|The 8th Annual Smart Energy Europe & Future Utility Summit 2017, Europe's leading and most established Smart Energy event, will again play host to over 500 industry professionals from Europe and around the world. Held at the Lancaster Hotel, just off London's famous Hyde Park, this 2-day event is packed full: with a 5 stream conference, 30+ booth exhibition, networking & meeting functions, and the exclusive 8th Annual Smart Energy Awards Ceremony and gala dinner. The event will examine the developments, challenges and opportunities in smart energy; for utilities, government, regulators, solution providers, and other industry professionals working within the sector. This year's summit will feature regional case studies, as well as highlighting Smart Energy projects from around the world. For this 8th anniversary event, we see the return of Smart Metering UK and Smart Metering Europe combine into one conference stream, in order to provide attendees with a broader scope of cutting edge developments in Europe’s Smart Metering Industry. We also the return of the Smart Grids and Smart Water streams, this year also featuring sessions on Smart Gas Metering topics. New for 2017 are two streams; Big Data, Analytics & Energy Storage and Smart Cities, IoT (Internet of Things) & The Connected Home.
SMART METERING UK & EUROPE
As we move ever closer towards Europe’s 2020 plan for 80% market penetration of Smart Meters, roll-outs across the continent are taking shape and provide valuable insight into the road ahead. The conference will examine recent UK and EU-wide directives driving the smart metering market, topics such as: cost-benefit analysis, financing large scale smart metering projects, and case study experiences from both leading and independent utilities.
SMART CITIES, IOT (INTERNET OF THINGS) & THE CONNECTED HOME
It has been estimated that by 2019, energy bills will be spared approximately £10 billion a year by smart cities. With policy adaptations being implemented across Europe so as to facilitate smart city progression, this conference will explore the role of, and implication for, utilities in the mix. The conference will feature insights into the evolution of the Internet of Things & the connected home, data and ROI concerns, as well as highlighting the opportunities and benefits through case study presentations on some of the world’s smartest cities.
SMART GRIDS - OPTIMISATION, INTEGRATION & COMMUNICATION
The Smart Grids conference will consider not only ongoing smart grid project developments across Europe but also the increasingly vital integration of renewables, the need for flexibility and effective response to unpredictability, and the potential for future regulation and policy to assist smart grid optimisation. Speakers will include smart grid project leaders, technology companies, TSOs, regulators and utilities.
SMART WATER & GAS METERING
Smart water metering has taken huge strides in recent months, with new UK roll-outs in the pipeline and innovation across Europe pushing the industry towards new levels of market potential, the Smart Water conference will play host in exploring the expectations, challenges, key developments and regulation shaping the progression of European smart water metering. This stream will also highlight the progress of smart gas metering within Europe and provide insight in Smart Water and Smart Gas projects through case studies with industry leaders.
BIG DATA, ANALYTICS & ENERGY STORAGE
As big data and data analysis begin to take increasingly prominent positions within the energy ecosystem, new players join the market and create increased competition, as well as shaking up traditional business models. New solutions for efficiency, reliability, consumer engagement and security, pave the way for new regulatory frameworks and policies. With the integration of renewable energy sources into the grid and energy storage consequently a key focus in the smart energy matrix, the energy storage conference plays a vital role in raising issues of storage applications and capacity, flexibility, the predicted surge in domestic solar storage, and much more.