2018 Conference

  • 2018 Conference Sessions

    • Opening plenary session

      Date: Wednesday, 2 May
      Time: 09:00-10:30
      Location: Lomond Auditorium

      Chaired by: Keith Anderson, CEO, ScottishPower

      • Lord Provost Eva Bolander, The Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow
      • Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland
      • Sinead Lynch, Chair, Shell UK
      • Cllr Susan Aitken, The Leader of Glasgow City Council and City Convener for Inclusive Economic Growth
      • Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal & Vice Chancellor, University of Strathclyde
      • Ian Miekle, Director of Clean Growth and Infrastructure, Innovate UK with Graham Oakes, Founder, Chair & Chief Scientist, Upside Energy
    • SUMS 1: Policy and key issues

      Date: Wednesday, 2 May
      Time: 11:00-12:30
      Location: Alsh 1

      Chair: Archie Stoddart, Head of the Sustainable Transport Unit, Transport Scotland

      Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands, The Scottish Government

      Power networks: Enabler not a barrier to EV uptake
      Graeme Cooper, Project Director - Electric Vehicles, National Grid

      Electric vehicles: Multiple perspectives
      Barry Carruthers, Head of Innovation, Sustainability & Quality, ScottishPower

      The Bus Emission Abatement Retrofit Programme
      Stephen Thomson, Head of Environment & Sustainability, Transport Scotland

      Glasgow’s low emission zone
      Vincent McInally, Team Leader – Environmental Health, Glasgow City Council

      Discover what support is available to you and your organisation in your journey to low-carbon transport
      Ellie Grebenik, Programme Manager - Scottish Transport, Energy Saving Trust

      Q&A and panel discussion
      Additional panellist: Sinead Lynch, Chair, Shell UK

    • SUMS 2: Connected & autonomous vehicles: (CAVs)

      Date: Wednesday, 2 May
      Time: 14:00-15:30
      Location: Alsh 1

      Chair: Andrew Davidson, National Operations Manager: Systems and Impacts, Transport Scotland

      Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles update
      Stephen Mann, Communications Lead and Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV)

      Policy and technical issues and business case for implementing autonomous vehicles in cities
      Richard Bellingham, Director – Institute for Future Cities, University of Strathclyde

      Understanding plug-in vehicle adoption and managed charging through trials with mainstream consumers
      Dr Neale Kinnear, Principal Psychologist, TRL

      The Westfield POD
      David Henry, Sales Agent, Westfield Autonomous Vehicles

      Bridging the gap between technology and reality
      Charlie Hamilton, Managing Director (UK), Whippet Coaches

      Limited Driverless vehicles: Legal and insurance aspects
      Edward Barratt, Director, Burges Salmon LLP

      Q&A and panel discussion

    • SUMS 3: Leveraging flexibility in EV charging

      Date: Wednesday, 2 May
      Time: 16:00-17:30
      Location: Alsh 1

      Organised by The IET / Energy Systems Catapult Future Power System Architecture programme

      The IET / Energy Systems Catapult Future Power System Architecture programme has identified 35 new or extended functions that will be essential to the future efficient, coordinated and economic functioning of the electricity power system serving GB during a period of rapid transformative change driven by decarbonisation, decentralisation, digitisation and democratisation of energy supply.

      One subject area regarded as having potential for investigation through a Use Case approach is:
      • Leveraging Flexibility in EV Charging - for system optimisation - managing network constraints, maximising low marginal cost generation, minimising system balancing costs.

      This subject is currently seen as a priority by many stakeholders – including BEIS – especially given the Government announcement that legislation is to be introduced banning the sales of new ICE cars in the UK from 2040; (the Scottish government has pledged to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans across Scotland by 2032) - which is likely to have ramifications for public and private transport, and implications for the electricity sector, well before the deadlines.  

      The FPSA programme team in collaboration with Ricardo has established a broad set of Use Cases and developed these to a level of detail sufficient to draft a specification for a subsequent multi-stakeholder trial of Enabling Frameworks that would robustly test the sector’s capability to overcome barriers to the implementation of new functionality and ensure the delivery of relevant FPSA functions in a timely manner.

      The FPSA programme therefore wishes to engage more widely with a broad set of Stakeholders who:
      • Have explored or are involved with the forthcoming challenges and opportunities surrounding transformative change in the energy sector,
      • Relate to the EV Use Case work outlined above and are keen to be involved in the development, establishment and exploitation of new functionality.

      Chair: Duncan Botting, Managing Director, Global Smart Transformation Limited
      • FPSA and enabling frameworks - Duncan Botting, Managing Director, Global Smart Transformation Limited
      • EV charging use cases - Olivia Carpenter, Senior Consultant – Technical, Ricardo Energy & Environment
      • Engaging with the FPSA programme - Gordon Graham, FPSA Programme and Stakeholder Management, Energy Systems Catapult
      • Innovation opportunities - Phil Lawton, Practice Manager, Energy Systems Catapult

    • SUMS 4: MAAS meets autonomy meets future powertrains for buses

      Date: Thursday, 3 May
      Time: 11:00-12:30
      Location: Alsh 1

      Chair: Andrew Davidson, National Operations Manager: Systems and Impacts, Transport Scotland

      Bridging the gap between technology and reality
      Charlie Hamilton, Managing Director (UK), Whippet Coaches

      Fuel cell electric buses: from demonstration to commercialisation
      Valentine Willmann, European Policy, Projects & Partnerships Manager, HyER (Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Electro-mobility in European Regions)

      Fuel cell buses in Europe: latest developments and commercialisation pathway
      Michael Dolman, Principal Consultant, Element Energy

      Bringing it all together
      John Birtwistle, Head of Policy, First Group

      Combining MaaS and DRT: Lessons from projects in Oxfordshire
      George Economides, Team Leader for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Oxfordshire County Council and Anna Rothnie, Project Lead, Shyft

      Arriva Click
      Asiya Jelani, Business Development Director – Demand Responsive Transport, Arriva

      Q&A and panel discussion

    • SUMS 5: Keep charging on: LCVs and fuelling the future – now!

      Date: Thursday, 3 May
      Time: 13:00-14:30
      Location: Alsh 1

      Chair and introduction: Matthew Trevaskis, Head of Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy Association

      Electric vehicles moving fast
      Joe Fergusson, Director, Farsight GreenTec Ltd

      EVs in a flexible world
      Andreas Atkins, Head of Electric Vehicles, Centrica Innovations

      The incredible prize of electric mobility
      Ed Rees, Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Smart Energy GB

      Resource efficient large scale EV charging for citywide deployment
      Mikko Summala, VP Sales and Marketing, Parking Energy Ltd

      Extreme fast charging of battery EVs at 1,000kW with the goal of a 300+ mile (500km) range in 5-minutes
      Dr Marappa Rajendran, Principal Scientist, ZapGo Ltd

      Overcoming issues with supplying hydrogen for hydrogen-fuelled vehicles: Lessons learned from Levenmouth and HyTime
      Bill Ireland, CEO, Logan Energy

      Zero emission commercial vehicles
      Dr Richard Kemp-Harper, Head of Innovation and Business Development, Arcola Energy

      Q&A and panel discussion
      Additional panelist: Mark Meyrick, Head of Smart Grids, Ecotricity

    • SUMS 6: Getting smart: A lightning introduction to innovative smart technology

      Date: Thursday, 3 May
      Time: 15:00-16:30
      Location: Alsh 1

      Chair: Morag McCorkindale, Chief Operating Officer, Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG)

      The TEV Project
      Professor Volker Pickert, Head of Electrical Power Group, University of Newcastle

      MILL: Mobility Innovation Living Laboratory - Establishing Dundee as a real-life test and experimentation environment for smart mobility solutions
      Dr David Beeton, CEO & Founder, Urban Foresight on behalf of Scottish Cities Alliance 8th City Programme and Dundee City Council (Programme Lead)

      Data as a means to improve co-creation of transport policy
      Susie Ruston McAleer, Managing Director and Founder, 21c Consultancy

      Improving air quality and urban mobility does not need to be a costly leap of faith
      Ashley Bijster, Managing Director, Imperial

      Streetsmart: Developing technology by listening to the city 
      Johan Høgåsen-Hallesby, CTO, Urban Infrastructure Partner

      InclusivEV: Integrated, smart, low carbon, shared mobility
      Charlotte Thiery, Programme Manager Electric Mobility, Cenex

      Q&A and panel discussion

    • Meet the Minister and Day 2 plenary session

      Date: Thursday, 3 May
      Time: 09:10-10:30
      Location: Lomond Auditorium

      Meet the Minister:

      Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, The Scottish Government

      Day 2 Plenary Session:

      Electric free for all: Anarchy or ecstasy? - Will decentralised generation, digital disruption, decarbonisation of transport and customer choice bring benefit to the UK or our power system to its knees?

      Chaired by: Lindsay McQuade, Chief Executive Officer, ScottishPower Renewables

      • Dustin Benton, Policy Director, Green Alliance
      • Rt Hon Charles Hendry, Chair, Smart Power Industry Alliance
      • Matthew Knight, Head of Business Development, Power and Gas and Power Services, Siemens plc
      • Dr Charlotte Ramsay, Programme Director, Future of the System Operator, National Grid
      • Dr Tim Rotheray, Director, Association for Decentralised Energy


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