|09:00||Registration, Networking & Exhibition|
What comes next?
2017 was a year of strategies, with the publication of both the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy and the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy. But how will these visions become reality? This session will evaluate the new strategies and identify some key priorities for action for both sets of decision makers.
|10:30||Networking Break & Exhibition|
Levelling the playing field
With the UK Government set to consider how it will support renewable heat beyond the Renewable Heat Incentive’s end in 2021, this session will look in detail at current and future incentives. Should incentives continue in their current form, or can lessons be learnt from proposed regulatory approaches for district heating? And what new revenue opportunities might arise from a decentralised energy system?
|12:30||Networking Lunch & Exhibition|
Breaking down the barriers
There are a host of non-financial barriers to overcome if low-carbon heat is to emulate the success of power sector decarbonisation. Hear from those on the front line of delivering projects about planning, network, legal and other challenges, and the solutions they have found.
|14:30||Networking Break & Exhibition|
Time to innovate
The UK Government’s Industrial Strategy emphasises the role of innovation in helping solve the heat puzzle. As well as lowering costs and improving the customer experience, an increasing number of projects are looking at the viability of hydrogen to decarbonise the heat system.