives, Future for DR and link to Smart Meter/Grids

About your leader 

John Peters 
Managing Director



John Peters is the Managing Director of Engage Consulting Limited and is a true energy industry expert with a career spanning over 30 years. He has performed operational, strategic and advisory roles to key utilities companies, market operators, agents and regulators. He was a significant contributor in setting up and operating the U.K.’s metering, settlements and trading arrangements. He is a key advisor to a “big six” supplier on their smart metering program, and he has also provided similar advisory roles to two of the GB metering services providers. Recently, he worked helping water companies understand how reduced flow devices might be used in the UK water market. He has also advised on power market reform in Nigeria and ran a workshop in Malaysia on smart grids.



  • Head of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response
  • Head innovation and strategy
  • Future Networks
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Customer Relations
  • Metering
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Data Management
  • Customer Relationship
  • Information Systems
  • Billing and Payment
  • Tariff
  • E-Business Strategy
  • Special Markets
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Energy Advisory
  • Product Manager
  • Network Specialist
  • Network Development
  • Strategy & Development
  • Demand Side Management
  • Business Development
  • Business Planning

Workshop programme

12:30 Registration & Coffee

13:00 Workshop leaders introduction

13:10 Background & Why demand response needed?

13:40 What forms does it usually take – examples

14:10 Afternoon Tea

14:40 European Examples experience of DR

15:10 US & International Perspectives

15:40 Future for DR and link to Smart Meter/Grids

16:10 Close of Workshop


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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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