The New Energy Forum provides a series of facilitated site visits and thematic Roundtables. All partners in the New Energy Forum have free and exclusive access to over 100 reports and 300 presentations extending across all aspects of the new energy landscape.

Our reports are an accurate and record of our tailored and wide-ranging Roundtables. They allow partners to spread the value of participation widely across their organisations, enabling a range of colleagues to be benefit. Each reporting pack contains a highlights section and unique signposting to background material which supports the main report text, rich in insight and strategic observations. Contact details for all participants are provided.

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2019  


New business and technology horizons for energy storage, 12 September 2019

  • Grid scale energy storage – The missing link, WSP
  • Where value lies, Aurora Energy
  • Innovations in energy storage, Imperial College London

Delivering flexibility across local networks and microgrids, 26 June 2019

  • Achieving flexibility with microgrids, Schneider Electric
  • Distributed Energy Management Systems and their role in future networks, ABB
  • Virtual Power Plants: Status and Prospects, Ecotricity

Decarbonisation of heat, 16 May 2019

  • The role of hydrogen in decarbonising heat, Committee on Climate Change
  • Heat networks / District Heating in the UK: Opportunities and challenges and lessons from abroad, Energy Systems Catapult
  • Decarbonisation of Heat, Uniper
  • Options and pathways for delivering low carbon heat, Imperial College London

Building a smart energy system – and the role for data, 27 March 2019

  • Key trends for smart energy: future developments and implications, WSP
  • The role for data in the evolving energy businesses, DNV GL
  • How can Internet of things transform the energy industry, GE Power

E-Mobility: Value pools, ownership patterns and future infrastructure, 20 February 2019

  • Electric Vehicle Governance Framework, Managing the Transition towards EVs and CAV, Gemserv
  • The evolving charging infrastructure and developments, Vattenfall
  • Future penetration of E-mobility to the UK market, Baringa

Energy as a service: evolving markets and opportunities, 16 January 2019

  • Energy as a Service: Revenue streams for businesses, Gemserv
  • How Energy as A Service can enable solar power, Lightsource BP
  • The future of Energy Services: A Utility Perspective, Good Energy

2018  

Gas: future sources, role and impact, 29 November 2018

  • Options for a low carbon gas grid, Wales & West Utilities
  • Shale gas: growth potential and factors affecting future development, Igas
  • Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) – its role in decarbonising the gas grid, Equinor

Future Trends in Transport, 17 October 2018

  • Market trends in Road Transport, Advanced Propulsion Centre
  • Policy Directions in Road Transport
  • Smart Mobility and the Electricity Network, Deloitte
  • Alternative Fuels in Non-Road Applications

Delivering the energy transition, 12 September 2018

  • The diversification of oil majors and their role in the energy transition, Shell
  • Shaping the UK energy mix: the future outlook for policy, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Private funding for energy developments – an investors perspective, Foresight Group

Optimising Renewables: Adding value by combining renewable generation and storage, 19 June 2018

  • Coupling renewables with behind the meter energy storage, Kiwi Power
  • Utility scale energy storage for large scale renewable generation, redT
  • Renewables and Vehicle-to-Grid: Using EVs for energy storage, A.T. Kearney

Network innovations: new and future developments to balance the electricity grid, 9 May 2018

  • Future role for DNOs and DSOs, Energy Networks Association
  • Practicalities of operating distributed networks and services, Western Power Distribution
  • Balancing the Electricity grid including the role for ESCOs, Vital Energi

IoT and energy efficiency: synergies and opportunities to transform the energy sector, 22 March 2018

  • The potential for energy efficiency: increased carbon and financial benefits, RAP
  • Enabling energy efficiency through IoT, Energy Intelligent Solutions
  • How can blockchain generate energy savings?, Verv Energy

Heat: future directions and associated opportunities, February 2018

  • The likely future mix of fuels for low carbon heating, ERP
  • Emerging innovations , Worcester Bosch
  • Trends in low carbon cooling , Carbon Trust.

EVs: Paving the way for transport electrification and the evolving business models for charging infrastructure, January 2018

  • Prospects for EVs: market trends and growth, Nissan
  • Practical Aspects and Business Models for Charging Infrastructure, Pod Point
  • Gearing the grid up for EV integration , Western Power Distribution and EA Technology


2017  

Evolving markets for hydrogen, December 2017

  • Market trends for ULEVs: FCEVs, EVs and beyond, UCL
  • Hydrogen production options: ‘green’ (electrolyser based) versus ‘brown’ (SMR based) and factors affecting future development, Element Energy
  • The business case for Hydrogen, Shell

Energy Storage: Innovation, Market Update and Forward Look, November 2017

  • Small scale energy storage: opportunities and trends, Powervault
  • Mid scale energy storage: the role for a gravitational solution, Gravitricity
  • Grid scale energy storage: status and growth, Highview Power

Local energy networks: defining opportunities in a changing grid marketplace, September 2017

  • Future business models and ownership patterns, Cornwall Insight
  • The future role for aggregators and DNOs, Origami Energy
  • Future Power System Architecture, Energy Systems Catapult
    Options for balancing supply and demand, National Grid

Future Directions for UK Policy, July 2017

  • National energy models: fit for purpose? Energy Technologies Institute
  • Financing Options and Taxation – key instruments, their intended and unintended impacts, and options going forward, Baringa
  • Shaping UK Energy Policy – trends for the energy mix, key developments and the impact of BREXIT, Committee on Climate Change

Prospects for CHP, May 2017

  • CHP developments and trends across Europe, COGEN Europe
  • Future opportunities for CHP: Latest innovations, solutions and integration, Baxi Heating
  • Fuel cell CHP: Technological advances and opportunities for deployment, FCES

Key digital trends: enabling energy evolution, April 2017

  • European developments and lessons, Eurelectric
  • Emerging business models, Delta EE
  • Transactive Energy: how blockchain can place customers at the heart of the energy industry, Navigant

EVs and the evolving grid: flexibility and interoperability, Mar 2017

  • Electricity Storage: the role for EVs, Innovate UK
  • Latest trends in EVs: Current status and future growth, McKinsey
  • EVs and grid capacity, EA Technology

The role for hydrogen in a future connected energy system, Jan 2017

  • Grid balancing: hydrogen as a solution, ITM Power
  • Hydrogen as an energy vector and heat solution: addressing key policy challenges, Northern Gas Networks
  • Hydrogen through Ammonia, University of Cardiff and Siemens
2016  

Energy economics: new value streams and opportunities for cost reduction, November 2016

  • Critical elements for energy applications, Lipmann Walton & Co
  • The future of UK bioenergy: technologies and challenges, E4Tech
  • Getting value out of Carbon: CO2 utilization, Sheffield University

Batteries and their role in energy system transformation: grid balancing, transport and materials innovation, October 2016

  • Grid Scale Batteries: Status and Prospects, Everoze
  • Batwind Project: Drivers and Opportunities, Statoil
  • EV batteries as distributed mobile storage system: a challenge and an opportunity for the grid, Enel
  • Developments in battery material science: overview and key trends, Sharp Energy
  • Storage Battery Safety Update, HSL

Future Energy Pathways: Modelling, Convergence and the Role of Policy, 7 September 2016

  • Electrification and convergence between heat, power and transport: implications and opportunities, Energy UK
  • Future energy trends: Brexit, models and beyond, E3G
  • Evolving energy policy frameworks: critique and lessons, Hogan Lovells

Nuclear Power: latest developments, advances in processes and the role for small modular reactors, July 2016

  • Nuclear power in the UK: opportunities and challenges, Nuclear Industry Association
  • Advances in Nuclear Power processes: innovations and barriers, National Nuclear Laboratory
  • Small Modular Reactors: potential for the UK, Rolls Royce

Connected energy: buildings, cities and beyond, May 2016

  • Low carbon buildings: Innovations, energy efficiency and interconnection, Sustainable Homes
  • Innovation through collaboration, standards and best practice for smart cities, Flexeye
  • Smart energy innovation: integration and incentivisation, Moixa
  • The role of interconnection in a decarbonised grid, Frontier Economics

Demand Side Management: what role in the evolving energy landscape? April 2016

  • Demand Response from a system perspective, National Grid
  • Demand Response potential across the UK and Europe, REstore
  • Commercial opportunities for large energy users involved in demand response across Europe, INOVYN

Optimising industrial and commercial heat management, February 2016

  • Industrial and Commercial heat: options for optimisation and opportunities for waste heat recovery, Element Energy
  • Recovering industrial heat: the benefits of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Technology, DRD Power
  • Thermal management of industrial processes and the role for heat storage, Newcastle University

Distributed generation: New business models, financing trends and commercial drivers, January 2016

  • New business models for distributed generation, University of Cambridge
  • Funding for distributed generation, European Investment Bank
  • Commercial drivers for the forthcoming technology mix in distributed generation, World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE)
2015  

Energy Storage – opportunities and challenges, December 2015

  • Energy storage across Europe – status and prospects, McKinsey
  • The role of Policy in shaping uptake of Energy Storage across Europe, WIP – Renewable Energies
  • Accelerating Renewables: Energy Storage Strategies as an Enabler? Active Power
  • HSE Energy Storage Shared Research Programme, HSE

Global mega trends and their implications for energy, October 2015

  • Mega trends and their implications for energy, PwC
  • Population and economic growth with reducing energy consumption: attempting the impossible? University of Leeds / UKERC
  • Urbanisation and its effect on energy, Siemens

Developments in the pipeline for oil and gas, September 2015

  • UK oil and gas trends and their implications, Centrica
  • Shale gas – Future UK prospects, British Geological Survey
  • Hydrogen: a solution to integrate more renewables in the future oil, power and gas markets, Hydrogenics

Future Energy Systems: Fit for purpose? July 2015

  • Moving to a low carbon energy system: challenges and choices, UKERC
  • Future energy systems and integration with Europe, Energy Intensive Users Group/EEF
  • Recent progress in reducing emissions and priorities for the new Parliament, Committee on Climate Change

Opportunities for heat: Innovations in generation, management and recovery, 20 May 2015

  • An overview of heat demand and low carbon heat technologies suitable for large scale deployment, Imperial College
  • The electrification of heat: What is the role of heat pumps and hybrid heat pumps? Delta-EE
  • Exploring smart solutions and technologies for heat management of commercial buildings, ista

Hydrogen for transport: Opportunities and Pathways to 2020 and beyond, April 2015

  • Fuel cells and transportation: black swans or white doves? 4th Energy Wave
  • Hydrogen fuelling infrastructure roll-out, Air Products
  • Progress in fuel cell and hydrogen vehicles, Hyundai

Optimising the value from digital energy, February 2015

  • Intelligent Network Management, including insights from the Thames Valley Vision LCNF Project, SSE Power Distribution
  • Improving asset performance through specialist monitoring, Nortech
  • The UK’s largest Active Network Management System – Grand Unified Scheme at Northern Power Grid, Siemens

The energy / water interface: synergies, opportunities and challenges, January 2015

  • Overview of the energy / water interface: Interconnection and Interdependence, University of Cambridge
  • Status of and prospects for energy recovery in the water industry: Thames Water perspective, Thames Water
  • Future trends for heat recovery and water reuse, Sharc Energy
  • Investment opportunities at the energy / water nexus, E4tech
2014  

Exploring New Opportunities for Power Generation from Biomass and Waste, November 2014

  • Biomass Energy Generation: Lessons Learned from Scandinavia, Ramboll
  • Using Pyrolysis and Gasification Techniques to Provide Power to the Grid, NEAT Technology Group
  • Status of and Prospects for Power Generation via Gasification, Energos
  • Opportunities and Risks for Bio-Energy and Waste – A Lenders Perspective, Green Investment Bank

Optimising the future distribution network: strategies and options, October 2014

  • Innovation at the local grid level: Low Carbon London and Future Plug and Play projects, UK Power Networks
  • EV recharging infrastructure growth, ABB
  • Demand response options, OpenEnergi
  • The London Infrastructure Plan: energy update, Greater London Authority

Energy Storage – Evaluating the Options, September 2014

  • Energy Storage – Latest developments in response to an evolving energy landscape, EA Technology Consulting
  • Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) energy storage: status and prospects, REDT
  • Graphene: a revolution for energy storage? National Graphene Institute
  • Opportunities and challenges for Compressed Air Energy (CAES) in low-cost bulk energy storage, Storelectric

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen: New opportunities across the energy landscape, 17th July 2014

  • Prospects for power to gas and methanation, ITM Power
  • Large scale distributed generation using high temperature fuel cells: medium and longer term options, University of St Andrews
  • Clean, flexible power generation using Hydrogen storage, ETI
  • Preparing for a Hydrogen economy, Health & Safety Laboratory

Energy infrastructure and grid evolution, June 2014

  • Decarbonisation and the System Operator, National Grid
  • The role of policies in stabilising and incentivising the deployment of the future grid, Ofgem
  • New concepts in existing power generation technologies, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems
  • Developing Smart Grid solutions in the UK, IBM

Innovation and commercialisation: Lessons for new energy, April 2014

  • Financing commercialisation and innovation, Angel Capital Group and UK Business Angels Association
  • Investment trends and options: a specialist investor perspective, WHEB
  • Corporate vs University commercialisation strategies, Cambridge Entreprise

CHP: sustainable, efficient, cost-effective? March 2014

  • CHP in the UK: Consumer-focused energy, CHPA
  • CHP: Opportunities, Challenges and Market Potential, Vital Energi
  • A fuel provider’s perspective, LC Energy

Advances in solar PV and CSP, January 2014

  • Overview of European Solar PV markets and trends, European Photovoltaic Industry Association
  • The future of renewable energy systems in power generation: a utility perspective, Enel
  • On-Sun: a breakthrough innovation for photovoltaics, On-Sun
  • The Growth of Concentrated Solar Power, Acciona Energia
2013  

Creating a resilient low carbon energy system, December 2013

  • Resilient low carbon energy: an overview, UKERC
  • Energy policy and energy finance: friends or foes? Low Carbon Finance Group
  • Opportunities and risks in low carbon energy investment, Societe Generale
  • The role of demand management in low carbon energy systems, KiWi Power

Geo-engineering without the hype, October 2013

  • Keynote presentation: Cimate Geo-engineering, University of Oxford
  • Panel discussion with panelists:
    • Prof Tim Lenton, University of Exeter
    • Prof Brian Launder, Manchester University
    • Prof Nick Pidgeon, Cardiff University
    • Dr Naomi Vaughan, University of East Anglia
    • Dr Matt Watson, University of Bristol

Advanced materials: opportunities for energy, September 2013

  • Advanced materials and energy: an overview, Materials KTN
  • Smart materials and lightweight structures for wind turbine blades, ACCIS Bristol
  • Advanced multifunctional coatings: commercial potential, SINTEF
  • Materials for energy: challenges and opportunities, Granta Design

Biofuels, where next? July 2013

  • Biofuels: feedstocks and conversion technology overview, Ricardo-AEA
  • UPS: perspective and experience of biofuels, UPS
  • Biofuels policy update, REA

Leveraging energy use reduction and creativity: behavioural change for market leadership, June 2013

  • Innovative engagement strategies for Commercial success, Commercial Group
  • Managed discussion session, chaired by Synnogy
  • Leading behavioural change: industry lessons, Global Action Plan

New directions and future innovation for energy, April 2013

  • The future of the energy system, University of Sussex
  • Innovation in distribution – case studies, Western Power Distribution
  • Scottish Power Energy Networks: Innovation Overview, Scottish Power Energy Networks
  • National Grid: developing for the future, National Grid

Carbon capture technology: innovation and risk, March 2013

  • Innovations and challenges in CCS technology: an overview, APGTF
  • A utility perspective: current and future activities in CCS, SSE
  • A technology provider perspective: progressing CCS to the next generation, Calix Ltd
  • A future perspective: technology trends and key developments, Cranfield University

The water-energy interface, February 2013

  • Water Industry innovation, Yorkshire Water
  • Global innovation in the water industry, Isle Utilities
  • The stimulation of innovation: The UK water sector in its global policy context, Envisager
  • Water scarcity & risk: a discussion, Environment Agency

Cutting costs in offshore wind, January 2013

  • Offshore wind cost reduction, The Crown Estate
  • The UK’s renewable energy accelerator, Narec Capital
  • Innovation in offshore wind, RenewableUK
  • PowerPod: combining wind and wave, Trident Energy
2012  

The energy storage revolution, November 2012

  • Energy storage overview – delivering value to diverse stakeholders, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA
  • The ‘supercapattery’: potential for energy storage, University of Nottingham
  • S&C: integrating energy storage into the grid, S&C Electric

Big data, smarter energy, October 2012

  • The big data opportunity, BAeSystems Detica
  • Big data, Green Button and consumer engagement, Tendril Inc
  • Big data: beyond the energy industry, Oracle

Global developments in fuel cells, September 2012

  • US and Canadian fuel cell companies: activity, development status and market prospects, Fuel Cell Today
  • Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems: technology and market update, Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems Limited
  • Ballard fuel cell applications, Ballard Power Systems

The evolving landscape for bio-derived gases, July 2012

  • The evolving landscape for bio-derived gases, Renewable Energy Association
  • Commercial opportunities for bio-derived gases: an investor’s view, Foresight Group
  • Gas vans at Tesco.com – an operator’s perspective, Tesco.com

The emerging world of ‘smart’ DC, May 2012

  • To DC or not to DC? Alternative power networks for the built environment, BRE
  • Smart DC power: the future? Moixa Energy
  • The potential for DC infrastructure in the Netherlands, Direct Current BV

New developments in geothermal energy, April 2012

  • The Renaissance of Deep Geothermal Energy in the UK, University of Newcastle
  • EGS Energy’s approach to geothermal energy, EGS Energy
  • Geothermal energy opportunities, SINTEF, Norway

Leading perspectives on ten key years, February 2012

  • Forecasting the future of energy: an overview to 2025, University College London
  • Opportunities and challenges in renewable energy investment, Triodos Bank
  • Commercial opportunities for low carbon energy, Tata Steel Europe

Biogas, biomethane and gas to grid, January 2012

  • Building a successful business case for biogas/biomethane grid injection, National Grid (gas distribution)
  • Biomethane to grid case studies, CNG Services Ltd
  • Biomass gasification: Key technology for renewable energy, Renewable Power Technologies Umwelttechnik (Guessing), Austria
2011  

New horizons for heat pumps? December 2011

  • Heat pumps – from here to the future, Heat Pump Association
  • New generation heat pump technology, NIBE Energy Systems
  • The One New Change heat pump: opportunities and practicalities, Land Securities including a tour of the facility

Shale gas: opportunities and controversies, October 2011

  • UK and European shale gas: resources, geology and environmental issues, British Geological Survey
  • Coastal Oil and Gas Ltd: Shale Gas and Other Unconventional Gas Resources Development, Market and Prospects, Coastal Oil & Gas
  • Shale gas issues – environment, energy, Greenpeace

EVs: lessons from abroad, September 2011

  • The Formula E Team and EVs in the Netherlands, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
  • The Portuguese approach to EVs, INTELI
  • DC rapid charge solutions, Epyon Power / ABB

Making waves? Future marine power, June 2011

  • Update on Marine Energy in the UK, EMEC
  • Progress in marine energy, Carbon Trust
  • Marine energy foresighting and funding, Scottish Enterprise
  • DeltaStream development, Tidal Energy Ltd

New business models for hydrogen, May 2011

  • Fuel cell and hydrogen market briefing, Air Products
  • Hydrogen from CCS: commercial opportunities, AMEC
  • New business models for hydrogen, ITM Power

Connectivity – a real barrier to the UK’s low-carbon future? 6 April 2011

  • Distributed generation: ‘future proofing’ low carbon electricity networks, Green Alliance
  • Technology breakthroughs to support a low carbon grid, Siemens Energy
  • The low-carbon grid: assessing the impact and re-thinking current business models, Scottish European Green Energy Centre

A viable CCS industry – dream or reality? March 2011

  • CCS: challenges and opportunities, University of Edinburgh
  • The case for a commercial CCS industry, McKinsey & Co
  • Mobilising private sector finance for CCS, Ecofin Research Foundation
  • Offshore CCS and Sea Sequestor technology, Ocean Resource Ltd

Heat and Heat Recovery, January 2011

  • Overview of renewable and low carbon heat, CAMCO
  • Waste heat power generation, GE Heat Recovery Solutions
  • Cryogenic energy storage: harnessing waste heat, Highview Power
2010  

New Energy: The next 20 years, December 2010

  • Perspectives on the evolving energy landscape, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)
  • The evolving energy supply landscape, British Gas New Markets
  • Betting on science, Accenture

Smarter Buildings, October 2010

  • Smart meters and smarter buildings, opportunities for the future, Onzo
  • Successful energy demand reduction – a Europe-wide perspective, VaasaETT
  • Smarter Buildings for a Smarter Planet – IBM’s perspective, IBM

Energy from algae, September 2010

  • An overview of the use of algae for energy production, Newcastle University
  • The Algae Biofuels Challenge: progress update, Carbon Trust
  • Energy from macro and micro algae, BioMara

New nuclear build in the UK, July 2010

  • Overview of the draft Nuclear NPS and the GDA Process, National Nuclear Lab
  • Westinghouse AP 1000 and beyond, Westinghouse
  • UK university research into nuclear waste, University of Leeds
  • Springfields Fuels Ltd: Oxide Fabrication Complex (OFC) overview presentation and tour

The role of bioenergy in a low carbon future, June 2010

  • Power from biomass by pyrolysis and gasification, Bioenergy Research Group, Aston University
  • Future bioenergy routes in low carbon energy systems, E4tech
  • The role of bioenergy in a low carbon future, Land Energy
  • Bioenergy: an industrial perspective, Biomass Power Ltd

Future energy networks, April 2010

  • Integrating wind – network priorities for UK and Europe, National Grid
  • Overview and tour of the National Grid control room and operations
  • Decarbonisation roadmaps for the EU27 countries, Kema Consulting Europe
  • Electrification of Transport – Challenges and Opportunities, Ricardo

Future energy storage, March 2010

  • Energy storage, ITM Power
  • Emerging electricity storage technologies, Delta Energy & Environment
  • Mobile energy recovery and storage, Williams Hybrid Power

Biofuels – where next? January 2010

  • An overview of biofuels in the UK and the wider world, Imperial College London
  • Biofuels and renewable energy: a financial perspective, Schroders
  • Advanced bioenergy from ligno-cellulose and wastes, Ineos Bio
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