Catch up on the Inspired Energy On-Demand Event

Welcome to our all-new, completely digital On-Demand event which ran throughout the week commencing 11th May 2020.

With so many of us separated from our colleagues, let alone the wider industry, this event gave all of us a much-needed chance to reconnect. We’ll held twenty sessions over the week, which focused on how you can adapt your energy strategy to boost your resilience and future-proof your organisation post-COVID-19.

All sessions available on-demand now

Agenda

We’ve secured some fantastic speakers from right across the energy industry, such as BEIS Assistant Director of Energy Policy, Arjan Geveke and Challenging Ideas’ Laura Sandys. Inspired Energy’s own specialists will also be leading a number of sessions to provide you with insight into their areas of expertise, from energy procurement to on-site generation.


11/05/2020

09:30

Keynote

Business Update & Net Zero Autumn: What to expect

At a time when we’re all looking to Government for advice, join Arjan Geveke from BEIS who will provide an update on the latest policy and what this means for businesses.

Business Update & Net Zero Autumn: What to expect

At a time when we’re all looking to Government for advice, join Arjan Geveke from BEIS who will provide an update on the latest policy and what this means for businesses.

11/05/2020

10:00

Buy it Well

Market update, drivers, forecasts and scenarios

How will recent changes in the energy market affect your business? Join Ben to find out our forecast for the future of the market.

Market update, drivers, forecasts and scenarios

How will recent changes in the energy market affect your business? Join Ben to find out our forecast for the future of the market.

11/05/2020

10:30

Use it Better

Where your business could be losing money and recouping the refunds

If your business is taking steps to reduce your operating costs whilst adding to the bottom line, join Gareth as he exposes the common areas where billing errors occur and revenues can be recovered.

Where your business could be losing money and recouping the refunds

If your business is taking steps to reduce your operating costs whilst adding to the bottom line, join Gareth as he exposes the common areas where billing errors occur and revenues can be recovered.

11/05/2020

11:00

Make your Own

Your tech options for achieving Net Zero

Businesses are increasingly turning to energy technology to boost their efforts to decarbonise - find out what your options are.

Your tech options for achieving Net Zero

Businesses are increasingly turning to energy technology to boost their efforts to decarbonise - find out what your options are.

11/05/2020

11:30

Do it Right

Policy and Regulation Update

The coronavirus pandemic has caused some regulations to be postponed or relaxed, so join this session to find out how your obligations may have changed.

Policy and Regulation Update

The coronavirus pandemic has caused some regulations to be postponed or relaxed, so join this session to find out how your obligations may have changed.

12/05/2020

09:30

Keynote

Where next for flexibility - the Power Responsive Annual Report

Join Adam for insight from National Grid ESO’s latest Power Responsive Annual Report, and what it means for the flexibility landscape in 2020/21.

Where next for flexibility - the Power Responsive Annual Report

Join Adam for insight from National Grid ESO’s latest Power Responsive Annual Report, and what it means for the flexibility landscape in 2020/21.

12/05/2020

10:00

Buy it Well

A deep dive into CPPA

Join SmartestEnergy’s Owen Moulton as he takes a detailed look into the mechanics and drivers behind a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA).

A deep dive into CPPA

Join SmartestEnergy’s Owen Moulton as he takes a detailed look into the mechanics and drivers behind a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA).

12/05/2020

10:30

Use it Better

How to take back control of your energy costs

Alessandro will arm you with knowledge required to understand where you could be losing money through billing errors and how to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

How to take back control of your energy costs

Alessandro will arm you with knowledge required to understand where you could be losing money through billing errors and how to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

12/05/2020

11:00

Make your Own

The road to EV adoption

Electric vehicles (EVs) are set to become the norm by 2030, and this session will look at how your business can benefit from EV adoption.

The road to EV adoption

Electric vehicles (EVs) are set to become the norm by 2030, and this session will look at how your business can benefit from EV adoption.

12/05/2020

11:30

Do it Right

ESOS Vs ISO50001

Is it worth taking the alternative route to ESOS compliance by achieving ISO50001 accreditation? Emma will explore the pros and cons of both routes to compliance.

ESOS Vs ISO50001

Is it worth taking the alternative route to ESOS compliance by achieving ISO50001 accreditation? Emma will explore the pros and cons of both routes to compliance.

13/05/2020

09:30

Keynote

Brexit, Covid and Net Zero – The next phase in UK climate policy

Join Professor Sam Fankhauser for his expert view on what the twin disruptors of Brexit and Covid-19 mean for future climate policy in the UK.

Brexit, Covid and Net Zero – The next phase in UK climate policy

Join Professor Sam Fankhauser for his expert view on what the twin disruptors of Brexit and Covid-19 mean for future climate policy in the UK.

13/05/2020

10:00

Buy it Well

Don’t splash out on water, what are your buying options?

Water is often the ‘forgotten utility’, but now that the market is open you can make some real savings by switching - find out how in this session.

Don’t splash out on water, what are your buying options?

Water is often the ‘forgotten utility’, but now that the market is open you can make some real savings by switching - find out how in this session.

13/05/2020

10:30

Use it Better

Data visualisation and insight in driving action

You should be collecting data on your energy consumption, so join Alan to find out how you can utilise it to maximise your cost and carbon savings.

Data visualisation and insight in driving action

You should be collecting data on your energy consumption, so join Alan to find out how you can utilise it to maximise your cost and carbon savings.

13/05/2020

11:00

Make your Own

Additionality and the role of the CPPA

Why do corporate power purchase agreements boost your green credentials so much more than a green tariff? In this session, Claire explains the importance of additionality.

Additionality and the role of the CPPA

Why do corporate power purchase agreements boost your green credentials so much more than a green tariff? In this session, Claire explains the importance of additionality.

13/05/2020

11:30

Do it Right

Environmental Social Governance: why Environmental and Social Impact are a business critical discussion

Businesses are facing increasing pressure to become more sustainable, which is pushing ESG up the agenda - join Georgina to find out more.

Environmental Social Governance: why Environmental and Social Impact are a business critical discussion

Businesses are facing increasing pressure to become more sustainable, which is pushing ESG up the agenda - join Georgina to find out more.

14/05/2020

09:30

Keynote

A data-driven energy system – cost, efficiency and customer satisfaction

As the way we use energy changes, our energy infrastructure is evolving too. Join Laura to discover the impact digitalisation and data is having on the energy system.

A data-driven energy system – cost, efficiency and customer satisfaction

As the way we use energy changes, our energy infrastructure is evolving too. Join Laura to discover the impact digitalisation and data is having on the energy system.

14/05/2020

10:00

Buy it Well

“The New Normal” – Adaptable Risk Management Strategies

Now more than ever businesses need a robust and adaptable risk management strategy that offers both price certainty and optimisation. Join this webinar to understand the tools and expertise required to design and implement an effective one.

“The New Normal” – Adaptable Risk Management Strategies

Now more than ever businesses need a robust and adaptable risk management strategy that offers both price certainty and optimisation. Join this webinar to understand the tools and expertise required to design and implement an effective one.

14/05/2020

10:30

Use it Better

Smart metering: Taking utility management to the next level

In this session, Jamie explores how you can take a smarter approach to managing your utilities.

Smart metering: Taking utility management to the next level

In this session, Jamie explores how you can take a smarter approach to managing your utilities.

14/05/2020

11:00

Make your Own

A 5 Step Approach To Water Optimisation (webinar replay)

Join Chris and Bethany to discover the five simple steps you can take to optimise your water strategy.

A 5 Step Approach To Water Optimisation (webinar replay)

Join Chris and Bethany to discover the five simple steps you can take to optimise your water strategy.

14/05/2020

11:30

Do it Right

The role of carbon in the C-Suite

Is sustainability a C-Suite concern? Inspired Energy’s experts discuss whether carbon is a board-level priority and why it should be.

The role of carbon in the C-Suite

Is sustainability a C-Suite concern? Inspired Energy’s experts discuss whether carbon is a board-level priority and why it should be.

15/05/2020

09:30

Keynote

Leading by example

Mark is CEO at Inspired Energy, the largest independent UK TPI - join Mark to find out more about Inspired’s journey and what’s next.

Leading by example

Mark is CEO at Inspired Energy, the largest independent UK TPI - join Mark to find out more about Inspired’s journey and what’s next.

15/05/2020

10:00

Buy it Well

Volume & Credit: The New Risk Management (webinar replay)

Join our webinar to understand more about how reduced volume can increase your unit rate and how this will impact credit position; how it is calculated, the level your business is exposed to and how to mitigate this potential volume and credit risk.

Volume & Credit: The New Risk Management (webinar replay)

Join our webinar to understand more about how reduced volume can increase your unit rate and how this will impact credit position; how it is calculated, the level your business is exposed to and how to mitigate this potential volume and credit risk.

15/05/2020

10:30

Use it Better

Identifying wastage and reducing unusual consumption

Reducing your overall energy consumption is the best way to cut costs and carbon, so join Bridget to find out how to ensure you’re as energy efficient as possible.

Identifying wastage and reducing unusual consumption

Reducing your overall energy consumption is the best way to cut costs and carbon, so join Bridget to find out how to ensure you’re as energy efficient as possible.

15/05/2020

11:00

Make your Own

Using on-site generation to drive change

How could generating your own energy on-site drive change within your organisation and the wider energy system? Join Claire to find out.

Using on-site generation to drive change

How could generating your own energy on-site drive change within your organisation and the wider energy system? Join Claire to find out.

15/05/2020

11:30

Do it Right

What’s next? The compliance horizon

When it comes to compliance, preparation is key. In this session, Rob explores what’s coming up on the compliance horizon.

What’s next? The compliance horizon

When it comes to compliance, preparation is key. In this session, Rob explores what’s coming up on the compliance horizon.

Our Speakers

Get to know a little bit more about our speakers and remember to book 1-2-1 sessions with the specialists of your choice.



Arjan Geveke

Arjan Geveke

Assistant Director of Energy Policy at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Arjan Geveke is Assistant Director Energy Policy in the Energy Intensive Industries Team in the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy. He holds a MA in Public Policy and Public Administration from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and an MSc in European Policy and Management from Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. He worked for the European Institute for Publication Administration and a research consultancy specialising in compliance management before he joined the Better Regulation Executive, Cabinet Office, in 2007. He moved into his current role in 2009. His main work areas include energy and climate change policies, with a focus on energy intensive industries, such as the paper & pulp sector.

Adam Sims

Adam Sims

Power Responsive Manager at National Grid ESO

Adam Sims is the Power Responsive Manager for the Electricity System Operator in Great Britain. The Power Responsive campaign aims to support and engage with all types of distributed energy resource providers to facilitate their access to our balancing services and markets. Previously he has held roles responsible for driving fundamental redesign of balancing services and markets through the System Needs & Product Strategy (SNaPS) and Product Roadmap documents. He has 20 years of experience in the energy industry, previously working in technical, commercial and regulatory areas on both gas and electricity.

Professor Sam Fankhauser

Professor Sam Fankhauser

Director, Grantham Research Institute at London School of Economics

Professor Sam Fankhauser is Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. As part of this role, he also directs the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), which are both funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Outside academia, Sam is a Non-Executive Director of CDC Group, the UK’s foremost development finance institution, and an Associate Director at economics consultancy Vivid Economics. He was an inaugural member of the UK Committee on Climate Change, on which he served from 2008 to 2016. Before joining LSE, Sam worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility. He has studied economics at the University of Berne (Switzerland), the London School of Economics and University College London.

Georgina Penfold

Georgina Penfold

Director at ICON

Georgina Penfold is one of the best-known and most-trusted voices in utilities management today. As a passionate advocate for energy consumers, George leads the Industrial and Commercial Operations Network, helping energy and estates management professionals access the tools and information they need to make life easier. This includes a strong focus on education and representation, helping consumers and suppliers respond to policy and regulatory changes and providing a coherent voice for energy consumers through proactive engagement with government and regulatory bodies.

Laura Sandys CBE

Laura Sandys CBE

CEO at Challenging Ideas

She is a Senior Independent Director at SGN Network and the Energy Systems Catapult. She is Chair of the BEIS/Ofgem Energy System Data Taskforce. She was appointed as a member of the Advisory Panel for the Government’s Cost of Energy Review, and is on the Council for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage. She is founder of the Food Foundation and co-founder of POWERful Women, a Visiting Senior Fellow at Kings College, a member of the Carbon Tracker Advisory Board and Deputy Chair of the Food Standards Agency. She was previously a Member of Parliament for South Thanet, a member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Energy and Climate Change. Described by The Times as ‘one of the sanest of all MPs’ and as ‘lateral-minded, original and free-thinking’.

Owen Moulton

Owen Moulton

Account Manager at SmartestEnergy

Account Manager for SmartestEnergy, Owen Moulton is responsible for number of customer accounts and portfolios, ensuring SmartestEnergy meet individual customer requirements. He focuses on delivering excellent service and bringing new opportunities to add value for customers.

Alan Fordham

Alan Fordham

Commercial Director at SystemsLink

Alan is Commercial Director of SystemsLink where he is leading their continued growth with SystemsLink’s sophisticated software solutions. Alan has almost 20 years industry experience across several sectors of the industry, including senior positions at a major supplier, where he was responsible for clients such as Ford Motor Company, BAE Systems and Saint Gobain. Alan has vast experience working with Consultants and large customers with bespoke or complex requirements.

Alessandro Bossi

Alessandro Bossi

Business Development Manager at Inspired Energy

Alessandro began his career in Secondary Energy Metering, working with the solar, renewable and landlord markets. His ten-year career in the energy industry, nearly five of which has been at Inspired Energy, has mainly focused on Commercial Account Management of multi-site corporate and public sector organisations, and latterly business development in these core sectors.

Ben MacFarlane

Ben MacFarlane

Market Analyst at Inspired Energy

Ben brings a wealth of quantitative experience to the sector, having completed an Astrophysics Ph.D specialising in probabilistic numerical modelling. Ben affords insightful analysis of trends within global equity, FOREX and commodity markets, whilst developing cutting-edge risk management tools for flexible procurement strategies.

Bethany Howell

Bethany Howell

Water Analyst at Inspired Energy

Bethany specialises in analysing business water invoices and usage in order to identify cost-savings and efficiency opportunities. Beth is also a qualified PRINCE 2 practitioner with a passion for exceptional customer service.

Bridget Legg

Bridget Legg

Client Optimisation Manager at Inspired Energy

Bridget holds a BEng in Renewable Energy Systems and Research Development. She is an accredited CIBSE ESOS Lead Assessor and CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant.

Chris Tarr

Chris Tarr

Director: Water Services at Inspired Energy

Chris Tarr, Director of Water Services has over 14 years’ experience within the water sector working with multiple sectors including large retailers, NHS, transport and manufacturing; his extensive knowledge of water is second to none.

Claire Markham

Claire Markham

Director: Sustainability & Renewable Energy at Inspired Energy

Claire has amassed over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry – and added a Master’s degree in Engineering & Design Management along the way. Claire has undertaken investment grade studies for a wide range of sustainable technologies. Her experience also includes managing the energy trading needs of a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Dorian Lucas

Dorian Lucas

Energy Risk Manager at Inspired Energy

Dorian has devised and implemented bespoke trading strategies for some of the UK’s largest businesses. He holds a qualification from the STA which enables him to provide an in-depth view of wholesale energy prices across the UK and Europe.

Emma Hird

Emma Hird

Client Optimisation Manager at Inspired Energy

Emma is an accomplished Client Optimisation Manager and a CIBSE qualified Low Carbon Consultant, ESOS Lead Assessor, and Heat Networks Consultant. She has personally managed CRC compliance for over 20 corporate clients since the start of Phase2, as well as taking a lead role in developing ESOS Phase 1 and SECR compliance services.

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans

Director: Cost Recovery at Inspired Energy

Gareth is an energy & telecoms specialist with over 25 years’ experience within the sector including co-founding two successful start-up businesses. Gareth has worked with many large organisations with complex estates to recover refunds from billing inaccuracies and facilitate ongoing savings for our clients.

Georgina Penfold

Georgina Penfold

Director: Public Service and Policy at Inspired Energy

With a background in energy management, Georgina has over 10 years’ experience of delivering compliant and pragmatic carbon reduction solutions. A well-known industry commentator, Georgina has been described by clients as “one of the most trusted voices in the utilities sector today” and is actively involved in improvement discussions with BEIS, Ofgem and DNOs.

Jamie Tabord

Jamie Tabord

Director: Site Services at Inspired Energy

With over 12 years' experience in the delivery of energy services relating to infrastructure and environmental subsidies. Jamie's background includes retrospective auditing of utility invoices.

Laura Clare Davies

Laura Clare Davies

Client Optimisation Manager at Inspired Energy

With over 13 years industry experience, Laura specialises in renewable and sustainable technologies and energy management. Laura works closely with clients across many sectors and funding providers to develop capex-free solutions for technologies such as Biomass, CHP systems, Solar PV, EVs and Heat Pumps. She also assists with SECR delivery and ESOS implementation work. Laura has taken hundreds of projects from concept to completion, resulting in financial and carbon savings well into the millions.

Marie Horsfall

Marie Horsfall

Head of Meter Operations at Inspired Energy

Marie has been working in the energy industry for 8 years - specialising in metering and siteworks. She holds a Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations.

Matthew Dowdeswell

Matthew Dowdeswell

Innovation Manager at Inspired Energy

Matthew is an accomplished innovation manager with over 20 years’ experience within the energy and telecoms sector. Understanding client needs has been fundamental to his role of product development. Matthew is currently studying in his final year of a MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technologies at Loughborough University.

Matt Ireland

Matt Ireland

Finance Director at Inspired Energy

Matt is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with 12 years’ experience. His focus at Inspired Energy plc's has been aligning the business and financial strategy for a group which has grown predominantly through acquisition, as well as ensuring compliance with financial regulations, including SECR.

Mark Dickinson

Mark Dickinson

CEO at Inspired Energy

Mark Dickinson is CEO of Inspired Energy plc. Mark is an energy consultancy specialist with over 20 years’ experience of developing and advising companies in the sector. Mark was CEO of M&C Energy Group where he led the buy and build strategy completing four acquisitions before selling the company to Schneider Electric in 2012. He brings significant industry knowledge and has a Masters in Finance from the London Business School where he was voted Accomplished Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012.

Nick Campbell

Nick Campbell

Director: Energy Intensive Clients at Inspired Energy

Nick has managed flexible energy procurement solutions for some of the largest organisations in the UK, specialising in market analysis, energy trading and strategy. He is a frequent media commentator in leading national publications, has a Masters in Energy and is FCA accredited.

Robbie Howlett

Robbie Howlett

Energy & Environment Manager at Inspired Energy

Robbie has worked in the energy industry for over 12 years in the design and delivery of technical services to support clients with carbon reduction goals, energy management and legislative requirements. Robbie has supported business across all sectors, ranging from large manufacturing companies, to schools and hospitals.

Rob Leak

Rob Leak

Head of Energy Solutions at Inspired Energy

Head of Energy Solutions, Rob successfully manages a team of energy consultants responsible for delivering energy solutions and compliance services, including ESOS, CCAs, CRC and now SECR. He has been providing independent utilities advice and support to businesses for over 25 years, specialising in onsite generation along with energy and carbon reduction projects.

Wayne Brown

Wayne Brown

Head of Strategic Partnerships at Inspired Energy

Wayne has almost 20 years’ industry experience including working for the some of the UK’s largest energy suppliers. He has a background in business development, helping structure bespoke energy solutions for larger businesses. In his current role he works in collaboration with strategic external partners.