Focusing on developing the next steps for low carbon and energy efficient heating and cooling systems in the UK.
Following the consultation on Heat in Buildings by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and their call for evidence on a ‘smart, flexible energy system’, sessions will assess the impact on the energy delivery system and the future policy framework for heat.
With the release of the Birmingham Policy Commission ‘Doing cold Smarter’report last year and following the launch of their ‘clean cold’ and global goals project, delegates will discuss key strategies for delivering cold more efficiently for processes linked to the supply of food, medicine and data centres, and as part of moving to a low-carbon economy.
Further discussion will focus on the main challenges for improving the UK’s heating systems for consumers and the role of energy efficiency, district heating projects and bioenergy sources for delivering low-carbon heat, in the context of the proposals to change the support offered for biomass-CHP plants under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.
We also expect delegates to consider latest technological developments in ground-source heat pumps and CHP generators, and the associated commercial challenges they face, as well as effective cooling systems, particularly for large infrastructure and intensive energy users.