Wednesday 12 October, 1-3pm, House of Commons, Committee Room 12

The rollout of smart meters across homes in the UK, coupled with the announcement from Ofgem of half hourly settlement for domestic electricity use by 2017, provides a new landscape in which innovative new technologies can start to be scaled up to impact the way consumers, business and the public sector engage with energy. Smart energy has the potential to reduce consumer bills, give consumers greater choice about where their energy comes from and how and when it is used, and create a more efficient way of managing energy generation and consumption. However, there are also significant challenges presented by the need to engage consumers and encourage behaviour change, while ensuring vulnerable households and individuals are prioritised. A panel of organisations leading this energy revolution will look at the potential for new technologies to empower consumers to control their energy use, and to create a flexible low carbon, modern energy system integrating demand side response, micro generation and energy storage, peer to peer electricity markets, and more!

Chair: James Heappey MP

Speakers:

  • Judicaelle Hammond, Deputy Director, Policy & Consumers, Smart Metering Programme, DBEIS
  • Claire Maugham, Director of Communications, Smart Energy GB
  • Hayden Wood & Amit Gudka, Founders, Bulb
  • James Johnston, Founder, Open Utility
  • Joe Warren, CEO, Powervault
  • Mareike Schmidt, Energy Manager, Bristol City Council

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