Utility Week Live 2018
22-23 May 2018 at the NEC Birmingham
Following on from the success of Utility Week Live 2017, Energy Networks Association have once again joined up as a supporter of the event for 2018. At Utility Week Live 2018 (22-23 May), disruption is the headline theme. Held at the NEC in Birmingham, the exhibition and seminar sessions will gather industry intelligence and spark debate on themes including the Internet of Things and other game-changing technologies, utilities innovation and new solutions to serve customer interests and opportunities for applying new, collaborative ways of working in the sector. The event is the UK’s only exhibition dedicated to the UK’s gas, electricity and water industries, connecting Britain’s utilities to their suppliers, contractors and partners. It provides the chance for exhibitors to come face-to-face with the key strategic, operational and engineering decision-makers, at the big energy companies, network operators and major water companies.
The theme of Utility Week Live 2018 is Disruption. Disruption of the industries is caused by numerous reasons including technologies such as electric vehicles, energy storage, hydrogen, smart meters and renewable energy advances. The development of ENA’s Open Network Project has allowed room for projects such as Vehicle-To-Grid (V2G) technology and allow new technologies into the UK’s energy grid. This encourages customers to invest in being self-sufficient such as through solar panels, storing the excess electricity and selling spare energy back to the grid, completely revolutionising the way we consume energy.
The purpose of the energy networks is to build an efficient, smarter, cleaner energy system fit for Britain’s homes and businesses and Utility Week Live helps them achieve this by gaining valuable insights and feedback on vital innovation projects. We encourage feedback and innovation that provide great benefits to customers and the industry. You can submit your own innovation ideas here.
The event brings together over 3000 utility professionals, over 500 product and service solutions and 200 plus inspirational speakers including panels with ENA’s own Paul Abreu and Randolph Brazier talking about ‘Smart meters and smart grids – the challenges and opportunities for networks” and “DNO to DSO – delivering the future power system” respectively. If you would be interested in attending Utility Week Live, please click here. To keep up to date with Utility Week Live please follow them on Twitter here.