All speakers are invited only at this stage. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme in light of speaker availability and policy developments.

Time Session





Plenary 1

Welcome: Julian Packer, CHPA Chair

Setting the Policy Agenda
Governments face a challenging task: securing economic growth whilst transforming traditional ways of living and working into a lower carbon future. This session will hear explore the latest developments in EU and UK policy and share insights from leading strategic thinkers about district heating and CHP in the UK.

Ministerial Keynote Address:
Greg Barker, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change

European Commission Keynote Address:
Paul Hodson, Head of Unit, Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Energy, DG Energy of the European Commission

Sponsor’s Response

Comment: The Outlook for District Heating & CHP in the UK.
Ben Warren, Partner, Environmental Finance, Ernst & Young

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion, with the speakers joined by our sponsor and David Wagstaff from DECC.



Workshop 1

1A: Reshaping the Market: Industry, Commerce & the Public Sector

This session explores how the combination of energy policy and economic recovery are re-shaping the market outlook for industrial and commercial energy consumers – and asks whether they are creating the conditions for a new expansion of CHP.

Chair: CBI

  • UK Industrial Policy, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Heat strategy
    David Wagstaff, Department for Energy and Climate Change

  • The long term international view
    Martin Ashcroft, Tata

1B: Creating Supply, Changing Demand: Homes & Communities

This session looks at the changing relationship between energy supply and demand in the built environment - and asks how far new policies can go in strengthening a growing market for CHP and district heating in our homes and communities.

Chair: TBC

  • Bob Ledsome
    Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Tracey Vegro
    Department for Energy and Climate Change

  • Kate Henderson
    Town and Country Planning Association



Workshop 2

2A: Managing Energy, Controlling Risk: Industry, Commerce & the Public Sector

With a future of rising prices and growing concerns over reliability of energy supplies, many businesses and organisations are seeking to take greater control in managing their future energy needs. This session takes a closer look at new investments in CHP in industry, commerce and the public sector, highlighting lessons learned and identifying new opportunities for cost and carbon saving.

Chair: Paul Gardiner, CHPA

  • Industrial Case Study
    Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Commercial Case Study
    Tim Brooks, Tesco
  • NHS Campus Framework
    Clive Nattrass, Carbon and Energy Fund

2B: The Future Is Now: CHP in Our Homes & Communities

A more sophisticated approach to energy in the planning process, radical changes in building controls and the reality of rising energy prices are building the pressure for change in the way we meet our needs for heat and power in our homes and wider communities. This session highlights actions that are already being taken to address these challenges in different sections of the market, illustrating new opportunities and sharing valuable experiences.

Chair: Ian Manders, CHPA

  • City wide planning
    Lucy Padfield, London Borough of Islington
  • New build case study
    Richard Long, Regenco
  • Rural retrofit & microCHP
    Paul Blacklock, Calor




Plenary 2

The Political Debate: Have we got the balance right between radical decarbonisation and economic growth?

Our closing debate will bring together opinion formers and thought leaders to assess the balance between the need to stimulate economic growth and our shared carbon reduction goals. What price economic growth? What price decarbonisation? Can a genuine balance be achieved?

Chair: Julian Rush, Journalist and Broadcaster

Invited Panellists:

  • Huw Irranca-Smith MP
  • Sir Robert Smith MP
  • Andrew Raingold, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group
  • David Nussbaum, Chief Executive, WWF


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