Heat & Decentralised Energy

Heat and Decentralised Energy 2020

Wednesday 25th March
The Crystal, London

Decentralised energy is local energy. It is demand side response operating on air conditioners in the high street supermarket, steam seen rising from the energy centre down the road powering your district heat network, the smart meter you log into on your phone on the commute home and the apprenticeships on offer at the regional manufacturing site running CHP to reduce electricity consumption. The UK Government has announced that the ‘levelling up’ of our cities and regions is their top economic priority. It is to decentralised energy that our policymakers must look for local jobs, local skills and local industrial strategy.

At the same time, we are living in a climate emergency.  Inspired by activists such as Greta Thunberg, people are taking to the streets in their millions across the globe. Climate change has never been so prominent in the news or such a widespread topic of conversation.  Citizens are making different choices in the food they eat, the products they buy and the heat and power they use, and they’re doing it without government intervention. There is an increasing citizen-led demand for change.

The challenge to the decentralised energy industry is therefore one of leadership; how do we continue to innovate to respond to market demand for decarbonisation?  How do we ensure that everyone, both domestic and commercial, benefit fairly?  And as the energy system becomes more decentralised, how are we making energy technology work locally, transforming the UK’s regions as well as its cities?

Heat and Decentralised Energy 2020 - hosted by the Association for Decentralised Energy and the Energy Institute – will explore the role your organisation is playing in creating a just energy transition and challenging us as an industry to go further, faster. How can we encourage greater participation in the energy system?  How can we engage the disengaged? How can we take advantage of local opportunities to deliver on our climate goals?

This one-day conference will provide industry, partners, stakeholders and policymakers with an opportunity to hear and discuss what ‘levelling up’ and the just transition mean for heat, power, flexibility and efficiency for all sizes of customer and, crucially, how we are collectively turning our shared ambitions into action.





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Who Attends?

The Heat Conference is the leading event for those involved in heat: from electric heating to heat network infrastructure and smarter energy systems.
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The Crystal in London is home to the world's largest exhibition on the future of cities, as well as one of the world's most sustainable buildings and events venues.