How should we be interacting with Government to ensure that our voice is heard? How can we use our collective voice to influence policy development? This introductory course, ran by Westminster Training Ltd will look at the tools and techniques that should be used to influence Government Policy, specifically looking at DECC and the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee. During the day you will look at the political and administrative structures and explore the tensions between ministers and officials and understand how these tensions can be exploited to gain influence.
Following last year’s highly successful ‘Creating Value through Analytics-Based Asset Planning and Operation’ theme, our 2015 event focusses on how these and other leading edge asset management practices are helping water, electricity, and gas network companies meet and beat their regulatory targets to deliver superior returns to customers and shareholders. There is little doubt that superior regulatory returns are enabled by cutting edge asset management practice deployed across all phases of the asset management life cycle. With RIIO now moving from ‘theory into practice’ across all sectors, the event provides an opportunity to share very best practice as network companies, together with their supply chain partners, seek to ‘deliver on their asset management plans’.
The ICOM Winter Conference will bring together key speakers from Government and Industry to update you on the Regulations and Directives that will affect the Industrial and Commercial Heating industry over the coming years.
A year is a long time, even in the energy sector. The natural gas industry now finds itself at the start of a conservative-led policy debate on the forward position of gas in the future GB energy mix. The relative strengths of the environmental, affordability and security arms of the energy trilemma will surely be shaken and tested in the coming months. As testament to the continuing evolution of the industry, the last 12 months has seen the first exploration planning approval for shale gas extraction in NW England, a supply industry coping with crude oil prices static around $60/bbl with no immediate signs of recovery, and as this conference takes place we will be within weeks of the result of the CMA enquiry into the supply and acquisition of energy in Great Britain, and the important Climate Change Summit in Paris. And of course, gas smart meters en masse on the way soon...
The decarbonisation of domestic heat, the holy grail for successive governments and manufacturers – is it really achievable when it relies on millions of consumers making changes in their own homes?
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EUA is delighted to welcome back by popular demand its “Utility Regulation 2016” one-day seminar - an annual look at leading regulatory policy and practice as it continues to shape planning, investment and operation of the nation’s utility markets and infrastructures.
The 2016 annual Gas Awards lunch will be held on Tuesday 17th May 2016 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The event, jointly organised by EUA and IGEM, recognises and rewards the outstanding achievements of individuals and businesses working across the gas industry. Bringing together over 600 gas professionals, this event is the largest and most prestigious event in the gas industry calendar. The Awards Lunch commences with a drinks reception, followed by a 3 course lunch and ends with the presentation of the Gas Industry Awards. To nominate a company or an individual for an Award please visit www.gasindustryawards.com
Join us for our 12th Utility Metering Conference - the leading supply chain-focussed event in the metering calendar. Expect to hear a post-election policy and programme update, the latest on testing of critical communications and data management systems, and how the supply chain from design, through manufacture, installation and meter recycling is mobilising to deliver this important consumer programme.
Back by popular demand... Join us for the second social media seminar with Andrew Lloyd Gordon! EUA is offering a FREE workshop run by Andrew Lloyd Gordon who is a qualified professional marketeer with 16 years’ experience in Digital Marketing. He will equip you with up-to-date knowledge and skills so that you walk away knowing how to get the most out of social media in today’s Digital Age.
Members from across the UK’s industrial and commercial heating industry sector will come together on 4th June at the RAF Club in London for the ICOM annual luncheon.
Rewarding success and recognizing outstanding achievements, the 2015 Gas Industry Awards take place at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. This highly prestigious event organised by EUA and IGEM brings together over 600 senior representatives from the gas industry together with guests from Government and its agencies to celebrate innovation, creativity and exceptional talent.
Are you a Sales Manager, Account Manager, Business Development Manager, Technical Manager or a Director? If so, you probably don’t have time to keep up-to-date with latest developments in social media marketing… Can you afford to ignore it though? Probably not.
As the saying goes, the only deal worth doing is a win-win deal, anything else will end in pain. So what is the Street Works industry doing to ensure that the objectives and goals of its stakeholders are aligned to deliver the maximum benefit to the public? As usual this popular EUA event takes a cross-sectional view of the utility street works sector from policy makers through to street works promoters and their supply chain partners, and examines how well social, environmental and business objectives are aligned in their intention to deliver safe, efficient and less disruptive street works.
2013 was an important milestone in the history of the UK gas industry – not only did the industry celebrate 200 years since the first practical use of gas for lighting the streets of Westminster but it also repositioned itself as a key industry in the transition to a low carbon energy future and beyond. In a regulatory context, the price control for gas distribution was one of the first settlements to be landed under the new Ofgem-led RIIO framework, and Government saw the positive virtues in supporting future shale gas developments as international security of supply events continued to rumble. As last year’s Gas 2013 event emphasised, natural gas was indeed at the very heart of helping solve the ‘energy trilemma’. So one year on, what does the industry now need to do to sustain this positive momentum and to capitalise on the commercial, regulatory and technical leadership inherent in the sector and where should it be doing better?
Sponsored by Lord Whitty this event will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the heating evolution – The compulsory condensing boiler.
Please join us for the 11th running of this popular industry seminar, an event which is always guaranteed to bring together the important players from the equipment supply chain, government, regulators and representative bodies. With mass roll-out fast approaching, hear from those involved at the sharp end of system installation and testing and meter manufacturers. Understand how they are managing risk throughout the transition phase, learn about the latest technical developments, hear how they are working towards effective deployment and get anupdate on the crucial engagement of the British public. The programme will be supported by a topical supply chain exhibition and excellent networking opportunities.
There is little doubt that ‘customers’ and ‘data’ have headlined in the recent regulatory settlements for energy transmission, and gas distribution, and in the forward asset management plans now being scrutinised for electricity distribution (RIIO-ED1) and water and waste water (PR14). It is clear also that the utilities are being challenged to be more innovative in the way data is translated into knowledge on behalf of customers and other stakeholders. Building on its ‘data’ theme of 2009, this year’s Utility Asset Management conference examines how data and data analytics are being deployed to both develop and deliver asset management plans. With the field of data analytics moving from analytic, through predictive to prescriptive solution capability, and with its roots in consumer facing markets, we examine how asset-intensive utilities are now unlocking value from smarter planning, investment, maintenance and operating activities.
ICOM Annual Luncheon is one of the premier events in the commercial and industrial heating calendar. Attended by many of the industry’s leading companies and key decision makers, it is a great venue to network with industry colleagues.
EUA and IGEM are pleased to announce the Gas Industry Awards Lunch 2014. Hosted at the Hilton, Park Lane, London, this annual event brings together over 600 gas professionals and is the largest and most prestigious event in the gas industry calendar. Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, will give the keynote address.
EUA is pleased to announce its one day seminar ‘Data and Communications for Smart Metering 2014’. The commercial landscape for smart metering has changed greatly in the last twelve months with the appointment of key governance groups and service providers, but there is much to do before enduring roll-out commences in 2015. As well as providing the latest update on design and build progress, this event looks ahead to the important testing and assurance phase of implementation, and asks the question ‘how ready are users’?