ENERGY Smart Classes



ENERGY Smart Classes focus on the energy challenges faced by UK cities and regions (security of supply, ageing infrastructure, fuel poverty, meeting carbon targets etc) and show key buyer side stakeholders how deploying the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices can help utilities and distributors to forecast and manage loads better, reduce the need for costly infrastructure expansion, improve service quality and customer satisfaction, and achieve a net zero environmental impact.

Qualifying delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from UK electricity and gas utilities, independent energy companies, renewable energy suppliers, energy brokers and aggregators, local and combined authorities with energy provider partners, DNOs/DSOs/TSOs, prime contractors, insurers, large energy consumers, housing associations, energy authorities, central government departments and regulators.

Core themes range from smart grids and metering, automated demand response, intelligent energy storage, smart strategies for decarbonising UK power generation, software as a service and smart home automation, to energy disaggregation and machine learning, energy modelling and forecasting, predictive customer profiling and segmentation, smart billing and payments, leveraging AI to revolutionise the customer experience, energy efficiency in transport (EV infrastructure, smart street lighting etc), IoT potentials (e.g. aiding widespread adoption of renewable energy sources, utility monitoring, electric cars communicating with people and the grid) and disruptive energy service models (e.g. energy-as-a-service, heat-as-a-service, democratising energy with blockchain etc).

At our next ENERGY Smart Class, delegates will hear from industry movers, shapers and disruptors during initial rapid-fire thought leadership presentations, before moving on to in-depth consultations with experts and peers during the roundtable discussions. In addition, this Smart Class will feature up to 3 keynote presentations giving real world insight into collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies. This half day in-person event is free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria.

Our previous Smart Energy event attracted senior delegates from such stakeholders as:

Allianz • BEIS • Bristol Energy • British Gas • Centrica • Centrica Connected Home • Clarion Housing Group • EDF Energy • Energy UK • Engie • EON • Extra Energy • Haven Power • KiWi Power • Marks and Spencer • Mongoose Energy • National Grid • Octopus Energy Ofgem • OVO Energy • Repowering London • RWE npower • Sainsbury’s Energy • Smart DCC • Smart Energy GB • South East London Community Energy • SSE • SSE Business Energy • Tesco • The Carbon Trust • Travis Perkins • UK Power Networks • Greater London Authority • LB Camden • LB Hackney • LB Hammersmith & Fulham • LB Islington  • LB Lambeth • LB Sutton • Royal Borough of Kingston • Thurrock Borough Council • Kent County Council  Northamptonshire County Council • Environment Agency Energy Saving Trust Aecom Veolia Energy WSP

Testimonials and feedback:

“We were delighted with the very polished experience. It brought together an excellent array of delegates in the energy sector and we found the roundtable format a fantastic way to ensure that we were able to meet more attendees than at a standard conference” – Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Smart Energy GB

“Very interesting range of delegates and the roundtable discussion format enabled some really useful and thought-provoking discussions, as well as excellent networking” – Senior Manager, Cities & Regions, The Carbon Trust

“Thank you. It was a really great session – I found the roundtables very valuable, some really insightful and open questions and answers too. A breath of fresh air!” – Market Insights lead, National Grid


  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
  • 9:30 am - 10:40 am Expert Presentations
  • 10:40 am - 11:00 am Keynote Speaker 2
  • 11:00 am - 12:40 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
  • 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Keynote Speaker 3
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Close and Lunch Networking

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