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Smart Metering Update

Building the basis for a smooth roll-out: testing infrastructure and engaging consumers

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Smart Metering Update will feature key players from all elements of the smart meter programme sharing developments in order to facilitate a smooth roll-out.

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With mass roll-out fast approaching, there are several obstacles which still remain. Systems and products require testing, approaches to the installation process must be finalised, and engaging the public remains essential. At this crucial time, Smart Metering Update will provide a forum to assess the progress of the implementation programme whilst formulating strategies to ensure a timely and successful delivery

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Why should you attend?

  • Benefit from our content rich sessions delivered by senior speakers from suppliers, networks, DCC, CDB and more.
  • Enjoy fantastic networking opportunities; discuss the major issues affecting the smart meter programme with over 125 senior level delegates in a dedicated, friendly environment.
  • Assess the work of the Central Delivery Body.
  • Hear from the DCC, CSPs and DSP on the establishment of the communal IT systems.
  • Examine plans for a system of device assurance put forward by the Smart Meter Device Assurance Group

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Smart Metering Update

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09:00

Welcome address by David Saunders, Managing Director, Marketforce

09:05

Chair’s opening remarks

Session One: Rising to the roll-out challenge
09:10

Building on strong foundations: lessons for mass roll-out

Paul Nickson
Paul Nickson

Commercial Director - Smart Metering

British Gas

09:30

Advisory session

09:50

Meeting the 2020 deadline

Neil Pennington
Neil Pennington

Programme Director - Smart

RWE npower

10:10

Panel Discussion

  • Avoiding a sliding delay: what are the priorities for the next six months?
  • Working together: cooperation between suppliers and networks
  • How many installations can we expect to be completed each day?
  • Establishing an approach to single fuel customers
  • Successfully engaging customers with the smart metering programme
  • Expectations of a device assurance regime
Neil Pennington
Neil Pennington

Programme Director - Smart

RWE npower

Brian Stratton
Brian Stratton

Head of Distribution Capital Delivery

UK Power Networks

Clive Book
Clive Book

Head of Emergency and Metering

Wales & West Utilities

Paul Nickson
Paul Nickson

Commercial Director - Smart Metering

British Gas

10:40

Refreshments

Session Two: Getting operational - building a working communication system
11:10

Progress so far: moving toward a live DCC service

  • Preparing for pre-integration testing
  • Creating a secure communications system
  • Working with the DSP and CSPs
  • Addressing SMETS(I) meters: could they be rolled into the DCC?
Paul French
Paul French

Industry Director

Data and Communications Company

11:30

Advisory session

11:50

Establishing a scheme for device assurance

  • Reviewing the work of the Smart Meter Device Assurance Group
  • The benefits of using a central certification body
  • The role of the scheme operator
  • Providing functional compliance: meeting the SMETS(II) specification
  • Testing: issues of interoperability & interchangeability
  • What will be required of test houses?
Lawrence Slade
Lawrence Slade

Chief Operating Officer

Energy UK

12:10

Questions

12:15

Advisory session

12:35

Panel Discussion

Putting the smart into metering: delivering the vital IT infrastructure

  • Addressing the technical challenges to be overcome before mass roll-out
  • Device assurance: creating confidence in the testing regime
  • How do we embed security within smart meters?
  • Ensuring all devices are interoperable
  • Cooperation and coordination: how have suppliers, DCC, DSP and CSPs adapted to working together in the first half of the year?
  • What are each stakeholders priorities for the next six months?
David Green
David Green

Business Development Director

Arqiva - Communications Service Provider (North)

Richard Hampshire
Richard Hampshire

Smart Utilities Lead

CGI - Data Service Provider

Rob Searle
Rob Searle

Head of Telephony Design

Telefonica - Communications Service Provider (Centre & South)

13:05

Lunch

Session Three: Reaching every household - positively engaging with consumers
14:20

Winning trust in an era of negative perception

  • Gaining access during a difficult climate
  • Using smart metering to build consumer trust in the industry
  • Centres of excellence: providing consumers with a positive experience of transition
  • Mitigating the political threat to effective consumer engagement
Don Leiper
Don Leiper

Director of New Business

E.ON UK

14:40

Advisory session

15:00

Implementing the Consumer Engagement Plan: an update from the SMCDB

  • Raising awareness of smart meters
  • Establishing a brand and campaign identity
  • Maintaining momentum with a constantly fresh message
  • No-one left behind: ensuring vulnerable groups are engaged
  • Beyond passive acceptance: encouraging consumers to change their behaviour
  • Acting as a consumer champion by putting their needs first and foremost
Gavin Sheppard
Gavin Sheppard

Director of Marketing

Smart Meter Central Delivery Body

15:20

Questions

15:25

Interview

Policy and regulatory approaches to consumer engagement

  • Lessons from Ofgem’s recent consultation on consumer empowerment
  • Successful methods of promoting behavioural change
  • Improving the likelihood of new behaviours being sustained
  • Protecting consumers who received meters during the foundation stage
Jacqui Russell
Jacqui Russell

Head of Consumer Engagement & Roll-out Team

DECC

Rob Church
Rob Church

Associate Partner, Smarter Markets

Ofgem

15:45

Questions

15:50

Refreshments

Session Four: From engagement to action
16:20

Getting smart: the installation process

  • Access denied? Ensuring high levels of access to homes
  • The role of surveying properties ahead of installations
  • How close are we to a solution for gas and electricity network interventions
  • Anticipating an answer to the question of high-rise buildings
David Ross Scott
David Ross Scott

Smart Industry Relationship Manager

Scottish Power

16:40

Advisory session

17:00

Keynote closing address

Addressing the cost of living crisis: smart meters as a solution?

Jonathan Reynolds MP
Jonathan Reynolds MP

Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change

Labour Party

17:15

Questions

17:20

Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference

Paul French
Paul French

Industry Director

Data and Communications Company

Gavin Sheppard
Gavin Sheppard

Director of Marketing

Smart Meter Central Delivery Body

Paul Nickson
Paul Nickson

Commercial Director - Smart Metering

British Gas

Neil Pennington
Neil Pennington

Programme Director - Smart

RWE npower

Don Leiper
Don Leiper

Director of New Business

E.ON UK

David Ross Scott
David Ross Scott

Smart Industry Relationship Manager

Scottish Power

Jacqui Russell
Jacqui Russell

Head of Consumer Engagement & Roll-out Team

DECC

Rob Church
Rob Church

Associate Partner, Smarter Markets

Ofgem

Jonathan Reynolds MP
Jonathan Reynolds MP

Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change

Labour Party

Lawrence Slade
Lawrence Slade

Chief Operating Officer

Energy UK

Brian Stratton
Brian Stratton

Head of Distribution Capital Delivery

UK Power Networks

Clive Book
Clive Book

Head of Emergency and Metering

Wales & West Utilities

Rob Searle
Rob Searle

Head of Telephony Design

Telefonica - Communications Service Provider (Centre & South)

Richard Hampshire
Richard Hampshire

Smart Utilities Lead

CGI - Data Service Provider

Peter Goodwin
Peter Goodwin

DCC Client Director

Arqiva - Communications Service Provider (North)

Exhibitors

Lowri Beck

www.lowribeck.eu

Lowri Beck is a leading independent provider of metering systems, data capture, data management and field management services; offering innovative solutions to the utilities industry and businesses throughout Great Britain (GB).

Established in 1996, Lowri Beck provides tailored service delivery for all types of metering services including the Smart Metering Systems in support of the gas, electricity and water markets.

Lowri Beck is an accredited Ofgem Approved Meter Installer (OAMI) and Gas Meter Asset Manager (MAM) as well as an electricity Meter Operator (MOP), with the ability to offer Meter Asset Provision (MAP), installation and maintenance services nationwide. Lowri Beck is also a Meter Reading Agent, Data Collector and Data Aggregator, offering a full end to end dual fuel utility support services. Together, these dual fuel services enable Lowri Beck to provide a full Smart Metering Solution in preparation for a large-scale rollout from 2015 and during the interim foundation stage.

Lowri Becks key strengths are flexibility and partnering. We are committed to working closely with our clients, to deliver tailored cost effective solutions, which do not compromise quality, safety or service delivery.

 

Media Partners

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

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EUA

www.eua.org.uk/

The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) provides a leading industry voice helping shape the future policy direction within the sector. Using its wealth of expertise and over 100 years of experience, it acts to further the best interests of its members and the wider community in working towards a sustainable, energy secure and efficient future. EUA has five organisational divisions - Utility Networks, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC), the Industrial & Commercial Energy Association (ICOM), the Hot Water Association (HWA) and the Manufacturers’ Association of Radiators and Convectors (MARC).

 
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