Demand response has never been so important to society. Whether we are struggling to meet with peak demand like the US or dealing with the management of various sources with the proliferation of renewable energy sources, it is still the key to the Smart Grid and a vital part of our energy system.

With the UK as a forerunner in the European journey towards demand response, this year is the biggest yet as both government and distributions network operators are starting to include it in their project planning. With the proliferation of renewable energy usage and other sources, the focus has shifted from energy reduction per say to managing all the different types of energy sources and their connection and use to the Grid. This need for interoperability of services within the energy sector plays a major role in the future of demand response and the new OpenADR communications protocol implemented recently will help move us in the right direction

SMi Group’s 3rd Annual European Demand Response and Dynamic pricing on the 24-25th June will be looking into changes in attitude to demand response, its inclusion in policy and the effect this will have on the industry. We will be investigating some of the Low Carbon Network funded projects by Ofgem along with demand response initiatives further afield such as the US. There has also been new research and developments on the storage side and the need to incorporate various energy sources into the Grid which we will explore.

SMi Group's 3rd Annual Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing event is the only one of its kind in Europe and if you care about the future of the energy system and how it will affect you, it is the place to be.

  • Hear about Low Carbon Network Funded projects first-hand and how successful they have been
  • Get an insight into demand response projects from forerunners in the sector such as the US
  • Study findings from researchers in the field of energy and heat storage and learn how this might affect the future of your business
  • Discover latest developments and technologies in interoperability of systems
  • Meet key industry leaders, experts, regulators, utilities and solutions providers in the sector
 Head of Future Networks

 Smart Metering Director

Head of R & D Low Carbon Project Manager  

Head of Regulation & Strategy

Smart Grid Solutions Director  
Head of Retail Regulation Business Development Smart Grid/Demand Response  
Senior Innovation Manager Head of Research Development Smart Grids  
Contracts Manager Commerical Contracts Manager  

Alacritech Inc; Alliander N.V. ; AMT-Sybex UK Limited; Brunel University; Brunel Univesity; CE Electric UK; CER Ireland ; DNV KEMA; DONG Energy; Durham University; E.ON AG; E.ON New Build & Technology; Eaton Electric Ltd; EDF Energy; Electricity North West; Electricity North West Limited; Elexon Ltd; Enexis; EON UK ; ESB National Grid; European Commission; GPX International Ltd ; Honeywell Limited Pension Funds; Imperial College London; Integral Analytics; International Power; KiWi Power Ltd; Logica ; London School Of Economics And Political Science ; Manx Electricity Authority; Microsoft; Mitsui & Co Ltd; National Grid Plc; Navigant Consulting, Inc; Negawatt; Norwegian Water Resources And Energy Directorate (N V E); Ofgem; RWE Npower plc; Scottish & Southern Energy Ltd; Scottish and Southern Energy; Scottish-Hydro Electric; SSE; Sustainability First; TNO; Tno Policy Research; Toshiba; TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.; University of Oxford; Utilyx Ltd; VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank; Vaasaett Global Think Tank; Vattenfall - Services Nordic A B;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Chris Harris

Chris Harris, Head of Retail Regulation, RWE Npower plc

9:10 Meeting the Challenges of Demand Response – Ofgem’s Role

Adam Cooper

Adam Cooper, Associate Partner, Sustainable Energy Policy, Ofgem

  • The Retail Market Review
  • Smarter Markets and Smart Meters
  • RIIO-ED1 – setting the regulatory framework for DNOs
  • Demand response and EMR
  • 9:50 DSR for balancing – the past, present and future

    Craig Dyke

    Craig Dyke, Strategy Development Manager, National Grid Plc

  • What have we done
  • Ongoing developments
  • Ofgem’s Smarter Markets
  • Industry interactions
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Getting the Price Signal to the Consumer

    Chris Harris

    Chris Harris, Head of Retail Regulation, RWE Npower plc

  • Two key elements - capacity and marginal price
  • Regulatory/social considerations
  • Enabling market arrangements
  • 11:40 Capacity to Customers Project

    Simon  Brooke

    Simon Brooke , Low Carbon Projects Manager, Electricity North West

  • Overview of the post fault demand response  project proposal and plans instigated
  • Findings from the research done and implications for the project
  • How can we learn from this project for future investigations into the smart grid
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Project Falcon: The Demand Side Response Challenge

  • Why are we conducting commercial trials?                                       
  • Approach taken: With Customers and Aggregators
  • The logistics: selecting sites and choosing data
  • Sanna Atherton

    Sanna Atherton, Senior Project Manager, Western Power Distribution

    Gary Swandells

    Gary Swandells, Director, Smart Grid Consultancy Ltd.

    14:00 Taking SME Customers Through the DR Journey : Learnings from Around the World

    Philip Lewis

    Philip Lewis, Founder And Ceo, Vaasaett Global Energy Think Tank

  • The DR psychology of SME customers
  • Stages of engagement
  • From exploration to business
  • Financing the journey
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Commercial and Industrial Demand Response: North American Lessons Learnt and Best Practices

    Marianne Hedin

    Marianne Hedin, Senior Analyst, Navigant

  • Overview of the C&I DR market in North America
  • Case Studies: Gallo Winery in California, Grand Del Mar hotel resort, Johns Manville, a manufacturer of construction materials, Alberta, Canada
  • Lessons Learned and Best Practices: ROI assessment of load curtailment
  • 15:40 People, Power, Grid - system dynamics and smart control

    Catalina Spataru

    Catalina Spataru, Senior Resarcher, UCL Energy Institute

  • People, energy, space and time
  • Power-Heat & Electricity
  • Grid- Demand & Supply: heat, electricity and integration; storage
  • Controls - the whole system
  • 16:20 Chair's Closing Remarks and End of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:10 Introduction to the Open Automated Demand Response Standard

    Barry Haaser

    Barry Haaser, Managing Director, OpenADR Alliance

  • OpenADR: providing the first standardized and secure internet-based interface between electricity markets and aggregators
  • Automated messaging and control and greatly simplifying the DR process for both customer and utility
  • Standardisation of the interface:  enabling a rapidly growing ecosystem of interoperable products and systems for utilities and energy providers
  • Adding value to both economic and reliability-based Demand Response (DR) programs, and accelerating DR market transformation
  • 9:50 Smart Grids and Demand Response

    Per Olof Granstrom

    Per Olof Granstrom, Secretary General, EDSO

  • Integration of RES, electric vehicles… a paradigm shift in the DSO network,
  • How can demand response help DSOs to manage their network efficiently
  • How DSOs can be a neutral market facilitator for Demand response
  • The importance of coordinating system operations and demand response to guarantee the security of supply
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Customer-Led Network Revolution 2013 – Customer Flexibility Supporting Network Operation

    Jim  Cardwell

    Jim Cardwell, Head of Regulation & Strategy, Northern Powergrid

  • The current, emerging and possible future customer (load and generation) characteristics
  • Insight from field trials involving over 10k customers and the potential impact on future plans
  • The importance of the customer - how to participate most effectively
  • 11:30 Panel Discussion- Consumer and Customer Engagement- the Key to Demand Response

    Simon  Brooke

    Simon Brooke , Low Carbon Projects Manager, Electricity North West

    Judith Ward

    Judith Ward, Director, Sustainability First

    Jim  Cardwell

    Jim Cardwell, Head of Regulation & Strategy, Northern Powergrid

    Sophie Neuburg

    Sophie Neuburg, Policy Manager, Consumer Futures

    12:00 Networking Lunch

    13:00 Demand Response for systems balancing: experience and future potential

    Dr Philipp Grunewald

    Dr Philipp Grunewald, Research Fellow Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

  • The need for balancing options in future low carbon energy systems
  • Experience with demand response in the non-domestic sector in the UK
  • Opportunities for the better exploitation of the resource


  • 13:40 Honeywell Thames Valley Vision Session

    Scott Petersen

    Scott Petersen, European Business Development Director, Honeywell Building Solutions

  • Thames Valley Vision project updated- findings discovered so far
  • Open ADR in action: the importance of communications protocol to demand response and the impact of OpenADR 2.0
  • The importance of customer engagement – employing non-financial incentives to enrol customers
  • 14:20 The Need for Regulatory Bodies to Promote Smart Energy

    Mike Wilks

    Mike Wilks, Director, Poyry Energy Consulting

  • Case study of work done by Poyry with the European Commission
  • The need for regulatory impetus to turn technical potential into business opportunity
  • The future of smart energy through the traded energy markets
  • Turning the EC Target Model into opportunity for smart energy
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Recent EU regulatory developments in demand response

    Paolo Bertoldi

    Paolo Bertoldi, Programme Manager, European Commission

    16:00 Best Practices within Demand Response

    Marina Hod

    Marina Hod, Director, Market Development, KiWi Power Ltd

  • Where the demand response industry is headed
  • How current market changes may impact demand response participants
  • Maximising value and optimising participation
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.




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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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